Uber is now kicking low-rated passengers out of its cars

 

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Things that can lower your rating: being rude, leaving trash, drinking beer and vomiting.

Drivers and passengers now have to agree to Uber’s updated community guidelines before using the app.

Uber has long deactivated drivers who get low ratings. Now the ride-hailing company is turning the tables.

Uber announced Wednesday that those passengers who receive bad marks from drivers will be booted from the platform. But, Uber said, they’ll have to “develop a significantly below average rating.”

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FAA, AMA looking at safety guidelines for private drones

FAA asked the AMA for help in coming up with guidelines for UAS (unmanned aircraft systems).

The world of model planes has come a long way from simple remote-controlled toys. In response to these changes in technology, the FAA has asked a group of model aircraft enthusiasts, The Academy for Model Aeronautics (AMA), to work with the organization in developing new guidelines for safely flying such vehicles.

 

 

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Routine cholesterol testing for all children recommended by U.S. panel

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Children should be routinely tested for high cholesterol.

9 to 11 year old children should be routinely screened for high cholesterol so that action can be taken to avoid the development of heart disease, according to new guidelines from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

 

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Kids as young as 4 can be diagnosed with ADHD

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New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics expand the age range over which doctors can diagnose and manage ADHD in children.

According to the nation’s largest organization of pediatricians, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can now be diagnosed in children as young as 4 and as old as 18.

 

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Smokers Unaware Tobacco Companies Changed Design Of Cigarettes

Smokers Unaware Tobacco Companies Changed Design Of Cigarettes

Tobacco companies made changes without informing consumers 

As President Obama prepares to sign a bill giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of the tobacco industry, a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers shows that tobacco manufacturers have continually changed the ingredients and the design of their cigarettes over time, even if those changes have exceeded acceptable product variance guidelines. The result, say the researchers, is that consumers who buy the same brand of product are not made aware of how that product has been altered and what effect those alterations might have on their levels of addiction or harm.

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