MedDay – June 7, 2021

Health and Medical

NEW YORK (CBS News)– Doctors now believe patients with active blood cancers have the greatest risk of dying from covid-19. Records at NYU-Langone show no increased mortality risk for people who had received cancer treatments in the past. 

Mental health visits for new mothers jumped 30% during the covid-19 pandemic, especially in the first three months after giving birth. A study in Canada found postpartum distress started to increase in March 2020, with more patients reporting anxiety, depression and substance abuse. 

And with more children being screened for celiac disease, the number of cases has doubled in the past 25 years. Researchers in Italy now believe 1.6% of the global population may be affected by the autoimmune disease, which is treated by removing gluten from the diet. 

Those are some of the day’s top health stories.

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