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14 October 2011

Dying to be thin

This month saw many articles competing for the news spotlight - the majority were, of course, all related to the Soccer World Cup.

This month saw many articles competing for the news spotlight - the majority were, of course, all related to the Soccer World Cup. However, amidst the soccer euphoria there was one grim article which brought the festivities to a temporary halt: the deeply disturbing news that anorexia sites are booming on the internet.

So, what are we to do? Though search engines Yahoo and MSN agreed to shut down overtly pro-eating disorder sites in 2001, it didn't make much of a difference. The online content for people with eating disorders has just become more sophisticated over time - the web is now flooded with videos, voice-overs, blogs and Facebook groups.

 
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