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Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important MuscleApril 28, 2016

People with heart disease should prioritize weight training over weight loss, study says

The 7 Deadliest Emergency General SurgeriesApril 27, 2016

Gastrointestinal and bowel operations top the list because they're often done without planning or preparation, experts say

Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive MenApril 25, 2016

As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in StudyApril 25, 2016

Improved odds seen for patients with colon, prostate or breast tumors, but research isn't definitive

Americans' Longer Life = Poorer HealthApril 19, 2016

Life spans increased between 1970 and 2010, but disabilities also rose along the way, researchers say

Drug Seems to Extend Survival for Advanced Melanoma PatientsApril 18, 2016

One-third of study participants lived 5 years or more after starting treatment

Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your LifespanApril 11, 2016

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

Cancer Patients Who Choose to Die at Home Live Longer: StudyMarch 28, 2016

They and their families should make choice based on preference, researchers say

Moderate Drinking May Not Lengthen Life, Study SuggestsMarch 22, 2016

But other experts note that numerous studies have shown benefits of alcohol consumption

Kidney Dialysis Might Not Extend Survival of ElderlyMarch 17, 2016

Study suggests conservative care may be suitable option for some patients over 80

Hospital Volume Tied to Success of Radiation Therapy for Prostate CancerMarch 16, 2016

Study finds more experienced medical centers achieve better survival rates

Many Cancer Survivors Struggle to Make Ends MeetMarch 14, 2016

Money problems can affect their mental health, quality of life, researchers say

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to FallMarch 09, 2016

But there's been a concerning increase in liver cancer, experts say

Body Fat May Be Bigger Health Danger Than Body SizeMarch 07, 2016

Study finds fat levels a better indicator of early death than commonly used BMI measure

Male Childhood Cancer Survivors Less Likely to Have Kids, Study FindsFebruary 24, 2016

But Norwegian researchers also found no increased risk of birth defects or delivery complications

Social Groups May Lengthen Retirees' LivesFebruary 16, 2016

Interpersonal activities are similar to exercise in extending life, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People's Lives: StudyFebruary 10, 2016

But those under 35, and especially women, may not reap as much benefit

Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar NationsFebruary 09, 2016

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy

Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: StudyFebruary 04, 2016

Rejections, early deaths on the decline among black organ recipients

Majority of Americans and Canadians Expects Cancer Cure in Their LifetimeFebruary 04, 2016

And, about two-thirds don't see cancer diagnosis as inevitably fatal, Harris Poll finds

New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: StudyJanuary 27, 2016

Belatacept showed long-term benefits over older immune-suppressing drug, but costs more

Cancer's Financial Burden Tied to Poorer Survival, Study FindsJanuary 26, 2016

Economic stress may force patients to forgo vital treatments, experts say

Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study FindsJanuary 26, 2016

Smoking after diagnosis tied to 72 percent higher risk of death from the disease versus never smoking

Study Pinpoints Best Timing for Rectal Cancer SurgeryJanuary 21, 2016

Patients who had procedure 8 weeks after chemo and radiation therapy had best survival rates

Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than SurgeryJanuary 20, 2016

Small group with stage 2 tumors might benefit from new screening test, study says

Personal Care Plans Tied to Better Follow-Up in Breast Cancer SurvivorsJanuary 15, 2016

Study found improvement in number of low-income women meeting care recommendations

Lymphoma Survivors May Not Get All Recommended Follow-Up CareJanuary 15, 2016

California study finds gaps in after-care for teen and young adult Hodgkin disease survivors

Implanted Defibrillators Help Women as Much as Men: StudyJanuary 12, 2016

For heart failure patients with the devices, death risk over 3-year period was 20 percent lower

Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Research ShowsJanuary 12, 2016

Review of cholesterol-lowering drugs' use shows they cut risk of death or complications

Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney CancerJanuary 06, 2016

Nearly doubles progression-free survival to 7.4 months, but side effects reported, study shows

Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease RiskJanuary 05, 2016

Study finds many survivors have no symptoms, but still have heart problems

Moderate Drinking May Benefit Early Stage Alzheimer's PatientsDecember 11, 2015

2 to 3 alcoholic drinks daily linked to reduced risk of death over 3-year study period

Depression May Be Tied to Lower Breast Cancer SurvivalDecember 10, 2015

Doctors should be on the lookout for signs of the mood disorder, researcher says

Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy for Early Breast CancerDecember 10, 2015

Study suggests 21 percent greater odds of survival after 10 years

Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer SurvivorsDecember 07, 2015

New advisory comes from the American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology

Kidney Transplant Prospects Worse for Native Americans: StudyDecember 04, 2015

Data review finds organ availability, survival rates better for whites

Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart HealthDecember 04, 2015

Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

Survival Improves for Patients With Advanced Breast CancerDecember 02, 2015

Study finds better prognosis in women whose tumors have spread beyond the breast, nearby lymph nodes

Coffee Drinkers May Live LongerNovember 16, 2015

Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease PatientsNovember 11, 2015

Most people should try medication plus lifestyle changes first, experts say

Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac ArrestNovember 10, 2015

Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit From SurgeryNovember 10, 2015

Study showed procedure can be an option for people with early stage disease

Belly Fat Is Bad, Even at a Normal WeightNovember 10, 2015

When pounds collect around the middle, risk of premature death rises, study finds

Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: StudyNovember 09, 2015

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

Many Who Survive Cardiac Arrest Don't Suffer Brain DamageNovember 09, 2015

Research finds that 84 percent of survivors retain their mental function

Better Diets May Be Extending Americans' LivesNovember 02, 2015

Study suggests people are eating better, living longer, though there's still room for lots of improvement

Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study FindsOctober 28, 2015

Greater risk of dying or disability seen among divorced, separated, widowed

Shorter Radiation Treatment Works for Early Breast Cancers: StudyOctober 20, 2015

High-dose therapy showed same survival rates as longer course of standard radiation

Many Cancer Survivors Eat Poorly, Study FindsOctober 13, 2015

Doctors often overlook dietary advice, experts say

Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure, Hurts Men: StudyOctober 07, 2015

This isn't an excuse for females to gain extra pounds, researcher says

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