Bowels remain one of our society’s last taboos and men are particularly reluctant to discuss anything relating to their bowel function. The problem is that this reluctance is putting men’s lives at risk.
A single cigarette contains more than 4,000 chemicals and 50 cancer-causing agents, as well as many poisonous toxins. Smoking cigarettes is well known as a leading cause of lung cancer, but it also increases your risk of at least 17 other types of cancer, including colon cancer. In fact, it puts you at greater risk…
The message about eating a healthy balanced diet is one that doctors and nutritionists have been repeating for decades. The “Five a Day” mantra about consuming a minimum of five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables every day has passed into common parlance, even among some children.
World IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Day on May 19 shines a spotlight on two chronic and incurable conditions – Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – which are sometimes referred to as “invisible diseases”.
Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. Every year around 2,100 people under the age of 50 are diagnosed with the disease. Yet a misconception persists that bowel cancer is an older person’s disease.
Bowel cancer is the UK’s fourth most common cancer with around 110 new diagnoses every day (or around 41,700 a year). The disease occurs most commonly in people aged between 85 and 89, although it can affect people of any age. Incidence rates for bowel cancer have remained fairly constant since the early 1990s and…
Haemorrhoids – commonly known as piles – can affect anyone of any age. It is impossible to say with absolute accuracy how many people have them as most people don’t go and see the doctor for piles and some people do not have any symptoms. However, it is believed that they are a very common…
An unusual type of transplant is offering hope to millions of people with ulcerative colitis. A stool transplant – or faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) – was shown to be successful in treating patients with the condition during a research study at the University of Adelaide.
Researchers have found that methylene blue dye taken in oral form could improve detection of harder-to-find growths (polyps) in the colon that can develop into bowel cancer.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases which occur when the intestines become inflamed. If you suffer from the condition, which produces a range of unpleasant symptoms including diarrhoea, stomach pain, cramping and bloating, bleeding ulcers, weight loss and anaemia, the latest research findings may make interesting reading.