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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

Palliative Care Raises Quality of Life, But Doesn't Extend It November 22, 2016

Researchers find value for extremely ill patients and their caregivers, but add that it doesn't affect survival

Gender Gap in Life Expectancy Persists November 21, 2016

Genetics and riskier behaviors may help explain the difference, researchers say

Heart Failure Hospitalizations on the Rise in U.S. November 15, 2016

But the length of stay is getting shorter and survival rates are going up, study finds

Can a Community's 'Well-Being' Help You Live Longer? November 10, 2016

Study found people in more contented U.S. counties lived an extra two years or more

DNA Mapping May Lead to Personalized Cancer Treatment November 09, 2016

Technique helped determine lymphoma patients' prognosis, researchers report

Intense Chemo Offers Little Benefit for Early Breast Cancer: Study November 09, 2016

U.S. cancer expert still sees role for the approach in certain patients

Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better November 07, 2016

Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

Can Facebook Friend Requests Predict Longevity? October 31, 2016

Those most sought after as a connection on the social media site tended to live longer, study suggests

High Rate of Antidepressant Use After Cancer October 26, 2016

Nearly 1 in 5 survivors taking medication for depression or anxiety years later

Old Blood as Good as New for Transfusions, Study Finds October 24, 2016

Little difference seen in patient survival rates

Take Meds as Directed to Boost Survival After Heart Procedures October 24, 2016

Study finds close adherence to instructions may be especially important after angioplasty

Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital October 06, 2016

Patients treated at hospitals with better track records gained additional year of life, study finds

Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC September 16, 2016

Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

Can Exercise Offset Alcohol's Damaging Effects? September 08, 2016

Even gardening, brisk walking may reduce your risk of booze-related death, researchers say

Do Overweight People Fare Better Than Others With Kidney Cancer? September 07, 2016

Study suggests they do, giving insights into potential new treatments

Stroke Survivors Often Struggle With Depression September 07, 2016

Risk was 8 times higher for those who suffered a brain attack than for those who didn't, study found

Heart Attack Before 50 Ups Early Death Risk August 30, 2016

But healthy living can improve those odds, experts say

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