Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pulmonary rehab associated with lower COPD mortality

(HealthDay)—Initiation of pulmonary rehabilitation within three months of hospital discharge for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is significantly associated with a lower risk for mortality at one year for Medicare ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 now linked with strokes in young patients

COVID-19 might raise stroke risk in young and middle-aged adults, with virus-linked blood clots causing severe damage to their brains, doctors warn.

Cardiology

After a heart attack, physical activity makes you feel better

Heart attack patients who take part in a lifestyle improvement programme feel better—especially when they do additional physical activity. That's the finding of a large study presented today on ACVC Essentials 4 You, a ...

Health

Virtual games help people stand and walk in rehab

Virtual reality video games, activity monitors, and handheld computer devices can help people stand as well as walk, the largest trial worldwide into the effects of digital devices in rehabilitation has found.

Medical research

Game changer: New tech for stroke rehab

A new touch-screen therapy tool could accelerate the recovery of patients who have suffered a stroke and change the way rehabilitation is delivered in hospitals and homes.

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