Findings on Physician-assisted Suicide Suggest Need to Address Depression in MS Patients

A survey of people with multiple sclerosis reveals significant interest in physician-assisted suicide — findings that highlight the value of dealing with mental health issues among this population, according to researchers.

Link between ALS, Schizophrenia May Spur New Paths of Research

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and schizophrenia share genetic origins, according to recent research published in Nature Communications. That finding has the potential to change how neurological and psychiatric diseases are studied and furthers hopes of curing both conditions.

Answering the Call: A Virtual Solution to the Physician Shortage?

The rising popularity of telemedicine, including the growth of virtual clinics, may be a vital component of sustaining patient access to care, observers say.

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Treatment Restores Movement to Mouse Models of MS

By teaching T cells not to attack neurons’ myelin sheath, University of Maryland researchers believe they could be on a path toward...


Tobacco Cessation Eases Depression Symptoms in Smokers, Research Shows

Smokers living with depression who quit the habit by using certain smoking cessation services could gain significantly improved mental health, according to a recent study in Annals of Behavioral Medicine.