Drug addiction is not restricted to the young. Donna Weber, now 53, turned to painkillers after undergoing simple surgery. Then a long, tortured path to divorce made her anxious and depressed. Soon, she found herself on a candy-colored pill roller coaster

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Could an algorithm succeed where doctors and guidelines have failed? That’s what the Stanford researchers are hoping to find out

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An analysis recently published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ) is not a condemnation of cancer screening itself. It’s more a condemnation of how we present cancer screening

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Pigeons, with training, did just as well as humans in a study testing their ability to distinguish cancerous from healthy breast tissue samples. The birds were rewarded with food pellets when they correctly identified tumor samples. The pigeons were able to generalize what they learned, correctly spotting tumors in unseen microscope images

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Telling cancer from non-cancer is tough for brain surgeons. Scorpions, Amazon.com and the legacy of a dying girl might change that, writes Alex O’Brien

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