Case Studies/Studies

Study Reaffirms Screening Mammography’s Centrality in Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths

New research pushes back against suggestions that screening mammography may no longer be a primary factor in decreased breast cancer mortality.


Re-Evaluating Young Adult Cancer Survival in Light of the AIDS Epidemic

From 1975 to 1997, five-year relative cancer survival rates among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) dropped significantly — a fact that researchers now link to HIV- and AIDS-related cancers.


The Burden of Youth: Obesity-Related Cancers on the Rise in Young People

As the obesity crisis continues, more young people face the specter of obesity-related cancers. Incidence rates for six malignancies linked to obesity are rising more sharply in successively younger age groups, according to a recent study, and experts say that could threaten the progress made in the fight against cancer.


New Approach Extends Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Among the 35 percent of pancreatic cancer patients whose tumors have begun spreading into surrounding blood vessels and are often deemed inoperable, life-extending surgery may in fact be possible, according to a study published in Annals of Surgery.


Rate of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Hospitals Drops

Among patients in U.S. hospitals, about one in 30 has one or more healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) on a given day, according to the CDC.


Gauging Social Media Strategies in Hospital Marketing

A recent study provides insight into what makes hospitals’ social media posts successful — and what turns audiences off.


Zeroing In on Coffee’s Potential Use Against Neurodegenerative Disease

The health effects of coffee are not a novel field of research. A study in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety in 2016 determined that the benefits of moderate coffee consumption among adults clearly outweigh its risks, and numerous studies have evaluated its possible neuroprotective effects.


Probiotic Therapy Linked to Reduced Rehospitalization for Patients with Acute Mania

A recent study further explores interrelationships among inflammation, probiotics and mental health.


Injured Children Show Marked Increase in Mental Health Diagnoses

Children who are hospitalized for injuries may subsequently be more likely to be diagnosed with mental health issues, recent research suggests.


Physician Suicide Rate Surpasses That of General Population

Physicians commit suicide at more than twice the rate of the general population — 28-40 per 100,000 versus about 12 per 100,000 — according to research presented at a meeting of the American Psychiatric Association and reported in Medscape Medical News.