bowels

Researchers had the wonderful job of analysing 3,328 photos of poo to develop the tool.
How healthy is your gut? Bake some blue muffins and find out – yes, really.
What do the experts do to keep their bowels healthy? We asked, and their answers are... enlightening.
From sorting out your back pain to mastering the art of the poo, let these lessons inspire you to live better in 2020.
"The likeliest route of transmission is directly from human-to-human, with faecal particles from one person reaching the mouth of another."
The number of people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) like Crohn's and colitis is increasing dramatically, studies have found. But what could be behind it?
With the end of IBS Awareness Month in April, and the growing research into the importance of gut health we now know much more than we ever did about our guts. Despite this many of us are still not aware of what could really be behind our symptoms.
It's no surprise that we're often unwilling to talk about our bowels, but if we were more open about the number of trips we take to the bathroom or spoke freely about changes in colour, odour, and texture then it could be truly life changing. Important health issues could be diagnosed and addressed much sooner.
As a nation we are also rubbish at knowing when we are constipated. While most people know that not having a poo for two weeks and sitting for hours on end straining is constipation, there are thousands of people who don't realise that their tendency to fart, and have massive poos can equally be a sign.
Pooing: we all do it. But have you ever considered that your toilet technique might be all wrong? If you sit on the toilet