Archives for October2016

Businessman who twice assaulted his partner was taking steroids

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A businessman who admitted twice assaulting his partner had been taking steroids which made him aggressive and paranoid.

Andrew Waters, 38, of High Street, Northop, who runs an engineering business in Buckley, was told his case emphasised the danger of young men using steroids which completely changed their personality.

Waters had been remanded in custody for four weeks after contacting his victim in breach of his bail conditions.… Continue Reading...

Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Fast Facts


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

The use of performance-enhancing drugs, or “doping,” by professional athletes 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, a 2007 report on drugs in professional baseball and a scandal involving Russia’s 2014 Olympic team.

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The dark and brutal side of performance enhancers

Dr Carlos Morales

Dr Carlos Morales

Dubai: The abuse of steroids and the human growth hormone (HGH) can lead to serious health problems and complications that can be irreversible and even cause death, a doctor has warned.

Dr Carlos Morales, orthopaedic surgeon and consultant at Orthosports Medical Centre, said anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) is a treatment reserved in most cases for patients who have a production deficiency.

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A risky trend? Teen boys and muscle-building products

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It’s not just teenage girls who are bombarded with images of ‘perfect’ figures. Teenage boys today are influenced daily by bodybuilders, athletes and models. Unfortunately, they’re lifting the bar bell for our adolescent boys to look more muscular and ‘perfect’.

This was discovered in a recent study involving 13,683 teens and young adults.… Continue Reading...

Russian Aukhadov stripped of 2012 Olympic silver medal

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Russia’s Apti Aukhadov was stripped of men’s weightlifting silver medal he won in the 85kg category at the London 2012 Olympics after he tested positive to banned substances in re-tests of samples.

The development was made known by the International Olympic Committee.

The IOC said on Tuesday that Aukhadov’s sample came back positive for steroids turinabol and drostanolone.… Continue Reading...

‘Steroid use common in Kuwait’


Captain Ahmad Ashkanani won the silver medal at the international bodybuilding competition Mr Olympia held in September in the US, and is bursting with pride. This professional men’s bodybuilding contest at Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend is organized annually by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB).
The 31-year-old Kuwaiti is satisfied with his accomplishment.… Continue Reading...

Mixing supplements and medications

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Dietary supplements and medications (prescription or over-the-counter) can be a risky combination. That’s because many dietary supplement ingredients, especially herbs and botanicals, can interact with drugs (such as ones to treat blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and anxiety) or even other dietary supplements.

Interactions between drugs and supplements can result in either an increase or decrease in the effectiveness of your medications.

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Norwegian Ski Star Tests Positive for Steroids

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COPENHAGEN – Norwegian ski world champion and three time Olympic medalist Therese Johaug tested positive for steroids, the Norwegian Ski Federation announced Thursday.

Johaug tested positive last month for the anabolic steroid clostebol while training in Italy.

According to the NSF, the steroid came from a cream prescribed to her by Doctor Fredrik S.… Continue Reading...