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Is it cancer? Diagnosing yourself online is about to get easier

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    Russ Altman, a doctor and director of the Biomedical Informatics Training Program at Stanford, used big data to identify drug interactions among patients taking multiple drugs. One pair of drugs, a common statin and antidepressant, raised glucose levels high enough to cause a diagnosis of diabetes in some patients. Altman then teamed up with Horvitz and his colleagues who used search analysis to show that people were signaling symptoms of hyperglycemia through their web searches.
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