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Methamphetamine use increases risks of artery tears and stroke
Methamphetamine use may be associated with increased risks of major neck artery tears and stroke, according to an article published in the December 26, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. View News Article (2006-12-26)

First human tests of antidepressant bupropion as methamphetamine addiction treatment hold promise
A new study led by researchers at UCLA's Semel Institute suggests the antidepressant bupropion may help treat methamphetamine addiction. No medications presently are approved for treating methamphetamine addicts. View News Article (2005-11-29)

Toward a vaccine for methamphetamine abuse
Scientists are reporting development of three promising formulations that could be used in a vaccine to treat methamphetamine addiction - one of the most serious drug abuse problems in the U.S.  View News Article (2011-05-12)

Meth exposure in young adults leads to long-term behavioral consequences
Young adults who use methamphetamine may be more vulnerable to age-related brain degeneration when they grow older, new animal research suggests. View News Article (2007-08-15)

One hit of crystal meth causes birth defects: U of T study
A single prenatal dose of methamphetamine - commonly known as speed - may be enough to cause long-term neurodevelopmental problems in babies, say University of Toronto researchers. View News Article (2005-07-27)

Common treatment for methamphetamine overdose may damage brain cells
A common antipsychotic drug used in emergency rooms to treat methamphetamine overdose damages nerve cells in an area of the brain known to regulate movement, a new study shows. View News Article (2007-05-30)

Methamphetamine use cost the US about $23 billion in 2005, RAND study estimates
The economic cost of methamphetamine use in the United States reached $23.4 billion in 2005, including the burden of addiction, premature death, drug treatment and many other aspects of the drug, according to a new RAND Corporation study. View News Article (2009-02-04)

CAMH study suggests increased risk of schizophrenia in heavy methamphetamine users
In the first worldwide study of its kind, scientists from Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found evidence that heavy methamphetamine users might have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia. View News Article (2011-11-08)

Increased risk of Parkinson's disease in methamphetamine users, CAMH study finds
People who abused methamphetamine or other amphetamine-like stimulants were more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than those who did not, in a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). View News Article (2011-07-26)

Comparison of cocaine and methamphetamine 'highs' finds differences in onset, pattern and duration
Investigators at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA examining responses to cocaine and methamphetamine use find distinct differences in onset, pattern and duration. View News Article (2005-08-25)

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