Holding on too long triggers a build up of intestinal gas that may eventually escape via an uncontrollable fart.
We've all experienced that tense pain in our heads when we're withdrawing from caffeine. But why?
From vitamin C to chicken soup, there are many supposed remedies for treating a cold. Here's what the evidence says.
Most adults get two to three colds per year, while the flu is less common but more severe. Here's how to stop spreading them to others.
For some people, self-weighing could be the key to losing or keeping weight off; while for others, it may do harm.
We don't have evidence that can point us to the exact purpose of yawning. But there are several theories.
Research shows eating foods with a lower glycaemic load, and more fruits and vegetables, will improve your complexion.
It's not just elite sportspeople who get muscle cramps. If you've ever experienced one, you'll know how painful they are. But why do we get them, and is there anything to be done?
The only way to prevent a stye is to keep your eyelids clean and free of grime that can block your glands.
Here are some of the more popular sports supplements on the market today, separated into categories based on how effective and safe research shows they are.
If you're tossing and turning in the middle of the night, these techniques may help you to nod off.
Some parents think their four-year-old boy's emotional outbursts and aggressive behaviour can be blamed on their hormones. Here's why that's a myth.
There are two schools of thought to explain people's height phobias: evolutionary and behavioural.
Wine has long been known for its disinfecting and cleansing properties. So can it kill flu and other bugs? And what about other types of alcohol?
The more you exercise, the more your body adapts to it. Here's how you can improve the gains from your training.
Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. But do we need to?
Depending on the overall quality of your diet and intake of saturated fats, you may need to swap your butter for margarine.
Many of us cover our faces with foundation and other beauty products every day. Here's what we know about whether they are doing us damage.
Most pregnant women are aware of the advice to quit smoking, avoid alcohol, and fear soft cheese, but much less is done to avoid stress during pregnancy, despite its harms.
Many people complain their aches and pains get worse in the cold, but there are a number of ways to reduce that discomfort in the winter months.