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Friday’s health headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — In this week’s health headlines, young girls who suffer from anorexia have stunted growth, compromised bone health, brain function and problems with pregnancy later in life. And scorpion venom may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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News 8’s medical reporter, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Gillis, D.Ed., is a classically trained medical physiologist and biobehavioral research scientist. She has been a health, medical and science reporter for over 5 years. Her work has appeared in national media outlets. You can follow her on Instagram @reportergillis and on Facebook @DrMaryGillis.