Health and Fitness


Fat shaming and problem eating: The dark side of the Tour de France

The entire industry is guilty of leering at competitors. This happens especially at early-season races, like the Tour Down Under, when a rider’s physique is callously judged in whispers and sideways glances on a scale of ‘Watch out!’ to ‘That fat f--- has no chance of winning the Tour de France.’ In a feature I wrote for Procycling magazine about m...

Abortion pills to become next battleground in US reproductive fight

As conservative US states rush to enact abortion bans following the Supreme Court's bombshell decision, the fight over reproductive rights in America is poised to shift to a new battleground: abortion-inducing pills. With little other means at its disposal, the Biden administration will focus on expanding access to abortion pills for women living in states where the procedure is banned or restricted -- while those states and powerful...

Here Are Healthy (Well, Healthier) Things You Can Order At Every Major Fast Food Joint

These are some low-cal options to look out for.

The Abortion Rights Fight Is On, & Black Women Are Still On The Frontlines

On Friday June 24, 2022, Roe v. Wade was overturned, restricting abortion access across the country. That’s the painful reality. I’m not here to fearmonger or make you more scared then you already are. There are so many people already doing that. Even as national reproductive justice advocates caution us to avoid misinformation or dooms-day reporting, there are people rushing to share coat hanger imagery that shocks and scares more than it...

Determining the Symptoms of the Rare Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

It comes after the well-known condition Bell's Palsy, but slightly more severe. Aside from that, it only occurs in around five in 100,000 people.

Should You Be Eating Bee Pollen? A Dietitian Explains the Potential Benefits

If you're looking for more high-protein, all-natural foods to add to your diet - bonus if they're also rich in antioxidants, amino acids, and anti-inflammatory compounds - you may want to consider picking up bee pollen from your local health food store or farmer's market.

Coca-Cola Just Debuted A New Summer Soda Flavor

Coca-Cola released an all new flavor to its lineup for the summer and this time it's a collab with a celeb-the first in the brand's history.

Starting Next Week, McDonald's Will Be Exploding With Deals and Celebrity Collaborations

Summer may not have the same appeal it did when we were kids. Well, until McDonald's was invited to join the fun.

‘Dame Deborah effect’ sees bowel cancer checks increase tenfold

NHS England has praised the “Dame Deborah James effect” after visits to its bowel cancer guidance increased tenfold following her death. People checking symptoms of bowel cancer on the NHS England website increased from 2,000 to 23,274 on Wednesday this week, compared to the day before. Dame Deborah, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016, die...

The 10 Best Flowers and Vegetables to Plant in July

Now's the time to plant your pumpkin plot!

This Is the #1 Best Hot Dog In Your State

Did your favorite spot make our list?

56 Actors Who Were Casually Replaced on Their Own TV Shows

Did the showrunners think we wouldn’t notice, or...?

Signs And Symptoms Of Drug Addiction Or Dependence

There are three levels of severity to addiction. Here's the good news: help is at hand.

How to Manage Arthritis Flare-Ups, According to an Orthopedic Surgeon

Arthritis is a common painful disorder that causes tenderness and swelling of the joints. Here's how to cope with an arthritis flare-up.

How to build a raised bed in one weekend and what to put in it

To say Huw Richards is an expert at building raised beds is an understatement. The young author and dedicated allotment gardener has made a name for himself with a series of books, not to mention countless videos on his eponymous YouTube channel, which he started when he was 12. The hot weather is a great opportunity to get stuck in with vegetable ...

MOH Confirms New Imported Monkeypox Case

The patient worked as a flight attendant and tested positive on the 20th of June.

Italian experts says semen can be vehicle for monkeypox infection

Researchers in Italy who were first to identify the presence of monkeypox in semen are broadening their testing, saying early results suggest sperm can be a vehicle for infection. A team at Rome's Spallanzani Hospital, which specialises in infectious diseases, revealed in a study published on June 2 that the virus DNA was detected in semen of three out of four men diagnosed with monkeypox. They have since expanded their work, according to...

