Cocaine, Amphetamines May Up Injection Drug Users' Suicide Risk
These substances doubled the likelihood of an attempt, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Suicide (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adolescent exposure to cocaine, amphetamine, and methylphenidate cross-sensitizes adults to methamphetamine with drug- and sex- specific effects - Shanks RA, Ross JM, Doyle HH, Helton AK, Picou BD, Schulz J, Tavares C, Bryant S, Dawson BL, Lloyd SA.
The increasing availability, over-prescription, and misuse and abuse of ADHD psychostimulant medications in adolescent populations necessitates studies investigating the long-term effects of these drugs persisting into adulthood. Male and female C57Bl/6J m... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Methamphetamine or amphetamine abuse linked to higher risk of Parkinson’s disease
People who abuse amphetamine-type drugs such as methamphetamine may be at increased risk for developing dopamine-related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, according to recent research funded by NIDA and NCI. This is consistent with prior studies in animals showing that abuse of these drugs... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 19, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Amphetamines, Health and Medical Professionals, Medical Consequences, Methamphetamine, Researchers Source Type: news

Mediators of interpersonal violence and drug addiction severity among methamphetamine users in Cape Town, South Africa - Hobkirk AL, Watt MH, Green KT, Beckham JC, Skinner D, Meade CS.
South Africa has high rates of interpersonal violence and a rapidly growing methamphetamine epidemic. Previous research has linked experiences of interpersonal violence to higher rates of substance use, and identified mental health constructs as potential ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse and risk of Parkinson's disease in Utah: a population-based assessment - Curtin K, Fleckenstein AE, Robison RJ, Crookston MJ, Smith KR, Hanson GR.
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread use of methamphetamine and other amphetamine-type stimulants (METH/AMPH), little is known about the long-term medical consequences of METH/AMPH abuse and dependence. Preclinical neurotoxicity findings raise public health conc... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Correlates of heroin and methamphetamine use among homeless male ex-jail and prison offenders - Nyamathi A, Salem BE, Farabee D, Hall E, Zhang S, Marfisee M, Khalilifard F, Musto S, Leake B.
Homeless men exiting California State jails and prisons are a heterogeneous community with varied childhood, incarceration and drug use histories. This cross-sectional study assessed whether homeless men who were discharged from either jail or prison into ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 12, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine use soars in Iran as lifestyles speed up
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Women in headscarves and men in tatty clothes puff on a glass pipe as smoke swirls around their faces. The pictures published by Iranian media and blogs in recent months are a sign of a new drug epidemic: shishe, or methamphetamine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Methamphetamine alters the normal progression by inducing cell cycle arrest in astrocytes - Jackson AR, Shah A, Kumar A.
Methamphetamine (MA) is a potent psychostimulant with a high addictive capacity, which induces many deleterious effects on the brain. Chronic MA abuse leads to cognitive dysfunction and motor impairment. MA affects many cells in the brain, but the effects ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine induces a rapid increase of intracellular Ca(++) levels in neurons overexpressing GCaMP5 - Yu SJ, Wu KJ, Bae EK, Hsu MJ, Richie CT, Harvey BK, Wang Y.
In this study, methamphetamine (Meth)- and glutamate (Glu)-mediated intracellular Ca(++) (Ca(++) i) signals were examined in real time in primary cortical neurons overexpressing an intracellular Ca(++) probe, GCaMP5, by adeno-associated viral (AAV) serotyp... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine psychosis: epidemiology and management - Glasner-Edwards S, Mooney LJ.
Psychotic symptoms and syndromes are frequently experienced among individuals who use methamphetamine, with recent estimates of up to approximately 40 % of users affected. Although transient in a large proportion of users, acute symptoms can include agita... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

