(CBS) Steve Jobs' resignation as Apple's CEO Wednesday has fueled speculation about the computer visionary's health. One thing's for sure: fighting a rare pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor of the sort Jobs has acknowledged having is complicated business.
"People can co-exist with this disease for years," Dr. Richard Goldberg, a neuroendocrine tumor expert at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, who has not treated Jobs, told USA Today. But things can take a turn for the worse if the liver begins to fail. "People can go downhill pretty quickly," Goldberg said. "When you hit the wall, you hit the wall."Continue »
Summitt, the 59-year-old coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols, has been diagnosed with early onset dementia.Continue »
(CBS) When it comes to plastic surgery for movie stars, Kate Winslet says she's all for cutting it out.
"It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me to and what I consider to be natural beauty, the stunning Oscar-winning actress told the Telegraph. "I will never give in."Continue »
(CBS) Jane Fonda may owe her famously sexy body to good genes and a healthy lifestyle, but the aging bombshell credits testosterone for her healthy libido. The Oscar-winning actress and workout diva, now 73, started taking the male hormone at age 70, the Telegraph reported.
"Here's something I haven't said publicly yet," she said in a recent interview. "I discovered testosterone about three years ago, which makes a huge difference if you want to remain sexual and your libido has dropped."Continue »
(CBS) No more burgers for Bubba. Bill Clinton says he's gone vegan.
The former president - and former heart patient - said in an interview with CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta that he had given up the fatty fare he used to eat and switched to fruits, vegetables, and beans. When asked if that made him a vegan, Clinton said, "I suppose I am, if I don't eat dairy or meat or fish."Continue »
(CBS) Charla Nash is showing off her new face two years after a friend's pet chimp attacked her, ripping off the Connecticut woman's nose, lips, eyelids, and hands and leaving her blind.
(CBS) It's over. Battling winds and ocean currents, Diana Nyad ended her second bid to swim from Cuba to the Florida keys. The 61-year-old athlete was safely pulled from the water after swimming for 29 hours - roughly halfway through the marathon swim, which had been expected to last 60 hours, the Associated Press reported.Continue »
(CBS) As President Barack Obama marks his 50th birthday today, he's showing the marks of aging - including a little more wrinkling and a lot more gray hair. The change in appearance has people wondering:
Do presidents undergo a process of accelerated aging while in office? Absolutely, say some experts.Continue »
(CBS) Jerry Lewis' long run at the Muscular Dystrophy Association has come to an abrupt end.
The 85-year-old comedian won't host the association's annual Labor Day Telethon or serve as its national chairman, the MDA announced on Wednesday. No explanation was given for the moves.
Lewis - who has battled health problems in recent years - has been affiliated with the MDA since the early 1950s and has hosted the telethon since 1966, the Associated Press reported. During Lewis' long tenure, the telethons raised more than $1 billion and a national network of some 200 hospital-affiliated clinics opened.Continue »
(CBS) You might think being diagnosed with cancer would be enough to scare smokers off cigarettes once and for all - but you'd be wrong.
Just ask Michael Douglas. Recent photos seem to show the 66-year-old actor puffing away less than a year after being treated for Stage 4 throat cancer. The photos - published in Star magazine - show a tanned and relaxed Douglas apparently taking a drag while vacationing aboard a yacht along the Italian Riviera.
"I haven't enjoyed not one part of it, and it's hard for me to understand why," Marshall, 27, told the Orlando Sentinel.
And now he's saying why. The 27-year-old football player suffers from borderline personality disorder.Continue »
(CBS) Olivia Wilde is far from fat, but the Irish-American star of TV's "House" and the movie "Cowboys & Aliens" says she gained weight after her marriage ended.
"I got a divorce and self-medicated with food," she said in US Magazine. "But I figure that's better than self-medicating with crack cocaine."Continue »
(CBS) Hugh Hefner is better known for selling sex than sexual dysfunction, but his ex Chrystal Harris told "The Howard Stern Show" that the 85-year-old publisher lasted "like two seconds" in bed.
Hef defended himself in a series of tweets, according to Reuters. "Crystal lied about our relationship on Howard Stern but I don't know why," he tweeted. "Maybe a new boyfriend?"Continue »
(CBS) Amy Winehouse may have been notorious for heavy drinking, but her family think not drinking may have doomed the diminutive diva.
The family say the 27-year-old singer ignored medical advice to back off booze gradually, a source told the Sun. As a result of going cold turkey, they believe, she suffered a fatal seizure.
"Abstinence gave her body such a fright, they thought it was eventually the cause of her death," the source told the English tabloid.
Can stopping drinking really be fatal?Continue »