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  • Frances Kavanaugh dies at 93; screenwriter of B-westerns

    Frances Kavanaugh, one of the few women who wrote screenplays for B-westerns such as "Song of Old Wyoming" and "Wild West" in the 1940s and early '50s, has died. She was 93. Kavanaugh died Jan. 23 at her home in Encino after a long battle with lymphoma,...
  • Leaving art out of history

    How did George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" reflect both the Jewish and African American experience in America? Why was Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" so influential for modern fiction and journalism? What was Abstract Expressionism, and why did...
  • Our unending fascination with secrecy

    Our unending fascination with secrecy
    Fears of conspiracies and mysterious cabals are nothing new -- that's what Arthur Goldwag illustrates in "Cults, Conspiracies and Secret Societies" (Vintage Books: $16 paper). The book is part compendium/part commentary on the numerous organizations and...
  • Adult orphans: when parents die

    Adult orphans: when parents die
    JEANNE SAFER loved and revered her mother, and braced for impact as the seemingly indomitable woman's mind and heart began to fail seven years ago. But ready or not, the end came in December 2004. Esther Safer rallied long enough to exult to her daughter,...
  • Study finds a link between plastics chemical BPA and childhood asthma

     
    Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, are reporting the findings of experiments with mice that indicate exposure to bisphenol-A, or BPA, during pregnancy may increase the chances of asthma in the child. The chemical, used...
  • Poll shows surprising strength by Tea Party's Debra Medina in GOP race for Texas governor

     
    A new poll shows that Debra Medina could make a strong showing in the upcoming GOP gubernatorial primary in Texas....
  • Facebook profile reflects the true you

     
    Online social networking sites have become a huge part of socializing. People 30 and younger, in particular, use Facebook and My Space to interact with friends throughout the day. However, there has been very little research on whether the people......
  • Going through two tubes a week of Poligrip? You might want to reconsider.

     
    Denture wearers tend to want their dentures to stay in place. As this is not a fleeting or a temporary need, they must use adhesives for the long term. Some of them likely and perhaps understandably use too much. Don't,......
  • Trying to break the link between obesity and poor health

     
    Being obese isn’t necessarily unhealthy. But most people who are obese wind up with heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and other serious medical problems. Scientists are trying to figure out how those extra pounds cause the body’s biological systems to......
  • New data may help breast cancer patients decide whether to remove a healthy breast

     
    Among women being treated for breast cancer, prophylactic removal of a healthy breast is becoming increasingly common. Among U.S. women with Stage 1 to Stage 3 breast cancer, the rate of such mastectomies jumped by 150% from 1998 to 2003.......
  • For benign prostate enlargement, a combination of drugs may be better

     
    A combination of drugs is better than either one alone for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, an enlargement of the prostate gland that impedes normal urinary functions, researchers reported in the journal European Urology. The study is the...