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Irritable bowel syndrome: Avoid these foods

What is irritable bowel syndrome? During digestion, muscles contract to move food from the stomach and small intestine into the large intestine, also known as the colon. Those with irritable bowel syndrome experience contractions that are either too strong or too weak, resulting in unpleasant symptoms like diarrhea, constipation, pain, and cramps. While this illness has no cure, patients can avoid the foods listed here that tend to aggravate symptoms. Don't forget, however, to consult your doctor before starting any restrictive diet.


12 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Attending In-Person Thanksgiving

Everything Thanksgiving: Get all our Thanksgiving recipes, how-to’s and more! It’s clear Thanksgiving 2020 will be like no other. (We hope, anyway.) With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention imploring Americans to avoid gathering with people from outside their households, families are planning scaled-back meals and virtual celebrations. But not everyone is adjusting their plans. If you’re still not sold on staying home this...


What You Need to Know About Getting a Tattoo While TTC, Pregnant, and Breastfeeding

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


This One Swap Can Help You Lose 60 Pounds in a Year

Swapping this calorie-free beverage for sugary drinks will improve your health and help activate your body to dispose of more fat.


The 2-Step Routine Lucy Boynton Swears By For Sensitive Skin

The connection between skin and mental health has never been clearer — and, in times of stress and uncertainty, a skin-care routine can be as much of a daily grounding practice as exercise or meditation. In our Shelf Care series, we’re exploring how taking care of your skin and yourself is one and the same. Lucy Boynton has moved seamlessly between TV and the silver screen over the past few years with starring roles in the blockbuster Bohemian...


Doctors warn over Delhi's 'suicidal' half-marathon

Top doctors have warned elite runners are taking a major health risk by competing in Sunday's New Delhi half-marathon in the midst of a major coronavirus outbreak and soaring air pollution. "Even if you are an elite runner the air pollution would still affect your lung."


Keep a regular sleep pattern to reduce migraines


Autoimmune disease: Watch out for these signs

Multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis—these are fairly common diagnoses. But what you may not realize is that they all have one thing in common: they are autoimmune diseases. An autoimmune disease occurs when there is a dysfunction in the immune system that causes it to turn against its host. This causes cell damage that can result in a multitude of symptoms. Here is a list of some of these symptoms; remember, if you have any health concerns, be sure to contact a healthcare professional.


Little bursts of exercise every day helps to boost mental wellbeing


This Is What You Need to Eat to Lose Weight, Experts Say

Obesity has never been a bigger problem in the U.S., but a new study suggests we should all be eating more protein in order to lose weight.


The Unexpected Toll Of Being Asian-American On Social Media During COVID-19

Like everyone else, I charge my phone on my nightstand. Within minutes ofwaking, I reach for it and from the cozy warmth of my bed, I check my personalemails, respond to texts, look through my news alerts, dawdle over Instagram,and scroll through Facebook to see what's been going on in my sphere while myeyes are still bleary.Before my workday responsibilities, which include managing my company's socialmedia accounts, I take the time to go...


Americans celebrate Thanksgiving under pall of pandemic

Millions of Americans defied public health guidelines on Thursday to spend a subdued Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends as coronavirus deaths surged worldwide. More than a million people were screened at US airports on Wednesday -- the fifth straight day with roughly that number of air travelers bent on enjoying one of the biggest US annual celebrations. The exodus came despite warnings that mass travel threatens to significantly...


The Crazy-Popular 23andMe DNA Test Is on Sale For Black Friday - Get It on Amazon!

Curious about your ancestry and DNA makeup?


What ‘Happiest Season’ Gets Right & Wrong About Dating Someone Who Isn’t Out

The following contains spoilers for Happiest Season. Elena Joy Thurston knows the anxieties of dating someone who isn’t out to their parents. But she considers herself the poster child for how not to handle it. Thurston met her partner Kristen while learning to fly fish in Arizona in 2017. By Thanksgiving the next year, the two were dating and in love. Kristen was planning to spend the holiday with her family and decided to bring Thurston along...


Black Friday 2020 Deals On Home Gym Equipment And Fitness Gear

HuffPost may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Prices and availability subject to change. You might be ready to level up your home gym setup for good after months of working out with whatever home workout accessories you’ve had on hand. Fortunately, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here, and full of home gym and fitness deals you’ll want to jump on. This Cyber Week, we’ve seen deals on everything from home gym...


The Easiest Trick to Avoid Overeating This Thanksgiving

There's no arguing that it's easier to overeat on Thanksgiving than any other holiday. But by using this tip, you can take control over your cravings.


Do you know how to take care of your teeth?

You probably know it’s important to brush your teeth every day, but if you want to protect your pearly whites for a lifetime, there’s more to consider when it comes to your oral health routine. Here are 20 tips to help you take care of your teeth.


