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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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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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