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How gut bacteria helps booze fry your liver

Your body knows when you've had a gutful of booze.

How to tell if you have low testosterone

Symptoms include everything from having a low libido to lacking energy - but how can you tell if you have low testosterone levels?

Scientists find the hidden molecules that explain why processed foods are bad for you

They're called pathogen-associated molecular patterns - or PAMPs for short - and they could change the way we eat.

How you sleep may be rotting your teeth

If you breathe through your mouth when you sleep, you be speeding up the rate at which your teeth decay.

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What happens when you hold onto pee too long?

If you've ever been stuck in traffic busting for a wee, you'll testify it can feel like a life-threatening situation

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Weight gain through the ages: What causes you to stack on in your 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s

As we get older and our lifestyles change, different risk factors for weight gain arise

Two cups of coffee a day halves your chance of liver damage

A systematic review of the link between liver damage and coffee has revealed some surprising results.

US university students forced to wear Fitbits to score top marks

To get an "A" students must take 10,000 steps a day and perform 150 minutes of intense exercise a week.

The flash of a camera detected this baby's rare eye cancer

"Weird glow" in photographs revealed this baby's hidden cancer.

BPA-free plastic might not be as safe as first thought

A study on zebrafish has revealed that the alternative to BPA may be just as dangerous.