BurgerFi Just Released This Mega-Popular Menu Item

Another restaurant chain has entered the chicken sandwich wars, and the Spicy Fi'ed Chicken Sandwich from BurgerFi is quite spicy!


Face masks 'could lead to eradication of Covid-19'


This Is How Much Weight You Can Gain In One Day, Experts Say

Thanksgiving is basically a celebration of food debauchery, but have you wondered how much weight you could gain after Turkey Day? The number may shock you.


Hannah Bronfman On Pregnancy After Loss: ‘I Have A Different Level Of Gratitude’

If you follow DJ and entrepreneur Hannah Fallis Bronfman on Instagram, you’ve probably seen her dish about everything — from putting moisturizing masks on her belly to pregnancy constipation. The influencer has been exceptionally candid throughout her fertility journey, even before the bump pics. After a miscarriage in 2019, she and her husband Brendan Fallis made a series of videos detailing their decision to do IVF and addressing the stigmas...


After year-long sprint, Covid-19 vaccines finally at hand

Less than a year after an unknown coronavirus that has claimed 1.4 million lives began spreading across the globe, a number of highly promising Covid-19 vaccines are on the cusp of release. The threshold for releasing the findings -- the number of people infected with Covid-19 -- was different in each case: 170 for Pfizer/BioNTech, 95 for Moderna, 131 for AstraZeneca/Oxford, and only 39 for the Gamaleya Institute.


Dried fruit may be connected with better health


“I Keep It Off My Nose”: Inside The Twisted Logic Of Anti-Maskers

While there’s still a lot we don’t know about the coronavirus, we’ve learned a few key facts since it hit the U.S. about eight months ago. Chief among them is that, according to the CDC and most medical experts, masks are extremely effective in protecting against the disease when worn correctly. They create a physical barrier to virus-carrying respiratory droplets, so when you are in close proximity to someone else, your mask protects them and...


Coronavirus treatments: some progress, no panacea

Nearly a year after a mysterious pneumonia emerged in China and began its global spread, there is still no silver bullet treatment for Covid-19 despite an unprecedented effort to discover new medicines or repurpose existing drugs. A single family of cheap, widely available medications -- corticosteroids -- has proven its effectiveness, but some other drugs that were initially hyped have disappointed. - What works? - Dexamethasone: This is the...


How to stay positive during the Covid-19 pandemic


Why Is Hollywood Obsessed With Killer Moms?

Early on in Hulu’s newly released film Run, it becomes clear that Diane (played by Sarah Paulson) is intentionally making her child (played by Kiera Allen) ill. She feeds her muscle relaxers meant for a dog and other unknown pills, keeping her imprisoned in their house with limited access to the outside world. While it’s never explicitly stated, it’s apparent that Diane has Munchausen syndrome by proxy, making Run just one more in a long list of...


How To Feel Gratitude At Work When Everything Feels Bleak

Over the holidays, people are urged to be grateful for all the goodness in their personal and professional lives. But in the year of a coronavirus pandemic in which 3.6 million Americans have been unemployed for six months and millions more are living with fear and uncertainty about their own futures, it can be difficult to find any silver lining in your career. Our brains have a built-in negativity bias that overlooks good memories. That’s why...


6 Useful Tips For Anyone Grieving Their Pre-Pandemic Life

Grief is commonly linked to the experience that comes after losing someone we care deeply about, often through death. However, there are different kinds of grief and many of them have nothing to do with dying at all. In fact, experts believe the coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into a sort of collective and chronic grief, as we mourn jobs, relationships, holidays, normalcy and other tangible and intangible losses. “Chronic grief is...


The CDC Projects a COVID-19 Vaccine Will Likely Be Available Around Mid-December

Image Source: Getty / Mario Tama Just days after Pfizer reported that its COVID-19 vaccine has proven to be 95 percent effective, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield announced that the vaccine will likely be available "by the end of the second week in December."


Are Your Periods Irregular or Even Absent? Here's When You Should Talk to Your Doctor

Missing a period can be scary, or exciting, depending on your life plan.


Narcolepsy fiasco spurs Covid vaccine fears in Sweden

Take a vaccine developed in haste? Never again, says Meissa Chebbi, who, like hundreds of other young Swedes suffered debilitating narcolepsy after a mass vaccination campaign against the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic. The experience has shaken Swedes' confidence in any future vaccine against the new coronavirus, compounding fears about unknown long-term side effects. "I will never recommend that," 21-year-old Chebbi told AFP when asked about...


Missed a Couple Workouts? A Trainer Explains Why You Shouldn't Try to Make Up For It

It often happens inadvertently - you skip a workout, then inevitably, you skip another one.


