The decriminalisation of drugs in Portugal has been a success, but austerity measures may threaten drug treatment.
23 Nov 2011 08:39 GMT | US & Canada, Latin America, China, Mexico, Portugal
In the US, 45,000 people die every year because they cannot afford basic medical services, according to a Harvard study.
27 Sep 2011 14:12 GMT | Politics, Health, US & Canada, Canada, United States
Solitary confinement in the new dungeons of the US trigger mental illness in prisoners.
05 Aug 2011 16:09 GMT | US & Canada, Iraq, United States
The narcotics trade thrives in Afghanistan, but why are poppy lords not prosecuted with the same zeal as the Taliban?
Helen Redmond | 20 Jun 2011 19:15 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Indonesia, United States
How a new ultrasound treatment allows surgery without scalpels for those suffering from an "essential tremor".
Health, Science & Technology, United States
Al Jazeera tells the story of the caliphate providing a fascinating insight into past empires and present-day politics.
What is the true price of gold? We investigate the devastating impact of illegal gold mining in the rainforests of Peru.
Science & Technology, Peru, Environment
A look at one of the most controversial walls in the world today.
Middle East, Palestine, Occupied West Bank