Constipation can occur when there's a delay in digested food passing through your body and being expelled. It can also happen when your poo is too hard, often because it doesn't contain enough water.
Many people drink coffee for that extra bit of energy to go about their day. As well as sharpening our minds, there's evidence caffeine can give us a physical boost, too.
Evidence that people who drink moderately are healthier is probably influenced by many other health and lifestyle factors. We're now seeing that even modest amounts of alcohol could impact our health.
Australians report having sex once or twice a week, on average, but there are many variables. And that's assuming people's estimates are accurate.
Nuts do contain fat, but the evidence shows they won't make us gain weight if eaten in moderation. We have a few theories as to why this might be.
Itch is usually caused by something harmful, or something our body assumes might be harmful when actually it's not.
Many of us are programmed to aim for 10,000 steps a day. This target is not right for everyone – but we can all benefit from setting step goals to increase our activity.
People who bloat don't produce more abdominal gas than others but they might have problems getting rid of it.
Did you forget to put the leftovers away? If it's only an hour or two, that's OK, but as the temperature drops under 60 degrees, the risk of bacterial growth – and food poisoning – increases.
Probiotics might avert a case of diarrhoea, or they could mean your gut takes longer to return to normal.
It's never too late to start exercising, and age isn't a reason to stop either.
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.