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Jul. 22, 2011

A Tale Of Two Addicts: Freud, Halsted And Cocaine

Medical historian Howard Markel discusses his book An Anatomy of Addiction.

markel, diction, addiction, cocoaine, coca, freud, halstead

May. 04, 2012

Antidote for Cocaine Overdose Shows Promise

Researchers are closer to developing the first antidote for cocaine toxicity in humans.

drugs, cocaine, overdose, antidote, vaccine, antibodies

Sep. 07, 2012

Seeing Through the Smoke -- The Secrets in a Cigarette

Many cigarettes are only two-thirds tobacco, and contain hundreds of additives, such as antifreeze, cocoa shells, and liquorice.

smoking, quitting smoking, tobacco, cigarettes, cigarette additives, how to quit smoking, cigarette ingredients, nicotine vaccine, addiction

Jun. 25, 2010

Medical Marijuana

Although more states are voting to allow medical use of marijuana, it's still a politically sensitive topic.

cannabis, marijuana, weed

Oct. 15, 2010

The Pot Book

A new book collects essays on the science, history, politics, and medicine of marijuana.

pot, marijuana, cannabis

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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