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The recent recession in the United States impacted individuals’ well-being as well as their finances, according to a recent study.
Health-related Google inquiries, particularly for stress-related ailments, spiked between December, 2008, and December, 2011 — the period frequently described as the Great Recession. Researchers say that during that time, online searches for information on stomach ulcers increased by 228 percent, and headache inquiries followed closely with a 193% increase, translating to an excess of 1.48 and 1.52 million searches for those two ailments alone. Among the top 100 health complaints that were searched, there were more than 200 million queries about health concerns than would be expected. The numbers remained high, ranking considerably above the pre-recession threshold as the economy improved toward the end of 2011.