A 20-year ER veteran, Dr. Roy Purssell talks about drunk driving and possible deterrents.
By PBS NewsHour
New drunk-driving laws in British Columbia have led to a dramatic decrease (roughly 50%) in alcohol-related fatalities over the past two years. Officials ramped up penalties on drivers who tested at a lower blood alcohol level (.05, as opposed to…
Jamie Munkatchy's students make biofuel in their classroom, with fiery results.
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.
Video of Miles O'Brien participating in alcohol study at University California San Diego…
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,…
By Talea Miller
In Central America's sugarcane fields, more and more workers are falling ill with a disease that shuts down their kidneys. Researchers are struggling to find the cause.
By Talea Miller
Despite Vladimir Putin's efforts to encourage population growth in Russia, women have too few children and Russian men are dying young.
A new report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows teenage drug use is up, especially among eighth-graders. Gwen Ifill speaks with U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske about the report's findings.
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