Health

  1. David Geffen Donates $100 Million to UCLA Medical School

    December 13, 2012 11:00 AM EST David Geffen, who was recently the subject of an extended profile by PBS for its "American Masters" series , will donate $100 million to UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, to fund 33 full-ride scholarships a year to the school ...

  2. Foot Fungus

    August 16, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Toe Jam Fungi straddle the realms of microbiology and macrobiology. They range in size from the single-celled organism we know as yeast to the largest known living organism on Earth - a 3.5-mile-wide mushroom. Dubbed "the humongous fungus,&qu ...

  3. Whitney Houston May Have Drowned in Tub, Taken Xanax Before Death (Report)

    February 12, 2012 2:40 PM EST A makeshift Whitney Houston memorial popped on Wilshire Boulevard last night (Feb. 11) near the Beverly Hilton where the much-beloved singer passed-away. (Photo: Bill Werde) Reports have begun to roll in about Whitney Houston's final hours an ...

  4. Music For Champions Benefit Concert to Feature Rascal Flatts

    February 06, 2012 1:57 PM EST The first-ever Music for Champions benefit event to help fight the battle against cancer will take place March 19 at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL, and will feature a performance by multiple CMT Award-winning group Rascal Flatts. A second majo ...

  5. Etta James Released From Hospital, Manager Says

    January 05, 2012 9:40 PM EST Etta James' longtime friend and manager says the singer has been released from a Southern California hospital and is back at home with her family. Lupe De Leon says James was released Thursday afternoon, just a few days after the terminally i ...

  6. Heavy D Died of Natural Causes, Says L.A. Coroner

    December 28, 2011 6:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles coroner's office says Jamaican-born rapper Heavy D died of natural causes. The self-proclaimed "overweight lover" of hip hop, who became one of rap's top hit makers with a combination of humor ...

  7. Adele 'Doing Well' After Throat Surgery

    November 17, 2011 3:06 PM EST British singer Adele is thanking fans for their support after vocal cord surgery forced her to cancel remaining 2011 tour dates in the U.S. and the U.K. Apologizing for not blogging in "a while," she wrote on her website, "Thank you ...

  8. Heavy D: Autopsy Results Inconclusive

    November 14, 2011 3:30 PM EST A cause of death is still not officially known in the case of Heavy D. The late rapper and record producer died suddenly at the age of 44 on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The results from an autopsy have proven inconclusive and are pending the results of toxic ...

  9. Dr. Luke and Sony: Manager Says Luke Plans to 'Build the Label' Organically

    November 09, 2011 7:58 AM EST With the s igning of Dr. Luke to a label deal, Doug Morris has landed himself a new Jimmy Iovine, according to a story in the New York Times , which broke the news of the deal. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, sources say that Sony is p ...

  10. Backbeat: Playboy Mansion Hosts Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund Innaugural Awards Gala

    November 09, 2011 6:30 AM EST From left are Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund medical director/co-founder Dr. Sandeep Kapoor (who received the Sacred Heart Award); Mike Carden; Danny Zelisko; Gloria Butler, wife and manager of Black Sabbath bassist Terry "Ge ...

  11. Drake Reacts to 'Take Care' Album Leak

    November 07, 2011 12:30 PM EST Nine days before its release date, Drake's sophomore album has sprung a leak, starting with Just Blaze-produced "Lord Knows," featuring Rick Ross, and "Take Care," featuring Rihanna. The two songs off "Take Care" ...

  12. Backbeat: Goth Night At L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall

    November 02, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Silent film organist Clark Wilson rehearses for a Halloween screening of the silent horror classic "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. An audience member dresses in costume as a dinosaur at the Walt ...

  13. John Legend Headlining Australia's 'End of Polio Concert'

    October 28, 2011 3:11 PM EDT Superstar American soul singer John Legend is heading Down Under to show his support for a global campaign that hopes to help wipe-out polio for good. Legend and chart-topping Australian hip hoppers Bliss N Eso will headline this Friday's &qu ...

  14. Expert: Michael Jackson Didn't Give Himself Propofol

    October 20, 2011 9:06 PM EDT Michael Jackson was so heavily drugged in the hours before his death that he would have been incapable of self-administering the massive dose of propofol that killed him, a medical expert testified Thursday at the trial of Jackson's doctor. D ...

  15. Steve Jobs' Cause of Death: Respiratory Arrest

    October 10, 2011 10:45 PM EDT After several years of battling pancreatic cancer, Steve Jobs lost his fight on Wednesday, Oct. 5. As the world mourned the loss of an iconic visionary, the exact cause of death remained unknown until Monday. A copy of Jobs' death certificate ...

  16. Singer Bilal Teams with Autism Speaks

    October 10, 2011 9:45 PM EDT Following the release of soul singer Bilal's 2010 album, Airtight's Revenge, autism science and advocacy organization Autism Speaks caught wind of the set's track "Little One," based loosely on the artist's 9-year-o ...

