The unprecedented consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have meant that majority of the population have been working from, and confined to their homes for many months on end. Throughout the pandemic, our social media channels have become increasingly flooded with content emphasising the importance of staying active, with tips on the best exercises to do…

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A new study reveals systemic gaps in the health system make it more difficult for Maori people with eating disorders to access specialist support services. EDGI Co-lead investigator, Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Dr Jenny Jordan, contributed to the Eating disorders in New Zealand: Implications for Māori and Health Service Delivery study. The study found…

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A new study reveals systemic gaps in the health system make it more difficult for Maori people with eating disorders to access specialist support services. EDGI Co-lead investigator, Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Dr Jenny Jordan, contributed to the Eating disorders in New Zealand: Implications for Māori and Health Service Delivery study. The study found…

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Originally published here and written by Cynthia M. Bulik Ph.D Being fairly long-in-the-tooth in the eating disorders field, I have spent many hours looking at pictures and videos shared with me, or posted by parents and family members who have lost a loved one to an eating disorder. The images capture the stark comparison of who they were…

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The ‘End Eating Disorders’ podcast has today (2 November 2020) launched. “There is always hope” – that’s the simple message for eating disorder sufferers at the heart of a brand new podcast, End Eating Disorders, hosted by Sunshine Coast-based Millie Thomas, who battled Anorexia Nervosa for 15 years and is now a certified Eating Disorder…

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Dave, 51, Music lover & keen hiker who has waged an ongoing battle with eating disorders since his mid-teens, CHRISTCHURCH  Animal and music lover who enjoys hiking, climbing and spending time outdoors, Dave, 51, Christchurch, has been living with an eating disorder for more than three decades.  Dave was formally diagnosed with bulimia nervosa at…

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The two peak Australian bodies, The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in partnership with the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) are this week, Monday Sept 7, calling for increased awareness of the prevalence of eating disorders in high-performance sport. They issued a joint position statement and supporting resources comprising a toolkit for sporting organisations to…

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Originally published here EDGI Lead Investigator, founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) and Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders at UNC School of Medicine, Cynthia Bulik, PhD, U.S. is collaborating with UNC researchers on a study examining the impact of COVID-19 on people with eating disorders. Publication of their preliminary…

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Amy, 22, English Literature & Psychology student & avid writer, diagnosed with anorexia nervosa in her early teens, WELLINGTON The artificial control of anorexia was, for Amy, her only means of control. Having grown up in a family fraught with illness, her mother diagnosed with MS and wheelchair-bound, Amy’s upbringing was one of love but…

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Today’s blog features the final instalment of the five-part series offering us a front row seat to the studies being presented by team EDGI NZ at this year’s International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED). If you haven’t already, be sure to visit our previous blogs to learn more about the latest eating disorder research with…

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