Rochester, Minnesota - Rectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the last several inches of the colon, called the rectum. The primary treatment for rectal cancer is surgery and - depending on how advanced the cancer is - may also include radiation therapy and chemotherapy. If rectal cancer is caught early, the long-term survival rate is about 85 to 90 percent. Those numbers decline sharply if rectal cancer has spread to lymph nodes.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Relaxation techniques are a great way to help with stress management. Relaxation isn't just about peace of mind or enjoying a hobby. Relaxation is a process that decreases the effects of stress on your mind and body. Relaxation techniques can help you cope with everyday stress and with stress related to various health problems, such as cancer and pain.

Boulder, Colorado - A research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered a mechanism in the brain that is key to making cocaine seem pleasurable, a finding that could lead to a drug treatment for fighting addiction.

Los Angeles, California - Immunology and Microbiology conferences cover a wide range of aspects within this field including, microorganisms, human defense mechanisms that deal with research on Vaccines and Vaccination, Infectious diseases, Parasitology, Retroviruses, HIV/AIDS, and Influenza.

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is lifting the health advisory that warned consumers not to eat certain types of seafood from the Ventura County coastline, due to dangerous levels of a naturally occurring toxin that can cause illness or death.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved TissuGlu, the first tissue adhesive approved for internal use.