| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Thursday's Google Doodle honors Rosalind Franklin, the pioneering scientist famous for taking some of the first and best images of DNA in the early 1950s, and for being screwed over by the sexism of her time.
Just 37 years old when she died of...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Angelina Jolie’s Op-Ed in the New York Times about getting a double mastectomy after learning that she was at risk of getting breast cancer struck a chord with fellow celebs as well as with Los Angeles Times staffers Anna Gorman and Paul Whitefield,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Women, wouldn’t you like to know your precise risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer? And wouldn’t you like to know what changes you could make in your life to reduce that risk?
Researchers from the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Stephenie McMillan, the prolific British set designer whose meticulous eye brought the whimsical world of Harry Potter to life and earned her an Academy Award for "The English Patient," has died. She was 71.
McMillan, who almost always collaborated with...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Breastfeeding is on the rise in the U.S., with 77% of new mothers nursing their newborns and nearly half sticking with it for at least six months, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC’s 2013...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Bryan Fazio, a 26-year-old Navy veteran and MBA student, has the same combination of bad luck and fierce determination as my sister.
They both live with the equivalent of a death sentence, having been diagnosed years ago with cancer. And they both...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Pierce Brosnan's daughter Charlotte has died of ovarian cancer, the same disease that took her mother, Cassandra Harris, in 1991. She was 41.
"On June 28 at 2 p.m. my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to...
| May 27, 2013
| 11:47 AM
An aunt of Angelina Jolie who carried a same gene mutation linked to breast cancer as the actress has died of the disease at an Escondido hospital, according to an interview with her husband.
Debbie Martin, 61, passed away early Sunday, only a few weeks...
| May 21, 2013
Four days after her April 27 breast reconstruction, the third and final surgery aimed at sparing her an early death from breast cancer, Angelina Jolie was in good spirits at home.
Upon paying a house call, her surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk of the Pink...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:03 AM
Comedian Martin Short is writing a memoir for Harper to be released in the fall of 2014. In an announcement from his publisher, Short said the book was not yet titled. "I haven't named my book yet, but I'm toying with the title, 'If I'd Saved, I Wouldn'...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Angelina Jolie was "heroic" for undergoing a preventive double mastectomy, her fiance, Brad Pitt, said Tuesday after she wrote an op-ed piece revealing her decision and describing the mastectomy process, which began in February.