(CBS/AP) A sickle cell trait will keep Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark out of Sunday's AFC Wild Card game in Denver. The trait makes it dangerous for the 32-year-old to play in the high altitudes at Denver's Mile High Stadium.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday having Clark suit up is not worth the risk. Clark lost his spleen, gall bladder and 30 pounds after the condition was triggered when playing in Denver in 2007. Clark was also held out of Pittsburgh's last trip to Denver in 2009.Continue »
(CBS) When Amy Winehouse died in July at age 27, many people immediately made a connection to other famous musicians who died at that age. But a new study suggests the so-called "27 club" - consisting of deceased rock stars such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Kurt Cobain - may be nothing more than a myth.
There are several theories for why famous stars died at age 27, according to the study's authors. One possible explanation is that many musicians got famous in their early 20s, so the rock 'n' roll drinking and drugging lifestyle might peak around the perilous age. Another theory is that these 27 club members are so revered, that musicians may consciously or subconsciously increase their risky behaviors or even commit suicide at that age.Continue »
It's known as "vocal fry" among speech experts, and celebrities including Kim Kardashian are accused of fueling its presence in young women. The study's authors say vocal fry is sometimes considered a speech impediment, but they and their colleagues are hearing it more than ever (Click here for some vocal fry impressions).Continue »
(CBS/AP) Do presidents age faster than most people? Lots of before and after pictures of dark-haired presidents who turn gray within a few years at the helm may lead you to believe so, but a new study suggests presidents actually live longer than their non-presidential counterparts.
For the study, published in the Dec. 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers compared presidents' life expectancies to longevity data for men the same age as presidents on their inauguration day.Continue »
"I've had people tell me I'm beautiful," Nash said in the interview that aired Monday. "And they were not telling me I was beautiful before."Continue »
(CBS) Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees is battling liver cancer. The 61-year-old pop has legend was diagnosed several months ago and last week was briefly hospitalized in England before returning to his home there, the Guardian reported.
Gibb has looked gaunt in recent months, and his condition is "not good," a family friend told the Mirror. "You can use your wealth to call in the best experts, but sometimes no amount of fame, prestige and money can change things when it comes to cancer."Continue »
(CBS/AP) Breast cancer activist Evelyn Lauder has died. One of the creators of the pink ribbon that has come to symbolize the fight against the disease, she died of complications of non-genetic ovarian cancer on Saturday at her home in New York City. She was 75.
The pink ribbon campaign had its beginnings in 1992 with a collaboration between Lauder and her friend Alexandra Penney, the former editor-in-chief of Self magazine. It started small, with Lauder and her husband - Leonard Lauder, an executive the Estee Lauder cosmetics company - largely financing the little bows given to women at department store makeup counters to remind them about breast cancer.
(CBS) Weight loss giant Jenny Craig has unveiled a new company name and a new spokesperson - newly-svelte pop star Mariah Carey.
The company, now called just "Jenny," said Wednesday it was teaming up with the 41-year-old singer after the diet helped her shed 30 pounds following the birth of her twins.Continue »
(CBS) Academy Award winner Darren Aronofsky, is known for directing such critically acclaimed films as"Black Swan" and "The Wrestler." Now he's turned his lense towards helping The Meth Project - a national campaign that spreads awareness about the dangers of methamphetamine use.
The Meth Project unveiled Tuesday four shocking public service announcements directed by Aronofsky, depicting terrifying scenes of meth users in bad situations.
(CBS) Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier faced all sorts of opponents during his career, but his latest opponent may prove the toughest. The boxing legend was diagnosed with liver cancer several weeks ago and has entered hospice care in Phliadelphia, his manager said on Saturday, Reuters reported.
"He's in serious shape," a source close to the 67-year-old ex-champ told the New York Post. "They're only giving him a short time to live."Continue »
"American Idol" fan favorite Casey Abrams is back in the spotlight, teaming up with fellow-Idol contestant Haley Reinhart to put their spin on the Christmas classic, "Baby It's Cold Outside," set to be released on Nov. 21.
Abrams is also turning the spotlight on ulcerative colitis (UC), the chronic bowel disorder he's acknowledged having.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Montel Williams says the U.S. could learn a thing or two from Israel's liberal stance on medical marijuana. The Emmy Award-winning TV personality was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999 and he has been an outspoken advocate of medical marijuana to relieve pain caused by the disease since then.
Williams, 55, is in Israel on a fact-finding mission to learn about its approach to medical weed. He's meeting with legislators, scientists and doctors.Continue »
(CBS) Herman Cain said Sunday that a campaign video featuring his campaign manager smoking wasn't intended to promote tobacco use.
The ad went viral this month with some 1 million clicks on Cain's campaign website, AP reported. shows Cain adviser Mark Block taking a deep drag from a cigarette and slowly exhaling into the camera.
"We weren't trying to say it's cool to smoke," Cain said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "You have a lot of people in this country that smoke. But what I respect about Mark as a smoker, who is my chief of staff, he never smokes around me or smokes around anyone else. He goes outside."Continue »
(CBS) Denise Richards is bummed about her breast implants.
"At 19 when I first got my breasts done, I wish that I was confident enough with my body to not have had surgery," she wrote on ivillage. "That is something that I really want to encourage in my daughters, to embrace their healthy body and have confidence."
Richards has said previously that her implants make her breasts look "way too big" for her body. So why did the 40-year-old actress/model - and an ex of notorious "goddess" aficionado Charlie Sheen - get them in the first place?Continue »