Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many MS patients struggle with finances, forgo treatments

(HealthDay)—More than three-quarters of Americans with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience financial difficulties that often prevent them from getting treatment, new research claims.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Taking the measure of mental health in a pandemic

The disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic are far from over. Financial hardships, fear of infection, and continued social isolation continue to take a toll on the mental health of Americans.

Medications

Pandemic triggers big swings in prescription drug use

As most of the nation hunkered down amid the coronavirus pandemic, visits to doctor offices and outpatient clinics plunged. That's helping cause major swings in prescription drug use.

Health

How heartbreak and hardship shape growing old

From being raised by an emotionally cold mother to experiencing violence, war and bereavement, difficult life events have a profound effect on our physical and mental wellbeing in later life—according to new research from ...

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