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Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows March 27, 2015

Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend

HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants March 19, 2015

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

New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay March 19, 2015

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

Better Treatments Helping People With Enlarged Hearts Live Longer: Study March 16, 2015

People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are benefiting from defibrillators, other advances

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

One patient with glioblastoma still alive nine years later

Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients February 25, 2015

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago February 19, 2015

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

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

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

When It Comes to Jogging, Easy Does It, Study Suggests February 02, 2015

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

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

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

Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study January 23, 2015

Men were particularly vulnerable in 12-year follow-up

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

Asians, Hispanics most likely to survive the autoimmune disease

Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows January 13, 2015

New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior

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

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

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

Survey finds financial health often suffers, too

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study January 06, 2015

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

Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems December 16, 2014

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

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

Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study December 05, 2014

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

More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study November 24, 2014

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

Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study November 19, 2014

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

Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest? November 17, 2014

French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

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

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

A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours November 07, 2014

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

'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests November 06, 2014

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

Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant October 30, 2014

Doctors should monitor such patients closely after surgery, researcher suggests

Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment October 15, 2014

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

Health Risks After Stroke May Linger for at Least 5 Years: Study October 07, 2014

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

Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5 October 01, 2014

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

Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery September 30, 2014

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

Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer September 29, 2014

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

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

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds September 02, 2014

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

Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer August 04, 2014

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

Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease July 30, 2014

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

Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows July 15, 2014

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

Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer July 11, 2014

Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends

Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study July 08, 2014

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

Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies July 07, 2014

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

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

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

Younger Blacks on Dialysis Fare Worse in Poor Neighborhoods: Study June 16, 2014

Racial difference in survival far smaller in wealthier communities

Cancer Survivors Face Mounting Costs of Continuing Medical Care: Study June 12, 2014

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

Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized: Study June 12, 2014

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

First-Time Colon Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial for Elderly June 03, 2014

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

Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women June 02, 2014

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

Does Timing Play a Role in Survival After Hospital Admission, Surgery? June 02, 2014

Researchers find worse results for weekend operations, admissions

Pair of Pills Shows Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer June 02, 2014

Preliminary findings suggest this experimental treatment might slow disease

Experimental Drug May Extend Lung Cancer Survival, Study Suggests June 02, 2014

But experts debate significance of this expensive treatment

Scientists Spot Clues to Why Males Have Tougher Time in the Womb May 30, 2014

Girls grow more slowly, placenta more protective, researchers say

Older Black Trauma Patients Fare Better Than Whites in ER: Study May 28, 2014

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

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