Virtual reality (VR) can be used to reduce pain during wound care for burn patients, facilitate cognitive rehabilitation for patients with neurological or psychiatric disorders, and transform medical training for healthcare staff, according to data presented at the 2019 Hong Kong Hospital Authority Convention.
Treatment with the direct-acting antiviral (DAA) combination of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir led to encouraging sustained virological response (SVR) among individuals with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, results of two real-world studies presented at the International Liver Congress™ (ILC 2019) showed.
The levels of depression biomarkers in healthy postmenopausal women were lower after 8 weeks of increased daily physical activity, suggesting that the intervention may prevent depression in older people.
Aside from improving exercise capacity and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary rehabilitation also yields reductions in anxiety and depression symptoms, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Cannabis use disorder appears to exert a beneficial effect on the risk of disorders of gut–brain interaction and inflammatory bowel disease in patients with schizophrenia but not in population controls, a study has found. This finding raises the possibility of new targets for treatment and prevention of digestive organ disorders in schizophrenia.
Individuals with attention deficiency hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or anxiety are at greater risk of developing bipolar disorder, according to a study. Moreover, the risk further increases in those who have received diagnoses of both ADHD and anxiety.