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.

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Or is this just a load of hot air?

By Alia Hoyt

A new study offers some insight into the possible health effects of edible marijuana.

By Chris Opfer

That hunk of glowing salt sure is pretty, but can it improve the health of my home?

By Jesslyn Shields

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That works out to just 10 minutes a day of exercise.

By Alia Hoyt

A tooth infection may seem like little more than an inconvenience, but it could actually be doing some serious damage.

By Alia Hoyt & Sara Elliott

Toothpaste in tablet form could be an effective way to benefit both the health of the environment and our teeth.

By Jim Marion

Confused about whether to embrace or avoid eating eggs if you're watching your cholesterol? A new, large study suggests you should avoid eggs, but nutritionists aren't all convinced.

By Alia Hoyt

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Pushups are a great upper-body exercise that people often do wrong. So what's the right way to perform a pushup and what are some variations?

By Alia Hoyt

After a night of heavy drinking, it sure would be nice not to wake up with a hangover. Some patches promise to take care of the problem can they really?

By Alia Hoyt

How much toothpaste is too much? Turns out, kids just need a little smear.

By Jesslyn Shields

Microgreens are all the rage now and many people swear that they're tastier and healthier than the bigger vegetables. But what does the science say?

By Alia Hoyt

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Squatting has a ton of benefits and can actually strengthen a lot of your inactive muscle groups.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

A lot of people swear by its health benefits. But what do the experts say?

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Put down the donuts! Free food on the job can be hazardous to your health.

By Nathan Chandler

The keto diet is high in fat and low in carbs — ideal for quick weight loss, but not necessarily for keeping it off.

By Shaun Chavis

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With roots in ancient Indian Ayurvedic tradition, saline irrigation can clear up clogged nasal passageways and alleviate some allergy symptoms when done correctly.

By Tara Yarlagadda

It's probably dirtier than you think.

By Laurie L. Dove

Kombucha is having a moment as a probiotic that can help with all kinds of diseases. But what does the science say?

By Alia Hoyt

Hummus is a chickpea dip that has surged in popularity in the U.S. over the past decade. It sure seems healthy but is it really?

By Alia Hoyt

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They're probably the bane of your middle school memories. So why do we still subject kids to these humiliating physical fitness tests?

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Are you really sure you want to know?

By Carrie Tatro

A new survey found that today's teens and college students are far more stressed out than older Americans are. Why do they feel this way?

By Alia Hoyt

The FDA is considering whether to enforce a rule that restricts usage of the term 'milk' to dairy products. But makers of plant-based milks like soy milk and almond milk are fighting back.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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A slew of new research suggests eating more nuts is not just good for your heart, but it's also good for your waistline.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Microplastics in our poop indicate that even our food supply isn't safe from our plastic problem.

By Patrick J. Kiger