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…

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…

Drug Users Trying to Stay Ahead of Deadly Fentanyl

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As deadly fentanyl is increasingly mixed into heroin and other street drugs, some drug abusers are getting smart, a new study finds. Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, has triggered a sharp…

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…

Which of the 4 New 'Personality Types' Are You?

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Modern psychology largely rejects the notion that people can be pigeonholed into personality types. But that assumption is being challenged by a major new study, which discovered at least four…

1 in 3 High School E-Cig Users Vape Pot: Survey

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes are fast becoming a clever way for American teens to use pot, with a new survey showing that nearly a third of high school e-cig users have vaped marijuana. The survey involved nearly…

Many Americans Slicing Meat From Their Diet

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is America's love affair with meat starting to lose its luster? A new survey finds that many Americans are cutting back on the amount of red and processed meat they eat -- and even some poultry…

Air Pollutants Reach Placenta, Might Harm Fetus: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women, possibly harming the health of unborn babies. Tiny carbon particles released by the burning of fossil fuels…

After Florence Comes the Cleanup: Stay Safe

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- True to its storm-of-the-century hype, Hurricane Florence pounded the Carolinas with historic rainfall and catastrophic flooding -- and continuing danger looms in its wake. Infection and injury…

Infant Walkers Still Injuring Thousands of Babies

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite decades of warnings about the hazards of baby walkers, thousands of toddlers still end up in hospital emergency rooms with walker-related injuries, new research shows. The study reported…

Scent of a Woman: Fertile Females Smell Better to Men

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests there is no perfume a man loves more than the scent of a fertile woman. Researchers in Switzerland determined that women who are the "fittest" for reproduction have a distinctive…

Slaying the Couch-Potato Mindset

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's no shortage of creative excuses people come up with to stay stuck on the sofa, but three of them top the list. Here's how to hurdle the obstacles standing between you and getting in shape. "I'm…