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The lowdown on fibre

The lowdown on fibre

Probably the best thing you can do to promote healthy bowels is eat a healthy diet which is high in fibre. The best sources of fibre are plant foods: cereals (bread, rice and pasta), vegetables, legumes, fruit, nuts and seeds. These high-fibre foods give stools bulk, which helps you to pass them...
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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy examines the large bowel. It is usually performed as a day-only procedure in a hospital or private clinic. If your doctor recommends you have...
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Inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease

The term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is used to describe two chronic disorders — ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Both disorders inflame the...
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Lifestyle and your bowel

Lifestyle and your bowel

All sorts of factors can affect your bowels. The way you live your life, the way you feel, the amount of exercise you take, whether you drink alcohol or smoke...
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Man fixes gut problem by swallowing worms

Man fixes gut problem by swallowing worms

A 36-year-old California man faced with the removal of his colon to treat his ulcerative colitis has instead opted to fly to Thailand to swallow parasitic worm...
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Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer (also known as colon cancer) is the most common internal cancer in Australia after prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women, and is the...
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