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Global Cocaine Trends

> Global cocaine trends: Past, present and future

The war on drugs is a global effort and cocaine is a leading target for many nations. Learn more about the drug's storied past and uncertain future.

December 20, 2013

BY: Justin Boyle

Opiate and Opiate Use Around the World

> Tracking opiate and opioid abuse around the world

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

BY: Holly Johnson

Drinking Habits Around the World

> Tour de booze: alcohol facts and trends across the globe

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

BY: Aimee Hosler

Worldwide Marijuana Trends

> World of marijuana: a global look at the controversial drug

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

BY: Justin Boyle

Printed Skin Technology

> Scientists experiment with printer technology to treat burn victims

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

BY: Holly Johnson

Major Drug Recalls Throughout History

> Medicine gone wrong: a timeline of major drug recalls

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

BY: Justin Boyle

Surgeons use Google Glass in the OR

> Google Glass breaks into the OR

Learn how Google's new head-mounted computer display and camera may revolutionize healthcare, one surgery at a time.

November 20, 2013

BY: Aimee Hosler

Glaucoma Detection Contact Lens

> Glaucoma detection: There's a lens for that

Glaucoma is currently incurable, but high-tech contact lenses could provide a breakthrough in the study of the disease.

November 18, 2013

BY: Holly Johnson


> Nurses Demand Autonomy; Doctors Demand Oversight

Nurse practitioners and physicians disagree about increasing the scope of practice for NPs. Nurses are seeking more opportunities to practice independently.

June 10, 2013

BY: Kay Easton

brain injury reports

> Psychological Impacts of Multiple Brain Injuries

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

BY: Justin Boyle