July 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

July 18, 2014: Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds
Deaths from AIDS-related causes, heart disease and liver disease have all dropped

July 17, 2014: With ERs, the Busier, the Better, Study Finds
Risk of death may be 10 percent lower at high-volume emergency rooms

July 16, 2014: Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?
Experts urge caution in interpreting study results

July 15, 2014: Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows
But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

July 11, 2014: Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer
Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends

July 08, 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

July 07, 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

June 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

June 16, 2014: Younger Blacks on Dialysis Fare Worse in Poor Neighborhoods: Study
Racial difference in survival far smaller in wealthier communities

June 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

June 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

June 03, 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

June 02, 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

June 02, 2014: Does Timing Play a Role in Survival After Hospital Admission, Surgery?
Researchers find worse results for weekend operations, admissions

June 02, 2014: Pair of Pills Shows Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Preliminary findings suggest this experimental treatment might slow disease

June 02, 2014: Experimental Drug May Extend Lung Cancer Survival, Study Suggests
But experts debate significance of this expensive treatment

May 30, 2014: Scientists Spot Clues to Why Males Have Tougher Time in the Womb
Girls grow more slowly, placenta more protective, researchers say

May 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

May 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

May 23, 2014: Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans
Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

May 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

May 20, 2014: Stillbirth Remains an 'Unacknowledged Problem'
These early deaths are rarely included in national medical records, study says

May 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

May 09, 2014: Diabetics Fare Well After Kidney Transplants, Study Finds
Five-year survival rates now similar to transplants in people without diabetes

May 07, 2014: Screening May Help Boost Liver Cancer Survival Rates
Simple tests for people with scarring of the liver spot tumors early, researchers report

May 01, 2014: Home Visits May Help Heart Bypass Patients Fare Better
Pilot program found fewer hospital readmissions, lower death rate compared to standard care

April 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

April 30, 2014: High-Fiber Diet May Aid Heart Attack Survivors
Study suggests whole grains might be particularly important

April 23, 2014: Guys: Don't Take Your Y Chromosome for Granted
It may contain genes important to male survival, researchers say

April 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

April 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

April 09, 2014: Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival
Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests

April 08, 2014: Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge
Traditional treatment offers small advantage for people without a specific gene mutation, study says

April 02, 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

April 01, 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

March 28, 2014: Overweight Teens Don't Share in Life-Expectancy Gains: Study
Death before 50 more likely for those who were heavy during adolescence

March 21, 2014: Serious Health Issues May Await Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Siblings don't share these same risks, study finds

March 19, 2014: Partial Skull Removal May Save Older Patients' Lives After Massive Stroke
But disability after surgery is often severe, study finds

March 17, 2014: Colon Cancer Cases Decline for Older Americans
American Cancer Society report finds 30 percent drop between 2000-2010, tied to better screening

March 13, 2014: Mexican-Americans Fare Worse After Stroke, Study Finds
Compared with whites, they had poorer physical, mental outcomes 3 months after brain attack

March 10, 2014: Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants
Study finds steady increase in survival rates, organ function, but there's still room for improvement

March 07, 2014: Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers
Large study followed patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer for 6 years

February 25, 2014: Transfusions Risky During Certain Heart Procedures, Study Finds
Angioplasty patients run the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death, researchers say

February 24, 2014: Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study
In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say

February 24, 2014: Thyroid Tumors May Be More Dangerous for Cancer Survivors: Study
Researchers still found 'excellent' survival rates for both primary, secondary disease

February 20, 2014: Head, Throat Cancer Survival May Be Longer if Tumor Caused by HPV: Study
Patients with recurrent disease seem to 'do better' if cancer is tied to the virus, researcher says

February 19, 2014: Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers
Drug improved survival by 4 months with cervical cancer, but no such benefit seen with brain tumors

February 14, 2014: Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says
Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

February 12, 2014: Lymph Node Test a Good Strategy for Melanoma: Study
Disease spread was detected and treated sooner, with better survival in patients who received 'sentinel node' biopsy