Survival News

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5/22/2012
Studies See Advances in Detecting, Treating Pancreatic Cancer

Early research includes a vaccine and a high-tech probe to spot signs of disease

5/21/2012
Screening for Lung Cancer Might Benefit Those at Highest Risk

But it's not appropriate for most people, researchers say

5/17/2012
Many Primary Care Docs Don't Know Long-Term Effects of Chemo: Survey

Experts stress that information needs to be passed on after cancer treatment ends

5/16/2012
Palpitations May Signal Future Heart Rhythm Problem

Study found greater odds of developing atrial fibrillation

5/14/2012
'Self-Managing' COPD Might Pose Risks, Study Suggests

People getting comprehensive education had higher death risk, researchers found

5/11/2012
Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Not Nearby When Needed

Study found automated devices were usually too far away to save cardiac arrest victims

5/9/2012
Colon Cancer Gaps for Blacks, Whites Largely Due to Screening

Survival differences could be narrowed with more equal care access, computer model suggests

5/8/2012
Exercise May Boost Survival in Breast, Colon Cancer Patients

Review looked at six decades of studies on cancer, physical activity

5/4/2012
Men's Breast Cancer Often More Deadly, Study Suggests

Males typically older at diagnosis, often have larger tumors, experts find

5/3/2012
In Some Brain Bleeds, Patients Do Better at High-Volume Hospitals

Guidelines for treating 'aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage' revised

5/3/2012
New Guidelines Issued for Severe Lupus

More can be done to prevent permanent kidney damage, says American College of Rheumatology

5/3/2012
U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report

However, breast cancer survival rates were best among 13 industrialized nations

5/2/2012
Study: Gene Therapy for HIV Safe, But Effectiveness Still Unclear

Patients doing well a decade later but virus itself not eradicated

5/1/2012
Women More Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Men: Study

Analysis found female patients had a 30% survival advantage

5/1/2012
Health Care Disparities Might Affect Black Kids' Cancer Survival

Access to clinical trials and more costly treatments may improve outcomes, study suggests

5/1/2012
Study Downplays Risk of CT Scans

Death from disease is much more likely, preliminary research finds

4/24/2012
Quality Nursing May Protect Very Low Birth Weight Babies

Improved results seen in hospitals nationally recognized for nursing excellence, study finds

4/23/2012
Thyroid Condition Linked to Heart Problems: Study

Risk was especially elevated for atrial fibrillation

4/23/2012
Hispanics Seem to Have Better Odds of Lung Cancer Survival

Lower smoking rates and genetic factors may explain the findings, researchers say

4/19/2012
Exercise May Help Patients With High Blood Pressure Live Longer

Large study from Taiwan found inactive people fared worse at all blood-pressure levels

4/18/2012
Anxiety Linked to Smarts in Brain Study

Tendency to worry may have evolved along with intelligence in humans, researchers say

4/17/2012
Social Factors May Affect Lifespan More Than Race, Location

Study finds work, education have greater impact

4/17/2012
Kidney Cancer Patients Fare Better With Tumor Removal Only

Survival rates were higher than for those whose kidney was taken out, researchers say

4/17/2012
Helicopter Beats Ground Transport for Trauma Victims: Study

For seriously injured, survival odds improve with helicopter ride to hospital, research shows

4/17/2012
Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Study found it added weeks of survival for patients with glioblastoma

4/11/2012
Study Shows New Option for Kids With Tough-to-Treat Leukemia

Some cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia may not require bone marrow transplant, researchers say

4/9/2012
Cancer Care Costs Higher in U.S. Than Europe, But Survival Longer

However, a top cancer expert argues that new analysis is flawed

4/4/2012
Early Study Finds Some Promise for Lung Cancer Vaccine

Although not a cure, it appeared to prolong life in some cases of non-small cell disease

4/3/2012
You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health

Half of cancer survivors die of other conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes

4/3/2012
Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer

Researchers report immune system boost and eventual tumor shrinkage in small group of patients

4/2/2012
Immune-Based Drug Combo Might Extend Cancer Survival

Preliminary study found that IL-2 plus retinoic acid helped patients with advanced disease

3/27/2012
Community Hospitals Safe for Angioplasty: Study

Patients did just as well in qualified local facilities as those with heart surgery units

3/27/2012
Black Women, Uninsured Get Worse Ovarian Cancer Care: Study

Those who received substandard care less likely to survive 5 years after diagnosis

3/27/2012
Bypass Surgery May Be Better Than Angioplasty for Seniors

Study found those with multi-vessel heart disease showed reduced risk of dying four years later

3/21/2012
Pregnancy Safe for Women With Estrogen-Sensitive Breast Cancer

Early study finds these women were no more likely than others to have disease recur

3/20/2012
Adrenaline Therapy for Cardiac Arrest Linked to Worse Outcomes

In short-term, drug still helps restore the pulse, study found

3/17/2012
Following Heart-Healthy Behaviors May Lengthen Your Life

Study found those who stuck by all seven guidelines lived longer than those who didn't

3/14/2012
Study Finds PSA Testing Cuts Prostate Cancer Death Risk

Countering other reports, researchers found the screen reduced mortality rate by 30 percent

3/14/2012
Anti-Smoking Efforts Saved 795,000 Lives Over 25 Years: Study

Public smoking bans, higher cigarette taxes, increased risk awareness all helped

3/13/2012
Survival of Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients May Vary by Ethnicity

Hispanics with normal heart function had better outcomes than whites, research shows

3/13/2012
Endoscopy May Be Better Than Surgery for Severe Pancreatic Infection

Small, early study found lower risk of death and complications with less invasive procedure

3/13/2012
75-Year Study Finds Dramatic Rise in U.S. Lifespans

Less smoking, better meds fuel lower death risk rates across all age groups since 1935

3/12/2012
Married Heart Surgery Patients Live Longer

Single patients' odds of dying are twice as high over five years, study says

2/29/2012
New Drug May Help Fight Rare Bone Marrow Disorder

Jakafi won't cure myelofibrosis, but it improves quality of life, studies find

2/22/2012
Hospitals Ranked for Emergency Medicine Quality

Report found patients admitted through the best ERs had significantly lower death rates

2/22/2012
Studies Offer More Evidence That Colonoscopy Saves Lives

Study found 53% lower death rate in patients who had polyps removed during screening

2/22/2012
Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Study

More cancers spotted this way were found at early stages, were easier to treat

2/21/2012
Kidney Damage Greatly Raises Diabetics' Risk for Death

Control of blood sugar, catching early signs of damage may help prevent advanced kidney disease

2/20/2012
Female Cancer Survivors Report Worse Health Habits: Survey

They were more likely to smoke, less likely to exercise vigorously than other women

2/17/2012
Living to 100 May Be Tougher Than You Think

Study suggests death rate keeps rising at same pace after age 80