| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Agent Roger Richman had a ton of celebrity clients — James Cagney, Mae West, Maria Callas, Albert Einstein, the Marx brothers, Sigmund Freud, Gypsy Rose Lee and W.C. Fields, to name a few. Contrary to expectations, none of them were overly...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Repeated head injuries among professional football players can lead to hormonal dysfunction and decreased quality of life, according to a study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma earlier this month.
The study found 16 of the 68 retired NFL players...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Kevin Guskiewicz, one of the winners of the MacArthur Foundation award announced Tuesday, was long a thorn in the side of the National Football League.
Since 1999, he has wired the helmets of about 700 college football players with accelerometers to...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Hair styling legend Vidal Sassoon dies. Cameron Diaz's Met Gala gown was a burden. And people are wondering if Kim Kardashian was snubbed by fashion elite....
| Oct 27, 2010
| 1:01 PM
Digs trumped kills at La Cañada High girls' volleyball match against Rio Hondo League opponent South Pasadena.
The Oct. 21 game was about more than just volleyball — it involved the Spartans' second annual Dig for the Cure. Leading up to the match,...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 6:40 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- People who get spray-on sun tans are being warned that their faux glow could be harmful to their health, and possibly even deadly.
The active chemical used in spray tans -- called dihydroxyacetone, or DHA -- has been shown in...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 6:23 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The active chemical used in spray tans -- called dihydroxyacetone, or DHA -- has been shown in scientific studies to cause genetic mutations, according to a recent ABC News report.
That report hit home for salon owner Vered Valensi,...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 9:02 PM
Though he overcame cancer, Jack Marshall Shimko was no match for the recent large ocean swells and rough seas off the Southern California coast.
The Newport Beach native had to divert his quest to paddle to each of the eight Channel Islands —...
| Apr 21, 2009
Women who have their healthy ovaries removed when they have a hysterectomy face a higher risk of death, including death from coronary heart disease and lung cancer, than women who keep their ovaries, according to new research.
The finding, from a study...
| Jul 6, 2009
It's a deceptively simple idea: What if doctors could recruit the body's own immune system to fight cancer? The complexities of the immune system have kept this from becoming reality, until now. Three cancer vaccines -- for prostate cancer, melanoma and...
| Apr 28, 2008
We've long been told to keep an eye on our moles lest they progress to melanoma, a form of skin cancer that's treatable if caught early, deadly if not. But not all moles are equal -- some are risky; others can be safely left alone. The biological roots of...