Archives for May2015

Bulgarian Customs Seize Over 8 Million Dollars Worth of Smuggled Anabolic Steroids

Bulgaria: Bulgarian Customs Seize Estimated BGN 15 M Worth of Smuggled Anabolic Steroids   

Customs officials at Bulgaria’s Danube Bridge 2 checkpoint in Vidin, at the border with Romania, have seized nearly 15,000 vials marked as containing anabolic steroids being smuggled in a Slovak-registered van.

The vehicle carried packages of dog food to Slovakia, according to the cargo manifest. The starting point of the trip was not disclosed.… Continue Reading...

Did steroid use cause Charlie Sheen’s meltdown?

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NEWSER – Finally, an explanation for Charlie Sheen’s 2011 meltdown: It was not, in fact, fueled by tiger blood and Adonis DNA, but by steroids, according to dad Martin. “Only those of us that knew him understood what was going on. I’m talking about steroids, at that time,” Sheen says of his son in a new interview with Radio Times.… Continue Reading...

Should “first time” dopers be banned for life?

Dope Once, Test Positive for Life

Justin Gatlin has served two doping bans and returned to competition after both.

Research suggests artificial muscle enhancers stick with cheating athletes for life. So will we see lifetime bans for first-time cheats?

In almost every case, a random drug screen is accomplished via urinalysis and is inherently invasive, embarrassing, and undignified.… Continue Reading...

Incredible Bulk or Incredible Hulk? Side Effects of Steroid Use

A lot of hard work, practice and dedication can help you sculpt a well-muscled body, but anabolic steroids will get you there a lot faster. What will it cost you, though?

To help sort speculation from fact about the side effects, Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy & Physician Assistant Studies Ali Boolani and two of his students have just published an opinion paper inMedical Research Archives.… Continue Reading...

Boxing: Kid Galahad banned for two years. Steroids.

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British and European super-bantamweight champion Kid Galahad(18-0, 9KO’s) has been handed a two-year ban by The National Anti-Doping Panel after testing positive for the steroid Stanozolol according to Dailystar.co.uk.

As if this news wasn’t damaging enough to the young Brit’s career and reputation, claims that the positive result is a consequence of Galahad’s own brother Mageed spiking him have also emerged.… Continue Reading...

Brian Cuban: Successful Recovery

Mark Cuban’s younger brother Brian on his addiction, recovery and dysmorphia.

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Brian Cuban
“I suffer from body dysmorphic disorder,” Brian Cuban tells The Fix. “I was cycling through destructive behaviors that I thought would change the horrendous reflection I saw in the mirror. I was also bulimic and abused anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

Canada: Edmonton police chief says more officers admit to steroid use

Edmonton’s police chief says more police officers have come forward to admit to steroid use since two officers were charged with selling the drugs in March.

Chief Rod Knecht made the remarks during an informal chat with reporters at police headquarters on Friday morning.

“Our members have been very forthcoming,” he said.… Continue Reading...

Romario Dos Santos: Used Bodybuilder Injections In Arms, But Synthol’s Side Effects Kill

Why did Romario Dos Santos use bodybuilder injections? His arms grew enormous almost immediately, letting him achieve that particular image he was looking for, but the risks of injecting synthol, which is a combination of mineral oil and alcohol, cannot be underestimated.

In a related report by the Inquisitr, Romario Dos Santos quickly built up his body with 25-inch biceps, but the young man found out fairly quickly the dangers of bodybuilder injections.… Continue Reading...

Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports: Fast Facts

(CNN) — Here’s a look at performance enhancing drugs in sports.

Facts:
The use of performance-enhancing drugs by professional athletes, or “doping,” has been acknowledged as a problem since at least the 1960s.

The issue has gained prominence in the last 10 years as a result of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO) investigation, tell-alls by former professional athletes and the Mitchell investigation into drugs in professional baseball.… Continue Reading...

Australia: Steroid seizures and arrests soar to record highs

Two new reports reveal that Australia is catching fewer steroid shipments at our borders – yet the numbers of national steroid seizures and arrests have risen to record highs.

The latest Australian Crime Commission report on organised crime in Australia, released on Wednesday, suggested the decline in what we’re stopping at our borders may be due to more steroids being made locally, as well as their availability over the internet.… Continue Reading...