A recent study by investigators from Hong Kong showed that poor sleep quality and longer sleep onset latency are associated with an increased risk of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) recurrence. Depression is also shown to be associated with subsequent incidence of PUD.
Use of oral contraceptives (OC) confers some protection against bone loss in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN), a study has found. Areal bone mineral density preservation improves with longer durations of OC use and shorter delays between disease onset and OC initiation, and appears to be most pronounced in patients more severe forms of AN.
Among individuals with first episode psychosis (FEP), stress, boredom and cravings are important barriers to smoking cessation, while associated costs and health reasons are strong incentives, according to a new Singapore study.
Exposure to ambient pesticides within 2,000 m of the mother’s residence during pregnancy increases the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring, suggests a study. Moreover, risks for ASD with comorbid intellectual disability are further increased when infant is exposed to pesticides.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 31 March 2019 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It
does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have
occurred since the original approval date.
ZeroPhobia, a self-guided, smartphone app-based virtual reality (VR) cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), is an effective intervention for acrophobia, eliciting large symptoms reductions, according to a recent study.
Good history taking coupled with pattern recognition to identify specific subtypes of dementia, along with prudent use of functional and pathological imaging, are vital in the diagnostic approach for dementia.