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The negative effects of methamphetamine, also known as fire, can be permanent.

Proceed To Article Methamphetamine Abuse Leads To Long-Lasting Changes In The Human Brain
Methamphetamine, a highly addictive stimulant drug, whose abuse has reached epidemic proportions in many parts of the United States, causes long-term changes in the human brain that are associated with impaired memory and motor coordination, according to a study published in the March 2001 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers found that these effects are seen even in methamphetamine addicts who have been off the drug for 10 months or more. A second study by the same research group reveals additional long-lasting brain changes caused by the drug, including an unexpected increase in cellular activity in certain areas of the brain. More...

Proceed To Article Methamphetamine: Abuse And Addiction
The abuse of methamphetamine - a potent psychostimulant - is an extremely serious and growing problem. Although the drug was first used primarily in selected urban areas in the Southwestern part of the United States, we now are seeing high levels of methamphetamine abuse in many areas of the Midwest, in both urban and rural settings, and by very diverse segments of the population. More...

Proceed To Article Heart Disease And Stroke Leading Cause Of Hospitalization
Canada's number one killer, heart disease and stroke, was the leading cause of hospitalization in Canada in 1998/99. Heart disease and stroke accounted for 15% of all discharges and 19% of all patient days, according to new statistics released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). More...

Proceed To Article Influenza B Virus Outbreak On A Cruise Ship --- Northern Europe, 2000
Once-daily Aricept (donepezil HCl) has been clinically proven to treat the symptoms of mild to moderate AD. In people who respond, symptoms may get better, stay the same, or progress at a slower rate. Get the full prescribing issue in today's issue. More...

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Uganda Ebola Outbreak Officially Over
The Uganda Ebola outbreak, which was first reported in October 2000, is officially over. The last person to be infected by the virus recovered 42 days ago, twice the maximum incubation period for Ebola to develop. The international response, in support of the Government of Uganda helped to break the cycle of transmission of the virus which killed 224 people in Uganda, including health workers and Dr. Matthew Lukwiya, who first identified the outbreak. More...

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