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Uber’s Europe business is at risk after London revokes license

Uber’s Europe business is at risk after London revokes license

Uber Technologies Inc.’s biggest market in Europe is at risk after regulators revoked the ride-hailing service’s license to operate in London for the second time in less than three years, expressing safety concerns. The London transportation regulator said Uber failed to adequately verify drivers’ identities and safeguard the service for passengers. At least 14,000 trips involved [...]

November 27, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Uber’s Europe business is at risk after London revokes license

Vitamin D supplements reduces risk of lung attacks – Details here

Vitamin D supplements reduces risk of lung attacks – Details here

London: Vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggests a new study. COPD is a group of lung diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis that causes airflow blockage, making it harder to breathe. The study showed that the oral use of vitamin D supplements [...]

January 11, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vitamin D supplements reduces risk of lung attacks – Details here

Blue Apron shares bounce back to over $1, lowering its risk of getting delisted

Blue Apron shares bounce back to over $1, lowering its risk of getting delisted

Lucas Jackson | Reuters Blue Apron CEO Matthew B. Salzberg, center, celebrates with co-founders Ilia Papas, second from right, and Matt Wadiak during the company’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in New York, June 29, 2017. Blue Apron bounced back to over a dollar per share Friday as the stock skyrocketed for a [...]

December 30, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Blue Apron shares bounce back to over $1, lowering its risk of getting delisted

High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma

High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma

The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study. According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung function and a higher risk [...]

September 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, [...]

September 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

High bad cholesterol increases risk of death even for healthy people

High bad cholesterol increases risk of death even for healthy people

People who are young and healthy may still be vulnerable to the risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease if they have higher levels of bad cholesterol, according to a new research. Bad cholesterol, or LDL, contributes to clogged arteries which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The findings showed that compared with participants who had LDL [...]

August 24, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on High bad cholesterol increases risk of death even for healthy people

Alcohol: Consistent moderate drinking could reduce heart disease risk

Alcohol: Consistent moderate drinking could reduce heart disease risk

A new study published in the BMC Medicine journal linked occasional drinking to a lower risk of heart disease. The data was collected from 6 studies, including 5 from the UK. The researchers examined the drinking patterns of the people and their risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). The research was led by University College London [...]

August 23, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Alcohol: Consistent moderate drinking could reduce heart disease risk

Smokers better off quitting, even with the risk of weight gain

Smokers better off quitting, even with the risk of weight gain

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you’re still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at least a 50% lower risk of dying prematurely [...]

August 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Smokers better off quitting, even with the risk of weight gain

Heart attack warning, 4 or more drinks in a row can put youngsters at severe risk

Heart attack warning, 4 or more drinks in a row can put youngsters at severe risk

Here’s a heart health advisory every youngster would do well to keep in mind. If you want to keep your heart healthy and stay away from heart attacks and other diseases, stop binge drinking. According to a new study, binge drinking, or having more than four drinks in row, can increase the risk of heart diseases in young adults later in [...]

July 3, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Heart attack warning, 4 or more drinks in a row can put youngsters at severe risk

Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

While bad cholesterol has been blamed for increasing risk of heart disease, variations in the good cholesterol levels may also lead to infectious diseases such as gastroenteritis or pneumonia, according to a study. Individuals with very low high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol had a 75 per cent higher risk of infectious disease, whereas the risk was [...]

April 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

Dear senior citizens, beware of head injuries. They may increase dementia risk

Dear senior citizens, beware of head injuries. They may increase dementia risk

Suffering a traumatic brain injury from a blow to the head boosted dementia risk by 24 percent in a Danish study group of nearly three million people, researchers said Wednesday. The survey of 36 years’ worth of data — collected from the Danish national patient register — found that the risk of dementia rose with [...]

April 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dear senior citizens, beware of head injuries. They may increase dementia risk

Delhiites, you are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis. Here’s why

Delhiites, you are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis. Here’s why

A new study has found that people living in the city are at a high risk of suffering from brittle bones, which can cause fractures, even from simple acts like bending over or coughing. Nearly 60% of respondents in Delhi, including men and women, were found to be suffering from osteopenia and nine per cent [...]

April 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Delhiites, you are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis. Here’s why