Meth May Have Flu-Fighting Properties

Meth May Have Flu-Fighting Properties

POSTED: Friday, November 9, 2012 - 10:49pm

UPDATED: Friday, November 9, 2012 - 10:51pm

Methamphetamine is a toxic, illegal drug that kills brain cells and weakens the heart, but new research suggests it may also help fight the flu.

Researchers in Taiwan found that cells treated with meth had a lower concentration of the flu virus than the control group.

Doctors would never recommend that someone take meth to get over the flu, but researchers believe this study could help them find safe compounds of the drug.

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