ABC Action News sat down with Larry King Jr., son of famous broadcaster Larry King, the day before King, 87, passed away. We were profiling King Jr. for the Rebound Tampa Bay to talk golf, pizza, and the future.
Public health officials in the U.S. face the new challenge of dealing with coronavirus mutations, which are quickly on the rise across the country that has lost nearly half a million people to the pandemic. Gavino Garay reports.
A recent study suggested that people who have a higher omega-3 index have a lower probability of dying due to COVID-19.Researchers with the Fatty Acid Research Institute (FARI) and collaborators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and in Orange County, CA, published the first direct evidence that higher omega-3 blood levels may reduce the risk for death from COVID-19 infection. The report was published in the journal 'Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids'. There are several papers in the medical literature hypothesizing that omega-3 fatty acids should have beneficial effects in patients with COVID-19 infection, but up until now, there have been no published peer-reviewed studies supporting that hypothesis. This study included a hundred patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 for whom admission blood samples had been stored. Clinical outcomes for these patients were obtained and blood was analyzed for the Omega-3 Index (O3I, red blood cell membrane EPA+DHA levels) at OmegaQuant Analytics (Sioux Falls, SD).
An official from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy died in custody in Myanmar overnight, after being detained in a crackdown on anti-junta protesters, in the midst of demonstrations across the country. Adam Reed reports.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government has tried to give NHS staff "as much as we can" with the proposed 1% pay rise. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah – the chief executive of Oxfam GB – describes the UK Government’s decision to reduce its aid budget as “really shocking”. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
South Wales Police are dealing with a "serious" incident involving "a number of casualties" in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The incident happened in Baglan Street, Treorchy, at around noon and ambulance crews are also in attendance. A cordon has been erected around a takeaway restaurant called the Blue Sky on Baglan Street in the village of Ynyswen, with a small white tent outside the premises. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he is “very pleased that the NHS staff have been carved out of the pay freeze”. The government has proposed giving healthcare workers a pay rise of just 1%, whilst other public sector workers such as teachers and police will see their pay frozen this year. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn