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.


Does the sound of a leaf blower make you mad? There might be a physical reason for it.

Adolescence is a notoriously tough time for people with Type 1 diabetes, but a study shows that giving them money might help them manage the illness more effectively.

Back in the 1980s and '90s, D.A.R.E. was in almost every American school. But the drug prevention program was shown to have little success at keeping kids away from drugs. With the current opioid crisis, D.A.R.E. is poised for a comeback.

Crabs exposed to Prozac are more careless in their foraging behavior, and more aggressive toward members of their own species.

Wintry, icy conditions mean the elderly slip, fall and break a hip more often when venturing outdoors, right? Actually, quite the opposite is true, with some caveats.

A study showed that weight loss messages are more likely to work when both are actions ("eat more veggies," "do more exercise") rather than if one is an action and the other is an inaction ("eat more veggies," "eat less fat").

Are plastic surgeons more likely to go under the knife to enhance their looks? Not when it comes to breast augmentations, finds one study.

Studies indicate cannabis can help victims of chronic pain without the risk of deadly overdose.

A new breed of plastic surgeons is using social media to post video of themselves doing tricks or wearing costumes while performing surgery. But other doctors want to put a stop to this.

A second breakfast can be just as beneficial as a first breakfast.

Can spending time in a tiny glass cabin in Sweden's wilderness for 72 hours relieve anxiety? We're about to find out.

Some people buy "clean urine" off the internet. Others borrow a deposit from a helpful friend. But can labs tell whether your pee is your own or someone else's?

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.