15 April 2014
Medical Standard

Eating Disorders: Not Just Women’s Issues

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Image by BrianMSweis | Wikimedia

There’s a notion that only women experience eating disorders. However, scientists said that young men also have body image issues and many of them are overlooked.

Not enough courage?

UK researchers found out that eating disorder in men is not a known problem because they don’t seek medical attention.

One common reason they don’t seek help is they don’t know the disorder’s symptoms.

“Our findings suggest that men may experience particular problems in recognizing that they may have an eating disorder as a result of the continuing cultural construction of eating disorders as uniquely or predominantly a female problem,” said Dr. Ulla Raisanen and Dr. Kate Hunt.

Not enough knowledge?

The researchers interviewed nearly 40 young people aged 16 to 25, 10 of whom are men, about their eating disorder experiences.

They discovered that these men with issues were  “underdiagnosed, undertreated, and underresearched” despite making up about a quarter of diagnosed cases.

One participant said he though anorexia and other eating disorders only affect “fragile teenage girls.”

2 April 2014
The Daily News

Yahoo! Plans To Take Most Coveted YouTube Stars, Sources Say

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Image by Xingenious | Wikimedia

Marissa Mayer-led Yahoo! shift toward a full-sized video-network center is gaining stream, a move that will be ran in part by talent poached from YouTube, report says.

Convincing to Switch Allegiances

Citing sources close to the situation, the company is looking to go to its video-content offerings by convincing famous YouTube stars with their deals to switch commitments. The sources added that Yahoo! is planning to acquire individual talent and channels rather than launching a standalone video website similar to YouTube.

Offering More Cash to Talents

Established to launch within a couple of months, the effort to draw talent away from Google’s video service apparently hinges on providing more cash, said the sources.  “Yahoo executives have told video makers and owners that the company can offer them better economics than they’re getting on YouTube, either by improving the ad revenue or by offering guaranteed ad rates for their videos,” the sources added in a statement.

Yahoo! has not responded to the claims yet.