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.


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

There's a new risky behavior gaining popularity among teens, and it involves e-cigarettes.

Biologists in San Diego have pinpointed a hormone in roundworms that could one day be the key to fat-burning drugs.

Is there any kernel of truth to the late-1800s belief that a cup of the green stuff could cause the brain to go all trippy?

A limited study of female prisoners shows some promising results in improving their mental health.

A new analysis of the actions portrayed on TV cooking shows finds that food personalities need to up their safety game.

Don't quit! You can accomplish your workout resolutions by taking some simple steps psychologists recommend.

We talk with addiction specialists and recovering alcoholics to find out whether the host should hold off on the booze, give a heads-up, or do nothing.

Many Americans who've benefited from using medical marijuana are wondering whether they can get a prescription for their pets, too.

What’s behind the mediocre grade, and who gave it?

It seems intuitive: Getting ripped at the gym increases your strength, right? Some researchers are challenging the link between muscle size and muscle strength.

With the right diagnosis and in the right doses, the right stimulant can do what it sounds like it shouldn’t: Keep the overstimulated calm and cool.

Being upset isn't good for heart health. But being upset and working out like a fiend can triple your risk of heart attack.

Vaping's a pretty new phenomenon, so we're still in the dark as to what an average e-cigarette or vaping user inhales and discharges. That could change soon though.

The FDA hopes to take a more nuanced, modern approach with guidelines for the term "healthy" — and it's asking for public input. It's not just about low fat anymore.

And it concerns a proposed development that will, depending on whom you talk to, spoil one of the world's natural wonders or build a better future for the Navajo people.

Codenamed Project Iceworm, the facility has been abandoned since 1967, but melting ice could become a problem for the once secret base.

Drinkers tend to judge their own inebriation by turning a bleary eye to compare themselves to those around them, according to a new study.

By 2020 some will say au revoir to disposable, single-use plastic goods. Will the rest of the world follow this trendsetting nation?

Most people don’t reuse their totes enough to have an environmental impact, survey says.

It's an age-old question and one scientists still ponder: Why do men have nipples? It all boils down to humans' evolutionary advantage.

And here's the thing: How long you want to live is linked to how long you do actually live.

The city could become the only place in the U.S. to have safe zones where heroin addicts could use drugs under medical supervision.

A new Johns Hopkins study finds that cutting the fat and loading up on fruits and veggies with the DASH diet may help keep away one painful, nagging malady.

It may have taken three decades, but a new exhaustive study shows U.S. women may be less dissatisfied with their weight than they used to be. And that's good news.