NEW HEART TIP: SKIP THE FISH OIL
Casting more doubt on the power of fish oil, a European study finds that the supplement offers no protection against irregular heart rhythm in patients with implanted defibrillators. After taking 2 g of fish oil daily for a year, 30% of patients had life-threatening arrhythmia or died, compared with 33% of the placebo group.
GOOD NEWS FOR GERMOPHOBES
If you're wondering whether that sanitizing hand gel really does you any good, a new report in Pediatrics says yes. In a five-month study of 292 Boston-area families, those who regularly rubbed on the alcohol-based gels...