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'Statins' linked to improved survival in kidney transplant recipients
For patients receiving kidney transplants, treatment with cholesterol-lowering "statin" drugs may lead to longer survival, reports a study in the November 2008 Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). View News Article (2008-07-24)

Success comes at a cost, even for phages
As many a mother may tell you, expending the energy necessary to raise a clutch of kids can shave years off one's life. Trade-offs between reproductive success and survival have been demonstrated for a wide variety of organisms, in keeping with life history theory. View News Article (2006-06-13)

Opioid use to relieve pain and suffering at end of life is safe in hospital-at-home setting
Patients who choose to spend their last days at home with specialized care and monitoring can safely be given opioids to control pain and other symptoms without reducing survival time, according to a study published in Journal of Palliative Medicine (JPM). View News Article (2010-09-10)

Lengthier treatment for very preterm babies has not improved survival rates
Despite lengthier active resuscitation of very preterm babies over the past 15 years, their survival rates have not improved, indicates research published ahead of print in the Fetal & Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. View News Article (2010-04-22)

Lung cancer survival rates may be linked to access to care
New research suggests that the lower survival rates of blacks with lung cancer may be explained by access to care. View News Article (2006-02-06)

Depression increases cancer patients' risk of dying
Depression can affect a cancer patient's likelihood of survival. That is the finding of an analysis published in the November 15, 2009 issue of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. View News Article (2009-09-14)

Older men with early prostate cancer survived longer with treatment vs. observation
A new study shows older men with early stage prostate cancer survive longer if they are treated versus not being treated in favor of the "watchful waiting" approach advocated by many physicians for older men with other health problems. View News Article (2006-02-27)

Adding bavituximab to second-line chemotherapy doubles response rate in late-stage lung cancer patients
Adding the monoclonal antibody bavituximab to docetaxel chemotherapy doubles overall response rate and improves progression-free survival and overall survival in late-stage non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer (NS-NSCLC) patients who have already received one prior chemotherapy regimen. View News Article (2012-09-07)

How to increase the survival rate of motor neurons after spinal root avulsion
A previous study showed that, 1 week after avulsion of the spinal nerve root, small motor neurons (< 500 &#956;m2) negative for 27 kDa heat shock protein (HSP27) immunoreactivity died and only large (> 500 &#956;m2) HSP27-positive motor neurons survived in the spinal cord ventral horn. View News Article (2014-05-12)

Surgery found effective for patients with aggressive prostate cancer
In one of the first studies to focus exclusively on the outcomes after treatment for patients with high-risk prostate cancer, researchers have found that surgery provides high survival rates. View News Article (2010-09-28)

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