Health Highlights: Sept. 29, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has breast cancer.

Louis-Dreyfus, who stars in “Veep” and was a key member of “Seinfeld,” revealed her diagnosis Thursday on social media. Her spokeswoman confirmed the posts, the Associated Press reported.

“The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,” she posted on Twitter. “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”

Louis-Dreyfus’ publicist said no further details would be forthcoming at this time. The actress “is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes.”


Hugh Hefner Dead at 91

Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, has died at age 91.

Hefner died Wednesday at his home, the Playboy Mansion near Beverly Hills, Calif., The New York Times reported.

His death was announced by Playboy Enterprises. Hefner was 27 years old when he published the first issue of Playboy in 1953.

Hefner will be buried in Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, where he bought a mausoleum drawer next to Marilyn Monroe, The Times reported.