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Telling Toenails
You'd think that your levels of trace elements would be assessed with a blood sample. Or maybe a hair sample. No, the best way to measure your levels of trace elements is through your toenails. Recently, scientists have found some fascinating information from examining toenails.
Diagnosing Cancer Online
You're sitting with your family practitioner describing some pain and other symptoms you've been having. S/he goes to the computer and tells you it's time for tests. This online program - now available in Europe - could save your life.
Super Cancer Vaccine on the Horizon?
The possibilities for treating a number of cancers - including difficult to treat ones - have just taken a gargantuan leap. An experimental vaccine is showing hugely promising results in animal studies.
Canning Pancreatic Cancer
The diagnosis of pancreatic cancer isn't a good one. It's really tough to conquer. That once Herculean feat may become easier thanks to recent animal research.
Blood Clots a Common Risk for Some Cancer Patients
As if cancer treatment isn't rigorous enough, patients are often at risk of additional medical problems for months afterwards. New research has uncovered that some cancer patients face an increased risk of developing blood clots.
Finding a Pathway to Battle Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to treat. That may be about to change, though. A new “three-pronged” treatment could stop pancreatic cancer in its tracks.
A Virus That Does More Good Than Harm
For many people, viruses tend to be thought of as unwelcomed guests. For cancer patients, one virus may actually help pancreatic cancer recovery.
Say Cheese! Pancreatic Cancer Gets in to Focus
Imaging techniques, such as MRI's and ultrasound, can detect obvious problems within the pancreas such as enlargement and large, abnormal growths. New imaging advancements may help doctors predict  future problems by looking at something very small.
Oh Spit! Oral Bacteria Linked to Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer typically has no early warning signs or symptoms. That's why it's virtually impossible to catch it early in the disease process.  Recent research may have found a way to fix this dilemma.
One Tough Jobs: "Steve" Dies at 56
He changed the world as we know it. That sounds dramatic, but Steve Jobs had an impact on the world that was nothing less than monumental. Apple, Inc. announced today that Jobs has died after gallantly, heroically and gracefully battling pancreatic cancer for seven years. The co-founder, chairman and former chief executive of Apple Inc. was 56.