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A Unicorn Is Convincing People to Squat to Poop

Squatty Potty's unicorn ad has gone viral

(Newser) - The Western sitting toilet is, apparently, a crappy design. So say the American developers of the American-made Squatty Potty, which launched in 2011, got Shark Tank funding last November, and is now the subject of a viral video ad that features a unicorn that poops something most viewers can actually... More »

Doctors Make Nasty Find in Guy Constipated for 10 Years

His colon had swelled to twice its normal size

(Newser) - Know anyone who's had constipation for 10 years? Hopefully not, but just in case: A guy in China with that very condition just went to the hospital, where doctors found an 11-pound stool lodged in his colon, Fox News reports. Doctors at Second People’s Hospital in Chengdu, China,... More »

Constipation Solution: a Vibrating Pill?

Study: Capsule could work for those who are unsatisfied with laxatives

(Newser) - Here's a novel idea that could literally shake up the way that millions of people treat constipation: a pill that vibrates when swallowed, rather than delivering medication. The capsule, which is being developed by the Israeli company Vibrant , is the size of a multivitamin and works by mimicking the... More »

Big ER Diagnosis for Kids: Constipation

Study finds it's the No. 1 diagnosis for kids with abdominal pain

(Newser) - Researchers recently looked at nearly 10,000 emergency room visits at one hospital by children who were experiencing abdominal pain, and what they found may surprise you: The most common diagnosis, found in more than 25% of the kids who were diagnosed with anything, was constipation. "Parents are shocked... More »

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