Ex-Cons May Be Good Job Hires

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Hiring people with criminal records may offer a short-term pay off, at least in customer service jobs, a new study suggests. Researchers from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., collected data on nearly 59,000 people hired for sales or customer service jobs in U.S. call centers from May 2008…

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Could Household Cleaners Make Your Kid Fat?

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a clean freak, you could be inadvertently fattening your children, a new study suggests. The research can’t prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that household disinfectants might be promoting childhood obesity by altering the gut bacteria of infants. Fecal samples showed that 3- and 4-month-old infants regularly exposed…

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AHA: Coming Soon, Computers That Will Read Your Heart Tests

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Tapping into the technology behind facial recognition programs and self-driving cars, researchers in a new study have taught computers key elements of assessing echocardiograms. The advance might simplify an otherwise extensive process now done by humans. Researchers created algorithms to recognize images and potential heart problems that…

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