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Lipitor, a best-seller as a cholesterol treatment, is being tested as a remedy for the flu. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Scientists Find New Tricks For Old Drugs

Researchers are looking to redeploy drugs used for years to treat cholesterol and high blood pressure as remedies for influenza and Ebola.

Siri, Alexa and Cortana all started out as female. Now a group of marketing executives, tech experts and academics are trying to make virtual assistants more egalitarian. Donald Iain Smith/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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Technology

The Push For A Gender-Neutral Siri

5 min

The Push For A Gender-Neutral Siri

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An LG washing machine plant in Clarksville, Tenn., seen under construction in January, is expected to bring 600 jobs. David Lawder/Reuters hide caption

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Trade War With China Heats Up, But Tariff Effects Are Already Rippling Across U.S.

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Lipitor, a best-seller as a cholesterol treatment, is being tested as a remedy for the flu. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Scientists Find New Tricks For Old Drugs

4 min

Scientists Find New Tricks For Old Drugs

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Lakeith Stanfield stars as telemarketer Cassius Green in Sorry to Bother You. Peter Prato/Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Actor Lakeith Stanfield: 'We All Have Images That We're Attempting To Push'

8 min

Actor Lakeith Stanfield: 'We All Have Images That We're Attempting To Push'

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