Tag Archives: Teens

Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »

Teens taking drastic measures to stay thin

Australian teenagers as young as 14 are taking extreme measures including vomiting or taking laxatives to control their weight. A new government study found while a very small minority of mid-adolescents met the criteria for anorexia or bulimia, significant numbers had taken action to try and control their weight. The Growing Up In Australia Longitudinal… Read More »