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Breast cancer recurrence score has different implications for men
A new study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) researchers published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, indicates that a lower threshold is needed for male patients to predict mortality using the genetic assay, Oncotype DX®, a commercial diagnostic test. (2019-11-20)
Anal cancer rates and mortality have risen dramatically among Americans
Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-11-19)
Study raises new warnings about frail surgery patients
A Veterans Affairs study has shown that frail surgery patients may be at higher risk than previously thought, leading the researchers to conclude that 'there are no 'low-risk' procedures among frail patients.' (2019-11-13)
Study finds no such thing as a low-risk surgery for frail patients
Even a minor surgery such as a laparoscopic gallbladder removal can prove to be a high-risk and even fatal procedure for frail patients, according to new research published in JAMA Surgery. (2019-11-13)
Universal guideline for treating mucormycosis developed
'One World -- One Guideline': Researchers at the University of Cologne and Cologne University Hospital have launched an initiative to significantly reduce the mortality rate of the rare fungal disease mucormycosis, which afflicts 7,000 people worldwide every year. (2019-11-12)
SLE Medicaid patients have higher 30-day death rate compared to those with diabetes
New research found that the 30-day death rate for Medicaid patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who underwent coronary revascularization procedures for cardiovascular disease was double that of patients with diabetes mellitus who underwent the same procedures. (2019-11-09)
Researchers report new insights into Parkinson's disease-related mortality
By following a group of newly diagnosed patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) for a decade or more, researchers have been able to identify several factors never before reported that appear to be associated with higher mortality rates in PD patients compared to the general population. (2019-11-08)
Nutrient supplements significantly reduce child deaths
A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds that child mortality significantly drops when children receive nutritional supplements rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. (2019-11-07)
Admitting patterns of junior doctors may be behind 'weekend effect' in hospitals, study suggests
A study links the 'weekend effect' of increased hospital mortality to junior doctors admitting a lower proportion of healthy patients at the weekend compared to weekdays. (2019-11-06)
Study finds association between physical activity, lower risk of fracture
Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women. (2019-11-06)
Wearable activity trackers a reliable tool for predicting death risk in older adults
A federally funded study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers shows that wearable accelerometers -- mechanical sensors worn like a watch, belt or bracelet to track movement -- are a more reliable measure of physical activity and better than patient surveys and other methods used by physicians at assessing five-year risk of death in older adults. (2019-10-29)
Living through Katrina associated with higher death rate among breast cancer patients
Breast cancer patients who endured Hurricane Katrina in 2005 have a 15% higher mortality rate than those patients not exposed to the storm, according to a University of Michigan researcher. (2019-10-29)
Mentally ill die many years earlier than others
New research from Aarhus BSS confirms that people with mental disorders have an increased risk of premature mortality. (2019-10-25)
Men with breast cancer face high mortality rates: Study
Men with breast cancer are more likely to die than their female counterparts, across all stages of disease, with the disparity persisting even when clinical characteristics, such as cancer types, treatment and access to care are considered, according to a study by Vanderbilt researchers published in JAMA Oncology. (2019-10-22)
High-risk patients benefit from undergoing surgery at teaching hospitals
Patients with a high risk of dying after surgery, including those with multiple chronic diseases, benefit from undergoing general or vascular procedures at a major teaching hospital as opposed to a non-teaching hospital, according to a study from researchers at Penn Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). (2019-10-17)
Highest mortality risks for poor and unemployed
Large dataset shows that income, work status and education have a clear influence on mortality in Germany. (2019-10-15)
RUDN University veterinarians developed a way to protect carp from the harmful effects of ammonia
Veterinarians from RUDN University have developed a way to increase the resistance of carp, the most common fish in fish farms, to the harmful effects of ammonia, which is found in almost all water bodies. (2019-10-15)
Public reporting on aortic valve surgeries has decreased access, study finds
Public reporting on aortic valve replacement outcomes has resulted in fewer valve surgeries for people with endocarditis, a new study has found. (2019-10-11)
In Russia, declines in alcohol consumption and mortality have gone hand in hand
Since the early 2000s, Russia has seen significant declines in overall alcohol consumption, and a new review shows that there has been a parallel, steep decline in the country's mortality rates as well. (2019-10-03)
Heart failure and the obesity paradox
While obesity significantly increases your chances of developing heart failure, for those with established heart failure it may confer a survival benefit compared with normal weight or underweight individuals. (2019-10-03)
