New restrictions on laxative sales introduced to stop misuse

New restrictions on laxative sales introduced to stop misuse

The measures are to reflect the fact that the medicines should only be used short-term and due to the links between overuse and eating disorders.Dr Sarah Branch, from the MHRA explains "Stimulant laxatives can provide short-term relief to some people with occasional constipation.

Children with autistic traits more likely to develop an eating disorder, suggests study

Children with autistic traits more likely to develop an eating disorder, suggests study

Dr Francesca Solmi, of UCL psychiatry department and lead author on the study, said: "We have found that young children with autistic traits at age seven are more likely than their peers to end up developing eating disorder symptoms in adolescence.

Eating disorder stereotypes prevent LGBT+, Bame, older and low-income people from getting correct support

Eating disorder stereotypes prevent LGBT+, Bame, older and low-income people from getting correct support

Eating disorder stereotypes are preventing minority groups from seeking the medical help and support they need, new research suggests.