How To Close Up Your Pandemic Bubble Without Losing Friends

As coronavirus case numbers surge across the country, it’s not just the obvious places you should avoid: political rallies,large weddings,crowded bars,restaurants and night clubs. More and more, health experts warn that COVID-19 is being transmitted at the intimate get-togethers many of us believed were relatively safe: Dinner parties with close, trusted friends. Game nights with family members who live in different households. Sleepovers and...


Light Therapy Lamps: What's The Difference Between Cheap And Expensive Ones?

It’s not groundbreaking information that we’re all finding ourselves indoors more right now. Add that to the colder, darker days ahead and you may notice yourself feeling a little more moody or blue than usual. “Most people don’t think much about light on a day-to-day basis, but human physiology and mood adapts to the light we receive,” said Hanne Hoffmann, an assistant professor of animal science at Michigan State University with a background...


Stress during pregnancy 'could alter baby's brain'


20 signs that your liver is functioning badly

Located in the upper right portion of the abdomen, the liver is one of the body's vital organs. It filters the blood, stores certain vitamins and minerals, and produces bile. When your liver malfunctions, your entire body suffers. Would you be able to tell if your liver's health were less than optimal? Here are 20 early signs of an ailing liver.


Night sweats: causes and remedies

Anyone can suffer from night sweats, a phenomenon characterized by excessive perspiration at night. Fortunately, while there are a number of causes, multiple solutions are also available to help you fix the problem and get a good night’s sleep.


Is It Possible To Get COVID-19 And The Flu At The Same Time?

As the coronavirus pandemic surges to record highs across the country, flu season is off to an unusually slow start. Usually around mid-November, the flu has a solid footing in the Northern Hemisphere, but right now we’re only seeing a handful of scattered influenza outbreaks. Experts predicted ― and hoped ― this may happen thanks to the measures many are taking to fight COVID-19. But this doesn’t mean the threat of “twindemic” is behind us. The...


High blood pressure 'linked to increased brain damage'


The Most Popular Home-Cooked Food in America Right Now

According to a new survey, families are making a meat-based meals in 2020 more often as the pandemic forces us all to cook at home.


Pennsylvania Just Implemented This Shocking Ban

The temporary statewide measure will affect those planning to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays with loved ones.


Researchers: Covid-19 pandemic could be stopped if at least 70% of the public wore face masks consistently

Would you systematically wear a face mask in public if you knew for sure that it would help eradicate the covid-19 pandemic? In their conclusions on the effectiveness of face masks in preventing the spread of covid-19, the study authors write: "The highly efficacious facemask, such as surgical masks with an estimated efficacy of around 70%, couldlead to the eradication of the pandemic if at least 70% of the residents use such masks in public...


This Online Harvard Health Course Will Answer So Many of Your Questions About Digestion

If you find yourself suffering from indigestion or an unexpected stomachache, it can be difficult to resist the urge to type your symptoms into that tempting Google search bar.


What Holiday Blues? Celebrate Love With POPSUGAR and GLAAD's Happiest Season Watch Party

It's the most wonderful happiest time of the year.


Meghan Markle Says Pregnancy Loss Was “An Almost Unbearable Grief”

A little over a year ago, Meghan Markle was asked if she was okay by a reporter. It sounds like a standard question, but it’s one the Duchess of Sussex hadn’t heard throughout multiple media interviews. “Thank you for asking,” Markle said at the time, detailing her struggle to transition to royal life and the media scrutiny of becoming a new mother. “Not many people have asked if I’m OK.” Markle’s raw and honest response was something we rarely...


Are Chronic Health Conditions Being Overlooked Because of COVID-19?

It's fair to say that the majority of people couldn't have predicted how the global pandemic would look come autumn.


Can COVID Affect Your Brain’s Functionality?

On Friday, news broke that Donald Trump Jr. (informally known as President Trump’s second-favorite son) tested positive for COVID-19 — and he is now literally following in his father’s footsteps. Quarantining and taking full advantage of his now-ample free time by tweeting asinine statements and debunked conspiracy theories, Don Jr.’s more-deranged-than-usual post-diagnosis antics have caused many to consider the possible effect COVID-19 has on...


Will remote working be the new norm in tomorrow's world?

Workers around the world have had plenty of time to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of working from home since the onset of the covid-19 pandemic. Now, it seems that remote working could become a new norm, although a long-term shift looks more likely in Europe or the USA than elsewhere in the world. A recent consumer survey from the US-based consultants McKinsey & Company, carried out in nine countries worldwide (China, France,...


This Diet Is Bad for Your Bones, New Study Finds

Looking at medical records of almost 55,000 individuals following different diets, researchers found higher instances of bone fractures among one group.