An 'unprecedented' rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty
New study, published in BMJ Open, links a rise in infant mortality in England to poverty. (2019-10-03)
Fragmented physical activity linked to greater mortality risk
Although reduced physical activity during the day is widely seen as a harbinger of mortality in older people, fragmentation of physical activity--spreading daily activity across more episodes of brief activity--may be an earlier indicator of mortality risk than total amount of daily activity, according to a new study from scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-10-02)
Cancer data provide insights into occurrence, overdiagnosis, and treatment advances
Investigators analyzed 40 years of cancer burden data and examined patterns of incidence and mortality for various cancers, finding examples for which incidence and mortality moved in concert and examples where discordance in incidence and mortality indicate that overdiagnosis may be at play. (2019-10-02)
Racial/ethnic mortality disparities widen among many age groups
Years of progress towards reducing disparities in racial/ethnic group mortality rates in the United States came to a halt between 2009 and 2012, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. (2019-09-24)
The long-term effects of disasters on seniors with diabetes: evidence from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Older individuals with diabetes impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita had a 40% higher one-month mortality rate than those who lived in unaffected counties and a 6% increase ten years later. (2019-09-23)
SCAI stages of cardiogenic shock stratify mortality risk
A new shock classification scheme released by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and endorsed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons was recently applied in a retrospective study analyzing patients in the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) at the Mayo Clinic. (2019-09-20)
Age-related decline in immune function takes sheep to the grave earlier
For the sheep of St. Kilda, growing old brings with it a late-life decline in immune resistance against pervasive parasitic worms, which greatly reduces the animal's chances of surviving overwinter, regardless of overall physiological condition. (2019-09-19)
New study reveals a strong link between vitamin D deficiency and increased mortality, especially diabetes-related deaths
New research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-19)
UK study shows increasing proportion of younger adults with type 2 diabetes, with younger cases having a worse metabolic profile
New research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-17)
Deprivation associated with increased risk of death following hospital admission with type 2 diabetes
New research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-17)
Deaths halved among infarct patients attending Heart School
Patients who attend 'Heart School', as almost every patient in Sweden is invited to do after a first heart attack, live longer than non-participating patients. (2019-09-16)
Over one-fifth of injured US adult cyclists were not wearing a helmet -- new study
Men and ethnic minorities are less likely to wear cycle helmets and more likely to suffer from head and neck injuries in accidents, according to new research published in Brain Injury. (2019-09-13)
The danger of heat and cold across Australia
Cold temperatures are not nearly as deadly as heat, with around 2% of all deaths in Australia related to heat, according to new research from the University of Technology Sydney. (2019-09-10)
Bones of Roman Britons provide new clues to dietary deprivation
Researchers at the University of Bradford have shown a link between the diet of Roman Britons and their mortality rates for the first time, overturning a previously-held belief about the quality of the Roman diet. (2019-09-10)
Scottish study shows that autoantibody test followed by CT imaging may reduce lung cancer mortality
A combination of the EarlyCDT-Lung Test followed by CT imaging in Scottish patients at risk for lung cancer resulted in a significant decrease in late stage diagnosis of lung cancer and may decrease lung cancer specific mortality, according to research presented at IASLC 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). (2019-09-09)
The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Mortality rates in Ebola survivors after hospital discharge could be five times higher compared with the general population
In the first year after hospital discharge, mortality in Ebola survivors was five times higher than would be expected in general Guinean population (55 deaths versus 11 deaths), according to an observational study of 1,130 people published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. (2019-09-04)
Heart attack care in Sweden superior to UK
People suffering from heart attacks in Sweden were less likely to die from them in the short and long-term than those in England and Wales, according to a new study. (2019-09-02)
How bees live with bacteria
More than 90 percent of all bee species are not organized in colonies, but fight their way through life alone. (2019-08-27)
Australian men on top when it comes to life expectancy
Australian men are now living longer than any other group of males in the world, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU). (2019-08-21)
Study finds air pollution linked to risk of premature death
A new international study has found that air pollution is linked to increased cardiovascular and respiratory death rates. (2019-08-21)
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