| Oct 9, 2012
Longtime celebrity publicist
Lois Smith, 85, a longtime New York City publicist who worked with celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford and Martin Scorsese, died Sunday from a brain hemorrhage after taking a fall during a trip to...
| Sep 13, 2012
When you pop a pill in the future, don't expect old-fashioned results. Thanks to new advances in the lab and a deeper understanding of the human body, drugs are becoming highly personalized and precisely targeted.
And the hope is they'll also be more...
| Feb 20, 2012
If you ask Emma Anders about the number five, she'll tell you that it's red. She'll also tell you that five is a mischievous, self-centered brat — like a kid throwing a temper tantrum at a party.
"Two is yellow, three is purple, four is an...
| Mar 1, 2012
When my 14-year-old niece Lindsey died last year, my friend Mary took it personally. Although separated by decades, Mary Schnack and Lindsey Stewart shared a common menace: cancer.
Lindsey was diagnosed at age 10 with medulloblastoma, brain cancer. The...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Watergate felon and prison reformer Charles W. Colson, who died Saturday at age 80 in northern Virginia, was two people.
He was Richard Nixon's "hatchet man," the president's "evil genius," who by his own admission was "ruthless in...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Bob Probert: Bob Probert had degenerative brain disease; should the NHL do anything about fighting?...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Cameron Crowe documentary "The Union," about Elton John and Leon Russell's album collaboration, premieres April 20 at Tribeca Film Festival....
| Apr 26, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Phoebe Snow, 'Poetry Man' singer, dies at 58....
| Aug 30, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Eighteen months after they have returned from a war zone, soldiers bear an unmistakable sign of emotional trauma deep inside their brains. But in most, a key node of the brain's fear circuitry returns to normal, perhaps keeping mental illness such as...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 4:35 AM
Pop & Hiss strives to provide the best, most relevant and entertaining music coverage of the week. Hey, it's a goal, be nice. Sometimes we have some posts that hit the mark. Sometimes we don't. Here's a quick look at......
| Jul 28, 2011
| 11:49 AM
The first-ever study comparing brain cancer incidence in kids who use cellphones with those who do not has found no difference, suggesting that children's long-feared vulnerability to brain cancer with early cellphone use does not exist.
In a four-...