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Saturday 30, Oct 2010

Manny Ramirez suspended for fifty games

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Manny Ramirez suspended for fifty gamesThe LA Dodgers slugger, Manny Ramirez, has been handed over a suspension by the MLB for fifty games for the use of a performance enhancing drug.

Ramirez was quick to say that it was not a steroid but a drug prescribed to him by a physician after no details were provided by the league on the nature of the substance.

It was confirmed by the Players Association that Ramirez will not be appealing against the ban.

Saturday 30, Oct 2010

Law on dietary supplements reviewed by Congress

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Congress reviews law on dietary supplementsRaids were conducted on several companies suspected of making bodybuilding products that illegally contain steroids and are sold as over-the-counter dietary supplements by the federal agents.

The FDA has, meanwhile, issued a warning to consumers not to make use of products marketed as bodybuilding products and containing steroids or that claims to enhance testosterone.

Travis T. Tygart, chief executive of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, said many companies are exploiting the lack of premarket regulation to sell magic powders and pills while using reputation of the health food industry to cloak themselves with the appearance of respectability and safety.

Saturday 30, Oct 2010

Ripples of HGH test felt in the US

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Ripples of HGH test felt in the USA professional rugby player with a thick chest and a tattoo of a star on his left knee, Terry Newton, has played on three teams over the last years and is finding him in the middle of a row surrounded by charges of HGH use.

No one knew much about Newton or his team till now but a recent disclosure that the 31-year-old Newton had become the first athlete to be suspended for testing positive for human growth hormone quickly ricocheted around the NFL and the MLB.

That Newton was tested before the season, rather than in the middle of it, was something of an exception in terms of WADA policies.

Friday 29, Oct 2010

Amir Khan angered by steroid comments

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Amir Khan angered by steroid commentsPaulie Malignaggi was recently quoted as saying that he had “suspicions” that Amir Khan may be on steroids since he trains with Manny Pacquiao at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym.

Khan has now promised to make Malignaggi pay for making such false claims and said he could indulge in trash talk about him but there will only be the two of them in the ring.

Malignaggi told the Boxing Truth audio show that he thinks that Khan may be on steroids, which were vehemently denied by Khan and passed off as an attempt to seek publicity.

Friday 29, Oct 2010

Complete synthesis for cortisone on its way

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Complete synthesis for cortisone on its wayAccording to a paper read out before The Chemical Society of London by Robert B. Woodward, professor of Chemistry, the road for a possible complete synthesis of the drug used in treating arthritis, cortisone has been cleared.

Woodward made an announcement that he and a research team have completed the first-ever complete synthesis of a complete steroid.

It was cautioned by Woodward that none of the medically-active steroids have been synthesized as of now and the already formulated process may not be viable in commercial terms.

Friday 29, Oct 2010

Warning leads to recall of Hydroxycut diet aids

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Warning leads to recall of Hydroxycut diet aidsConsumers were recently warned by the Federal drug regulators to stop making the use of the Hydroxycut line of weight loss products, citing reports of a death due to liver failure and other instances of serious health problems.

In all, the FDA said it had received 23 reports of significant adverse health effects such as heart problems, muscle damage, and kidney damage in people using Hydroxycut.

Dr. Linda Katz, interim chief medical officer of the agency’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said part of the problem is the fact that FDA looks at dietary supplements from a postmarket perspective and a single incident is often difficult to follow.

Thursday 28, Oct 2010

Yankees captain evades question on Rodriguez

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Yankees captain evades question on RodriguezDerek Jeter, the New York Yankees captain, is avoiding questions about A-Rod until the start of spring training.

Jeter did not answer questions concerning his high-profile teammate a day after Alex Rodriguez admitted to using performance enhancing drugs over a period of three years ending in 2003.

The Yankees offered their support for A-Rod in a statement by saying that they respect his decision of taking accountability for his actions.

Thursday 28, Oct 2010

Barack Obama depressed by A-Rod’s admission

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Barack Obama depressed by A-Rod's admissionThe admission of steroid use by Alex Rodriguez was termed as “depressing news” by President Barack Obama.

Rodriguez admitted to and apologized for using performance enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003 when he was a part of the Texan Rangers in an exclusive interview with ESPN.

Obama said it is good to see that problems have been and will be sorted out by the MLB so that kids can learn from such mistakes without committing them.

Thursday 28, Oct 2010

Potential treatment option for osteonecrosis discovered

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Potential treatment for osteonecrosis identifiedResearchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have been able to identify a potential treatment for the death of bone tissue or osteonecrosis.

The health complication is noticed among people administered with steroids to treat different medical conditions; there is no treatment option, at present, to provide relief to patients afflicted with this complication.

The research was published in the April 27 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Wednesday 27, Oct 2010

Terry Bradshaw admits to use of steroids

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Terry Bradshaw admits to use of steroidsHall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw has admitted to making use of steroids during his playing days during a radio interview.

Bradshaw, who led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl titles in the 1970s, said that he only made use of steroids for helping himself deal with injuries.

Bradshaw was twice named as the Most Valuable Player in the Super Bowl and was also the NFL MVP in 1978.

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