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1/19/2012
Stroke Patients With Delirium Have Worse Prognosis

Study found longer hospitalizations, greater risk of death

1/16/2012
Many Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Face Eating Problems

Poor throat function, depression and pain are common, study finds

1/16/2012
Drop in Melanoma Deaths Limited to Educated Whites: Study

Rates not declining in skin cancer patients with less schooling, researchers say

1/12/2012
DNA Damage From Chemo May Help Spur Leukemia's Return

The treatment can achieve acute myeloid leukemia remission, but better options needed, experts say

1/11/2012
Americans Living Longer, Report Finds

Better treatments, screening for many diseases may explain trend, experts say

1/9/2012
Kids Who Need Heart Surgery May Fare Better at Busier Hospitals

Higher-volume centers had lower death rate for patients with complications, study finds

12/28/2011
Avastin May Help Some With Ovarian Cancer: Studies

Survival without disease getting worse rose slightly, but benefit on overall survival remains unclear

12/23/2011
Cancer Survivors Should Take Steps to Keep Healthy During Holidays

Avoid stress and try to relax, expert urges

12/23/2011
Obesity Linked to Higher Esophageal Cancer Death Rates

Findings could lead to new treatment strategies for overweight patients, researchers say

12/20/2011
Treating High Blood Pressure May Add Years to Life

Study found those who took blood pressure meds lived a day longer for every month of treatment

12/20/2011
Jump in Resting Heart Rate Might Signal Higher Death Risk

Mortality went up for people with increases in heart rate over 10 years, study finds

12/12/2011
World's Tiniest 'Preemies' Growing Up Healthy: Report

Two premature infants with extremely low birth weights are both leading normal lives

12/9/2011
Burn-Casualty Soldiers at High Risk for Kidney Injury, Study Finds

Condition can be deadly for U.S. troops evacuated from Iraq, Afghanistan

12/8/2011
Stress Early in Pregnancy Linked to Fewer Baby Boys

Women in first trimester during major earthquake gave birth earlier and had more girls, study finds

12/8/2011
Obesity Linked to Worse Outcomes With Early Breast Cancer

But tamoxifen showed protective effect for heavy women, researchers say

12/8/2011
Avastin Boosted Survival for Type of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study

Added to chemo treatment, the drug prolonged life an average of nearly 3 months, researchers say

12/6/2011
Steroids May Boost Survival for Very Preemie Babies

New study also found reduced risk of brain injury for preterm infants

12/6/2011
Most U.S. Presidents Live Longer Than Their Peers

Stress of the White House doesn't seem to shave years from a man's life, study finds

12/6/2011
Hormone Drugs Might Not Raise Heart-Related Deaths in Prostate Patients

But those with a history of heart disease, stroke may be at higher risk, researchers caution

12/5/2011
Fitness May Lower Death Risk Even Without Weight Loss

Exercise benefit found in large study of white, middle-class men

12/2/2011
Colon Cancer Prognosis Worse for the Obese, Type 2 Diabetics

Cancer and heart-disease deaths higher, studies find

11/28/2011
Second Cancer Often Same Type as the First, Study Finds

Risk varies depending on original disease, Danish researchers report

11/28/2011
Fatty Liver Disease Doesn't Affect Survival, Study Finds

Researchers surprised that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease had no impact on health, longevity

11/22/2011
How Much Salt Is Best for the Heart?

New study shows fine balance: too much or too little raises death, hospitalization risk

11/22/2011
Surgery May Boost Survival With Dangerous Heart Condition

Heart valve replacement is better than drugs alone for some endocarditis patients, researchers say

11/21/2011
Thin People May Be at Greater Risk for Post-Surgery Death

40% higher risk in low weight than overweight patients but reasons aren't clear, researchers say

11/8/2011
New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Heart Disease

Experts outline recommendations for treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

11/2/2011
Obese Women Face Higher Complication Risk After Breast Surgery

Post-op inflammation is 20 times more likely than in non-obese women, study finds

10/28/2011
Stress Linked to Higher Mortality Risk Among Men

Even moderate but sustained stress might have deadly effects, study suggests

10/26/2011
X-Ray Screening Doesn't Prevent Lung Cancer Deaths: Study

Researchers found no reduction in mortality among those who got chest X-rays

10/19/2011
Start HIV Drug Treatment Early in Patients With TB: Studies

Just a few weeks' difference affects survival for the very sick, researchers say

10/18/2011
Parents, Doctors Often Differ on Chemo for Incurable Kids

Health professionals would usually opt for supportive care alone, study shows

10/12/2011
Certain After-Stroke Treatments May Boost Outcome

Management of fever, blood sugar and swallowing problems boosts survival, functioning, study finds

10/10/2011
After Stroke, Crossed Legs a Welcome Sign

Patients who crossed their legs within 15 days functioned better a year later, study shows

9/28/2011
Cancer Patients Should Ask Doctors to Use Simple Terms

Patients making treatment decisions need clear explanations of options, experts say

9/27/2011
Surgeon Experience Matters in Neck Artery Procedure: Study

Patient death rate within 30 days higher if doctor has less experience with carotid stenting

9/26/2011
Cardiac Rehab May Help Heart Patients Live Longer

Program that trains heart to return to normal beat rate after exercise is underutilized, experts say

9/7/2011
Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders

Cancer links are seen among the many ills that have surfaced since the Twin Towers fell

9/7/2011
For Young Breast Cancer Patients, Breast-Conserving Therapy Appears Effective

Two studies find similar survival for women under 40 with a lumpectomy or a mastectomy

9/1/2011
Greater Exercise Intensity May Add Years to Life

How hard you work out seems to trump how long you work out for boosting longevity, study says

8/15/2011
New Strategy Trains All Soldiers in Trauma Care

The goal: Saving more lives on the battlefield

8/9/2011
Survivors of Brain Hemorrhage May Experience PTSD

One-third who survive bleeding in brain event may benefit from treatment for traumatic stress

8/2/2011
Post-Heart Attack Exercise May Depend on Where You Live

Poor areas often lack places for survivors to be active, study finds

7/28/2011
Predicting Who Will -- and Won't -- Survive a Heart Attack

Victims who are black, very obese or have high blood pressure at higher risk of death, study finds

7/25/2011
Blue-Collar Employees With Arthritis Working Past 65: Study

Painful joint condition presents challenges for aging workforce, researchers say

7/18/2011
Drugs Can Bring HIV-Infected Africans Normal Life Spans

Ugandan study finds adherence to the regimens raises life expectancy to that of uninfected citizens

7/12/2011
More U.S. Men Die From Cancer Than Women: Study

But disparity mirrors differences in incidence, not ability to fight disease, researchers say

7/5/2011
Experimental Drug Bests Chemo in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Study

Better response, progression-free survival time seen with Tarceva in trial patients

6/30/2011
Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes

To improve survival, doctors should monitor co-occurring conditions, researchers say

6/23/2011
Early Talk Therapy May Help Stroke Patients Bounce Back

Less depression, longer life seen in those who had talk therapy soon after stroke, researchers find