Posts tagged "cancer"

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2011 - 7:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 9, 2010 - 9:30 pm

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]

Annika Harris | December 8, 2010 - 10:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 8, 2010 - 6:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | November 19, 2010 - 5:10 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | September 9, 2010 - 12:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 3, 2010 - 8:15 pm

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…

Bianca Posterli | May 26, 2010 - 4:20 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | May 26, 2010 - 3:40 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2010 - 11:20 am

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…

Lauren Moore | April 5, 2010 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2010 - 3:50 pm

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!”

Leonora Epstein | February 10, 2010 - 6:50 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2010 - 2:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2010 - 9:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 4, 2009 - 6:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | October 22, 2009 - 2:20 pm

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…

Leonora Epstein | October 21, 2009 - 3:10 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2009 - 8:45 pm

The Story Of The One-Boobed Stripper

Viva Las Vegas is a popular stripper based in Portland, Oregon. A preacher’s daughter, she was raised in the Midwest before she moved to the West, where she worked as…

Susannah Breslin | August 25, 2009 - 1:20 pm