If you looked at the ingredient list on your body wash, shampoo, toothpaste and cleaning products, you'd probably find most contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). It is a known irritant to human skin.
Poo can come in a range of colours, including green. Most of the time there's nothing to worry about, but there are a few signs it's time to see your GP.
It's normal for expectant mums to worry about how their activities might affect their baby's health. But when it comes to vigorous exercise, the evidence shows there's nothing to worry about.
Do you really need a dental clean every six months? Most healthy people will probably be OK if they go anually. But some people are at higher risk of cavities or gum disease, and should go more often.
Remembering past events, experiences or emotions is a big part of being human. But if dwelling on the past is distressing, here's what you can do to help.
Is grunting a sign that we’re ageing fast? Or is it just one of those things that come with the middle years, like reading glasses, greying hair and 'dad jokes'?
Many chronic diseases increase our risk of Alzheimer's disease. This link between our bodies and our brains means certain healthy choices could protect our cognitive function.
Contrary to what you might think, there's not one right way to sit. According to the principles of ergonomics, there are three good options.
There are many reasons adults might not be up to date with the vaccinations they need. Catching up is easy enough, and vitally important in the fight against infectious diseases.
Motion sickness can make you feel pretty wretched. But there are a few things you can do to try and prevent it, or to treat it once it takes hold.
If you're unfit or overweight, there's lots you can do to make a new exercise regime both enjoyable and successful.
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.
We pick healthy foods to look after our bodies, but research shows certain healthy choices can also benefit our brains.
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.