Survival News

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11/12/2012
Black Patients With Kidney Cancer Fare Worse Than Whites: Study

Possible reasons for disparity include fewer blacks undergoing surgery

11/7/2012
High-Carb Diet Linked to Colon Cancer Recurrence in Study

Other dietary factors also seemed to increase risk of cancer return

11/7/2012
Body Temperature May Matter After Cardiac Arrest

Research suggests cooling body to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit might improve survival, protect brain

10/30/2012
Quality of Life After Cancer May Depend on Tumor Type

Certain types leave survivors with worse mental and physical well-being, study finds

10/30/2012
Breast Cancer Survival Varies by Race, Ethnicity, Study Shows

Some, but not all, differences persist after taking socioeconomic status into account

10/29/2012
Many Mistakenly Think Radiation Might Cure Terminal Lung Cancer

Palliative radiation therapy can ease pain, but 64 percent in study thought it could cure their cancer

10/25/2012
Smokers at Higher Risk of Another Stroke: Study

Quitting before brain attack occurs cuts chances of second stroke, heart attack or death

10/24/2012
Less Bystander CPR Done in Poor, Black Neighborhoods, Study Shows

Lack of training, safety concerns may deter would-be Good Samaritans

10/24/2012
Many Terminal Cancer Patients Put False Hope in Chemo, Study Finds

Doctors must improve their message, researchers say

10/17/2012
Blood or Bone Marrow Better for Stem Cell Transplants?

Study found no survival differences, but blood cells may be associated with more chronic side effects

10/17/2012
Healthy Lifestyle Boosts Survival Odds for Older Women With Cancer

Regular exercise had most significant benefit in study

10/16/2012
Many Older Heart Attack Survivors Don't Stick With Meds

That could spell trouble for their future health, study says

10/15/2012
Big, Rapid Gains Made in Human Lifespan: Study

Researchers say 72 is the new 30

10/12/2012
'Believing' Propels Cancer Survivors to Exercise, Study Finds

Experts suggest developing an activity schedule, signing a 'contract' with a supportive friend

10/11/2012
Service That Speeds Up Breast Cancer Diagnosis Pays Off: Study

Assistance from so-called 'patient navigators' may improve odds for survival, researchers say

9/28/2012
Improved HIV Care Boosts Life Expectancy at Clinic, Study Found

Analysis showed how multifaceted treatment can improve health and extend survival

9/24/2012
Eunuchs Lived Longer Than Other Men: Study

Genealogy records from Korean dynasty show about 15 years of extended life span

9/21/2012
Cancer Portrayed Too Grimly in Movies, Study Suggests

Many popular films use death as plot device even though survival is much improved, researcher says

9/18/2012
Least Aggressive Breast Cancer Still Poses Long-Term Risk, Study Finds

Women with common tumor types might die of disease a decade later, affecting treatment decisions

9/11/2012
'Excellent' Survival Seen for Liver Transplant From Live Donor

Nearly three-quarters in Japanese study were alive after 10 years

8/30/2012
8/29/2012
Low-Cal Diets Kept Monkeys Healthier, But Didn't Lengthen Lives

Study runs counter to previous research that suggested caloric restriction might boost longevity

8/28/2012
Race May Affect Quality of Prostate Cancer Surgical Care

Analysis finds black patients less likely to be treated at hospitals with high-volume surgeons

8/24/2012
Multiple Brain Tumors Even More Malignant: Study

More tumors may lead to worse treatment response, shorter survival

8/24/2012
Radiation for Childhood Cancer Might Raise Diabetes Risk

Study found kids whose treatment affected tail of pancreas were more likely to have diabetes later

8/23/2012
PSA Testing Linked to Improved Prostate Cancer Survival

Analysis of research before and after screening was introduced shows benefits

8/15/2012
New Drug Appears to Extend Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found enzalutamide helped men whose disease had resisted chemo, hormone therapy

8/8/2012
Mechanical Device Helps Kids Waiting for Heart Transplant

Pediatric ventricular assist device buys time for young patients with severe heart failure

8/8/2012
Underinsured Heart Disease Patients Die Sooner, Study Finds

Insurance status seems to be a better predictor of survival than race, researchers say

8/7/2012
Increasingly, More Education Linked to Longer Lifespan in U.S.

Study also found life expectancy for certain groups regressed to levels of decades past

8/2/2012
Why Women Outlive Men: Fruit Flies Give Clues

Genetic mutations affect aging patterns of males, but not females, research shows

8/1/2012
Depression Could Shorten Cancer Survival, Study Suggests

Screening for mental health should be part of standard care, experts say

7/27/2012
Most Prostate Cancer Patients Don't Die From the Disease: Study

Preventing other chronic illnesses will prolong life even among men with prostate cancer, researchers say

7/20/2012
Many Americans Not Prepared for Disasters: Poll

Nearly half of adults surveyed do not have emergency supplies, researchers find

7/17/2012
Mammograms Have 'Limited or No Effect' on Breast Cancer Deaths: Study

But other experts cite limitations of Swedish study, encourage regular mammograms

7/16/2012
High Blood Pressure May Protect Some Frail Elderly: Study

Medication needs might vary for patients who can't walk a certain speed or distance, experts say

7/10/2012
Want to Live Longer? Turn Off That TV and Stand Up

Researchers say you should limit your daily sitting to 3 hours, TV viewing to 2 to add years to your life

7/9/2012
Stroke Patients Hospitalized on Weekends Don't Seem to Do As Well

U.K. study shows worse outcomes for those admitted on Sundays

7/5/2012
Could the Naked Mole Rat Hold Secrets to Longevity?

New research suggests high levels of a brain-protecting protein may be key

7/2/2012
No Health Risk When Jehovah's Witnesses Refuse Blood: Study

Heart-surgery survival similar between 'Witnesses' and transfused patients

6/21/2012
Cancer Survivors Call in Sick to Work More Often, Study Finds

Single parents, those with limited education or who work in health care were most likely to be absent

6/15/2012
Vitamin D Plus Calcium May Extend Life

But analysis doesn't pinpoint the reasons why

6/12/2012
Older Dads May Pass on Longevity to Kids, Study Finds

DNA evidence suggests link to slowed aging in offspring of men who delayed fatherhood

6/11/2012
Thyroid Cancer Seldom Shortens Lifespan, Study Finds

Only difference seen in patients in most advanced stages

6/11/2012
Young Cancer Survivors Often Face Long-Term Health Problems

More smoking, obesity, chronic illness, poor mental health seen in these young adults, CDC says

6/6/2012
Blood Tests Might Help Guide Breast Cancer Care

Study of about 300 women found exams helped predict survival in early stages of disease

6/5/2012
Statewide Program Improved Heart-Attack Survival: Study

North Carolina patients were transferred more quickly to hospitals that perform lifesaving procedure

6/1/2012
Competitive Sports May Boost Heart Function After Breast Cancer

Researchers report that long-term, high-level exercise made a difference

5/30/2012
'Cooling' Helps Oxygen-Deprived Newborns: Study

While not a cure, hypothermia treatment may boost long-term survival

5/25/2012
Fitness May Boost Survival for Women With Breast Cancer

Disease, chemotherapy often result in lingering damage to women's heart and lungs