Pancreatic Cancer :: Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer

Optical technology developed by a Northwestern University biomedical engineer shown to be effective in the early detection of colon cancer now appears promising for detecting pancreatic cancer, the fourth most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

Brain :: Interactive 3-D map can better guide surgeons through brain during procedure

Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience is one of first medical centers in the U.S. to develop and begin using translational, interactive 3-D technology to map the human brain and help guide neurological surgeons during epilepsy surgery and procedures to remove malignant brain tumors.

Heart Disease :: Diet & regular soft drinks linked to heart disease risks

Drinking more than one soft drink daily ? whether it?s regular or diet ? may be associated with an increase in the risk factors for heart disease, Framingham researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Weight Loss :: Low glycemic index diets better for weight loss

Put aside the white bread and pick up an apple. A diet of foods less likely to spike blood sugar levels helps dieters lose more weight, according to a new systematic review from Australia.

Breast Cancer :: Fruit, vegetables does not reduce breast cancer recurrence

Women with early stage breast cancer who adopted a diet very high in vegetables, fruit and fiber and low in fat did not have a lower risk of breast cancer recurrence compared to women who followed a diet of five or more servings a day of fruit and vegetables (the ?5-A-Day? diet), according to a study in the July 18 issue of JAMA.