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Sunday 28, Aug 2011

  Whistleblower navy man abused

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Whistleblower navy man abused A navy seaman who blew the whistle on a drug ring at Sydney’s Garden Island naval facility has been assaulted and threatened with death by other navy personnel.

The sailor has been ostracized by his fellow sailors ever since he followed the orders of the chief of navy to inform authorities of illegal drug use in the force.

According to a defense spokesman, the seaman “was invited to make an official complaint to NSW police regarding assault, intimidation or harassment” after the alleged assault.

Monday 08, Aug 2011

  Low cost and variety promote drug use in Korea

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Low cost and variety promote drug use in KoreaThe use of drugs among entertainers is once again making headlines in Korea.

This is despite conflicting calls for liberalization or harsher enforcement of drug laws.

Nightclub employees have remarked that it is tougher to bust ordinary drug users like students and housewives.

Sunday 10, Jul 2011

  Alex Wilson says his team is not a drug cheat

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Alex Wilson says his team is not a drug cheatEast Perth chief executive Alex Wilson has defended the culture of his club and said that there is not a widespread issue with illicit drug use despite a second player facing a possible ban of two years over a positive test.

The unnamed senior player is believed to have tested positive to both an anabolic steroid and cocaine.

The positive test issue is bound for the WAFL tribunal if the B sample of the footballer confirms the results.

Tuesday 21, Dec 2010

  Increased risk of drug abuse among homosexuals

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Increased risk of drug abuse among homosexualsGay men and lesbians have a tendency to put their health at risk by misusing drugs more than heterosexuals, according to a report by the Home Office.

The report by the UK Drug Policy claimed that drug services and programs are of little to no relevance to many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-sexual (LGBT) groups.

It was suggested that there is an urgent need to rethink how addiction agencies and doctors support minority groups and social networking sites can be used to alter drug-use behavior among the groups.

Friday 17, Dec 2010

  Six-time champion jockey says drug abuse exists in horse racing

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Six-time champion jockey says drug abuse exists in horse racingKieren Fallon, the six-time champion jockey, reopened old wounds by saying that there is a drug abuse problem within horse racing and, more particularly, within the extensive racing community in Newmarket.

Fallon who returned in September from an 18-month ban for a second failed drug test recently appeared on the BBC’s Inside Sport programme.

The town’s racing chaplain, the Rev Graham Locking, said there is a drugs problem in Newmarket but that’s because we are no different to any other town.

Monday 08, Nov 2010

  MLB scrutiny leads to less demand for Dominicans

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mlb-scrutiny-leads-to-less-demand-for-dominicansThe number of elite Dominican teenage players being signed to contracts by Major League Baseball teams and the size of their signing bonuses has reduced after the introduction of new rules aimed at curtailing steroid use and age fraud among baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic.

These rules were imposed after a stream of scandals including disclosures that players were using steroids and players who received substantial bonuses were older than they claimed.

Sandy Alderson, whom Bud Selig appointed to revamp operations in this country, said that clubs have lost some confidence in players from the Dominican Republic because of age fraud and drug use.

Monday 01, Nov 2010

  SSRI antidepressants could bump up cataract risk

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SSRI antidepressants could bump up cataract riskAccording to a major study, elderly administered with SSRI (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors) antidepressants could be more likely to develop cataracts.

The study results suggested that the risk appears to increase by 15 percent that could mean about 22,000 cataract cases attributable to antidepressant use in the United States alone.

The study was led by Mahyar Etminan, PharmD, of Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Canada.

Wednesday 22, Sep 2010

  Jade Johnson expresses anger over Brazilian win with drugs

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Jade Johnson expresses anger over Brazilian win with drugsJade Johnson, Britain’s No. 1 long jumper, was left angry and frustrated after the Olympic gold medal was won by a woman who has previously tested positive for drug use.

Brazilian Maurren Higa Maggi failed a test for the anabolic steroid Clostebol a few years ago. Maggi was however cleared by the Brazilian Athletics Federation after she said that the substance was in her hair-removal cream.

Johnson said that it is annoying for her to accept that Maggi came back and won the Olympic Games.

Tuesday 27, Apr 2010

  Steroid use by female teen not just limited to athletes

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Steroid use by female teen not just limited to athletesUse of steroids by teen girls is not merely limited to athletes and usually goes hand-in-hand with other unhealthy practices, such as diet pills and smoking. This finding was disclosed by researchers from the Division of Health Promotion & Sports Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.

The study results were published in an issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA/Archives journal.

Elliot explained that teen girls using anabolic steroids are at a higher risk of using other unhealthy substances such as alcohol, cigarette, and cocaine than their counterparts who do not use steroids.

Friday 11, Dec 2009

  Body-shaping drug use in female high school athletes

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Body-shaping drug use in female high school athletesAs per an article in issue of The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a peer-led and sport team-centered program helps in minimizing eating disordered behavior and drug use for body-shaping in female high school athletes.

It was revealed in the article that about half of high school students (male and female) participate in school sports and the pressure to excel in these events influence young women to come closer to disordered eating behaviors, drug use (tobacco, diet pills, diuretics, laxatives, amphetamines, and anabolic steroids).

The topics in the ATHENA program were gender specific and included information on effective exercise training, drug use, depression prevention, media images of women, and healthy sport nutrition.