This Week in Science: Building a Better Particle Accelerator, Global Warming Allergies and Squirrels on Steroids
Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of this week's most notable and quotable items: Planet formation captured around the star HL Tau by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Image credit: NRAO A new particle accelerator design that uses a chamber filled with a hot plasma of lithium gas could form the basis of smaller, more powerful atom-smashers than the Large Hadron Collider. People are just as good at raising baby penguins as the birds themselves, but a rover disguised as a penguin proved to be better than a person at infiltrating penguin c...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Long-acting anti-meth treatment demonstrates protective benefits for meth addiction
(American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) A recently developed adeno-associated virus-based medication has the potential to offer substantial protective effects for patients attempting to cease methamphetamine use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The meth project and teen meth use: new estimates from the national and state youth risk behavior surveys - Anderson DM, Elsea D.
In this note, we use data from the national and state Youth Risk Behavior Surveys for the period 1999 through 2011 to estimate the relationship between the Meth Project, an anti-methamphetamine advertising campaign, and meth use among high school students.... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Non-partner violence against women who use drugs in San Francisco - Lorvick J, Lutnick A, Wenger LD, Bourgois P, Cheng H, Kral AH.
This article examines non-partner violence among women who use methamphetamine (N = 322), recruited in an inner-city neighborhood of San Francisco. The combined prevalence of non-partner physical or sexual violence in the past 6 months was 28%, roughly equ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Development of in vivo drug-induced neurotoxicity models - Sharma HS, Menon P, Lafuente JV, Muresanu DF, Tian ZR, Patnaik R, Sharma A.
INTRODUCTION: Neurotoxicity caused by diverse psychostimulant drugs, for example, methamphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, cocaine or morphine is a cause of concern to human populations especially the young generation across the world. These re... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Antiretroviral therapy benefits HIV-infected stimulant users
341 HIV-infected men who reported using stimulants such as methamphetamine or cocaine derived life-saving benefits from being on antiretroviral therapy that were comparable to those of HIV-infected men who do not use stimulants, a study concludes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 10, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

High-frequency drug purity and price series as tools for explaining drug trends and harms in Victoria, Australia - Scott N, Caulkins JP, Ritter A, Quinn C, Dietze P.
AIMS: Methamphetamine related harms in Victoria have recently increased, in the context of stable or declining use prevalence. We determine how changes in price and purity of methamphetamine compared to other drugs such as heroin may, in part, explain thes... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and reproductive health among methamphetamine-using women in Los Angeles: a qualitative pilot study - Abdul-Khabir W, Hall T, Swanson AN, Shoptaw S.
Among women, methamphetamine (meth) use has been associated with intimate partner violence (IPV); however, few studies have looked at the context of IPV. This qualitative pilot study explored the experiences of meth-using women in Los Angeles County regard... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 6, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine: An update on epidemiology, pharmacology, clinical phenomenology, and treatment literature - Courtney KE, Ray LA.
BACKGROUND: Despite initial reports of a decline in use in the early 2000s, methamphetamine remains a significant public health concern with known neurotoxic and neurocognitive effects to the user. The goal of this review is to update the literature on met... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 6, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Update on Methamphetamine Addiction
The chemical methamphetamine hydrochloride is generally simply known as methamphetamine. Common street names for methamphetamine include crank, speed, meth, crystal meth, ice and crystal tea. It has been a popular drug of abuse for many years in its conventional, powdered form, which is usually snorted or injected.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Health Social Life crank ice meth methamphetamine speed Source Type: news

"When you get old like this … you don't run those risks anymore": influence of age on sexual risk behaviors and condom use attitudes among methamphetamine-using heterosexual women with a history of partner violence - Ludwig-Barron N, Wagner KD, Syvertsen JL, Ewald IJ, Patterson TL, Semple SJ, Stockman JK.
This study compares sexual risk behaviors, condom use attitudes, and HIV knowledge between midlife/older women (ages 4... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Crazy for ya ba: methamphetamine use among northern Thai youth - Cohen A.
BACKGROUND: Since the mid-1990s, Thailand has been one of the largest per capita consumers of methamphetamine pills (ya ba - "crazy drug") in the world and one of the leading consumers of methamphetamine in Southeast Asia, with its youth comprising the maj... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pampagilas: Methamphetamine in the everyday economic lives of underclass male youths in a Philippine port - Lasco G.
BACKGROUND: Amid growing concerns about methamphetamine use in Southeast Asia, one important lesson from the field is that the drug serves various 'functions' for its users. The current study explores the functions of methamphetamine (locally known as shab... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and interaction with methamphetamine use frequency in the risk of methamphetamine-associated psychosis - Ding Y, Lin H, Zhou L, Yan H, He N.
This study aims to examine adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), its interaction with methamphetamine (METH) use (e.g., frequency, duration, and dependence) and METH-associated risk of psychosis. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional stud... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

You are the danger: attenuated insula response in methamphetamine users during aversive interoceptive decision-making - Stewart JL, May AC, Poppa T, Davenport PW, Tapert SF, Paulus MP.
BACKGROUND: Drug dependent individuals often make drug-taking decisions when they do not feel well. Yet, few studies have examined the influence of an aversive state on decision-making related neural processing. METHODS: We investigate brain activa... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Preventing a Drug Overdose
Although the best form of overdose prevention is abstinence, not everyone is ready. So what are the tools necessary to prevent an accidental overdose among those who are not ready to completely quit?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Rubin Khoddam, M.A. Tags: Addiction Health Neuroscience Self-Help Therapy 12step abstinence alcohol Alcoholics Anonymous cocaine depressant downer drugs harm reduction Heaven heroin intervention methamphetamine mixing opiate opioid overdos Source Type: news

