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

Medical Watch

For Thursday, May 6, WGN’s Medical Reporter Dina Bair has the latest on new information including:

  • Asthma attacks plummeted among black and Hispanic people in pandemic.
  • Obesity has been linked to more serious Covid infections and a greater risk for death but the association is even more powerful for men.
  • Men who are more prone to hair loss are also more likely to come down with a severe case of COVID-19.
  • 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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