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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:48 PM

 

study: Meth can help fight the flu

There might be a reason why no one on “Breaking Bad” gets the flu. Recent experiments with the drug methamphetamine shows that the drug acts as an inhibitor to the influenza virus.

Scientists in Taiwan were curious on how meth interacts with the influenza virus.

Using tissue samples of lung cells the scientists exposed them to different amounts of meth, and the results were surprising. Scientists found that the meth-exposed tissue samples had a reduction of the influenza virus.

http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/11/08/study-concludes-meth-can-fight-the-flu/

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HiPointDem Nov 2012 OP
Trajan Nov 2012 #1
Schema Thing Nov 2012 #2
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #3
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #8
cherokeeprogressive Nov 2012 #4
justice1 Nov 2012 #5
gollygee Nov 2012 #6
FreeState Nov 2012 #7

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:52 PM

1. Um ... Isn't Ephedrine the primary ingredient in Flu Medicines ?

Or wasn't Ephedrine the primary ingredient in Flu Medicines ... as it were ....

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:53 PM

2. I noticed that :D well, not that exactly...


...maybe, but I noticed that when I felt like I was getting a cold or flu, taking adderall made me feel much better.


I always attributed it to the fact that adderall just generally made me feel good anyway.... but who knows, maybe it was having a medicinal effect on the illness?

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:53 PM

3. Ummm. I think I'd rather just get the flu.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:30 PM

8. Are you kidding?

Imagine how clean your house could be!

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:18 PM

4. Aha... so it's "Starve the Doctor, Feed the Dentist"?

Who knew?

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:20 PM

5. clever

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:20 PM

6. So I could be sick for a few days with the flu and then be fine . . .

Or have major health problems, addiction, legal problems, and lose my teeth due to meth.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:23 PM

7. I'll take the flu over meth face any day n/t

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