The golden rule of gastroenterology is to always heed the ‘call to stool’ when the urge strikes.
Two Australians with bipolar have been successfully treated with poo transplants, allowing them to come off, or reduce, their medications. Here’s where the science is up to.
Our findings also have potential implications for the identification and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
Going to the bathroom is much more complicated in space without any gravity. To solve this problem of tricky orbital potty breaks, NASA builds special toilets that work without gravity.
If you believe the memes, men spend ages in the toilet. But they’re not always pooing. Here’s what they’re really doing.
One in seven Australians report symptoms of constipation, which might include hard stools, straining to poo, or having fewer than three bowel motions a week. These four things can help.
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.
Ancient poo from bats and birds can tell you what type of vegetation they were feeding on at that time.
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.
Around 75% of our faeces is made up of water. The other 25% is the good stuff, including bacteria, viruses and undigested food.
All experts agreed there’s nothing to worry about if you don’t go every day.
Sit v squat – the big public toilet stand-off.
An expert explains how often you should poo and what it should look like.
New research explains that dogs may have evolved to eat faeces as a way to prevent the spread of disease.
New parenthood got our fluid dynamics experts thinking about what ends up in the diaper. They headed to the zoo and the lab to come up with a cohesive physics story for how defecation works.
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No wonder scientists love it.