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Johnny Hallyday loses battle with cancer at 74

French singer Johnny Hallyday lost the battle with cancer on Wednesday, December 5, Reuters reports. Nicknamed “French Elvis”, the singer will be missed not only by his family and close friends, but also by countless fans all over the world. On Wednesday, December 5, the French president, together with Johnny Hallyday’s wife, Laeticia, announced the passing of the singer, after a long battle with lung cancer. “For more than 50 years, he was a vibrant icon,” French President Emmanuel Macron staid in a statement. Laeticia sent a statement to Agence France Press, saying: “Johnny Hallyday has left us. I...

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Valerie Harper mourns “soulmate” Mary Tyler Moore

Valerie Harper mourns her “sister” and “soulmate” Mary Tyler Moore. The actress gave a statement to People, in which she described her friendship with the late Mary Tyler Moore Show star and the moments she found out about her death. Valerie Harper shared the screen with Mary Tyler Moore on the popular comedy series bearing the latter’s name, which aired from 1970 to 1977. In the sitcom, Harper played Moore’s neighbor, Rhonda Morgenstern. The 77-year-old actress remembers Moore’s husband, Dr. Robert Levine, calling her the week before to let her know that Mary was “in the very last stages...

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Watercress tops “powerhouse” fruits and vegetables list

According to the conclusion of a study focused on nutrient profiling, watercress tops the “powerhouse fruits and vegetables” list. The study, recently published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal, defined “powerhouse” fruits and veggies as those which are “most strongly associated with reduced chronic disease risk”. 47 foods were studied. Of them, 41 satisfied the “powerhouse criteria”. The best foods were the ones that provide the most nutrients per 100 kcal. There were 17 nutrients that were sought: potassium, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K. The most nutritious veggie was watercress. The leafy green plant, with the botanical name Nasturtium officinale, proved to have the highest “nutrient density”. Here is the top 10, Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables (PFV) 1. Watercress 2. Chinese cabbage 3. Chard 4. Beet green 5. Spinach 6. Chicory 7. Leaf lettuce 8. Parsley 9. Romaine lettuce 10. Collard green   At the bottom of the chart – and this doesn’t mean they’re bad, because they also made it to the PFV top – are: white grapefruit, sweet potato, leek, blackberry, turnip and rutabaga. The six fruits and veggies that didn’t make it to the Powerhouse list at all are: tangerines, garlic, onions, cranberries, raspberries and blueberries. This only means that they do not provide the minimum nutrient intake required...

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Understanding Valerie Harper’s brain cancer diagnosis

When the news that Valerie Harper has been diagnosed with brain cancer broke out, the name of the disease left the majority of the readers confused. With the tragic news gravitating more on the few months the actress has to live, there were little to no details regarding the diagnosis. As many of our readers felt they wanted to know more about it, here is more info to help understand Valerie Harper’s brain cancer diagnosis. “Rhoda” star Valerie Harper has recently found out that she has an advanced form of brain cancer called Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, or LC. Also referred to as neoplastic meningitis, it is a serious complication of cancer which leads to death. In Mrs. Harper’s case, the doctors told her she has no more than three months to live. LC is usually associated with a relapse of a previous cancer. Valerie Harper was first confronted with a lung cancer diagnosis in 2009. It is characterized by the invasion of neoplastic cells (an abnormal mass of cells) in the subarachnoid space (a fluid-filled cavity between two membranes surrounding the brain). The cancerous cells infiltrate along the surface of the brain and spinal cord through the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow. In Harper’s case, the diagnosis is Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, which indicates that the malignant cells formed a solid tumor. In cases in which it’s not a solid tumor, but the...

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Celebs react to Valerie Harper’s brain cancer diagnosis

Celebrities are devastated by Valerie Harper’s brain cancer diagnosis. One of her best friends, actress Mary Tyler Moore, along with a long line of other celebs, including Betty White, Andy Cohen and Marie Osmond are sending the actress all their good thoughts. On Wednesday, actress Valerie Harper, 73, confirmed that she has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. One of her best friends and her “Rhoda” co-star, Mary Tyler Moore, spoke to People magazine about receiving the news. The 76-year-old actress recalls she spoke on the phone with Valerie on Tuesday. After small talk, Valerie told her she had brain cancer and it was incurable. Moore is “absolutely devastated by this news”, as her BFF “has given so much joy, laughter and love to the world. I join her fans and send much love and positive thoughts to her and her family during this difficult time”, she told People. Countless celebrities showed their sympathy for the difficult situation of their fellow actress. Betty White shared with ET her feelings about her dear friend being taken from her too soon. “Here I go wheezing on at 91 years old and this beautiful, beautiful lady is facing something far too soon,” she said, adding that she’ll do her best to “make the most of every second we can.” Cloris Leachman tweeted how much she treasures her friendship with Harper, calling it...

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