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Tuesday 28, Dec 2010

Steroids sold as health supplements effective against heart diseases

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Steroids sold as health supplements effective against heart diseasesA natural defense mechanism against diseases of the heart can be switched on by steroids sold as health supplements, according to researchers at the University of Leeds.

A previously-unknown ion channel in human blood vessels was identified by biologists at the University of Leeds. This ion channel can prove useful in inhibiting the production of proteins (cytokines) driving the early stages of heart disease.

Forecasted benefits of ‘fountain of youth’ steroids could be more if used in a combination with healthy lifestyle strategies such as exercise ad cholesterol lowering drugs, as per the research.

Tuesday 28, Dec 2010

A new anabolic steroid taken by many US athletes identified

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A new anabolic steroid taken by many US athletes identifiedSeveral US athletes have tested positive for a new anabolic steroid, according to American anti-doping chiefs.

The positive A samples were obtained at 350 doping tests at June 2007 US championships and 100 later out-of-competition tests.

The International Association of Athletics Federations and the athletes involved have been notified of the findings by USADA.

Monday 27, Dec 2010

Senate bid for the final steroid test

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Senate bid for the final steroid testEver since Barry Bonds entered a San Francisco courthouse to testify about the use of drugs by him, baseball fans and media have been a part of anguished debate in relation to use of drugs in sports.

The baseball world is all full of speculations whether two “cheaters”, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, will be excluded by the Hall of Fame voters for making use of steroids and performance enhancing drugs.

Linda McMahon who has been accused of doing little to nothing to curb steroid use may find respite in the fact that users of anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs such as Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been appointed as governors.

Monday 27, Dec 2010

Steroid use minimizes Serotonin and altered signaling

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Steroid use minimizes Serotonin and altered signalingThe fact that one in every ten boys has admitted to using anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs over the last decade has been a cause of great concern for parents and researchers.

The link between adolescent anabolic steroid use and aggression was recently documented in a new research from Northeastern University that was published in an issue of the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior.

This research was funded by the National Institute of Health.

Monday 27, Dec 2010

Indian cricket team physiotherapist rejects drugs claims

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Indian cricket team physiotherapist rejects drugs claimsAllegations in Outlook magazine, which were backed up by quotes attributed to former coach Anshuman Gaekwad, were vehemently rejected by physiotherapist of the Indian cricket team.

Andrew Leipus told the www.rediff.com website, “I have never asked anyone to use steroids ever”.

Suggestions that players could be using drugs without his knowledge during the off-season were also dismissed by Leipus.

Sunday 26, Dec 2010

Inflammatory condition can be treated with steroids

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Inflammatory condition can be treated with steroidsResearchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children have suggested that patients suffering from an inflammatory condition known as Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) can expect relief coming their way with oral, swallowed, or sprayed steroids.

The researchers remarked that steroid use could be beneficial for facilitating patient improvements though there is a chance of relapse when such use is stopped.

The research results appeared in an issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Saturday 25, Dec 2010

Abuse of steroids on the rise in North East

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Abuse of steroids on the rise in North EastAccording to a drug charity, the pressure to attain the perfect physique is fuelling a worrying increase in abuse of steroids across the North East.

It has been a 60% annual increase in steroid users seeking help, as per the Lifeline Project.

In the last one year, 868 users from Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Sunderland contacted the organization compared to 539 in the previous twelve months.

Saturday 25, Dec 2010

Job offer to Sevdalin Marinov withdrawn

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Job offer to Sevdalin Marinov withdrawnOrganizers of the London 2012 have been forced to withdraw a job offer to Sevdalin Marinov, the former Olympic champion.

Marinov had been offered the role of technical operations manager for weightlifting despite testing positive for steroids in 1997.

The LOCOG statement said the offer of employment to Mr Marinov has been withdrawn along with an apology.

Saturday 25, Dec 2010

German athletes to sue a pharmaceuticals giant

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German athletes to sue a pharmaceuticals giantA big chunk of former East Germany athletes is planning to sue a pharmaceuticals giant over the damage they suffered under doping program of the country of the 1970s and 80s.

The 160 athletes – some of them only 10 at the time – are each claiming damages of 10,000 Euros from Jenapharm that produced the steroids on behalf of the East German government.

Professor Giselher Spitzer, a sports historian at Potsdam University who has studied the programme, said that the youngsters targeted in particular were ice skaters and gymnasts.

Friday 24, Dec 2010

Use of steroids in County on a high

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Use of steroids in County on a highHealth experts have revealed that there has been a rise in the use of steroids in County Londonderry.

A higher level of Nubain use, a drug used by bodybuilders to go through the pain barrier, was identified by the research.

The tall claims of anti-doping officials and researchers seem to have vanished with this finding.

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