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Entries by Verena von Pfetten from 03/2009

Scientists Discover Gene That Allows Humans To Grow New Teeth

Posted 03.02.2009 | Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — Ever wonder why sharks get several rows of teeth and people only get one? Some geneticists did, and their discovery could spur work...

Meet The Faces Of The Recession

Posted 03.03.2009 | Healthy Living

On a special aired last Friday, February 27th, Oprah's Lisa Ling took an in-depth look at the faces of the recession - those ordinary individuals whos...

Study Links Too Much TV To Higher Asthma Risk

Posted 03.03.2009 | Healthy Living

Children who watch television for more than two hours a day have twice the risk of developing asthma, British researchers reported Tuesday. Asthma ...

The Hazards Of Electromagnetic Pollution

Posted 03.03.2009 | Healthy Living

February 10th, 2009. Dr. Thomas Rau, Medical Director of the world renowned Paracelsus Clinic in Lustmühle, Switzerland says he is convinced 'electro...

8 Ways To Maximize Your Memory

Posted 03.03.2009 | Healthy Living

Students (of all ages) might have more on their minds now than ever before--from work, to school, to all of the other distractions pulling at them. So...

Louis CK On Conan O'Brien: "Everything's Amazing And Nobody's Happy!" (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2009 | Healthy Living

This is just your friendly HuffPost public service announcement that things are not always as bad as they seem. In spite of the recession, Louis CK is...

Chanting: A Wallet-Friendly Exercise In Body And Spirit

Posted 03.05.2009 | Healthy Living

As with meditation, the intent of chanting is to calm and focus the mind, relieving it from its usual chatter -- grocery lists, money worries, petty a...

Study: Bad Marriages Are Harder On Women's Health

Posted 03.05.2009 | Healthy Living

The cardiovascular damage wrought by an unhappy marriage may be greater for women than men, a new study shows. While both men and women in "straine...

Mindfulness Therapy For Kids: Better For Pain Than Pills?

Posted 03.05.2009 | Healthy Living

Some children, like some adults, have chronic, unexplainable pain. They have backaches every day or their legs and feet hurt every day or their necks ...

The Best (And Most Bewildering) Of Britain's Home Remedies

Posted 03.05.2009 | Healthy Living

Cherry Chappell has compiled a vast compendium of traditional homemade remedies. Here is a selection of the best - some sound sensible, while many are...

6 Ways To Keep Hunger Under Control

Posted 03.06.2009 | Healthy Living

Feeling ravenous can undermine a sensible diet in at least two ways. First, it can make you eat when you don't need any food--sometimes the feeling is...

Words of Wisdom: Michelle Obama's Most Inspirational Quotes

Posted 03.06.2009 | Healthy Living

There are no shortage of reasons to admire and be inspired by Michelle Obama; her poise, her style, and her steadfast determination to make a change i...

The Surprising Reasons You're Not Sleeping (And 9 Ways To Get Over Them)

Posted 03.06.2009 | Healthy Living

The recession has forced Americans to cut back on everything from health care to groceries. According to the results of a poll released Monday, it's a...

5 Love Lessons We Can Learn From The Obamas

Posted 03.06.2009 | Healthy Living

It doesn't take an expert in body language to see that the first couple is totally into each other. And while I don't claim to know a single thing abo...

Companies Voluntarily Banish BPA From Bottles

Posted 03.06.2009 | Healthy Living

As politicos bandy about the issue of banning bisphenol A (BPA), the hard-plastic additive that's been linked to a host of health problems, several co...

Volunteer Vacations On A Budget

Posted 03.09.2009 | Healthy Living

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More Americans Say They Have No Religion

Posted 03.09.2009 | Healthy Living

A wide-ranging study on American religious life found that the Roman Catholic population has been shifting out o of the Northeast to the Southwest, th...

Experts: School Fitness Programs Not Active Enough

Posted 03.09.2009 | Healthy Living

Fitness programs in schools help to get children moving, but experts say more is needed to curb rising obesity rates. Instead of low intensity aero...

Michelle Obama: A Voice For Women In The White House

Posted 03.09.2009 | Healthy Living

If one woman symbolizes International Women's Day for Americans, and black American women in particular, it's Michelle Obama, the successful career-wo...

Web 101: A New Model For Women In The Workplace

Posted 03.09.2009 | Healthy Living

Reporting from New York -- Sitting in a bare cubicle, with her reading glasses perched halfway down her nose and typing away on a laptop she'd brought...

10 Ways To Get Fit While Blogging

Posted 03.10.2009 | Healthy Living

As bloggers, we tend to do a lot of sitting as we write, Tweet, Stumble, etc. By the end of the day it's easy to feel tense, sore and sedentary. But s...

Study: More Evidence Depression Is Hard On The Heart

Posted 03.10.2009 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Severe depression may silently break a seemingly healthy woman's heart. Doctors have long known that depression is common after a h...

The Top 10 Men's Health Myths: Debunked!

Posted 03.10.2009 | Healthy Living

1. Well Man clinics are a good idea WHAT ARE THEY? These are clinics, run by GPs and private companies, that offer health once-overs for men, checkin...

What's The Best Time To Put Children To Sleep?

Posted 03.10.2009 | Healthy Living

When I read that Barack and Michelle Obama had set their daughters' bedtime for 8 p.m., I asked my oldest (now 25) if he remembered having a bedtime w...

3 Ways To Get Through A Terrible Task

Posted 03.10.2009 | Healthy Living

However motivated, fired-up and enthusiastic you are about your life and work, there are going to be times when you have to force yourself to do somet...