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By PBS NewsHour
Veterans addicted to pain medicine, long-term youth unemployment, Mandela's jail cell.
New rules set standard to ensure mental health care coverage parity…
FDA plan to limit painkiller abuse may impact patients who need them…
Scientists Say Bottoms Up to Find the Connection Between Genes and Addiction…
To understand more about the link between addiction and genes, science correspondent Miles O'Brien drinks a mixture of 30 grams of pure ethanol and Diet Coke, the equivalent of three stiff drinks, and undergoes a series of tests.
By Jenny Marder
Dickie Sanders was not naturally prone to depression. The 21-year-old BMX rider was known for being sweet spirited and warm -- a hugger not a hand-shaker. The kind of guy who called on holidays. Who helped his father on the…
Whitney Houston, the superstar known for turning gospel and soul into pop music gold, was found dead over the weekend in her Los Angeles hotel room. She was 48. Jeffrey Brown and songwriter Gordon Chambers discuss her life and legacy,…
In "An Anatomy of Addiction," medical historian Howard Markel details the cocaine addictions of Sigmund Freud and William Halsted, both medical revolutionaries a century ago. Betty Ann Bowser and Markel discuss what their stories tell us about one of modern…
The Cocaine Wine Guzzled by the Pope…
Health experts are taking a fresh look at how some mental illnesses are diagnosed. Planned revisions to the field of psychiatry's primary manual would be the first in a decade.
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