A new trend aims to fast track students through medical school. - 

We all know an annual physical is good for you, right? After all, insurers routinely cover them, no questions asked. Researchers in Europe are now testing that conventional wisdom. They compiled a large number of previous studies to see whether having a physical prevented deaths. In fact, they found that check-ups do not reduce overall deaths or prevent serious diseases like cancer or heart disease.


Follow Jeff Horwich at @jeffhorwich