Wellness

There are many approaches and countless factors that make up a persons overall wellness. HowStuffWorks has extensive coverage on the different types of natural medicine such as DIY remedies and traditional Chinese medicine.


Originally tobacco companies opposed smoking cessation products like nicotine patches. Now they manufacture them. What accounted for the switch? And what did they know about these patches before the rest of us?

A new study gives alarming evidence that more Americans than ever meet the diagnostic criteria for alcoholism.

The U.S. is experiencing a widespread opioid epidemic, but some states are seeing especially high numbers of overdoses.

A 2017 study found that acupuncture, used on its own or with fertility medication, just didn't work for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Despite what you've probably heard, oysters are safe to eat in months with the letter "r".

New research shows that human-caused CO2 emissions could decrease the nutritional value of staples like rice and wheat. But there are ways we can prepare.

Hundreds of scientists and doctors are calling for stronger restrictions on antibacterial chemicals that show up in yoga mats, cosmetics, and even toothpaste.

The latest study on airport noise spotlights the potentially negative relationship between aircraft sounds and human health.

Researcher says the finding points to a new paradigm: "Different people react differently, even to the same foods."

Jimmy Buffet has the right idea with his line of Latitude Margaritaville 'active adult' communities. What are other places doing already?

How much does your personality change when you're drunk? You might be surprised by the findings of a study from the University of Missouri.

It's a popular dieting trend but in this first long-term study, researchers found mixed results on the effectiveness of alternate-day fasting.

Worrying can be detrimental to a person's health, but — in the right amounts — it can also promote well-being.

Take the stairs instead of the elevator on your way to the office, and you might not need that morning cup of joe for energy. (You'll probably still want it, though.)

It turns out that eat 50 black jelly beans a day may not be what the doctor ordered.

Emotions can get the best of you when you're in corpse pose. The reason why is somewhat of a mystery, but science and yogis have some pretty good guesses.

When scientists used a new measurement technique on an earlier clinical trial, they got some very different results.

The disorder can affect as many as 1 in 10 women between the ages of 15 and 44. And, until now, it's been frustratingly difficult to figure out the root cause.

There's so much information (and misinformation) out there about dietary supplements, it can be hard to know what to believe. Here are some general guidelines.

A new study examines the impact of the WI-38 human cell strain, from lives saved to cases of disease prevented.

Your burger used to be a cow. When you factor in the plants that cow ate along the way to becoming a burger, meat eaters are vegetable-consuming machines.

The icy spectacles are growing in many places, with the help of glacial melt and warmer summers.

Links between inactivity and heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer are still solid though.

Ever wonder how much added sugar is in that snack you're eating? By 2018, it'll be much easier to track added sugars, thanks to some mandatory FDA labeling requirements.

Isn't that just one long and toxic cocktail of intense pain?