Wellness

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Lots of people believe that a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar a day helps to speed weight loss. But what does science say?

By Dave Roos

CBD is an extract of the cannabis plant. It won't get you high, but it's being touted as a remedy for a whole range of health problems.

By Patrick J. Kiger

The HPV vaccine used to be only for adolescents, before they were sexually active. Now, the FDA has approved the vaccine for adults as well. What accounts for the change?

By Alia Hoyt

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Chronic neck pain may be a sign of something more serious, but body position and the proper pillow go a long way toward helping you wake up pain-free.

By Alia Hoyt

The latest, and dare we say weirdest, spa treatment is reportedly causing health problems.

By Chris Opfer

Some people think taking a run after a night of drinking will help them to sweat out a hangover. But is this true?

By Dave Roos

A small study found that just by eating breakfast later and dinner earlier, people could lose twice as much body fat as those who did not. But could they stick with this diet?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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A mere 4 percent of England's drinkers account for 30 percent of the country's alcohol consumption. That's a lot of drinks — and a lot of money.

By Alia Hoyt

Liquid nitrogen is a cool new dessert ingredient. But is it safe?

By Jesslyn Shields

We spend millions on dishwashing detergents every year, but how necessary is soap to the cleanliness of our dishes?

By Carrie Tatro

A worldwide study found that although most people consumed more salt than was recommended, it wasn't enough to do damage to their heart health. And there wasn't much of a link between sodium consumption and heart attacks.

By Alia Hoyt

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Sure you can get salmonella from eating contaminated produce or meat, but your beloved breakfast cereal? Really?

By Shaun Chavis

A lectin-free diet bans beans, grains and even some veggies. So is this the next cure-all fad diet?

By Shaun Chavis

A new app analyzes air pollution and its equivalence to cigarette smoking.

By Carrie Tatro

From urine to incense, the ancients had some weird ideas about what to put in toothpaste.

By Jesslyn Shields

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Could this groundbreaking drug finally lead the way to the legalization of marijuana?

By John Donovan

Your adult mind could keep developing in the future, if current research with psychedelics bears out.

By Robert Lamb

After a certain age, a lot of men start growing hair in places they don't want it — and stop growing it where they do want it.

By John Perritano

Marijuana shows promise as the answer to America's opioid crisis. CNN's medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about new research and how CBD and marijuana could save lives.

By John Donovan

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Usually men go bald on top or at the front, while hair remains at the back of the head. What's the reason for this?

By Alia Hoyt

Is manscaping going by the wayside? Not exactly. Things are getting a little hairy in here.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

The FDA is supposed to ensure the foods we eat are safe. But do you know what's in the foods you're eating?

By Diana Brown

It turns out that people who are both healthy and obese are rarer than you might think.

By Alia Hoyt

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The world's largest cockroach farm turns out 6 billion bugs a year.

By Jesslyn Shields

Activated charcoal is making its way into smoothies, pills and food of all kinds these days. What's the truth behind the health claims?

By Laurie L. Dove