(CBS) Andy Irons was a three-time world surfing champion who could conquer any wave, but the 32-year-old Hawaii native succumbed to complications from dengue fever.
The news shocked and saddened the surfing world and made clear the danger posed by a disease that is nearly unheard of in the states.Continue »
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Shannon Tavarez, the 11-year-old actress who performed beside a king, has died a hero.
After fighting to raise awareness for leukemia and bone marrow transplants, the little girl finally succumbed to the disease. Shannon died Monday afternoon at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, on Long Island, of acute myelogenous leukemia, a common type of leukemia among adults, but rare among children.
She had played the role of Young Nala in Broadway's "The Lion King."Continue »
(CBS) Demi Lovato, the 18-year-old Disney star, has dropped out of her tour with the Jonas Brothers to enter a treatment facility to seek help for "emotional and physical issues," according to her publicist's statement.
What she needs treatment for is unclear, but a source close to the Lovato family told People magazine that she was bullied in school, "fought through eating disorders and has struggled with cutting."
"Demi is taking control by getting help," the source said.
The Disney star's effort to seek treatment underscores the emotional difficulties that many young women face, even celebrities, and the rise in behaviors like eating disorders and cutting to deal with them.Continue »
(CBS) Some women fake orgasms - this we know. But did you also know that 80 percent are moaning and groaning not only when they are absolutely not climaxing or coming anywhere near it, but when they are fervently wishing for the whole thing to be over?
At least that's what a team of British researchers found when they studied 71 heterosexual women between the ages of 18 and 48.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Looks like it's back to the drawing board for scientists looking for memory-boosting supplements to help Alzheimer's disease patients.
Omega-3 pills promoted as boosting memory didn't slow mental and physical decline in older patients with the disease - a big disappointment in a multimillion-dollar government-funded study.
"We had high hopes that we'd see some efficacy but we did not," said Dr. Joseph Quinn, an author of the $10 million study and a researcher at Oregon Health and Science University.Continue »
(CBS) Got soap? Of course you do, but do you use it every day - or are you a member of the growing movement of folks who think the quintessential American shower is unnecessary and even bad for your health
Those people actually exist, and aside from liking the shaggy look and wanting to save water, they might have medicine on their side.Continue »
Story and Recipe Contributed by Food Blogger Andrea Methot
(CBS) If there's one thing I love it's comfort food, and burritos certainly fit that bill. But after losing almost 100 pounds, I've also found a new love for finding ways of lightening up former favorites. I set out make a burrito that was a bit smaller than usual and less heavy on the rice. Enter the muffin pan, and the idea of these mini burrito bowls was born.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Were the drugs that killed Anna Nicole Smith gotten with the help of angels of mercy - or star-struck connivers?
A Los Angeles jury weighing drug-related charges against doctors and associates of the late Playboy model issued mixed verdicts on Thursday, absolving the deceased model's doctor of prescribing excessive drugs for her but convicting her boyfriend and a psychiatrist of conspiring to fake names on prescriptions.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Another doping scandal may be brewing in Major League Baseball.
Jose Guillen, an outfielder with the San Francisco Giants, has been linked to a federal investigation into shipments of performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Times reported.Continue »
(CBS) Remember the race to map the human genome? Science crossed that finish line in 2003. But it turns out that was just the beginning.
Scientists are now focusing on the small differences in our genomes, hoping to find fresh clues to the origins of many diseases.Continue »