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.


The HPV vaccine used to be only for adolescents, before they were sexually active. Now, the FDA has approved the vaccine for adults as well. What accounts for the change?

Chronic neck pain may be a sign of something more serious, but body position and the proper pillow go a long way toward helping you wake up pain-free.

The latest, and dare we say weirdest, spa treatment is reportedly causing health problems.

Some people think taking a run after a night of drinking will help them to sweat out a hangover. But is this true?

A small study found that just by eating breakfast later and dinner earlier, people could lose twice as much body fat as those who did not. But could they stick with this diet?

A mere 4 percent of England's drinkers account for 30 percent of the country's alcohol consumption. That's a lot of drinks — and a lot of money.

Liquid nitrogen is a cool new dessert ingredient. But is it safe?

We spend millions on dishwashing detergents every year, but how necessary is soap to the cleanliness of our dishes?

A worldwide study found that although most people consumed more salt than was recommended, it wasn't enough to do damage to their heart health. And there wasn't much of a link between sodium consumption and heart attacks.

Sure you can get salmonella from eating contaminated produce or meat, but your beloved breakfast cereal? Really?

A lectin-free diet bans beans, grains and even some veggies. So is this the next cure-all fad diet?

A new app analyzes air pollution and its equivalence to cigarette smoking.

From urine to incense, the ancients had some weird ideas about what to put in toothpaste.

Could this groundbreaking drug finally lead the way to the legalization of marijuana?

Your adult mind could keep developing in the future, if current research with psychedelics bears out.

After a certain age, a lot of men start growing hair in places they don't want it — and stop growing it where they do want it.

Marijuana shows promise as the answer to America's opioid crisis. CNN's medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about new research and how CBD and marijuana could save lives.

Usually men go bald on top or at the front, while hair remains at the back of the head. What's the reason for this?

Is manscaping going by the wayside? Not exactly. Things are getting a little hairy in here.

The FDA is supposed to ensure the foods we eat are safe. But do you know what's in the foods you're eating?

It turns out that people who are both healthy and obese are rarer than you might think.

The world's largest cockroach farm turns out 6 billion bugs a year.

Activated charcoal is making its way into smoothies, pills and food of all kinds these days. What's the truth behind the health claims?

Synthetic marijuana use is spiking all over the country, sending people to emergency rooms with some ugly side effects.

Compared to sports drinks, bananas might be tops at helping us power through workouts and heal faster on the other end.