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Psychostimulants including methamphetamine , cocaine, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), as well some legally available agents in this drug class, have been tied to a significantly increased risk of fatal stroke in young adults, new research shows. Among fatal stroke in young adults, investigators found almost 20% occurred in psychostimulant users, the majority of whom had evidence of consumption of such agents immediately prior to stroke onset. " Two things emerged of significance. Firstly, one fifth of all fatal strokes among young adults were related to psychostimulant use. We did not expect these drugs to contribute so much to stroke-related mortality," lead author Shane Da... Full story

17 April