The foods to avoid if you want to stay regular

Bloating and constipation can leave you feeling uncomfortable and your diet may be to blame.


Research finds common ingredient can boost your gut health

Research has found that cooked tomato sauces help to improve the activity of probiotics in the gut.

Health news

Scientists create a sensor you can swallow to detect diseases

Scientists have developed a capsule packed with tiny electronics and living cells that can spot health problems from within the gut.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) explained

IBS is a long-term condition that affects the bowels. We explain its symptoms and treatment.

Health Checks

What your poo says about you

No one likes to talk about (or look at) poo – their own or anyone else’s – but a quick sneak at your stools could give you heads up that something is amiss.

Your Health

Farting is healthy and may prevent Alzheimer’s and other diseases

On average we fart around five to 10 times each day. Although it may not be socially acceptable behaviour, farts may have wide-reaching health benefits for you and for others.


Take a simple test to check how quickly you digest food

How long it takes to digest our food is not something we think about very often. But if it’s taking too long, it could be a sign that your digestive system isn’t working as it should.


Stool banking: should you make a deposit?

While it may sound a bit gross, the practice of stool banking is beginning to take off around Australia. So, what exactly is stool banking and what can it do for you?

Health News

Appendix not a useless organ

For years we’ve been lead to believe that our appendix, while painful when infected, is an obsolete organ that the body simply doesn’t need. Well, Melbourne researchers may just have busted this myth.

Health News

Do you look after your bacteria?

Do you know that we are more bacteria than we are cells? Without bacteria, our health would be in strife. So, how do you look after your bugs?