Archives for January2016


It’s hard to think of a man in world rugby more likeable than Nigel Owens.

The Welsh ref has won over fans around the world through a high standard of officiating as well as his ability to remind players who is in charge with a simple witty comment.

But back before he was getting shout-outs on WWE Raw, Owens struggled with personal demons as he came to terms with his homosexuality.… Continue Reading...

Tennis: Steroid Use is a Huge Issue

The Australian Open is usually a good time for professional tennis players, but this year, there is a black cloud hanging over the tournament. And it’s not just the alleged match fixing rumors buzzing about. It seems that drug use, particularly steroid use is a bigger issue than anyone thought.

According to The Inquisitr, Novak Djokovic reported that in the past, he was offered $200k to throw a tennis match.… Continue Reading...

Doping in sports: is it worth it?

Since sports were invented, people have cheated. From figure skaters breaking competitors’ legs, to marathon runners disappearing into the crowd and taking the subway, scandal populates sporting history.

Lance Armstrong, retired American cycling hero and cancer survivor, was stripped of all his titles and banned for life in 2012; he took the fall, but was he just the scapegoat?
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Kids Who Use Tanning Beds More Likely To Use Steroids Interview with:
Myra Sendelweck M.Eng
M.D. Candidate 2018 and
Robert Dellavalle, MD, PhD, MSPH
Chief, Dermatology Service Denver VA Medical Center Denver, CO
University of Colorado School of Medicine

MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Indoor tanning has increasingly been recognized amongst providers as a public health concern.… Continue Reading...

A single energy drink could harm heart health for young adults

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Drinking just a single energy drink may raise the risk for cardiovascular events among young, healthy adults. This is according to a new study published in JAMA.

Researchers found that a single can of energy drink increased blood pressure and stress hormone responses among young adults.

First author Dr. Anna Svatikova, a cardiology fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and colleagues found that young adults who consumed one 16-ounce energy drink showed a rise in blood pressure and an increase in stress hormone responses within 30 minutes, which may raise cardiovascular risk.… Continue Reading...

Dietary expert: Be careful of ‘quick fix’ supplements and diets

Stimulants and other ingredients in weight-loss supplements can potentially be dangerous to human health. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Stimulants and other ingredients in weight-loss supplements can potentially be dangerous to human health.

A few years ago, Army Capt. Stephen Krauss faced a dieting dilemma. The stress of finishing up his Ph.D., along with the inactivity brought on by school work, led him to become overweight, by 70 pounds, in fact.… Continue Reading...

Report Is Expected to Detail Corruption in World Track and Field

A report to be released Thursday is expected to describe bribery and corruption at the highest levels of international track and field, two months after the sport was shaken by revelations of a state-sponsored doping system in Russia that implicated athletes, coaches, trainers, doctors, laboratories and the country’s antidoping authorities.

The report is the second installment from a commission appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency to investigate allegations of widespread doping in track and field.… Continue Reading...

Former Olympic champion admits to steroid use

Former Dutch discus thrower and shot putter Ria Stalman has admitted in an interview with Dutch broadcaster NOS that she used anabolic steroids while training for the 1984 Olympics.

Stalman won the gold medal in the discus throw at the 1984 Summer Olympics and also earned the Dutch Sportswoman of the Year award the same year.

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Women’s discus Olympic champion, admits to doping

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch discus thrower Ria Stalman, who retired after winning gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, has admitted using anabolic steroids during the final years of her career.

Stalman confessed her doping in an interview with Dutch television program “Andere Tijden Sport” being broadcast Friday night.

She told the show that “in the last 2½ years of my career, I took a small daily dose of anabolic steroids.”

With a throw of 65.36 meters, Stalman beat American thrower Leslie Deniz at the Los Angeles Games.… Continue Reading...

US Marshals seize “natural” dietary supplements containing kratom

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that U.S. Marshals, at the agency’s request, seized nearly 90,000 bottles of dietary supplements labeled as containing kratom. The product, manufactured for and held by Dordoniz Natural Products LLC, located in South Beloit, Illinois, is marketed under the brand name RelaKzpro and worth more than $400,000.… Continue Reading...