Bugs use their own defecation to defend their young, locate their homes and increase mating opportunities. For humans, insect faeces may even have untapped medicinal properties.
It depends where you live whether pharmacies can offer services like emergency contraception and health checks.
Hamstring injuries played a major role at the 2017 world track and field championships. Without proper recovery, a hamstring injury can be career ending for some athletes.
Heart racing, quick breathing and tension headaches are just some of the ways stress changes your body.
Modern healthcare specialises, but as the population ages, many patients need more general care.
Nigeria must reduce its population growth to increase the quality of life for people in the country. A better knowledge of contraceptives can help achieve this.
Two US researchers have traced the majority of cancers to DNA replication errors during our natural cell replacement. Their finding asks for a renewed inquiry into the role of "chance" in cancer.
Speaking with: Dr Mark Blaskovich on antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the threat of superbugs.
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William Isdale speaks with Mark Blaskovich about his research into antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the threat these superbugs pose to communities.
Evidence shows fat-shaming health campaigns have little effect on promoting healthy lifestyles and weight loss among fat people.
Allowing young people to legally access marijuana will improve cannabis education and use-prevention, and hinder illegal activity.
How stubbing out cigarettes helped to clear the air.
The science is still hazy - but our abilities are clearly affected during the recovery period.
Marriage has long been tied to better health. The first study of the relationship between marriage, health and quality of life for LGBT Americans affirms the benefits of marriage – with some caveats.
Human alteration of the natural environment will make malaria increasingly difficult to control in the years to come.
The signs of a gambling problem can be hidden from view.
Of the 22,713 weight loss operations performed in 2014-15, about 90% were performed in private hospitals, highlighting the difficulty in accessing this type of surgery through the public system.
Trauma can be passed down from generation to generation. What steps should adults take to try and break the cycle?
Under pressure to create new markets, big alcohol producers are scouring the African continent in what promises to yield negative socioeconomic consequences.
From military mapping to brain imaging, holograms are no longer relegated to your bank card.
How a simple bacterium traveled across time and space to become Japan's latest food fad.