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‘Meth babies’ study sees behavior problems

CHICAGO - The first study to look at methamphetamine’s potential lasting effects on children whose mothers used the drug during pregnancy finds these children at higher risk for behavior problems than other children.

The behavior differences - anxiety, depression, moodiness - were not huge but still “very worrisome,’’ said Linda LaGasse of Brown University’s Center of the Study of Children at Risk. The study was published online Monday in Pediatrics.

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