(CBS) An injured Oregon man might have bled to death, were it not for his quick-thinking 3-year-old son.
Little A.J. Hayes knew enough to call 911 after his father, Aaron, accidentally stabbed himself with a chisel last week while carving wood at his Salem home. The chisel severed an artery in Aaron's left arm, causing profuse bleeding, CBS-TV affiliate KOIN reported.
(CBS) No one likes being cheated on, but guys are more willing to forgive and forget when their girlfriend cheats with a woman than with another man.
In fact, guys are more than twice as likely to continue to date a woman who strays with a woman than one who has a heterosexual affair, according to a new study.Continue »
(CBS) Is Christian Slater dead?
The Internet is buzzing with rumors that the actor died in a freak snowboarding accident in Switzerland, but there seems to be nothing to them. This is apparently just the latest in a series of death hoaxes involving Hollywood stars, including Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, and Charlie Sheen.
Not that speeding down a snowy slope is the safest thing you can do. During the past 10 years, snowboarding and skiing accidents have claimed about 41 lives a year, on average, according to statistics reported by the National Ski Areas Association.
Just don't add Slater's name to the list.
Click here to read about other celebrity death hoaxes.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (CBS/AP) - It can happen to anyone. Now it's happened to "Lord of the Rings" director Sir Peter Jackson.
The cinematic giant has been laid low by a perforated ulcer. He underwent surgery to repair in his native New Zealand, according to his publicist, who said Jackson was suffering from severe stomach the night before.
Perforated ulcers can be dangerous.
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) - Tough news for women battling breast cancer - a promising drug to treat the toughest cases has failed in late-stage clinical trials.
French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis SA had high hopes that their compound called iniparib would improve survival or slow the disease down. It did neither, the company said.
It's tough news for patients with "triple negative" breast cancer, a type that is very difficult to treat. As many as 20 percent of breast cancer patients are in this category, according to the company.Continue »
(CBS) Who's the biggest YouTube cooking star? It's not Bobby Flay or Mario Batali. It's Canadian substitute teacher Harley Morenstein and he's coming to kick your salad's butt.
Morenstein and his band of merry men (and a girl or two) build mugs out of bacon, don't mind putting a turducken in a roasted pig and generally gobble down more fat and calories than seems humanly possible. They're fearless, funny and very popular. They're also a little drunk.
Their web show called "Epic Mealtime" garners around one million views each week. Bobby Flay's greatest Youtube hit has a quarter of that traffic.Continue »
(CBS) Lots of people perform on American Idol for fortune or fame. Chris Medina is singing for something bigger - his fiancee, Juliana Ramos, who was brain damaged in a car accident only two months before they planned to marry.
"Through thick and think, till death to us part, in sickness and in health, for better and for worse. What kind of guy would I be if I walked out when she needed me most," said Medina.
The 26-year-old barista said doctors thought Ramos wouldn't make it, but he believed in her. "I just felt there's no way she's not going to wake up. I didn't know what to expect after that," he said.Continue »
WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) Women with breast implants may have something other than plunging necklines to worry about.
According to federal health officials, there may be a link between implants and an extremely rare form of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
Of the 5 to 10 million women with breast implants, there are only 60 known cases worldwide. So women shouldn't panic.Continue »
WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation yet has worse life expectancy than many -- and a new report blames smoking and obesity.
That may sound surprising, considering that public smoking is being stamped out here while it's common in parts of Europe. And obesity is a growing problem around the world.
But the U.S. led those unhealthy trends, lighting up and fattening up a few decades ahead of other high-income countries. And the long-term consequences are life expectancy a few years shorter than parts of Europe and Japan, the National Research Council reported Tuesday.Continue »
(CBS/AP) He was a fitness guru long before anyone cared about fitness or was called a guru. Now he's gone.
Jack LaLanne, perhaps America's greatest champion of getting your butt off the couch and working out, has died at 96.Continue »
(CBS) You don't meet many breast cancer survivors who are still in preschool. But Aleisha Hunter, a 4-year-old from Ontario, Canada, is one brave kid.
According to the Globe and Mail, last year Aleisha's mom, Melanie Hunter, noticed a small lump on the left side of her daughter's chest and immediately took her to the doctor. At first it didn't sound so bad. Lymphatic inflammation, the doctor said, which is a bacterial infection of the lymph nodes. But the lump grew and turned purple and her appetite diminished, according to the paper. She got a second opinion and this one was terrifying - juvenile secretory breast carcinoma - an extremely rare cancer where tumors leak fluids.
"It was a shock," Melanie told the Chronicle Herald. "It was scary. I had to sit down."Continue »
NEW YORK (CBS) With awards season upon us and spring around the corner, celebrities are turning up the intensity to get red-carpet ready -- and to later get beach ready.
So which celebrity physique do you seek? A lean, healthy figure like Jessica Alba's? A svelte "Black Swan" ballerina-body like Natalie Portman's? Or a curvaceous Halle Berry body? If you're a male or a self-proclaimed "Gleek," you may want a healthy, toned body like Matthew Morrison.
So how do you get there?Continue »
(CBS) The tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others has made lots of unlikely heroes.
Nine-year-old Isaac Saldana is one of them. The young Tuscon, Ariz. student sold off his toys and a sentimental bracelet his father gave him in order to raise $2.85 for Gifford's recovery. Without anyone knowing, he quietly mailed the money and a get well card to Giffords' hospital room.