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 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.

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.