“That’s one of the reasons I decided to do this campaign: to raise awareness that binge eating is a real medical condition.” That’s Monica Seles explaining the reason why she visited several talk shows this month. But as the NYT’s Katie Thomas explains, that’s not the only reason. Her tour was sponsored by the maker of a binge-eating drug. If you want to sell a drug, first you have to sell the condition and the notion that pills are are its best solution.

+ Syndicated from Kottke: The results of a major new trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, indicate that for children who are at risk of developing a peanut allergy, eating peanuts greatly reduces the chance of an allergy. This is pretty huge news.