Wellness Letter

The Wellness Letter, published by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, provides practical, evidence-based coverage of the news about preventive medicine, self-care, nutrition, fitness, and mental well-being.


  • Magnet Therapy Attracts Attention?>

    Magnet Therapy Attracts Attention

    by Wellness Letter

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if something as simple and benign as wearing a magnetic bracelet or necklace could ease pain, as from arthritis? Or if magnets could alleviate depression, cure insomnia, boost energy—even fight cancer?

  • How Many Americans Have Diabetes??>
    Health News

    How Many Americans Have Diabetes?

    by Wellness Letter

    More than 110 million U.S. adults now have diabetes or prediabetes, according to a CDC report. And of the 80 million adults (about one-third of the adult population) who have prediabetes, only about one in ten know it.

  • Yoga for Scoliosis: An Update?>

    Yoga for Scoliosis: An Update

    by Wellness Letter

    If you have scoliosis, certain yoga postures may decrease the curves of your spine, according to recent research. But heed these cautions before you attempt them on your own since doing them incorrectly could make things worse.