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Scientists are training computers to read CT scans and in the hopes they could catch pancreatic cancer early.
Doctors are prescribing fewer drugs to children, especially antibiotics. But use of certain drugs, including ADHD medications, has increased.
Two big studies aim to rigorously test what could be a revolutionary treatment for a common and deadly disease: sepsis. Many doctors are awaiting the results before changing their practice.
Researchers looked at states with medical marijuana dispensaries and those that allow home cultivation, and found lower use of opioids, when compared with states where marijuana remains illegal.
The flu epidemic has peaked, the CDC said today. Activity declined last week, but the disease is still widespread and dangerous. And it’s still not too late to get a flu shot.