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Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best? August 17, 2017

Study compares 'on-' and 'off-pump' procedures

Treatment Costs Can Be Another Blow to Cancer Patients July 27, 2017

Obamacare has improved access to therapies, but finances are still a big concern, researchers say

Daily Jolt of Java May Bring Longer Life July 10, 2017

Two large studies boost potential benefits of coffee, and one looked at consumption in all races

For Holocaust Survivors, Raised Risk of Cancer July 10, 2017

Study followed more than 150,000 people for 45 years

Cardiac Arrest? Someday, Drones May Come to Your Rescue June 13, 2017

Like something from a science fiction movie, the machines can fly in carrying life-saving equipment

Childhood Cancer Survivors Now Living Healthier Lives June 02, 2017

Could be due to changes made years ago in treatments children receive, researchers say

At Major Teaching Hospitals, Lower Death Rates May 23, 2017

Researchers assess 30-day survival for older patients

Chemo Drug May Buy Time for Those With Bile Duct Cancer May 18, 2017

For patients with the rare disease, survival benefit was seen in those given Xeloda, researchers say

Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care May 17, 2017

Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger

Study Looks at Parkinson's Effect on Life Span May 15, 2017

2-year difference seen between people with degenerative brain diseases and their healthy peers

Life Expectancy With HIV Nears Normal With Treatment May 11, 2017

Still small, but persistent gaps for some groups with HIV, global health expert says

Heart Failure Patients Do Better When Sticking With Same Hospital May 10, 2017

Continuity of care may be more important than speedy treatment, researchers say

Not All Hospitals Equal When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer Care May 08, 2017

Academic medical centers that perform more tumor surgeries had better patient outcomes, study found

Cervical Cancer May Leave Lasting Imprint on Survivors May 05, 2017

Some symptoms, such as fatigue and insomnia, are still a problem long after treatment

Bystander CPR Not Only Saves Lives, It Lessens Disability: Study May 04, 2017

Good Samaritans can help prevent brain damage, nursing home care for cardiac arrest victims

Life Expectancy Goes Up for Black Americans May 02, 2017

But CDC report also found they're still more likely to die at an earlier age than whites

Heart Failure, Job Loss May Be Deadly Combo May 02, 2017

In study, heart failure patients had higher death risk if unemployed, but cause-and-effect unclear

Women Fare Poorly With Aortic Aneurysm: Study April 26, 2017

British study says their treatment, compared to men, needs drastic improvement

The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable April 24, 2017

Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say

Vaccine Targeting Brain Tumors Seems Safe in Study April 14, 2017

Combo therapy may also extend survival of glioblastoma patients, but more research needed

Do Marathons' Road Closures Lead to More Local Deaths? April 12, 2017

Elderly with heart problems fare worse on race days, perhaps due to delays in care, researchers say

Drug Offers Some Hope for a Deadly Lung Cancer April 04, 2017

Immunotherapy may triple 5-year survival rate for certain patients with advanced disease, study finds

Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated April 03, 2017

Researchers estimate about two-thirds of pediatric deaths could be prevented by flu shot

When Heart Stops Beating, Survival Better at Specialized Heart Centers March 29, 2017

With cardiac arrest, they're more likely to perform procedures to clear blood vessels, study finds

Just 17 U.S. States Require Defibrillators in Some Schools March 27, 2017

Easy-to-use portable devices can prevent deaths from sudden cardiac arrest, researchers say

Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse March 22, 2017

Rates of PTSD and depression are higher, but so too are liver problems and back pain, study finds

Social Struggles Linger for Many Young Cancer Survivors March 20, 2017

Challenges persist up to 2 years after diagnosis, study finds

Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes March 16, 2017

Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S. March 14, 2017

Canadians with the lung disease live about 10 years longer on average, study finds

Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50 March 01, 2017

Report suggests higher screening rates explain the positive trend

Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer February 28, 2017

Decline parallels reduced use of radiation, at lower doses, researchers say

U.S. Life Expectancy May Rise to Over 80 by 2030 February 22, 2017

But other developed countries expected to have even bigger longevity gains, study says

Many Younger Cancer Survivors Can't Afford Their Meds February 21, 2017

Skipping doses or drugs altogether can be dangerous, U.S. researchers warn

More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving February 15, 2017

Babies born at 22 and 24 weeks still face tough odds, but neonatal care improvements have been key, doctors say

Cancer Survivors Gain From Web-Based Health Care February 10, 2017

But some patients reported missing face-to-face contact, study found

Most Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Enjoy Good Sexual Health February 06, 2017

Study finds especially toxic treatments were tied to later issues, but most rated sex lives as positive

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Get Life-Extending Therapy February 02, 2017

Study estimates nearly 15,000 lives saved over decade if all who needed hormone treatment got it

Poverty Takes 2 Years Off Your Life: Study February 01, 2017

Lack of money can be as damaging to health as inactivity, researchers find

Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer January 27, 2017

A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study finds

Is Chemo Overused in Younger Colon Cancer Patients? January 25, 2017

Study found the treatment often wasn't beneficial, but cancer expert says more research is needed

Exercise Rates Often Decline After Cancer Diagnosis January 23, 2017

But researchers say physical activity can improve recovery and survival chances

Ebola Blood Test May Help Predict Survival Chances January 20, 2017

Findings might lead to more effective patient care, researchers suggest

Could Grilled, Smoked Meats Lower Survival After Breast Cancer? January 18, 2017

Study can't prove cause and effect, but raises questions about beef, pork, lamb cooked at high temps

Delaying Chemo After Lung Cancer Surgery? Better Late Than Never January 06, 2017

Patient recovery may mean longer time to the treatment, but study suggests it can still have benefit

Lung-Sparing Surgery May Boost Mesothelioma Survival December 23, 2016

Treatment nearly doubled survival or more, study finds

Female Doctors May Have an Edge: Study December 19, 2016

Older hospital patients treated by a woman were slightly less likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days

Beating Breast Cancer But Still Paying a Price December 15, 2016

Small study suggests few long-term survivors receive adequate symptom relief

Immune-Focused Drug Shows Promise Against Lung Cancer December 13, 2016

Tecentriq extended survival by several months for patients with advanced disease, study found

Therapeutic Vaccine Shows 'Game-Changing' Promise Against a Leukemia December 07, 2016

Made by combining immune cells, cancer cells, it's kept some study patients in remission for nearly 5 years

After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack December 01, 2016

Cardiologists, oncologists must work together, researcher says

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