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

February 11, 2014: Gene Exam Might Predict Breast Cancer Progression
Behavior of 55 genes linked to likelihood of disease spreading, study suggests

February 07, 2014: Survival Rates Similar After Accidents, Acts of Violence: Study
Cause of traumatic injuries not necessarily related to likelihood of survival, surgeon says

February 07, 2014: Feeling in Control? You Might Live Longer
For people with less education, study suggests attitude makes a difference in lifespan

February 07, 2014: Obesity May Raise Death Risk From Tongue Cancer
Small study compared outcomes in patients three years after surgery for early disease

January 31, 2014: Possible Gap Seen in Adult Care for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Survey found many primary care doctors 'somewhat uncomfortable' about treating these patients

January 31, 2014: Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News
While treatment advances mean more children are surviving, long-term problems persist into adulthood

January 28, 2014: Kids Who Undergo Heart Transplant Living Longer: Study
Many are surviving 15 years and beyond, researchers find

January 23, 2014: Radiation Before Surgery May Improve Survival From Rare Lung Cancer
Small study of mesothelioma patients also found smoother recovery with this treatment method

January 22, 2014: Older Patients May Fare Better in Trauma Centers That Treat More of Their Peers
Study also found they do worse in hospitals with higher volumes of young patients

January 14, 2014: Experimental Vaccines May Extend Life With Pancreatic Cancer
Treatment is less toxic than chemotherapy, researchers find

January 14, 2014: Post-Surgical Tests Might Help Spot Colon Cancer's Return
Study patients who had CEA blood test or CT scan were more likely to undergo follow-up surgery for disease

January 09, 2014: New Drug Combo Might Help Older, Sicker Patients With Leukemia
Study found adding new drug obinutuzumab extended remission in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

January 08, 2014: When It Comes to Heart Transplants, Size May Matter Most
Study suggests that too-small hearts might reduce survival rates

January 07, 2014: Half-Century of Smoking Prevention Extended 8 Million Lives: Study
But almost one-fifth of Americans still light up

January 07, 2014: U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report
Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

January 06, 2014: Americans Living Longer Than Ever: CDC
A child born in 2009 is expected to reach 78.5 years, but one expert says longer life may not mean better life

January 04, 2014: No Harm Done From 'Scoop and Run' Police Transport Policy: Study
Survival of gunshot, stabbing victims similar whether they're moved by police or EMS

January 02, 2014: Many Women Still Have Pain One Year After Breast Cancer Surgery
Methods needed to identify those who would benefit from preventive treatments, researchers say

December 26, 2013: Surgery With Follow-Up Radiation Best for Tongue Cancer: Study
Patients who started with chemotherapy had worse response, researchers say

December 16, 2013: U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report
But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

December 12, 2013: Exercise Might Ease Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs
Side effects, such as stiffness and pain, are common reasons patients stop taking medications

December 09, 2013: Bigger Breasts, Lack of Exercise Tied to Breast Cancer Mortality
But getting more exercise appeared to offer a level of protection, 11-year study found

December 09, 2013: Kids' Liver Transplant Success Varies by Race, Research Shows
Whites much more likely to survive than blacks, study finds

December 04, 2013: New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer
Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study

November 22, 2013: CPR Devices No More Effective Than Hands-On Method: Study
Researchers compared survival rates after resuscitation for cardiac arrest

November 19, 2013: CPR Training Rates Lower in Poor, Rural U.S. Communities
Less bystander resuscitation training also seen in the South, Midwest and West

November 19, 2013: Heart Valve Replacement May Be Getting Safer for Seniors
Study of aortic valve procedure finds death rates, hospital readmissions have dropped

November 18, 2013: Transfusions During Hospital Transport May Help Trauma Patients Survive
Study compared short-term survival in severely injured patients

November 18, 2013: Fitness Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk in Heart Disease Patients
Early study also found survival odds rose with exercise capacity