High-Dose Fish Oil May Raise Odds for A-Fib in Heart Patients

By | May 3, 2021

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many people take fish oil to protect their heart, but a new study suggests that prescription versions may raise the risk of a common heart rhythm disorder. At issue are prescription-strength omega-3 fatty acids, which are naturally found in fish oil. The medications are often prescribed… Read More »

Factory orders, production rise at slowest rates in 8 months in April: PMI

By | May 3, 2021

India’s manufacturing sector activity was largely flat in April, as rates of growth for new orders and output eased to eight-month lows amid the intensification of the COVID-19 crisis, a monthly survey said on Monday. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was at 55.5 in April, little changed from… Read More »

Many police officers spurn coronavirus vaccines as departments hold off on mandates

By | May 2, 2021

Some of the differences in police uptake of the vaccine reflect disparities among the communities they serve. Hawaii, where 80 percent of officers in Honolulu have received at least one dose, has administered more doses per capita than all but four states, and the Democratic governor, David Ige, has moved forward with plans for certifications known as vaccine… Read More »

Scientists say Modi govt ignored warnings amid coronavirus surge: Report

By | May 2, 2021

A forum of scientific advisers set up by the government warned Indian officials in early March of a new and more contagious variant of the coronavirus taking hold in the country, five scientists who are part of the forum told Reuters. Despite the warning, four of the scientists said the federal government did not… Read More »

‘Living in two realities’: Indian diaspora reckons with crisis abroad

By | May 1, 2021

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the wife of Ejaz Warsi’s relative remained critically ill. Warsi’s relative’s sister remains critically ill. The article has been corrected. Avani Singh hops on Zoom around 11 p.m. every night with her mother in New Jersey and uncle in India, strategizing how to keep her coronavirus-stricken grandfather alive. They… Read More »

Blood Type Might Raise Odds for Certain Health Conditions

By | April 30, 2021

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Certain blood types may increase a person’s risk of different health problems, a new study suggests. The research confirms some previous findings and reveals new links between blood types and diseases, according to the authors of the study published April 27 in the journal eLife. “There is… Read More »

Are You Ready for a Post-COVID Dating Tsunami?

By | April 30, 2021

To many people, it may seem like common sense to cut back on dating partners during a pandemic. But to evolutionary psychologists, this is the “behavioral immune system” at work — an unconscious set of behaviors that protect us in the face of an infectious disease threat. A pre-COVID study from Montreal’s McGill University found that people… Read More »