Survival News

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3/19/2015
HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants

But study also found that survival rates were lower if organ recipient also had hepatitis C

3/19/2015
New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

In study, brentuximab extended time patients survived without further progression of the blood cancer

3/16/2015
Better Treatments Helping People With Enlarged Hearts Live Longer: Study

People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are benefiting from defibrillators, other advances

3/12/2015
Tetanus Shot Helped Boost Brain Cancer Survival, Small Study Finds

One patient with glioblastoma still alive nine years later

2/25/2015
Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

2/19/2015
More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

2/11/2015
Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests

Thickness of optic nerve's sheath seemed tied to odds for patient death during the study period

2/2/2015
When It Comes to Jogging, Easy Does It, Study Suggests

Just an hour or two a week confers life-extension benefits, researcher contends

1/28/2015
More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate

But shortage of donors keeps doctors from helping more patients, researchers say

1/23/2015
Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study

Men were particularly vulnerable in 12-year follow-up

1/15/2015
Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds

Asians, Hispanics most likely to survive the autoimmune disease

1/13/2015
Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows

New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior

1/12/2015
Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds

But experts aren't suggesting patients strive for higher-than-normal levels

1/12/2015
Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems

Survey finds financial health often suffers, too

1/6/2015
Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study

But, second study suggests that intensive blood sugar management can make a difference

12/23/2014
Greater Cooling of Oxygen-Deprived Infants Fails to Improve Survival

Study was halted early because of disappointing results

12/22/2014
Excess Weight May Help Heart Failure Patients, Study Contends

'Paradoxical' finding suggests fat is protective, but doctors add it's no excuse gain weight

12/16/2014
Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems

Programs have been set up to help provide support and new possessions

12/12/2014
Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

12/5/2014
Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

11/24/2014
More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study

Good CPR, getting to hospital fast resulted in better outcomes than using sophisticated methods

11/19/2014
Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study

Better blood sugar management helped, but risk during 14-year period was still doubled

11/17/2014
Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest?

French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

11/17/2014
CPR Phone Guidance Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival, Study Says

Researchers find 911 dispatchers can talk bystanders through the process -- and save lives

11/7/2014
A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours

Study found older people who felt life had meaning had better survival

11/6/2014
'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests

As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

10/30/2014
Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant

Doctors should monitor such patients closely after surgery, researcher suggests

10/15/2014
Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment

They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds

10/7/2014
Health Risks After Stroke May Linger for at Least 5 Years: Study

Canadian study suggests patients may need to be more closely monitored over the long term

10/1/2014
Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5

New global estimates suggest 2 million die each year from these conditions

9/30/2014
Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

9/29/2014
Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

9/16/2014
Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

9/2/2014
Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds

But many more women in U.S. are choosing the radical procedure

8/4/2014
Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer

Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs was linked to a 29 percent reduction in risk of cancer death in study

7/30/2014
Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds

7/22/2014
Blood Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig's Disease

Study findings may also help researchers test new ALS drugs, researchers suggest

7/18/2014
Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds

Deaths from AIDS-related causes, heart disease and liver disease have all dropped

7/17/2014
With ERs, the Busier, the Better, Study Finds

Risk of death may be 10 percent lower at high-volume emergency rooms

7/16/2014
Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?

Experts urge caution in interpreting study results

7/15/2014
Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

7/11/2014
Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer

Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends

7/8/2014
Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study

As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say

7/7/2014
Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies

Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

6/24/2014
Diets High in Dairy Might Boost Colon Cancer Survival, a Bit

But, at least one expert strongly disagrees, and instead recommends that cancer patients avoid dairy

6/16/2014
Younger Blacks on Dialysis Fare Worse in Poor Neighborhoods: Study

Racial difference in survival far smaller in wealthier communities

6/12/2014
Cancer Survivors Face Mounting Costs of Continuing Medical Care: Study

Their annual expenses were almost twice that of people who never had cancer, researchers report

6/12/2014
Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized: Study

Findings show that ongoing health problems follow them long after they've beaten their disease

6/3/2014
First-Time Colon Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial for Elderly

Healthy seniors might gain an extra month or more of life by getting checked, study suggests

6/2/2014
Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women

Reasons aren't clear, but study found male survivors were healthier to start with