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Red Bull photo courtesy of flicker user sarah_lincoln. If you're like many Americans, you probably consume at least one caffeinated beverage each day, starting with that morning jolt in a cup of coffee. I used to look forward…

Will Israel take military action against Iran to prevent the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear weapon? It is a question that has been asked and answered in dozens of different ways over the last year, with heated…

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In a new book, "Shakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Cough: The Medical Lives of Famous Writers," Dr. John J. Ross of Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital looks at how disease and mood disorder may have infected the lives, creativity and words…

EmbedVideo(5569, 482, 304); Writing a book is "a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness," George Orwell once said. The literary giant behind "1984" and "Animal Farm" was comparing his life's work to the…

In a regular column on the PBS NewsHour website, Dr. Howard Markel, director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, will highlight the anniversary of a momentous event that continues to shape modern…

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