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.
A new study gives alarming evidence that more Americans than ever meet the diagnostic criteria for alcoholism.
By John Perritano Aug 18, 2017
The U.S. is experiencing a widespread opioid epidemic, but some states are seeing especially high numbers of overdoses.
By Alia Hoyt Aug 16, 2017
A 2017 study found that acupuncture, used on its own or with fertility medication, just didn't work for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
By Kate Kershner Aug 10, 2017
Despite what you've probably heard, oysters are safe to eat in months with the letter "r".
By John Perritano Aug 4, 2017
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.
By Jesslyn Shields Aug 4, 2017
Hundreds of scientists and doctors are calling for stronger restrictions on antibacterial chemicals that show up in yoga mats, cosmetics, and even toothpaste.
By Laurie L. Dove Jun 20, 2017
The latest study on airport noise spotlights the potentially negative relationship between aircraft sounds and human health.
By Laurie L. Dove Jun 19, 2017
Researcher says the finding points to a new paradigm: "Different people react differently, even to the same foods."
By Alia Hoyt Jun 16, 2017
Jimmy Buffet has the right idea with his line of Latitude Margaritaville 'active adult' communities. What are other places doing already?
By Dave Roos Jun 5, 2017
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.
By John Perritano May 16, 2017
It's a popular dieting trend but in this first long-term study, researchers found mixed results on the effectiveness of alternate-day fasting.
By Alia Hoyt May 10, 2017
Worrying can be detrimental to a person's health, but — in the right amounts — it can also promote well-being.
By Shelley Danzy May 8, 2017
Take the stairs instead of the elevator on your way to the office, and you might not need that morning cup of joe for energy. (You'll probably still want it, though.)
By Shelley Danzy May 2, 2017
It turns out that eat 50 black jelly beans a day may not be what the doctor ordered.
By Kate Kershner Apr 27, 2017
Emotions can get the best of you when you're in corpse pose. The reason why is somewhat of a mystery, but science and yogis have some pretty good guesses.
By Julia Layton Apr 26, 2017
When scientists used a new measurement technique on an earlier clinical trial, they got some very different results.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Apr 12, 2017
The disorder can affect as many as 1 in 10 women between the ages of 15 and 44. And, until now, it's been frustratingly difficult to figure out the root cause.
By Kate Kershner Apr 5, 2017
There's so much information (and misinformation) out there about dietary supplements, it can be hard to know what to believe. Here are some general guidelines.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
A new study examines the impact of the WI-38 human cell strain, from lives saved to cases of disease prevented.
By Jesslyn Shields Mar 8, 2017
Your burger used to be a cow. When you factor in the plants that cow ate along the way to becoming a burger, meat eaters are vegetable-consuming machines.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 7, 2017
The icy spectacles are growing in many places, with the help of glacial melt and warmer summers.
By Kate Kershner Mar 1, 2017
Links between inactivity and heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer are still solid though.
By Julia Layton Feb 27, 2017
Ever wonder how much added sugar is in that snack you're eating? By 2018, it'll be much easier to track added sugars, thanks to some mandatory FDA labeling requirements.
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 21, 2017
Isn't that just one long and toxic cocktail of intense pain?
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 13, 2017
There's a new risky behavior gaining popularity among teens, and it involves e-cigarettes.
By Kate Kershner Feb 9, 2017
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