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.


Recent news reports say there's no scientific evidence to support flossing, but dental associations continue to recommend it. Why's that?

For the first time, a group of researchers tried to answer that question — and got a staggering figure.

Sure, pot can help with myriad medical problems, from nausea to inflammation, but could it also improve performance on the field?

What does the phenomenon of "smoking wet" have to do with why this guy hid a real human brain beneath his house?

And did we mention that this synthetic biomaterial could eventually lead dentists to retire root canals?

A review of existing studies found increasing your intake of vitamin D didn't help to cure or prevent several diseases.

Survey gives the top reasons why men avoid those folks in white coats. Guess what's number one.

Women looking to stop smoking may have more success if they time it with their cycle, a small, new study suggests.

A small, new study examined the brains of "drop-out" farm-raised fish and wondered if the fish could be depressed.

Although the glycemic index of food gets more attention, experts say you should pay attention to the glycemic load. What's the difference?

A new product swears it will get rid of period pain via electrical impulses. But it seems like some old technology in sexier new clothing.

It's not yet on the market, but many states are turning their noses up at Palcohol, citing potential for underage drinking, snorting and sneaking.

This largest expansion of federal authority beyond cigarettes defines "tobacco products" to include vaping and paraphernalia, bans sales to those under 18.

It dropped by only about a month, but that's the first time a decrease has happened in the century or so that the CDC has been tracking these things.

A study identified a scary way that eating grilled food could damage your body, and it's really no fun at all.

Even though almost every woman gets a period, the number of products available to manage it is shockingly small. But the 21st century has seen a flurry of innovation.

New research finds that although alcohol dependence is harder on your body, persistent marijuana use can cause more financial, socioeconomic troubles.

Most folks would head to the orthodontist to have their teeth straightened, but that's not what one broke college student and designer did.

The chuckling, happy-go-lucky stereotype of the marijuana user may soon be laid to rest.

You may not need to pull them after all (and spend three days as a chipmunk). But don't think that means the ordeal is over.

Aside from a quip about french fries, U.S. presidential candidates haven't said much about an issue that affects everyone.

A study shows that five years after retirement, many Americans begin to decline mentally and physically.

The idea that you could hold a powerful stance and get a burst of positive brain chemicals is certainly alluring. But is the science on this claim solid?

First Flint, Michigan. Now Sebring, Ohio. And the problem is only going to get worse. A lot worse.

Hookah lounges may be a super-chill spot to gather with friends, but a hookah-smoking session delivers more of a puff-for-puff punch than cigarettes.