Posts tagged "cancer"

Ryan O’Neal Suggests His Daughter Tatum Caused Farrah Fawcett’s Cancer

“What bothers me the most is that there was turmoil during my love affair with Farrah. A lot of it caused by my family, by my kids. All of them. Particularly Tatum. I just think that if [Fawcett] had never met us, would she still be alive today? Because nobody knows what causes cancer, do…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2011

A Test For Depression? Plus, Three Other Unexpected Things You’ll Soon Be Able To Test Yourself For.

In a few years, the following scenario could actually happen. If you’ve been feeling down, sleepy, and just generally like the color has been zapped out of the world, you can make an appointment with your doctor and say, “Hey doc, can I get a depression test?” Apparently, researchers in Japan on working on a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 27, 2011

Facebook Won’t Let Breast Cancer Survivor Post Pics Of Her Boobs

A British breast cancer survivor has had her Facebook page blocked after she posted photos of her reconstructed breasts after surgery. Melissa Tullett of Kent, 40, had a double mastectomy and posted pics of her new tatas for all to see, including nipples that had been tattooed on her new rack. But Facebook said Tullett…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2011

Women Listing Fruits On Facebook For Another Stupid Breast Cancer Awareness Meme

Whoever dreams up “breast cancer awareness” memes for Facebook is just messing with us now. Women are listing fruits like strawberry, banana, apple or grape, in their “status update” to correspond with what their relationship status is … and, uh, “raise awareness” about breast cancer?

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Quit Smoking Now, Ladies!

Women who are smokers or former smokers, as well as those exposed to decades of secondhand smoke, are more at risk for breast cancer after menopause, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Wait, you mean inhaling chemicals is bad for you?! [CBC.ca]
Wrap it up, people! Almost half of all…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Breast Implants Linked To Cancer

Breast implants, both saline and silicone, have been linked to lymphoma, a rare form of cancer, the FDA has announced. Lymphoma is not breast cancer, but it did develop around the scars left by the implants. [New York Times]
Anti-abortion extremist Randall Terry — he runs Operation Rescue — has announced that he will…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Crazies To Protest Elizabeth Edwards’ Funeral

Is resting in peace too much to ask for Elizabeth Edwards, who died on Tuesday from cancer? The anti-gay fundamentalist group Westboro Baptist Church will protest her funeral this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina, supposedly for leading a covetous and godless life. Yeah, that won’t be even more traumatic for her kids Jack, Emma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 9, 2010

Quickies: Aretha Franklin Might Have Cancer & Sweden Will Be A “Tough Climate” For Julian Assange

Aretha Franklin supposedly has cancer. [MyFox Detroit]
SeaWorld has responded to Tommy Lee’s allegations regarding its killer whale artificial insemination program, saying the “adventure park” doesn’t use cow vaginas. [TMZ]
Celine Dion’s newborn twins are adorable. [TooFab]…

By: Annika Harris / December 8, 2010

In Memorium Of Elizabeth Edwards: 5 Things To Know About Her Life

Yesterday, the world lost Elizabeth Edwards, 61, to cancer. Although her husband, former North Carolina Senator John Edwards, was the one who ran for office, Elizabeth was always an impressive co-pilot, charting her own way as a lawyer and political advisor. While the end of her life was marred by her husband’s cheating scandal with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2010

Barbie Gets Angel-fied

Farrah Fawcett gets a posthumous Barbie makeover. In February, you can own the Farrah Barbie for a mere $1,500. Striped blanket included. All proceeds will go to the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, which funds cancer prevention and awareness. [The Hairpin]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 19, 2010

Woman’s Leukemia Lie Gets Her A Free Wedding — And A Divorce

Some women will go to extreme lengths to snag a man and have the wedding of their dreams. Jessica Vega, for instance, of Yonkers, New York, told her husband and countless others that she was dying from leukemia when she was perfectly healthy.

By: Julie Gerstein / September 9, 2010

Did Lady Gaga Fall For A Twitter Hoax By A Fake Cancer Patient?

Was Lady Gaga the victim of a twisted Twitter hoax? A Crushable blogger claims a 15-year-old girl named Ana, who allegedly tweeted under the Twitter handle @analilmonster and allegedly died from cancer this morning, may not actually exist.

Ana has apparently only tweeted for the past five days and only tweeted about Lady Gaga…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2010

Think Twice Before Drying Your Nails At Salons

Personally, I loathe the little hand dryers at nail salons because I see them as a breeding area for germs. But most of the time, I’ll suck it up in an effort to keep my brand-new manicure chip-free. If I’m going to spend upwards of $10 for polish, then I’d like it to be perfect.

By: Bianca Posterli / May 26, 2010

This Baby Smokes 40 Cigarettes A Day

Meet Ardi Rizal. He is a smoking baby. He is two. Did I mention that he smokes? He favors a specific brand and throws a temper tantrum if he doesn’t get his 40 cigarettes a day. I’d think I was making this up if it weren’t for this video, starring Ardi, the smoking baby. He’…

By: Susannah Breslin / May 26, 2010

It’s A Floating Beer Pong Table For … Breast Cancer?

Here’s some, uh, unique charity: $2 from every $39 Pink Edition Portopong inflatable beer pong table will go to the Keep A Breast Foundation for education about breast cancer prevention.

It is indeed commendable that Portopong raised $2,500 last year for the Keep A Breast charity and this year they hope to raise…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2010

Girl Talk: Boys Like Bald Girls

When I was 21 I was diagnosed with cancer. It really sucked – and not just because of the whole “life-threatening disease” thing. My prognosis was good, as my doctors had caught it early and the type I had was considered extremely treatable. The worst part about cancer was the wrench it threw in my…

By: Lauren Moore / April 5, 2010

What’s The “Tanning Tax” And How Will It Affect Your Pasty-Looking Skin?

Beginning on July 1, President Obama’s health care reform bill will impose a 10 percent tax on all indoor tanning services. Congress claims the tanning tax will raise $2.7 billion over the next decade for health care costs.

But that’s not all the government is up to: Today the Food and Drug Administratio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2010

Are We Being Naive About Cell Phones And Cancer?

There’s been talk about cancer and cell phones before. Yet in recent years the paranoia seems to have subsided and nagging requests from your mother to “use an ear piece!” sound just as laughable as “you’ll catch a cold if you go out like that!” An article in the February issue of GQ, however, assert…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 10, 2010

Erika From “The Real World D.C.” Admits She Lied About Cancer

One “Real World: D.C.” cast member might have a bit of trouble with the show’s “start getting real” part. The show’s resident “rocker chick,” Erika Wasilewski, revealed that she once lied about having cancer. When Time Out Chicago told Erika about nasty rumors they read online, she admitted that she faked cancer to get sympathy…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2010

Today’s Lady News: $2 Cervical Cancer Test Could Cut Deaths By 100K

British scientists say a $2 cervical cancer test could help prevent up to 100,000 deaths a year by women in developing countries. Cervical cancer is the #1 cause of death of women in the developing world and 85 percent of cervical cancer deaths worldwide occur there. [Reuters]
For the first time ever, tomorrow ESPN will…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 15, 2010