Protective effect of α-synuclein knockdown on dopaminergic neurons
(Neural Regeneration Research) The over-expression of α-synuclein is a major factor in the death of dopaminergic neurons in a methamphetamine-induced model of Parkinson's disease. Dr. Huijun Wang, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Southern Medical University, China and his team injected α-synuclein-shRNA lentivirus stereotaxically into the right striatum of experimental rats to inhibit α-synuclein mRNA and protein expression. Results showed that after α-synuclein knockdown, the depression manifestations of PD rats were reduced, striatal dopamine and tyrosine hydroxylase levels as well as superoxide ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

CVS Halts Some Sales in West Virginia
CVS Caremark no longer will sell single-ingredient pseudoephedrine, often sold under the Sudafed brand name, in West Virginia to help combat methamphetamine abuse across the state. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - July 8, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

West Virginia CVS stores to cease selling cold medicines used in meth production
Brooks HaysCHARLESTON, W.Va., July 7 (UPI) -- In an effort curb the production of methamphetamine in West Virginia, CVS has agreed to stop selling several over-the-counter cold medicines at W.Va. stores. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report Shows Rise in Methamphetamine-Related Hospital Emergency Department Visits
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Related MedlinePlus Page: Methamphetamine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perceived risk of methamphetamine among Chinese methamphetamine users - Kelly BC, Liu T, Yang XY, Zhang G, Hao W, Wang J.
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine use has grown considerably in China in recent years. Information about perceptions of risk on methamphetamine is important to facilitate health promotion efforts. METHODS: Using both survey data and qualitative interview... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sharp Rise in 'Meth'-Linked ER Visits in U.S., Study Shows
Resurgence in abuse cases reverses a decline noted between 2005-2007, federal experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Emergency Medical Services, Methamphetamine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana Could Help Prevent Meth-Related Brain Damage
Researchers from the University of Cagliari in Italy have suggested that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, could partially protect the brain from the damage caused by meth. However, it’s early days, and the study was not conducted on humans but on rats. Methamphetamine damages the brain in various ways, among others by stimulating micrologia to eat living brain cells. It can also cause inflammation in the brain, and it is against this latter effect that THC may be helpful. “A neuroprotective effect of cannabinoid was likely mediated, at least in part, by its anti-inflammatory properties,” the resea...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 29, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Dennis Wong Tags: Uncategorized Brain Damage cannabis Drugs keywords: marijuana methamphetamine Research Science scientific study Source Type: news

Genetic factors involved in risk for methamphetamine intake and sensitization - Belknap JK, McWeeney S, Reed C, Burkhart-Kasch S, McKinnon CS, Li N, Baba H, Scibelli AC, Hitzemann R, Phillips TJ.
Lines of mice were created by selective breeding for the purpose of identifying genetic mechanisms that influence the magnitude of the selected trait and to explore genetic correlations for additional traits thought to be influenced by shared mechanisms. D... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Women's perspectives on female-initiated barrier methods for the prevention of HIV in the context of methamphetamine use and partner violence - Stockman JK, Syvertsen JL, Robertson AM, Ludwig-Barron NT, Bergmann JN, Palinkas LA.
BACKGROUND: Female-initiated barrier methods for the prevention of HIV may be an effective alternative for drug-using women who are unable to negotiate safe sex, often as a result of physical and/or sexual partner violence. METHODS: Utilizing a SAV... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

fMRI shows deficiencies in meth users
In a study of chronic methamphetamine users, functional MRI (fMRI) showed brain (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can exercise help reduce methamphetamine use?
Exercise may help reduce methamphetamine use, researchers have concluded after a recent study. The abuse of amphetamine type psychomotor stimulants remains a critical legal and public health problem in the US. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Unique genetic factors influence sensitivity to the rewarding and aversive effects of methamphetamine versus cocaine - Gubner NR, Reed C, McKinnon CS, Phillips TJ.
Genetic factors significantly influence addiction-related phenotypes. This is supported by the successful bidirectional selective breeding of two replicate sets of mouse lines for amount of methamphetamine consumed. Some of the same genetic factors that in... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A tale of two stimulants: Mentholated cigarettes may play a role in cocaine, but not methamphetamine, dependence - Winhusen TM, Adinoff B, Lewis DF, Brigham GS, Gardin Ii JG, Sonne SC, Theobald J, Ghitza U.
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that mentholated cigarettes may play a role in cocaine dependence. The purpose of the present study was to expand upon the research on mentholated cigarettes and cocaine dependence and to evaluate the role of mentholated cigar... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Coalition formation to address structural determinants of methamphetamine use in Thailand - Willard N, Srirojn B, Thomson N, Aramrattana A, Sherman S, Galai N, Celentano DD, Ellen JM.
Despite two recent government-sponsored 'wars on drugs', methamphetamine use continues to be a pervasive problem in Thailand. Out of concern for reported human rights abuses, there has been a call from the international community to take a different approa... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

