The war on drugs is a global effort and cocaine is a top-priority target for many nations. Learn more about the drug's storied past and uncertain future.
December 20, 2013
What began as a way to dull pain and barter has led to serious abuse of opiates and opioids in modern times. Learn more about usage trends around the globe.
December 19, 2013
Drinking alcohol is a truly global pastime, but some cultures tend to go overboard. Learn about the drinking habits of six nations across the world.
December 16, 2013
Marijuana is the subject of hot debate in America, but what about the rest of the world? Find out how marijuana use in Europe, Asia and beyond compares to the U.S.
December 10, 2013
Scientists from Wake Forest have created a device that can "print" skin cells directly onto the burn wounds of victims, greatly enhancing the healing process.
December 02, 2013
Pharmaceutical companies have had their share of unsafe products over the years. Learn more about seven drug recalls and the medical mishaps that caused them.
November 26, 2013
Learn how Google's new head-mounted computer display and camera may revolutionize healthcare, one surgery at a time.
November 20, 2013
Glaucoma is currently incurable, but high-tech contact lenses could provide a breakthrough in the study of the disease.
November 18, 2013
Nurse practitioners and physicians disagree about increasing the scope of practice for NPs. Nurses are seeking more opportunities to practice independently.
June 10, 2013
Traumatic brain injuries have previously been considered as an amplifying factor for suicide risk, but a recent report brings new insights. Find out what researchers learned at a combat support hospital in Iraq that science had not known until now.
June 10, 2013