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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

Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking Death May 28, 2014

Going 3 days without Plavix triples odds of heart attack within a month, researchers say

Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans May 23, 2014

Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

Exercise Linked to Improved Bladder Cancer Survival May 21, 2014

But smoking and a delayed diagnosis might boost the risk of dying from the disease, researchers warn

Stillbirth Remains an 'Unacknowledged Problem' May 20, 2014

These early deaths are rarely included in national medical records, study says

Sperm, Semen Defects May Be Linked to Shorter Life Spans May 16, 2014

Men with 2 or more defects have more than double the risk of dying early, study suggests

Diabetics Fare Well After Kidney Transplants, Study Finds May 09, 2014

Five-year survival rates now similar to transplants in people without diabetes

Screening May Help Boost Liver Cancer Survival Rates May 07, 2014

Simple tests for people with scarring of the liver spot tumors early, researchers report

Home Visits May Help Heart Bypass Patients Fare Better May 01, 2014

Pilot program found fewer hospital readmissions, lower death rate compared to standard care

Dispatcher-Assisted CPR Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival in Kids: Study April 30, 2014

When bystanders follow experts' instructions, more brain function can also be preserved, findings show

High-Fiber Diet May Aid Heart Attack Survivors April 30, 2014

Study suggests whole grains might be particularly important

Guys: Don't Take Your Y Chromosome for Granted April 23, 2014

It may contain genes important to male survival, researchers say

Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman April 23, 2014

In research into longevity, they found her white blood cells had many seemingly harmless mutations

Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach April 17, 2014

European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years

Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival April 09, 2014

Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests

Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge April 08, 2014

Traditional treatment offers small advantage for people without a specific gene mutation, study says

Jury Still Out on Benefits of Vitamin D April 02, 2014

One of two reviews suggests it may help people live longer, but finding is not definitive

Fruits and Veggies May Reduce Death Risk, Study Suggests April 01, 2014

Large 12-year review found the more daily portions you eat, the better off you are

Overweight Teens Don't Share in Life-Expectancy Gains: Study March 28, 2014

Death before 50 more likely for those who were heavy during adolescence

Serious Health Issues May Await Survivors of Childhood Cancer March 21, 2014

Siblings don't share these same risks, study finds

Partial Skull Removal May Save Older Patients' Lives After Massive Stroke March 19, 2014

But disability after surgery is often severe, study finds

Colon Cancer Cases Decline for Older Americans March 17, 2014

American Cancer Society report finds 30 percent drop between 2000-2010, tied to better screening

Mexican-Americans Fare Worse After Stroke, Study Finds March 13, 2014

Compared with whites, they had poorer physical, mental outcomes 3 months after brain attack

Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants March 10, 2014

Study finds steady increase in survival rates, organ function, but there's still room for improvement

Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers March 07, 2014

Large study followed patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer for 6 years

Transfusions Risky During Certain Heart Procedures, Study Finds February 25, 2014

Angioplasty patients run the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death, researchers say

Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study February 24, 2014

In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say

Thyroid Tumors May Be More Dangerous for Cancer Survivors: Study February 24, 2014

Researchers still found 'excellent' survival rates for both primary, secondary disease

Head, Throat Cancer Survival May Be Longer if Tumor Caused by HPV: Study February 20, 2014

Patients with recurrent disease seem to 'do better' if cancer is tied to the virus, researcher says

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