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Smokers who switch from tobacco to vaping rapidly boost heart health: Study

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       Nov 18, 2019

Chronic smokers who switched from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarette vapes in a large randomized control trial saw a significant improvement in markers of heart health after just a month, researchers said on Friday.   In study results likely to be closely scrutinized by health specialists worldwide,...

Bill Gates is worth $110 bn, tops Jeff Bezos as world's richest person

Wealth Management       Nov 17, 2019

  This time it’s official.   Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates overtook Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person on Friday, reclaiming the top ranking for the first time in more than two years.   Gates may have been helped in part by the Pentagon’s surprise...

Financial services industry misses out on $700B a yr by ignoring women: Report

Eco/Invest/Demography       Nov 15, 2019

  The male-dominated finance industry is missing out on more than $700 billion a year in revenue by failing to listen to or tailor products for women, according to management consultancy Oliver Wyman.   “Women are arguably the single largest under-served group of customers in financial services,”...

Flood, fire and plague: Climate change blamed for disasters

Flood, fire and plague: Climate change blamed for disasters   Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with life-long...

Underwater volcanic eruption creates new bigger island in Tongan archipelago

Disaster & Management, Eco/Invest/Demography       Nov 07, 2019

  Nuku'alofa (Tonga):  An undersea volcanic eruption in the Tongan archipelago has sunk one island and created another three times larger, according to a report by geologists released Thursday.   Taaniela Kula, of the Tonga Geological Service, said the new Lateiki island is estimated to be about...

An extra 15 minute daily walk could boost global economy: Study

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       Nov 05, 2019

The world economy could be boosted by as much as $100 billion a year if employers successfully encouraged their staff to meet World Health Organization guidelines on exercise, according to an analysis of the economic impact of activity.   Adding an extra 15 minutes of daily...

What is taking the shine off gold in India?

Eco/Invest/Demography       Oct 27, 2019

  The world’s most important gold market isn’t what it used to be. Just a decade ago, India’s hunger for gold jewelry and bullion meant it accounted for about a quarter of global demand. Consumption has since fallen by about 24%. Ahead of Sunday’s Diwali festival,...

India emerges 3rd largest ecosystems for successful start ups

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Oct 17, 2019

  With 21 unicorns, India has emerged as third largest ecosystems for more successful start ups right behind China and US but ahead of Britain and Israel, according to Hurun Global Unicorn List 2019.   Leading the pack from the country are payments solutions platform One97 Communications...

Millennials spend more time socializing, sleeping than elders: Study

Eco/Invest/Demography       Oct 17, 2019

  WASHINGTON : The average millennial may sleep and game more than older generations, but are more educated, according to new US government research.   Millennials, or those born between 1981 and 1996, spend about 20 minutes more per day sleeping, and double the amount of time...

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