| Aug 19, 2010
Richard "Scar" Lopez, a founding member of Cannibal & the Headhunters, the East Los Angeles vocal group that scored a national hit in the mid-1960s with "Land of 1000 Dances," has died. He was 65.
Lopez died of lung cancer July 30 in a convalescent...
| Jan 17, 2011
I have heard that Viagra is effective for altitude sickness. Is this true?
Viagra is best known as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. But there are reports that it has off-label uses in treating a number of other conditions, including pulmonary...
| Apr 4, 2011
Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming biography of Malcolm X could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, has died only days before the book described as his life's work was to be published. He was 60.
| Jan 25, 2011
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The breast cancer drug tamoxifen may stall the progression of non-small cell lung cancer in those who take it after breast cancer treatment, a new study has found.
Tamoxifen is the oldest of a wide array of medications that block the action of the...
| Aug 26, 2010
Controversial German theater director
Christoph Schlingensief, 49, a controversial German theater director and performance artist, died of lung cancer Saturday. His death was announced by organizers of the Ruhr Triennale cultural...
| Sep 9, 2010
R.W. "Bob" Loveless, who made some of the world's most coveted sporting cutlery by refining knife design to high art, has died. He was 81.
Loveless died Sept. 2 of lung cancer at his longtime home in Riverside, said his friend Jack Lucarelli.
| Sep 15, 2010
Former University of California regent
William Coblentz, 88, an attorney and former University of California regent who fought against South Africa's apartheid policies and upheld the right of communist philosopher Angela Davis to teach...
| Sep 19, 2010
For men, next spring's wardrobe choices will look a lot like the current ones — a sea of khaki, more camouflage accents (camo print flip-flops and neckties, anyone?) and the continued presence of work wear. But there were some bright spots —...
| Sep 22, 2010
Ronald W. Walters
Scholar, author and political analyst
Ronald W. Walters, 72, a longtime political analyst and scholar at Howard University and the University of Maryland who was a leading expert on race and politics, died Sept. 10 at a hospital in...
| Sep 20, 2010
Studded with vivid character sketches and evocative descriptions of the American landscape, journalist Judy Pasternak's scarifying account of uranium mining's disastrous consequences often reads like a novel — though you will wish that the bad...
| Feb 17, 2011
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The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued its strongest warning against the use of a drug prescribed off-label to prevent preterm labor, saying it appears to be ineffective at delaying premature births and poses serious health risks for pregnant...