Amazon Just Dropped Insane Deals on Editor-Fave Sneakers

Nike, Adidas, and more!

The Best Prime Day Apple Deals to Expect This Year, Including Some of Your Favorite Products

The discounts will be deep, and it’s a great time to save on AirPods, MacBooks, Apple Watches, and more.

Gene could explain why Alzheimer's is more common in women than men

A gene has been discovered which may explain why women are more likely to get Alzheimer’s than men. A study identified that a gene called MGMT is linked to a 44 per cent increased risk of women developing the condition but there was no such link between the gene and men suffering from Alzheimer’s. Nearly two-thirds of patients living with dementia ...

3 Eating Habits Laura Dern Swears By To Feel Amazing in her 50s

Laura Dern has been open with the media about her daily wellness routine. Here are some of the eating habits that keep her feeling young.

Pollution linked to 10% of cancer cases in Europe: report

Pollution is linked to more than 10 percent of cancer cases in Europe, a report by the European Environment Agency said Tuesday. Most of these cases are preventable, it said. "Exposure to air pollution, carcinogenic chemicals, radon, UV (ultraviolet) radiation and second-hand smoke together may contribute over 10 percent of the cancer burden in Europe," the agency said in a statement. But EEA expert Gerardo Sanchez said "all environmental and...

What Is An Ectopic Pregnancy, and How Common Are They?

One of my closest friends was trying to conceive for well over a year, and when she finally became pregnant, she endured an ectopic pregnancy.

I Drank a Gallon of Water Every Day for a Month and Noticed 5 Life-Changing Effects

Every wonder what would happen if you drank a gallon of water? I put this question to the test and drank a gallon daily for a month.

What to Expect From an EMDR Therapy Session

Talk therapy is popular for good reason.

GP exodus will leave a quarter of posts empty within a decade

The exodus of general practitioners could mean a quarter of posts will be vacant within a decade, new analysis suggests. The Health Foundation think tank called for urgent action as it published a forecast showing there could be thousands of vacancies across England. It found the current shortage of 4,200 full-time equivalent GPs in England is set ...

Rethink Probiotics. This Form Of “Inner Skincare” Is More Effective

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been made to believe that I should have more probiotics in my life. According to the health trends and microbiome mumbo-jumbo, I blindly assumed that mixing a packet of ginger-flavored probiotic powder in my water would probably be good for me and might make my skin brighter. When it didn’t and I felt bloated to boot, I dug a little deeper. Turns out, most dermatologists attest that probiotic skincare — both...

The #1 Worst Beer for Blood Sugar

Beer can be a delicious social drink, but it comes with a price. If you have high blood sugar, this is the worst beer to drink.

Arthritis getting you down? A new approach that could ease your symptoms

Arthritis symptoms can be helped by positive thinking, Lancet research has suggested. Some 800,000 people in the UK suffer from inflammatory rheumatic diseases, which can cause fatigue, discomfort and difficulty sleeping. Studies have found that four in five such patients live with fatigue every day, affecting their ability to concentrate, go to wo...

US CVS pharmacies limit morning-after pill purchases to avoid shortage

The US drugstore chain CVS said on Monday that it had temporarily limited purchases of the morning-after pill to three boxes per transaction, in order to avoid a shortage following a recent US Supreme Court verdict that revoked the constitutional right to abortion. In a statement, the company said it had "ample supply" of Plan B and Aftera, two products intended to be taken by women to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if a birth...

What every sceptical parent needs to know about vaccinating their children against Covid

Here we go again. Covid rates are climbing steeply. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) Coronavirus Infection Survey (CIS) is unequivocal: we’re back above peak 2020 infection rates, and the Omicron wave that hit the UK hard over the winter of 2021 and earlier this year is poised to do so once more. Yet even as it does, one group – responsible ...

Lauren Conrad Shares Experience With Ectopic Pregnancy Following Roe v. Wade Decision

In response to the recent SCOTUS decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case protecting the right to an abortion, "Laguna Beach" alum Lauren Conrad chose to post about her experience with an ectopic pregnancy.

