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August 14, 2010

The Straight Facts on Drugs
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Drug abuse isn't a problem left over from the 1960's. It's an issue impacting millions of people today. A medical researcher gives us the straight facts. Then, if you thought doing unto to others was just for idealists, there's research that shows it can actually keep you healthy and happy. Plus - is your software secure? And if it isn't, what is it costing you?
Episode Segments:
The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs
Dr. Wilkie Wilson is aneurobiology expert, and Professor of Pharmacology at the Duke University Medical Center. He's also the co-author of Buzzed - The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs . Dr. Wilson talks about the most common misperceptions about substance abuse, and the increasing abuse of prescription drugs. He also outlines the little-publicized effects of substance abuse on the adolescent brain.
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A Good Reason to Do Good Things
Dr. Stephen Post, PhD is Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care & Bioethics at Stony Brook University in New York,and author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People . Dr. Post's research has proven that doing good deeds is good for a person's health and wealth. He explains why those who do good works tend to live longer and are less likely to suffer depression and stress-related illnesses.
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The Cost of Insecure Software
Software has become crucial to the very survival of civilization. Information security expert David Rice, autor of Geekonomics - The Real Cost of Insecure Software believes that badly written, insecure software costs businesses and individuals billions of dollars every year. He is proposing that an independent government agency be created to test and rate software security, much like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rates cars in crash tests.
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