Massive 4 kg hairball removed from teenager's stomach

In a life-saving surgery, doctors in Kyrgyzstan have removed a massive 4 kg hairball from a teenager's stomach.

Now, simple jab could bring relief to millions of arthritis sufferers

A powerful injection delivered directly into arthritic joints could cut pain levels for millions of sufferers.

Eating kiwi improves digestion

Eating kiwi fruit can help in better digestion, new research says.

Fibre helps keep the digestive system in order

Eat plenty of fibre-rich food such as brown bread, pulses and cereals. Fibre helps keep the digestive system in order. It also reduces the risk of bowel cancer.

German caught with coke in digestive system: US

The US attorney in Nevada says a German traveller was caught with over a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of cocaine encased in more than 80 plastic pellets in his digestive system while trying to board a flight from Las Vegas to London.

Japan develops `swimming` capsule endoscope

It is the first time a self-propelled endoscope has successfully moved from one part of the digestive tract to another.

Japan develops `swimming` capsule endoscope

It is the first time a self-propelled endoscope has successfully moved from one part of the digestive tract to another.

Fibre helps keep the digestive system in order

Eat plenty of fibre-rich food such as brown bread, pulses and cereals. Fibre helps keep the digestive system in order. It also reduces the risk of bowel cancer. We need to consume around 5g more than the average 13-18g of fibre a day - that`s one extra slice of whole meal bread.