The #1 Eating Habit Emma Thompson Swears By To Look Amazing at 63

Emma Thompson has been vocal about her attitudes on health and aging. Here's the one tip she has for feeling amazing at 63.

11 Worst Breads to Stay Away From Right Now

White bread is just the beginning.

I've Eaten At Nearly Every Single Chain Restaurant—These Are The Best Menu Items

Two years later and 20 restaurants down, this is our official list. People always ask: What are the *best* chain restaurant menu items? Honestly, I've tried too many to count; they've all become a massive blur in my memory. So, to make your lives easier (and, selfishly, mine), I've made the official ranking of the best menu items at each restaurant I've visited. Buckle up y'all.

Your 70s is the best decade of your life – meet the women who prove it

Your 70s is the best decade of your life. Those fortunate enough to remain in good health usually own their own home, have no dependents, but do have lots and lots of time for travel. The downside is that they may no longer have their life partner to share their journeys, and travelling alone is not always a welcome concept. But if there is a secre...

Should You Stock Up on Emergency Contraception Now That Roe v. Wade Was Reversed?

Editor's Note: We at POPSUGAR recognize that people of many genders and identities have vaginas and uteruses, not just those who are women.

30 Best Summer Dresses for Women Over 50, for a Cool and Comfy Fit

Dresses that are fit for any warm-weather occasion.

Early UK flu wave threatens to coincide with rising Covid and monkeypox cases

Britain will be hit by an unusually early flu wave that could begin as soon as September, a health boss has warned. It has sparked fears that the wave will collide with increasing numbers of Covid and monkeypox cases this autumn. Britain has not experienced a proper flu season since the Covid pandemic struck in 2020, leaving experts worried about a...

The simple breathing tricks that can help you sleep and de-stress

There’s nothing new in the concept of taking a few deep breaths to help calm the mind and body; but over the past couple of years, breathwork classes have been springing up at gyms and spas across the country, as well as online via sites such as, teaching specific breathing practices and techniques for those looking to quickl...

40 Famous Women You Didn't Know Changed Their Names

There's no rule you have to stick with the name you were given!

MOH Reports Youngest COVID-19 Death in Singapore

MOH said that child's passing marks the first COVID-19 death for patients below 12 years old in Singapore.

Say Hello to a Bug Bite-Free Summer With These Mosquito Repellents for Your Yard

From candles to sprays and everything in between.

Doctor Uses Twitter to Educate Netizens on Vaginal Prolapse

Dr Jocelyn Fitzgerald addresses women who are "understandably enraged" that nobody told them what could happen to their vagina after giving birth.

Abortion decision backs US companies into a tight space

Several large US companies have pledged to provide health coverage for out-of-state abortions, with a few also slamming the Supreme Court decision nullifying federal abortion rights. But the issue remains a hot potato, requiring companies to navigate dynamic political terrain with potential legal liability at stake. "Today's Scotus (Supreme Court of the United States) ruling puts women's health in jeopardy, denies them their human rights, and...

Erin Kennedy: I didn't think 'Am I going to die?' I thought 'Can I still go to the European championships?'

Erin Kennedy pressed ‘send’ on the WhatsApp message to her team-mates without hesitation. “This is what I’d like you to know,” it read. “I’m still coming out to race. Don’t ask me if I’m okay - and no overextended hugging.” Instead of flying out with the team to Belgrade for the first World Cup of the season two months ago, the British rowing cox h...

6 Surprising Side Effects of Eating a Burger

Seems it’s prime time to review the potential side effects, the possible health hazards, of eating a lot of hamburgers.

Travis Barker Reportedly Hospitalized For Pancreatitis

Travis Barker has been hospitalized for pancreatitis, Entertainment Tonight confirmed via sources on Wednesday.

Surprising Side Effects Alcohol Has on Your Gut

Your body is telling you it's last call.

EU proposes to ban flavoured heated tobacco products

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed to ban the use of flavoured heated tobacco products in Europe because of concerns about their increasing popularity and health effects. In the US, a court on Friday put on hold the health regulator's decision to ban vaping products by industry giant Juul Labs over safety concerns.