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Lester and his co-workers undertook the newborn Development, Environment, and Life-style Study to check out the neurobehavioral ramifications of prenatal meth exposure in 185 newborns at four medical centers. A evaluation group included 195 newborns who were not exposed to methamphetamine but had been exposed prenatally to alcoholic beverages, tobacco or marijuana. This allowed researchers to tease out any results due to methamphetamine exposure instead of effects that might have been because of other substances commonly used in conjunction with meth. Experts used the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Level to evaluate the newborns through the first four times of life and again at 1 month of age.

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