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.


Many opioid addicts swear kratom helped them get off heroin or other drugs. But the FDA disagrees and just announced it is looking into whether it will put the herbal supplement onto its Schedule I drug list.

Increasing scientific evidence shows that ultrafine particles are especially hazardous to health.

Some alternative health practitioners advocate drinking untreated water because it's 'healthier' for you. But scientists do not agree.

From libraries to used book stores, books get passed from hand to dirty hand. How safe are they to handle?

New research shows going gluten free may not be all it's cracked up to be.

A quick workout before or between flights would be a nice way to get energized, especially if there was a gym conveniently located at your terminal. So why aren't there more gyms inside U.S. airports?

Hot yoga may not be as beneficial as once thought, a new study suggests.

The average American eats 66 pounds of sugar every year, but the sugar industry doesn't want us to how much damage its doing to our bodies.

Workout trends are changing, as younger people are less into the gender divide of classes for women and weightlifting for men.

There are nude bike rides, naked yoga sessions and even the occasional bare-it-all Crossfit sesh. Would our bodies be more efficient without clothes getting in the way?

Human beings are biologically and psychologically predisposed to prefer clean environments.

Raw flour has been shown to harbour nasty bacteria, even E. coli.

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?