Now purer and more accessible.
Budget cuts have consequences.
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A Victorian athlete's use of 'performance-enhancing' coca was met with interested approval rather than anger of the kind directed at Justin Gatlin.
Those keypads are teeming with microbes.
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What's on your cash? Studies show our money carries everything from pet DNA and old food to E.coli and traces of cocaine.
Twenty-two-year-old Australian woman Cassandra Sainsbury was arrested on April 11 at El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia. Sainsbury was due to return to Australia via London. Her suitcase contained 5.8kg…
A file photo from 2013 shows a woman smoking a cigarette.
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Cigarette smoking kills about 480,000 Americans annually and costs nearly US$170 billion in health care each year. Is it time we considered financial incentives to help people quit?
There’s a reason he grows this crop.
Colombia's plan to turn coca-leaf farmers into coffee growers has a fatal flaw: the market.
Researchers have created a new kind of 'drugalyser' that's less likely to give false positive readings.
A new leaf.
Bolivia is the first cocaine-producing country to take a harm reduction approach to tackling the drug trade.
Pre-WWI Bayer heroin bottle, originally containing 5g of heroin.
Be careful: many of us have tried at least two of them.
Addiction isn’t just about how much of a drug you take. It’s also about how you take it.
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The way you take a drug affects how much of it gets to your brain, and how rapidly drug levels rise and fall.
Three tons of cocaine seized by Peru’s national police from an international gang of Peruvian and Mexican drug traffickers.
Peru's economy is booming, but it has a terrible cocaine habit that could cause it problems.
Chris Christie has vowed to ‘crack down’ on marijuana if elected president.
The myth has been debunked time and time again.
An Australian study found certain elite athletes were more at risk of taking drugs than others.
Our study found that 8% of the 1,684 elite Australian athletes we surveyed said they had used at least one of six illicit drugs – including ecstasy, cocaine and cocaine – over the previous year.
Safe injection facilities (SIFs) offer clean syringes, bandages and antiseptics to drug users. SIFs reduce overdose deaths and limit the spread of disease.
Not only can they improve public health and decrease treatment costs, but they can also address one of the root causes of addiction: loneliness.
Addictive drugs generate immune-like signals within the brain.
Cocaine is a popular recreational drug that makes users energetic, confident and talkative. It’s also highly addictive and dependence-producing. Australians rank fourth in the world in cocaine abuse rates…
A new study shows cocaine promotes habitual behaviours in users which can also be limited with the use of an antioxidant…
Mexicans are taking matters into their own hands.
In 2013, Mexico signed into law an important and controversial set of structural reforms, one of which opens the way for foreign companies to profit from Mexico’s oil holdings. An article in The Economist…
Young adults are six to seven times more likely to suffer from an ischemic stroke (caused by blood clots) within 24 hours…
Drug lord Pablo Escobar was regarded as one of the most powerful entities within Latin America, but his legacy remains the subject of debate.
Even today, some 20 years after his death, there is still debate in Colombia on how to interpret the mythology surrounding feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his Medellín Cartel. Escobar was regarded as…
Peru is now the world’s leading producer of coca leaves, used in cocaine. Should this mark a new shift in the War on Drugs?
The United Nations has recently announced that Peru has taken over Colombia as the largest producer of illegal coca leaves, the base for the drug cocaine. This comes as Brazil becomes the second biggest…