Preliminary findings from a new research program called the Worker Health and Efficiency (WE) Program reveal that providing Water, Rest and Shade (WRS) to workers in extremely hot environments like India can mitigate the ill effects of heat.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia – a disorder where the person has an irregular heartbeat – and it is growing worldwide. Atrial fibrillation raises the risk of stroke by nearly four times and is associated with a higher risk of death. However, at the moment it is unclear whether atrial fibrillation is associated with a higher risk of other cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary heart disease or peripheral vascular disease (clots in the leg).
The safety of a controversial clot busting drug has been investigated by researchers at The George Institute for Global Health, with results showing a modified dosage can reduce serious bleeding in the brain and improve survival rates.