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Entries by Verena von Pfetten from 01/2009

7 Things No One Tells You About Marriage

Posted 01.02.2009 | Healthy Living

You're smart. You know life is no storybook. But admit it: Somewhere deep in your subconscious lurk romantic visions of Cinderella, or maybe Julia Rob...

Smoking Ban Leads To Major Drop In Heart Attacks

Posted 01.02.2009 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — A smoking ban in one Colorado city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations within three years, a sign of just how seri...

Can Blood Type Determine Your Personality?

Posted 01.04.2009 | Healthy Living

I have a rare blood type--AB , which only 4 percent of the U.S. has--and secretly, I always thought it made me kind of special, even though I had no b...

How Bush's Personality Shaped His Legacy

Posted 01.04.2009 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush will be judged on what he did. He will also be remembered for what he's like: a fast-moving, phrase-mangli...

Scientists Debunk Detox Claims

Posted 01.05.2009 | Healthy Living

s people trudged back to work on Monday bloated from the excesses of Christmas and New Year partying, British scientists warned that buying "detox" pr...

The Truth About 10 Trendy New Year's Diets

Posted 01.05.2009 | Healthy Living

ABCNews.com rounded up some of the most popular diets of the New Year, based on recent news and search-engine queries. We then subjected these diets t...

A New Cigarette Hazard: Third-Hand Smoke

Posted 01.05.2009 | Healthy Living
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Parents who smoke often open a window or turn on a fan to clear the air for their children, but experts now have identified a related threat to childr...

For Privacy's Sake: A Risky End To Unwanted Pregnancies

Posted 01.05.2009 | Healthy Living

Amalia Dominguez was 18 and desperate and knew exactly what to ask for at the small, family-run pharmacy in the heart of Washington Heights, the thriv...

Feeling Stressed? Throw A Temper Tantrum!

Posted 01.05.2009 | Healthy Living
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The end of the holidays, cold weather and economic gloom will make today one of the most stressful days of the year for returning to work. But expe...

The Science Behind True Love

Posted 01.05.2009 | Healthy Living

SCIENTISTS have discovered true love. Brain scans have proved that a small number of couples can respond with as much passion after 20 years as most p...

Kawasaki Syndrome: The Warning Signs

Posted 01.06.2009 | Healthy Living

The Internet is awash with rumors over the cause of the tragic death of actor John Travolta's 16-year-old son, Jett, who died January 2. I don't want ...

Study: Exercise Won't Cure Obesity...But Diet Will

Posted 01.07.2009 | Healthy Living

Physical activity has many proven benefits. It strengthens bones and muscles, improves mental health and mood, lowers blood pressure, improves chol...

Jett Travolta's Death Raises Medical Questions

Posted 01.07.2009 | Healthy Living

Millions of children and adults have seizures in the United States, but dying from one is rare. That only adds to the confusion and mystery surroundin...

CNN Confirms: Gupta Approached About Surgeon General Post

Posted 01.07.2009 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama's reported choice for surgeon general, CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, could bring a dose of s...

Mississippi Has Highest Teen Birth Rate, CDC Says

Posted 01.07.2009 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Mississippi now has the nation's highest teen birth rate, displacing Texas and New Mexico for that lamentable title, a new federal rep...

Nation's Health Spending Rises, But Only Slightly

Posted 01.07.2009 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Health care continued to take up a greater share of the economy in 2007, as spending on hospitals, doctors and other services incre...

Brain Pacemaker Provides Risky Relief For Parkinson's

Posted 01.07.2009 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Parkinson's sufferers who had electrodes implanted in their brains improved substantially more than those who took only medicine, acco...

Tips For Making All Wishes Come True

Posted 01.07.2009 | Healthy Living

One New Year's Day, on the brink of my fiftieth year, I took stock of my life--and the tally was grim. I was alone after a long marriage, seemingly do...

The Benefits Of Being Lazy

Posted 01.07.2009 | Healthy Living

Tom Hodgkinson's books sometimes end up in bookstores' self-help sections. That would make How to Be Idle and The Freedom Manifesto the only books to ...

C-Sections Best For Baby When Close To Due Date

Posted 01.08.2009 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Babies do better after a scheduled Caesarean section if they're born no sooner than seven days before their due date, a new large stu...

U.S. Scientists Learn How To Levitate Tiny Objects

Posted 01.08.2009 | Healthy Living

U.S. scientists have found a way to levitate the very smallest objects using the strange forces of quantum mechanics, and said on Wednesday they might...

Six Kids Who Made the World a Better Place

Posted 01.09.2009 | Healthy Living

It's often said that today's kids are selfish and materialistic. They don't appreciate what they have. They obsess over the latest fashions, video gam...

Dear Kate Hudson: Please Stop Wearing Wigs In Mediocre Movies

| Posted 01.09.2009 | Style

I'm going to get right to the point. Can you please stop wearing really ugly wigs in your relatively mediocre movies?

Survey: 1 In 200 US Kids Are Vegetarian

Posted 01.12.2009 | Healthy Living

Sam Silverman is co-captain of his high school football team _ a safety accustomed to bruising collisions. But that's nothing compared with the abuse ...

Nutrient Diligence Needed For Vegetarian Children

Posted 01.12.2009 | Healthy Living

Children who want to be vegetarians need to "fill in the blanks" of their low-protein diets by eating alternatives to red meat, fish and poultry, expe...