  17. Leonard Dillon, Reggae Artist and Ethiopians Singer, Dies at 68

    September 29, 2011 6:23 PM EDT The leader of the pioneering reggae group The Ethiopians has died in Jamaica. Leonard Dillon was 68. Daughter Patrice Dillon says her father died Wednesday at her home of lung and prostate cancer. She says Dillon had been diagnosed with cancer in ...

  18. Music Manager Kenneth 'Kaz' Smith Dies at 43

    May 23, 2011 7:45 PM EDT Kenneth "Kaz" Smith, a music manager at DreamWorks SKG who worked on such Oscar-winning films as "American Beauty," "Gladiator" and "Shrek," died May 3 at his Los Angeles home after a yearlong battle with br ...

  19. Jewel Tapped To Host Third Season of 'The Incurables'

    May 01, 2011 11:57 PM EDT Jewel has signed on as the host of the third season of "The Incurables," Veria TV's series about patients who have become passionate advocates of natural lifestyles after overcoming life-threatening illnesses. The new season of &quo ...

  20. Snoop Dogg Criticized For Promoting Blast, A Caffeine-Laced Alcoholic Drink

    March 24, 2011 12:23 PM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg is promoting a new, caffeine-laced alcoholic drink that has triggered calls for its ban even before it goes on sale next month. The drink, called Blast by Colt 45, is manufactured by Pabst Brewing Company and scheduled for releas ...

  21. Web Trends: New Videos From Michael Jackson and Panic! at the Disco, TV on the Radio's 'Caffeinated Consciousness'

    March 11, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 12. Ulcerative Colitis It has been announced that "American Idol" contestant Casey Abrams is suffering from this disease, which affects the lining of the large intestine. Abrams is currently in the hospital in L.A. for the ...

  22. Study: Awareness, Usage of Apps Still Have A Ways To Go

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Awareness and usage of mobile apps still have a long way to go according to a study being released tomorrow from The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, in conjunction with data gained from a Nielsen survey. While 35% of U. ...

  23. BACKBEAT: Universal Celebrates Freddie Mercury's Birthday

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With Universal Music widely expected to acquire rights to the Queen catalog outside North America from early 2011, it’s perhaps not a total surprise that Universal Music Group International staffers in London got into the spirit of “Freddie For A ...

  24. Girl Band Star Escapes Jail Over HIV Infection

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A German pop singer who confessed to knowingly exposing two men to the risk of HIV after finding out she had the virus herself was convicted by a court on Thursday (Aug. 26) of grievous bodily harm. Nadja Benaissa, 28, from German girl-band No Ang ...

  25. Stevie Wonder, Dave Stewart To Perform On Cancer Telecast

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder will join Natasha Bedingfield, Queen Latifah, Martina McBride, Aaron Neville and Dave Stewart for a performance on the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) TV fundraiser at 8pm ET on Sept. 10. The collaboration will be part of an "extraord ...

  26. German Pop Singer Tried Over HIV Allegation

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A German singer has gone on trial accused of causing bodily harm by having unprotected sex despite knowing she was HIV-positive. Nadja Benaissa, a member of German girl band No Angels, is alleged to have infected a man with the virus in 2004. The ...

  27. Dangerbird Records' Jeff Castelaz Cycling For Cancer

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the second week of their 6-year-old son Pablo's treatment for cancer last year at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Dangerbird Records president Jeff Castelaz and his wife, Jo Ann Thrailkill, became very aware that the hospital staff and fam ...

  28. Al Jarreau In Critical Condition In France

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.S. jazz singer Al Jarreau was in a critical condition in hospital in France on Friday (July 23) after collapsing on stage the previous evening, hospital sources said. The 70-year-old singer collapsed during a concert in Barcelonnette in the sout ...

  29. Randy Jackson Hospitalized Ror Chest Pains

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Randy Jackson, brother of the late Michael Jackson, has been hospitalized in Southern California. A source close to the Jackson family who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly told The Associated ...

  30. Rocker Gustavo Cerati Hospitalized In Argentina

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rocker Gustavo Cerati was flown to his native Argentina June 7 and is currently hospitalized in the intensive care unit of FLENI, a center that specializes in neurological disorders. The 50-year-old Cerati, who was long the frontman of Soda Stereo ...

  31. Claudio Abbado's Illness Cancels La Scala Return

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT La Scala says illness has forced the cancellation of two highly anticipated concerts that were to mark Claudio Abbado's return to the Milan opera house after 25 years. La Scala announced that concerts on June 4 and June 6 will not take place ...

  32. Bret Michaels Hospitalized After 'Warning Stroke'

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bret Michaels is back in the hospital. The rocker and reality TV star suffered what doctors call a "warning stroke" and has been diagnosed with a patent forum ovale, or hole in the heart, according to a report Thursday (May 20) on his we ...

