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Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer November 16, 2015

Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease Patients November 11, 2015

Most people should try medication plus lifestyle changes first, experts say

Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest November 10, 2015

Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit From Surgery November 10, 2015

Study showed procedure can be an option for people with early stage disease

Belly Fat Is Bad, Even at a Normal Weight November 10, 2015

When pounds collect around the middle, risk of premature death rises, study finds

Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study November 09, 2015

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

Many Who Survive Cardiac Arrest Don't Suffer Brain Damage November 09, 2015

Research finds that 84 percent of survivors retain their mental function

Better Diets May Be Extending Americans' Lives November 02, 2015

Study suggests people are eating better, living longer, though there's still room for lots of improvement

Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds October 28, 2015

Greater risk of dying or disability seen among divorced, separated, widowed

Shorter Radiation Treatment Works for Early Breast Cancers: Study October 20, 2015

High-dose therapy showed same survival rates as longer course of standard radiation

Many Cancer Survivors Eat Poorly, Study Finds October 13, 2015

Doctors often overlook dietary advice, experts say

Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure, Hurts Men: Study October 07, 2015

This isn't an excuse for females to gain extra pounds, researcher says

Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study October 07, 2015

Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

New Drug May Give Small Survival Boost to Some With Advanced Lung Cancer September 28, 2015

Nivolumab is most effective in tumors with a particular gene mutation, researchers report

Study: Lowering Beta-Blocker Dose May Boost Survival After Heart Attack September 21, 2015

Dosage should be tailored to the needs of individual patients, researchers say

Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to Genes September 21, 2015

Mutations associated with aggressive tumors are more prevalent among black women, study shows

Social Factors Affect Leukemia Survival September 14, 2015

Uninsured, unmarried, or those with a low income are more likely to die early, study says

Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Blood Cancer September 02, 2015

Treatment prolongs life for people with hard-to-treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival August 24, 2015

But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life August 05, 2015

Regularly eating chili peppers, other hot foods linked to lower risk of death during study period

Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: Study August 03, 2015

Therapy involves dosing chemo directly into the abdomen, researchers explain

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors July 28, 2015

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows July 21, 2015

Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival

Activity in Genes, Immune Cells Tied to Cancer Survival in Study July 20, 2015

Some patterns linked to better outcomes, while others were associated with poorer odds

Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live Longer July 16, 2015

Giving up cigarettes led to nearly a year of extra survival, study shows

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span July 07, 2015

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients July 07, 2015

Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy

Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says July 06, 2015

Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds July 02, 2015

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living Longer July 01, 2015

Chemo improvements have likely played a role, researchers say

'Friends and Family' OD-Reversal Kits Are Saving Addicts' Lives June 18, 2015

Narcan kits have prevented almost 27,000 deaths in two decades, researchers say

Using Same Hospital for Complications After Surgery Lowers Death Risk: Study June 18, 2015

Patients also did slightly better when original team of doctors treated them on readmission

Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients June 12, 2015

But whether lack of sleep -- or the causes of sleeplessness -- to blame is unclear, experts say

Early CPR Spurred by Smartphone Alerts Saves Lives June 10, 2015

Phone apps get trained volunteers to cardiac-arrest victims before ambulance, researchers say

Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year June 08, 2015

For now, researchers see this as a tool for hospital comparisons, not patient care

Surgery May Boost Survival in Certain Advanced Lung Cancers June 04, 2015

Study finds patients with stage 3b tumors lived nearly 10 months longer, on average

Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some June 04, 2015

Many cancer patients mistakenly believe removing both breasts will extend survival, researchers say

Improved Therapies Have Extended Life Spans of Childhood Cancer Survivors June 01, 2015

Fewer die of 'late effects' from radiation, chemotherapy, study finds

Vitamin D Levels Tied to Survival in Seriously Ill Cats May 21, 2015

Finding may eventually lead to test that helps determine a pet's prognosis

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer May 20, 2015

Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators May 15, 2015

People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find

Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends May 15, 2015

Study links activity in older men to longer lives

Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer May 14, 2015

Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year

Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients May 13, 2015

Study found five-year death risk was 50 percent lower in combo-treatment group

Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian Cancer May 07, 2015

Women diagnosed today 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s, researchers say

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival May 07, 2015

Strongest factors included eating more fruits and veggies, maintaining normal weight before diagnosis

Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters April 30, 2015

Study finds survival difference of about one year between high- and low-performing hospitals

Drugs Show Promise for Some Advanced Lung Cancers April 29, 2015

Two experimental medications target mutation that fuels treatment resistance

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks April 27, 2015

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery April 20, 2015

Study also finds education level, hospital linked to odds of death in month after operation