Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 pandemic is widening economic inequalities

People who were struggling financially before the pandemic are more than twice as likely, compared to people who were already living comfortably, to say they are now even worse off, find UCL researchers as part of the COVID-19 ...

Medications

Middlemen net more than half of insulin expenditures, study finds

Despite its discovery nearly 100 years ago, insulin's list price has been going up, not down, with trade secrets and other protections preventing researchers from pinpointing who is receiving profits from its sale.  Meanwhile, ...

Vaccination

NY hospitals, schools fear staff shortage from vaccine rules

Some of the nation's most aggressive COVID-19 vaccine mandates are scheduled to take effect Monday in New York amid continued resistance from some to the shots, leaving hospitals and nursing homes across the state and schools ...

Medical research

Curbing short pregnancy gaps in Africa

Chichi Okafor, a 30-year-old Nigerian woman, unexpectedly became pregnant again before her daughter turned six months old.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health needs described after hurricane Irma

(HealthDay)—In the 20 months after Hurricane Irma, 17 percent of households reported a need for a mental health care provider, and 37.9 percent did not receive these services, according to research published in the July ...

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