Survival News

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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

6/2/2014
Does Timing Play a Role in Survival After Hospital Admission, Surgery?

Researchers find worse results for weekend operations, admissions

6/2/2014
Pair of Pills Shows Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Preliminary findings suggest this experimental treatment might slow disease

6/2/2014
Experimental Drug May Extend Lung Cancer Survival, Study Suggests

But experts debate significance of this expensive treatment

5/30/2014
Scientists Spot Clues to Why Males Have Tougher Time in the Womb

Girls grow more slowly, placenta more protective, researchers say

5/28/2014
Older Black Trauma Patients Fare Better Than Whites in ER: Study

Researchers found older white trauma patients were 20 percent more likely to die

5/28/2014
Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking Death

Going 3 days without Plavix triples odds of heart attack within a month, researchers say

5/23/2014
Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans

Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

5/21/2014
Exercise Linked to Improved Bladder Cancer Survival

But smoking and a delayed diagnosis might boost the risk of dying from the disease, researchers warn

5/20/2014
Stillbirth Remains an 'Unacknowledged Problem'

These early deaths are rarely included in national medical records, study says

5/16/2014
Sperm, Semen Defects May Be Linked to Shorter Life Spans

Men with 2 or more defects have more than double the risk of dying early, study suggests

5/9/2014
Diabetics Fare Well After Kidney Transplants, Study Finds

Five-year survival rates now similar to transplants in people without diabetes

5/7/2014
Screening May Help Boost Liver Cancer Survival Rates

Simple tests for people with scarring of the liver spot tumors early, researchers report

5/1/2014
Home Visits May Help Heart Bypass Patients Fare Better

Pilot program found fewer hospital readmissions, lower death rate compared to standard care

4/30/2014
Dispatcher-Assisted CPR Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival in Kids: Study

When bystanders follow experts' instructions, more brain function can also be preserved, findings show

4/30/2014
High-Fiber Diet May Aid Heart Attack Survivors

Study suggests whole grains might be particularly important

4/23/2014
Guys: Don't Take Your Y Chromosome for Granted

It may contain genes important to male survival, researchers say

4/23/2014
Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman

In research into longevity, they found her white blood cells had many seemingly harmless mutations

4/17/2014
Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach

European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years

4/9/2014
Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival

Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests

4/8/2014
Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge

Traditional treatment offers small advantage for people without a specific gene mutation, study says

4/2/2014
Jury Still Out on Benefits of Vitamin D

One of two reviews suggests it may help people live longer, but finding is not definitive

4/1/2014
Fruits and Veggies May Reduce Death Risk, Study Suggests

Large 12-year review found the more daily portions you eat, the better off you are

3/28/2014
Overweight Teens Don't Share in Life-Expectancy Gains: Study

Death before 50 more likely for those who were heavy during adolescence

3/21/2014
Serious Health Issues May Await Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Siblings don't share these same risks, study finds

3/19/2014
Partial Skull Removal May Save Older Patients' Lives After Massive Stroke

But disability after surgery is often severe, study finds

3/17/2014
Colon Cancer Cases Decline for Older Americans

American Cancer Society report finds 30 percent drop between 2000-2010, tied to better screening