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Monday 27, Sep 2010

Vitamin E shows efficacy for restoring sudden hearing loss

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Vitamin E shows efficacy for restoring sudden hearing lossVitamin E may be effective in restoring sudden onset hearing loss, according to the findings of a study.

It is important to note here that sudden hearing loss can be identified in only 10-15 percent of the cases that include viral and bacterial diseases, and metabolic, neurologic, and immunologic sources.

Further studies should be undertaken in this area for getting a better understanding of the role of antioxidants in idiopathic sudden hearing loss, according to the researchers. The researchers also said that future studies would help in ascertaining the most effective antioxidant and its optimal dose.

Monday 27, Sep 2010

Use of steroids associated to disorders

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Use of steroids associated to disordersA study has found that people with body image disorder, conduct disorder, or both are at more risk of becoming dependent on anabolic steroids. This finding was disclosed by Harrison G. Pope ’69, a Harvard Medical School professor of psychiatry and lead author of the study.

Pope said that more studies are suggested in order to fully uncover the consequences of steroids.

The study was published in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence journal.

Sunday 26, Sep 2010

Inhaler type used in treatment of asthma termed crucial

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Inhaler type used in treatment of asthma termed crucialAsthma is one of the most prevalent diseases in today’s times with more than 5 million people being affected with the disease in the United Kingdom alone.

According to a major study in the UK that was highlighted by the researchers examining the medical records of 900,000 asthma patients across the UK, non-prescription of the most suitable inhalers is the biggest reason why asthma sufferers are dying needlessly.

The study compared asthma control levels and the need and quantity of doctor appointments for patients making use of different devices and it was disclosed that asthma patients had far better control over their disease by making use of inhalers they would activate by breathing in, when compared with the traditional devices commonly recommended by medical practitioners.

Saturday 25, Sep 2010

Time to strike out illegal steroids

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Time to strike out illegal steroidsThe game of baseball has been left mutilated by use of performance enhancing drugs and baseball sluggers are using everything from steroids to amphetamines to find a place in the record books and sustain their position to earn name, fame, and recognition.

Though use of steroids, for legitimate purposes and under medical supervision, is not what we should be concerned about, but the incidents of steroid abuse mean that our society is at an increased risk of individuals getting affected with severe health complications such as liver tumors, high blood pressure, fertility problems, hypertension, increased hostility and aggression, and cardiovascular diseases with abuse of steroids.

The game of baseball has been already irreversibly mutilated by performance enhancing drugs and anabolic steroids and it is high time that we prefer to watch sports for athletic competition, and not consumption competition unless the word is about legal steroids.

Saturday 25, Sep 2010

Steroid use admitted by retired NFL players

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Steroid use admitted by retired NFL playersThe use of steroids increases the risk of musculoskeletal injuries, according to a survey of retired NFL players. More than 9 percent of the 2,522 former players admitted to making use of steroids during their professional football careers.

Results of the survey were published in an issue of the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

The survey suggested that more data are needed for further examining the relationship between use of steroids and musculoskeletal injury.

Friday 24, Sep 2010

Yuri Sucart identified as man linked to A-Rod and Steroids

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Yuri Sucart identified as man linked to A-Rod and SteroidsAccording to a report on ESPN.com, the mysterious “cousin” that Alex Rodriguez claimed to have provided and injected him with steroids from 2001-2003 has been identified as Yuri Sucart, a resident of Miami.

ESPN disclosed that Sucart has been a friend and confidante of A-Rod for many years and followed him from Seattle to Texas.

Rodriguez’s mention of the man raised questions about whether laws had been broken by smuggling steroids from the Dominican Republic into the United States.

Friday 24, Sep 2010

Pregnant women eating beef deliver male children with low sperm count

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Pregnant women eating beef deliver male children with low sperm countA recent insight has issued caution on the part of expectant mothers in context of beef consumption during the stages of pregnancy by revealing that mothers on beef can deliver male children with low sperm count or unhealthy sperm count that can jeopardize their fertility.

The study was published in the journal Human Reproduction.

Prof Shanna Swan, the lead author of the study, said the findings suggest that maternal beef consumption is linked with poor sperm concentration and possible sub-fertility besides associations that may be linked to the presence of presence of anabolic steroids and other xenobiotics in beef.

Friday 24, Sep 2010

Uffie ‘high on’ steroids

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Uffie 'high on' steroidsThe Ed Banger artist, Uffie born as Anna-Catherine Hartley, a Miami-born, Hong Kong-raised, Paris-based electro artist, vocalist, rapper, entertainer, producer and songwriter presently signed by French music label Ed Banger Records and Elektra Records is presently on a “high” after she worked with Mr. Oizo on the track “Steroids“, which was released on Mr. Oizo’s album Lambs Anger.

The electronic music of Uffie is well-known to her admirers for its unique combination of the genres of electropop, electro house, electro hop, and nu-disco.

With so much talk about steroids, there surely could not have been any better title other than steroids.

Thursday 23, Sep 2010

Harvard Law School plays host to baseball agents

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Harvard Law School plays host to baseball agentsThe Harvard Law School presented a star-studded lineup of baseball authorities in a panel discussion about the increasingly prominent role of agents in baseball.

The panel featured reputed agent Scott Boras who was joined by panelists Donald M. Fehr, executive director of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Players Association, sportswriter Jerry Crasnick, and Executive Vice President of Major League Baseball Rob Manfred.

Boras is well-known for negotiating the highest paying contract in the history of baseball, which was a 10-year contract worth $252 million for New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez.

Thursday 23, Sep 2010

Traumatic brain injury outcomes improve with progesterone

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Traumatic brain injury outcomes improve with progesteroneProviding progesterone to victims with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) shortly after the injury could minimize the risk of death and the degree of disability besides being safe, according to a study by researchers from Emory University.

The study disclosed that progesterone treatment for TBI has been extensively studied in laboratory animals for more than fifteen years and has demonstrated efficacy by reducing brain swelling, improved functional outcomes, and prevention of nerve death.

The research was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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