Cancer breakthrough as new technique that reveals severity of disease AND spares healthy tissue from being removed is unveiled

Cancer breakthrough as new technique reveals how far it has spread in the body AND spares healthy tissue is unveiled Method reveals how far cancer has spread in lymph nodes and could save patients from unnecessary op Flourescent tool so sensitive it can detect cancer sites measuring just millimetres across By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:48 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 11 January 2013 A ground-breaking technique that reveals just how far cancer has spread in the lymph nodes has been developed by scientists.

Mothers warned drinking during seventh to 12th week of pregnancy puts unborn babies at highest risk of foetal alcohol syndrome

Mothers warned drinking during seventh to 12th week of pregnancy puts unborn babies at highest risk of foetal alcohol syndrome Pregnant women who drink alcohol were found to have an increased risk of having children with FASD – a series of preventable birth defects Drinking regularly during pregnancy is known to increase the odds of having children with foetal alcohol syndrome. However, scientists have now found that the risk to a woman's baby is highest if they consume alcohol in the seventh to 12th week. A team led by Haruna Sawada Feldman from the University of California, San Diego, studied nearly 1,000 women during their pregnancies over three decades

Women want less sex as they get older but it"s quality that matters – even in their 80s

Women want less sex as they get older but it's quality that matters – even in their 80s Study of older women revealed high sexual activity not always necessary for sexual satisfaction Women want less sex as they get older – but the sex they do have is a lot more satisfying, according to new research. As they head beyond middle age it seems the quality rather than the quantity is what matters, say scientists from the University of California, San Diego.

White bread and pasta-rich diet increases risk of breast cancer returning

Eating white bread and pasta could increase risk of breast cancer returning in patients Starch-rich diet linked to new tumours developingRefined carbohydrates, such as white breads and white pasta, contain more starch than whole grains Eating cereal, bread and potatoes may boost the risk of breast cancer recurrence say scientists Eating plenty of cereal, bread and potatoes may boost the risk of breast cancer recurring in survivors, say scientists. A study found that former sufferers who followed a starch-rich diet were more likely to develop tumours compared to those who reduced their intake.