Posts tagged "cancer"

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…
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…
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'…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 15, 2010

How Singer/Songwriter Chris Garneau Helped Me Through My Mom’s Battle With Cancer

I vividly remember the best and worst night of my year. As Barack Obama cheered "Yes, We Can," my mother was absent-mindedly thumbing what we all agreed was a lump on her chest. I took comfort in the fact that she said it hurt—cancer doesn't hurt. She'll be fine, I thought. But as we…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2009

Suzanne Somers Wants To Cure Cancer

So maybe I would go to former sitcom star Suzanne Somers for advice about how to shape up my thighs (remember the Thigh Master?), but certainly not for tips about how to help cure cancer. In her new book, Knockout: Interviews With Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer And How To Prevent It In The…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 22, 2009

Uh, No: Solafeet Foot Tanner

Here's a quick way to get cancer—or at least foot cancer (if that even existed until now)—the Solafeet Foot Tanner, another useless and overpriced object brought to you by the endlessly entertaining SkyMall catalogue. Marketed to golfers who want to "rid themselves of ugly sock tan lines," all you have to do is stick…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 21, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Men Are More Likely To Leave When A Partner Is Seriously Ill

A study in the medical journal Cancer found that a man is seven times more likely to leave his partner if she is seriously ill than if the tables are turned. This might be due to the conditioning of women to be caretakers of their loved ones. [Times of London]—Insert tasteless Joh…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2009