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A survey of internet chat rooms where men discuss life after prostate cancer treatment is a surprising glimpse into the rarely discussed world of eviscerated masculinity. Men describe rituals of devices, pills and injections they undertake before attempting sex. Some have given up trying. They discuss embarrassing dribbles, diapers and bed pads.
New research has revealed how the microbes in our gut influence our central nervous system, and healing these microorganisms may, in turn, be the answer to everything from spinal cord injury and stroke damage to mental illness. Celeste McGovern investigates
Some doctors still believe that CFS/ME is mostly in the mind, a view that was supported by the influential PACE study. Now the researchers have been forced to reveal that they had inflated the figures
Some good news for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) sufferers: you should be able to eat a modified form of rye bread without suffering the usual symptoms, say researchers this week.
They’re not ‘all in the head’: chronic problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic fatigue and anorexia nervosa could all have started with an infection, researchers believe.