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Reinstating Russia to global sporting stage a betrayal of clean athletes, says WADA’s ex-lead investigator

WADA is facing backlash for reinstating Russia following the state-sponsored doping scandal.
                     WADA is facing backlash for reinstating Russia following the state-sponsored doping scandal. Credit: AP

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s recent decision to reinstate Russia following the largest cheating scandal in the history of sport is a betrayal of clean athletes, writes the organisation’s former lead investigator Jack Robertson.

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The military’s obsession with energy drinks is contributing to PTSD

Getting adequate sleep is increasingly rare among the active duty military population, as frequent deviations from the body’s natural circadian rhythms due to a demanding operational tempo pit personnel in an ongoing struggle against the ever-persistent sandman.

To combat the sleep deprivation unique to this demographic, service members often turn to energy drinks, a prominent component of combat deployments that has become as paramount to mission success as any piece of protective gear or weaponry.

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Deaths due to tainted herbal medicine under-recorded

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A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist is warning that potentially harmful substances found in herbal medicines may be playing a bigger role in deaths of ‘health tourists’ than previously thought.

Professor Roger Byard is calling for closer checks during post-mortems for the presence of drugs and adulterants that originate from herbal remedies.

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Pro-Trump mail bomb suspect was a stripper and a ‘big meathead’ with a ‘dangerous’ steroid problem

Pro-Trump mail bomb suspect was a stripper and a 'big meathead' with a 'dangerous' steroid problem

The Democrat-despising Trump supporter suspected of mailing pipe bombs to 13 of the President’s most prolific critics used to work as a stripper and suffered from severe mood swings as a result of rampant steroid abuse, his former employer and a family friend said Friday.

Cesar Sayoc would dance at strip clubs that primarily attracted female customers, according to Tony Valentine, an event promoter in Ohio.

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ELITE FEMALE OLYMPIAN KATIE UHLAENDER JOINS TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S ALL ME® ADVISORY BOARD

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Four-Time Olympian Steps Up to Help Educate Young People About the Dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances

McKinney, Texas (September 17, 2018) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today that four-time Olympian Katie Uhlaender has joined its ALL ME Advisory Board. The Taylor Hooton Foundation is widely acknowledged as the leader in the advocacy against appearance and performance enhancing substance use by the youth of America.… Continue Reading...

Unregulated Dietary Supplement Could Damage Your Heart

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New research suggests many “natural” weight loss and athletic supplements aren’t worth the risk, including higenamine, which is actually banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency

Ten years ago, Dr. Pieter Cohen noticed some of his patients were becoming ill because of the weight loss pills they were taking.

Cohen, an internist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard University, had some of those supplements tested and found that some of the pills and powders contained substances his patients didn’t even know were in there.… Continue Reading...

Nats promote healthy decisions to youngsters at Nationals Park

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Aug. 22nd, 2018
 
WASHINGTON — The children at Nationals Park on Wednesday afternoon were supposed to gather in right field for a group photo at the end of the PLAY event, but many of them instead converged around Anthony Rendon, hugging and chatting with the Nationals third baseman.
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Golden Knights defenseman suspended 20 games for violating NHL’s PED policy

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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt has been suspended 20 games for violating the NHL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, the league announced Sunday.

After being selected in the expansion draft last June by the Golden Knights from the Washington Capitals, Schmidt quickly became Vegas’ top defenseman during its run to the Stanley Cup Final. 

Schmidt said issuing a statement on this was “surreal” and said he has “only used supplements provided by my NHL team and I have always been extremely careful about what I put in my body.… Continue Reading...

National PLAY Campaign stops at Citizens Bank Park

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PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies’ training staff on Tuesday afternoon hosted more than 60 local youth athletes and children with disabilities for the PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign’s annual stop at Citizens Bank Park.

Despite sweltering heat, the children on hand rotated through four stations for a little more than an hour.… Continue Reading...

O’s host youth for PLAY Campaign clinic with THF

BALTIMORE — Long before the Orioles took the field on Tuesday night, there was something special happening at Camden Yards. The O’s hosted youth from the Y in Central Maryland for the annual PLAY Campaign clinic that promotes the importance of children living a healthy lifestyle and disability inclusion.

Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini, along with head athletic trainer Brian Ebel and members of the O’s training staff were on hand to help with the clinic, which included children from the National Down Syndrome Society.… Continue Reading...