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Friday 31, Dec 2010

Steve Gregory suspended for four games

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Steve Gregory suspended for four gamesSan Diego Chargers strong safety Steve Gregory has been handed over a suspension of four games after he was found violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Gregory said in a statement that he was completely shocked to know about the positive test from May during the off-season.

Gregory will miss a game at Oakland but will be eligible to rejoin the team for a contest against the Houston Texans.

Friday 31, Dec 2010

Comic Jerry Lewis coming off steroids

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Comic Jerry Lewis coming off steroidsAccording to the manager of Comic Jerry Lewis, Lewis has spent many weeks in hospital weaning himself off a steroid that made him gain 60 pounds.

A star of films since the 1950s, Lewis, had been prescribed the steroid to deal with a chronic lung ailment.

Manager Candi Cazau said Lewis had already lost 27 pounds since booking into a Las Vegas hospital in October.

Friday 31, Dec 2010

Former Armstrong teammate testifies before grand jury

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Former Armstrong teammate testifies before grand juryYaroslav Popovych, the former cycling teammate of Lance Armstrong, recently testified before a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on Wednesday for 90 minutes, as per his attorney Kenneth Miller.

Miller said he doesn’t think Popovych knows anything about what the grand jury is investigating.

Armstrong has been accused of indulging into blood doping in the past by his former teammate, Floyd Landis.

Thursday 30, Dec 2010

Positive drug tests for teammates saddens me, says Bolt

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Positive drug tests for teammates saddens me, says BoltThe triple world record holder, Usain Bolt, who won the 100m in 9.91sec in the London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace, recently said he was shocked to learn that five Jamaican athletes failed to clear a test for banned substances.

Bolt said that the failed drug tests are backward steps for the sport.

It is speculated that two of the five accused athletes belong to the Racers Track Club, the same club as Bolt, and are coached by Glen Mills.

Thursday 30, Dec 2010

Use of anabolic steroids can lead to long lasting aggression

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Use of anabolic steroids can lead to long lasting aggressionThere is a deep link between aggression and use of steroids, according to Northeastern University psychology professor Richard Melloni. Melloni found out evidence suggesting that using anabolic steroids can have effects on aggression and behavior levels in the long run well after the abuse of performance enhancing drugs has stopped.

The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the world’s foremost medical research centers.

Athletes indulging in abuse of steroids could be inclined towards aggressive behavior much after the use of steroids has waned.

Thursday 30, Dec 2010

Steroids beneficial for preserving kidney function

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Steroids beneficial for preserving kidney functionAccording to a finding published as part of a study in an issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), treatment with steroids can prove to be a beneficial option for delaying or preventing loss of kidney function in patients with IgA nephropathy, a type of kidney disease.

The kidney complication is an autoimmune disease affecting the kidneys and is considered as a major cause of end-stage failure of the kidneys in younger people.

The list of study co-authors included Simeone Andrulli, Lucia Del Vecchio, Francesco Locatelli (Ospedale di Lecco), Antonello Pani (Ospedale di Cagliari), Patrizia Scaini (Ospedale di Brescia), Giambattista Fogazzi (Ospedale Maggiore di Milano), Bruno Vogt (Inselspital di Berna), Vincenzo De Cristofaro (Ospedale di Sondrio), Landino Allegri (Ospedale di Parma), Lino Cirami (Ospedale di Firenze), and Aldo Deni Procaccini (Ospedale di Foggia).

Wednesday 29, Dec 2010

Armstrong staffer testifies before grand jury

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Armstrong staffer testifies before grand juryExercise physiologist Allen Lim, a staff member for Lance Armstrong‘s Team RadioShack, testified recently before a grand jury being presented evidence of alleged doping in professional cycling.

Lim said in a statement that the appearance helped him to “set the record straight” about his attempts of preventing doping in cycling.

Longtime Armstrong friend Stephanie McIlvain was also summoned by prosecutors and her attorney told the jury panel that she had never heard Armstrong admit that he used banned substances.

Wednesday 29, Dec 2010

Steroids used by men to fix image

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Steroids used by men to fix imageThe growing trend among young men to make use of steroids for enhancing their self-image is the subject of a conference being held in Liverpool.

More and more men are using steroids these days than ever in an attempt to attain the body shapes seen in films and magazines.

The event has been organized by The Centre for Public Health at John Moores University in Liverpool.

Wednesday 29, Dec 2010

Arnold Schwarzenegger lights up Olympics

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Arnold Schwarzenegger lights up OlympicsArnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California and former bodybuilding great, recently had his way during the torch exchange of the 2010 Games.

Schwarzenegger was invited by Sebastian Coe to the London Games. Coe demonstrated diplomatic behavior when asked if the former Mr Olympia will be the torch bearer.

Shelley Rudman, Britain’s only medalist from the Turin Winter Games four years ago, was the only undisputed choice and was selected at a team reception in downtown Vancouver.

Tuesday 28, Dec 2010

Progesterone supply improves brain injury outcomes

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Progesterone supply improves brain injury outcomesResearchers from the Emory University have suggested that offering progesterone to patients treated for traumatic brain injuries, shortly after the injury, can considerably reduce the risk of death and degree of disability.

The research was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

It was disclosed by the study that progesterone treatment for brain injuries is safe and has been extensively studied on animals for more than 15 years.

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