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Getting in shape by swimming

Researcher and swimmer Bjørn Harald Olstad has some tips to take to the water and get in better shape.

Incontinence affects more than 200 million people worldwide, so why isn't more being done to find a cure?

We need to start talking about incontinence. We cannot be shy about a condition that is likely to affect many of us at some point in our lives.

How your brain decides whether to run or walk

Two centres in the brain decide when you should walk or run.

Out of shape gym users overrate their fitness

The rose bush does have thorns, but from another perspective the thorn bush has roses.

Do scientists study the right cancer cells?

Runaway cells mean that scientists have drawn conclusions from the wrong cell line.

Scientists: Exercise can fight erectile dysfunction

Exercising several times a week can stave off erectile dysfunction among men. A new study outlines how much exercise it takes.

Researchers have no idea how to fix your 'mummy tummy'

For years, researchers have promoted treating separated abdominal muscles, called diastasis recti abdominis, with specific exercises. A new study shows this approach doesn’t really work.

Large intestine may be source of woes for people with irritable bowel syndrome

People with IBS ferment their food in the wrong area of their intestines, a Norwegian study shows. This may explain why a diet low in foods that are poorly absorbed by the small intestine helps with IBS.

Gut bacteria keeps bears healthily obese

Brown bears are obese. They have to be to survive months of hibernation. And yet they do not experience the complications that we do when we pile on the pounds. So what can they teach us?

What you should do if bitten by a snake

Find a stick and bandages. But don’t try to suck out the venom.

Personalised prescriptions according to your genetics

New genetic risk factor identified for a rare but severe reaction to a poplar type of blood pressure medication.

Treating irritable bowel syndrome with transplanted faeces

Faecal transplantation may work well for some individuals with IBS, a new Norwegian study shows.