$1.7 million NIH grant to Wayne State to discover treatments for methamphetamine-abuse
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A Wayne State University professor recently received a nearly $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to explore whether proteasome and parkin -- two components of the ubiquitin-proteasome system -- are potential pharmaceutical drug targets that can be manipulated to promote survival and recovery of dopaminergic terminals after binge and chronic administration of toxic doses of methamphetamine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 7, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Methamphetamine using careers of white and black women - Kerley KR, Leban L, Copes H, Taylor L, Agnone C.
In this study we explore racial differences in the... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Dutch marijuana trade, German meth, and more! Tox on the Web
The politics and economics of marijuana in the Netherlands: The above piece from PBS NewsHour makes the point that the illogical patchwork system controlling the market for recreational cannabis in the Netherlands is nothing like the comprehensive regulation being instigated in Colorado and Washington state. HT @erowid) Must-read: Meth in Germany: A recent issue of Der Spiegel has an extensive report on the growing problem of methamphetamine abuse in Germany. Apparently, much of the meth is manufactured in Czechoslovakia and slipped across the border. Many of the people who become hooked on the drug are stud...
Source: The Poison Review - March 26, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical cannabis chemical warfare agents Georgetown germany liquid nicotine marijuana methamphetamine netherlands Redstone arsenal ricin Source Type: news

Cross-border activities and association with current methamphetamine use among Chinese injection drug users (IDUs) in a China-Myanmar border region - Li L, Assanangkornchai S, Duo L, McNeil E, Li J.
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine has become one of the most widely used illicit substances in the world. We measured the prevalence and identified the correlates of methamphetamine use amongst current injection drug users (IDUs) in a China-Myanmar border region... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

TPR Podcast Episode #3: Kaboom! – Exploding Toxicology
Episode 3 kaboom v2Episode 3: Kaboom! – Exploding Tox Written by Theresa Kim   Outline 1)     “Wax” or “dab” 2)     Meth lab explosions 3)     Smoking stool syndrome 4)     Ingestion of fireworks 5)     Nitropatch 6)     Bonus topic related to the prior discussion of Hunan hand and food related tox   Wax or Dab A nearly pure form of THC called “wax” or “dab” can be extracted from marijuana using a volatile hydrocarbon solvent (usually butane...
Source: The Poison Review - March 24, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: LeonThe Poison Review Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

Health and social harms associated with crystal methamphetamine use among street-involved youth in a Canadian setting - Uhlmann S, Debeck K, Simo A, Kerr T, Montaner JS, Wood E.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite recent increases in crystal methamphetamine use among high-risk populations such as street-involved youth, few prospective studies have examined the health and social outcomes associated with active crystal methamphetamin... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Children exposed to methamphetamine before birth have increased cognitive problems
In the only long-term, National Institutes of Health-funded study of prenatal methamphetamine exposure and child outcome, researchers found youngsters exposed to the potent illegal drug before birth had increased cognitive problems at age 7.5 years, highlighting the need for early intervention to improve academic outcomes and reduce the potential for negative behaviors, according to the study published online by The Journal of Pediatrics.The researchers studied 151 children exposed to methamphetamine before birth and 147 who were not exposed to the drug. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Children exposed to methamphetamine before birth have increased cognitive problems
Youngsters exposed to methamphetamine before birth had increased cognitive problems at age 7.5 years, highlighting the need for early intervention to improve academic outcomes and reduce the potential for negative behaviors. The researchers studied 151 children exposed to methamphetamine before birth and 147 who were not exposed to the drug. They found the children with prenatal methamphetamine exposure were 2.8 times more likely to have cognitive problem scores than children who were not exposed to the drug. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Children exposed to methamphetamine before birth have increased cognitive problems
(Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)) Youngsters exposed to methamphetamine before birth had increased cognitive problems at age 7.5 years, highlighting the need for early intervention to improve academic outcomes and reduce the potential for negative behaviors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news