  33. Australian Venues May Hand Out Earplugs

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's live venues may soon have to distribute earplugs and place warning signs if their music is deemed to be too loud. The country's Senate committee has put forward the recommendations and many others in an extensive report into ...

  34. Live Nation: DOJ Concessions Cost $118 Million In Annual Rev

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Concessions to the Department of Justice cost Live Nation about $118 million in annual revenue, according to pro-forma financial statements released by Live Nation. The documents depict the new company as if both companies merged at the beginning ...

  35. Prosthetic Records Files Suit Against Razor & Tie

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Metal label Prosthetic Records has filed suit against Razor & Tie in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York. The suit centers on a disagreement regarding the expiration date of Prosthetic's contract with Razor & ...

  36. Songwriter Bobby Charles Dies At 71

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bobby Charles, the Louisiana singer-songwriter who penned such hits as Fats Domino's "Walking to New Orleans" and "See You Later Alligator" by Bill Haley and the Comets, has died. He was 71. His longtime publicist Karen Jo ...

  37. U.S. Songwriter Bobby Charles Dies At 71

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bobby Charles, the Louisiana singer-songwriter who penned such hits as Fats Domino's "Walking to New Orleans" and "See You Later Alligator" by Bill Haley and the Comets, has died. He was 71. His longtime publicist Karen Jo ...

  38. Elton John On Mend, Resuming Tour Dates

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Elton John has been released from a London hospital after being treated for flu and an E. coli bacterial infection. The singer's spokesman Gary Farrow says John was at home Friday and was feeling fine. He left the hospital early Thursday. He ...

  39. Autopsy Shows Michael Jackson Was Healthy

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's arms were covered with punctures, his face and neck were scarred and he had tattooed eyebrows and lips, but he wasn't the sickly skeleton of a man portrayed by tabloids, according to his autopsy report obtained by The A ...

  40. Coroner Says Jackson Died From Lethal Dose Of Propofol

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pop star Michael Jackson died from a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol given in a cocktail of drugs, leading authorities to suspect his doctor of manslaughter, court documents showed on Monday. The "Thriller" singer suffere ...

  41. LAPD Source: Doctor's Shot Killed Michael Jackson

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's personal doctor administered a powerful anesthetic to help him sleep, and authorities believe the drug is what killed the pop singer, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Monday. The official, who spoke on ...

  42. Doctors Probed By State In Michael Jackson's Death

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT California's attorney general said his office has run several doctors' names and several potential aliases through its prescription drug database to aid police investigating the death of Michael Jackson. Attorney General Jerry Brown said ...

  43. Swine Flu Forces Cancellation Of Argentina's Premios Gardel

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT This year’s ceremony honoring finalists and winners of Argentina’s music industry awards, the Gardel Awards or Premios Gardel, has been suspended due to the nation’s swine flu health emergency. The announcement was made today (July 15), by Argenti ...

  44. Daddy Yankee, Babasonicos Alter Tour Dates Due To Swine Flu

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee has postponed until further notice three concert dates in Bolivia due to fears of swine flu. According to Yankee's press office, the Puerto Rican singer was slated to perform July 9 at the Hernando Siles stadium in ...

  45. New GEMA Chairman

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After 18 years as chairman of German collecting society GEMA, Prof. Christian Bruhn stepped down. His successor is composer Jörg Evers. A new supervisory board was elected at the annual meeting of the members of the German collection society GEMA ...

  46. Apple's Jobs Has 'Excellent Prognosis' After Transplant

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc chief executive Steve Jobs underwent a liver transplant at a Tennessee hospital and has "an excellent prognosis," the hospital that performed the operation has confirmed. Jobs, 54, received the transplant because he was "t ...

  47. Dr. Dre Debuts 'Detox' In Dr. Pepper Ad

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It may just be a few seconds of music, but Dr. Dre fans will remember the new Dr. Pepper ad as the spot where they heard the first officially released beats from the much-delayed "Detox." The L.A.-based hip-hop producer appears in the la ...

  48. Flu Prompts Postponement Of Jonas Brothers' Mexico Concert

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Jonas Brothers have postponed their May 17 shows at Arena Monterrey in Mexico to July 31 "due to health precautions in the whole country as a consequence of the outbreak of the A(H1N1) flu," according to a statement on the venue' ...

  49. 10 Acts To Watch At SXSW

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Some of the artists who descend on Texas for this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) festival will soon step up to greater success. Here are 10 who will get some attention. AIDS Wolf When people apply the label "noise rock" to Montrea ...

  50. Fat Possum Licenses Hi Records Catalog

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fat Possum Records has licensed the entire Hi Records catalog, including Al Green's 1972 album "Let's Stay Together" and several of his greatest hits compilations, Billboard can reveal. The catalog also features albums by O.V. ...

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