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June 15, 2011
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Facebook Adds Facial Recognition. Without telling its users, Facebook has launched a facial recognition feature designed to make it easier for users to tag photos. As it has in the past, the social networking giant set ‘opt-in’ as the default privacy setting for the new feature.

Facebook Adds Facial Recognition. Without telling its users, Facebook has launched a facial recognition feature designed to make it easier for users to tag photos. As it has in the past, the social networking giant set ‘opt-in’ as the default privacy setting for the new feature.

Sleep Pattern Affects Major League Hitters. A major league baseball player who prefers rising with the larks may hit better in day games than night games and vice versa, a researcher suggested.

Pesticide Residues Taint Apples. The apple industry faces a potential public-relations headache in the wake of USDA testing that revealed pesticide residues in 98% of America’s second-most-popular fresh fruit.

NQF Adds New Serious Reportable Events. The National Quality Forum has expanded its list of serious reportable events to 29. The 4 new ones are patient death or serious injury resulting from failure to communicate test results, and death or serious injury of a newborn baby associated with labor or delivery in a low-risk pregnancy.

Physicians Leaving Practices for Health System Employment. By 2013, less than a third of physicians will be in private practice, electing instead for employment with larger health systems, according to a new report by Accenture.

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