MedWatch Daily Digest: Post-partum stress and the pandemic, neck pain, more

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For Tuesday, May 11, WGN’s Medical Reporter Dina Bair has the latest on new information including:

  • University of Alberta virologists tested the medication and found it attacks SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It works by changing the viral genome of the virus – -essentially creating an error catastrophe for the replicating germ.
  • Some sobering news when it comes to serious Covid infections. Eight out of 10 people hospitalized with COVID-19 develop neurological problems.
    A study by University of Pittsburgh researchers found neurological ramifications in active infection and among survivors.
  • An ultrasensitive test can diagnose Covid and the flu with one swab.
    Developed by University of California Santa Cruz scientists, the chip based antigen test identifies SAR CoV-2 and Influenza-A.
  • A red flag for pregnant women in pandemic. Post-partum stress is an even greater risk during pandemic.
  • Being overweight can cause physical pain. According to Texas A & M researchers, body mass index alters the risk for neck pain.
  • A new study finds three things can help you react faster when you’re behind the wheel; coffee, rap music and noisy kids.

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