Survival News

Date Posted
Article Title
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