Taking probiotics at night could make them way more effective

2019-12-08 15:45

Don't let bad timing nab the benefits.

The sun can indeed shine out of your backside – skin UV exposure reflects in your poop

2019-11-04 08:45

Did you know that your exposure to UV rays can be reflected in your gut bacteria and have an effect on your health and immune system?

Gluten intolerance: Do you need a separate toaster, utensils in the kitchen?

2019-10-14 14:45

Gluten cross-contamination is a scary thought for people with coeliac disease, but new evidence suggests that in common cooking activities, gluten transfer may be lower than previously believed.

10 things you didn’t know about poop

2019-04-29 13:40

Poop is a sticky topic, something you don’t openly discuss. However, here are some facts about your excrement you probably didn't know.

Should you take laxatives for weight loss?

2019-04-07 07:00

The crappy truth about the ongoing diet trend.

You probably have microplastics in your poop

2018-10-25 07:08

There's a good chance tiny plastic particles - microplastics - have taken up residence in your gut, a new, small study argues.

9 habits that could hurt your digestive system

2017-05-23 10:53

When last did you give your gut any thought? Turns out these nine common habits could actually be causing damage to your digestive system.

QUIZ: How well do you know your digestive system?

2017-04-19 11:25

Test your knowledge of your digestive system by taking this quiz.

How your kitchen utensils can spread bacteria

2015-11-17 09:06

Your kitchen utensils, such as knives and graters may be to blame for spreading salmonella, E.coli and other harmful bacteria between different food types.


How many common meds could alter your gut microbiome

2019-11-05 08:45

According to a new Dutch study, it is crucial to understand the effects of different medications on the bacteria in the gut, leading to an increased risk of antimicrobial resistance.

This man has a rare condition where he gets drunk without drinking a drop of alcohol

2019-10-30 16:45

Imagine being pulled over and arrested for being over the limit without having had a single sip of alcohol?

Man has tweezers removed from urethra after 4 years

2019-10-09 13:30

If the thought of a foreign object in your urethra makes you cringe, rather skip this article...

For kids, obesity and mental health woes often go hand-in-hand

2019-05-10 21:00

According to a study, awareness and understanding that in children higher weight and emotional problems often occur together might be important for parents.

A nutritionist gives advice on how to feed a fussy child

2019-04-25 14:23

Struggling to get your child to enjoy nutritious foods? Our experts have some practical tips.

How to deal with a stomach bug if you're afraid of vomiting

2018-12-20 06:30

Yes, we get it, vomiting isn’t exactly pleasant for anyone. Unfortunately, for those with emetophobia (a fear of vomiting), catching a stomach bug can be a terrifying prospect.

What your poop says about the best way for you to lose weight

2017-09-30 08:44

It’s all about your bacteria.

SEE: Digestive health myths busted

2017-04-28 09:20

How many bowel movements per day is considered 'healthy'? Can you shrink your stomach? We bust seven myths about your digestive health.

Symptoms of hepatitis B

2016-03-04 09:31

Symptoms of HBV infection may include general malaise, fever, decreased appetite and nausea and vomiting.

The real cause of stomach ulcers

2015-08-27 09:02

The discovery of the bacteria helicobacter pylori led to great changes in the treatment of peptic ulcers.

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