October 20, 2012 |
You want your legs to look great from all angles? Why aren't you doing a lunge that works your thighs all the way around? The skater lunge, demonstrated here by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and featured on his "Harley Pasternak's Hollywood Workout" video game, hits all the major muscle groups in your upper legs, without putting as much strain on your knees. What it does This challenging exercise works your glutes, quadriceps and a bit of your adductor muscles and hamstrings, for 360-degree sculpting.
October 18, 2012 |
The shocker about "The Sessions," starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes, is not the full-frontal nudity, or its provocative story of a sex surrogate who helps a 38-year-old in an iron lung lose his virginity. It's not even the priest's blessing allowing the out-of-wedlock sex acts. Rather, it's the humanistic way in which "The Sessions" deals with what sex at its best can be - emotional, spiritual, physical, pleasurable, soul-satisfying, life-affirming. In a country that embraces cinematic violence with such ease but blushingly prefers to keep sex in the shadows or under the sheets, the grown-up approach of "The Sessions" is rare.
October 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Washington, D.C.'s, baby giant panda died of lung and liver damage, the National Zoo said Thursday, citing the high mortality rate for cubs. The lungs of the 6-day-old cub were "poorly developed and likely caused her to have insufficient oxygen," according to a necropsy. The mortality rate for pandas in their first year in captivity is estimated to be 26% for males and 20% for females, zoo officials said. PHOTOS: Rescued animals -- Boots, Feisty, Piper and more "We are working with our colleagues in China to answer questions about giant pandas that will ensure the best care in captivity and that will help bolster the species' numbers in the wild," the zoo said in a statement.
September 25, 2012 |
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. plunged the most ever after the biotechnology company said the survival rates from its lung cancer study reported earlier this month were unreliable. Peregrine, based in Tustin, declined 74% to $1.42 at 10:12 a.m. New York time, after falling as low as 80 cents in its biggest intraday drop since the stock began trading in 1994. The shares of the company had more than quadrupled in the past 12 months through last week. Peregrine had soared 47% on Sept.
September 20, 2012 |
A Denver man who says he ate two bags of microwaved popcorn every day for about 10 years has won a $7.2-million verdict after he developed an ailment often referred to as "popcorn lung. " It's an illness that can be traced back to the chemicals used to give popcorn a buttery flavoring without all the calories. The chemical -- an artificial flavoring called diacetyl, is no longer used in artificial flavoring and some experts see a possible link between diacetyl and Alzheimer's, according to ABC News.
August 12, 2012 |
Billy Graham has been admitted to a North Carolina hospital for a lung infection, his evangelistic association said in a statement on Sunday. “Upon admission, he was alert and in good spirits,” the statement said . “The pulmonologist treating Mr. Graham, David Pucci, DO, said that he is resting comfortably, that appropriate antibiotics are being administered and that his condition is stable.” Graham, 93, is a widely popular evangelist...
August 7, 2012 |
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control had some good news for the health of the American public this week: Its graphic commercials showing the ravages of smoking-related illness are having a dramatic effect on people's desire to quit, according to a story published this week by USA Today. It's hard to ignore a real-life throat-cancer patient who speaks in a barely comprehensible rasp as she dons her wig, her false teeth and an artificial larynx for the day. This and similar ad spots have led to a sharp increase in calls and visits to the government's smoking-cessation hotline and tips website . But before we celebrate too joyously, it's worth noting another CDC report that came out last week.
July 27, 2012 |
Studies of a 15-year-old Incan girl who was sacrificed on an Argentine mountaintop 500 years ago show that she had a lung infection when she died, most likely tuberculosis, researchers reported this week. Two younger children who died with her did not have an infection, they said. The mummy, known as the Maiden, was discovered in 1999 about 25 yards from the summit of Llullaiaco, a high-elevation volcano in the province of Salta, Argentina, by archaeologists led by Johan Reinhard and Constanza Ceruti of the Mountain Institute in Franklin, W.Va.
June 12, 2012 |
The world's most prestigious cancer research group on Tuesday classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans and concluded that exposure is associated with increased risk of lung cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer - part of the World Health Organization - made the announcement at a meeting in France, finding, in part, “that diesel exhaust is a cause of lung cancer, and also noted a positive association with an increased risk of bladder cancer.
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June 3, 2012 |
Less than three weeks after nosy neighbor Mrs. McCluskey succumbed to lung cancer on the series finale of "Desperate Housewives," Kathryn Joosten - the actress who won two Emmy Awards for portraying the television character - has died of the same disease at 72. Joosten, who was also known for playing the president's secretary in the TV series "The West Wing," died Saturday at her Westlake Village home, said her daughter-in-law, Jeremy Joosten....