Survival News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/20/2011
Faster Transition From CPR to Defibrillator May Save Lives

A CPR pause of 20 seconds or more before electric shock to heart cuts chance of survival, study finds

6/15/2011
Cancer Survivors Face High Health Costs Over Long Term: Report

Total expenses, including prescriptions, average more than $9,000 a year, U.S. study finds

6/15/2011
Rushed Discharge After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks

Complications, deaths far more likely in patients sent home on same day as gastric bypass, study finds

6/14/2011
Life Often Shorter for the Homeless: Study

Substance abuse, psychiatric disorders raise risk of early death

6/8/2011
Bankruptcy Risk Nearly Doubles in Year After Cancer Diagnosis

Younger patients, those with lung, thyroid cancer, leukemia/lymphoma affected most, study shows

6/6/2011
Exercise Helps Men Battling Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Low fitness level linked to higher risk of death among males with both conditions, study finds

5/23/2011
Genes Tied to Severity of Cystic Fibrosis Identified

Researchers hope to find way to extend life expectancy for people with this inherited disease

5/19/2011
Punches Land Harder When Delivered From Above: Study

Findings may help explain why early humans developed the ability to stand -- and fight -- upright

5/18/2011
Early Adversity May Shorten Child's Life

Study of Romanian orphans suggests neglect can alter chromosomes, speed aging

5/17/2011
Surgery Viable for Advanced Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

After removal of their prostate gland, 80% of patients survived 20 years

5/13/2011
Eat Less, Live Longer?

People who significantly reduce their caloric intake may prolong their lives, study finds

5/11/2011
Chemo Combo May Help Stave Off Pancreatic Cancer Death

Four-drug regimen doubled survival time, but carried higher toxicity than standard regimen