Hoot’s Corner

Ireland: Steroid abuse prevalent in Irish society

Dr Una May, Irish Sports Council’s Anti-Doping director:  “Regardless of what level players are playing at doping is banned.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dr Una May, Irish Sports Council’s Anti-Doping director: “Regardless of what level players are playing at doping is banned.”

The problem, according to the Irish Sports Council’s anti-doping director Dr Una May, is not a culture of doping in Gaelic games but the widespread use of steroids in gyms where footballers and hurlers train on a daily basis.… Continue Reading...

UK: 60-year-old bodybuilding champion sold steroids from his kitchen – too many to count!

Last year Connolly came first in the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association contest, in the Masters category for over-50

Officers found so many performance enhancing substances when they raided Brian Connolly’s house that the police budget could not cover the cost of counting them

A 60-year-old bodybuilder who peddled steroids from his kitchen cupboard was caught with a stash worth £30,000.

Officers found so many performance enhancing substances when they raided Brian Connolly’s house that the police budget could not cover the cost of counting them, Manchester Crown Court heard.… Continue Reading...

Seahawks teaching players: Sleep is a ‘weapon’

Contradictory to one of Russell Wilson’s most-used hashtags — #NoTimeToSleep — rest, recovery, and sleep have become major points of emphasis in the Seahawks’ overarching program. A huge part of Pete Carroll’s system is messaging, and you can often hear how his coaching staff’s focus on getting the proper amount of rest has sunk in with his players.… Continue Reading...

THF Headlining Bossier City Event: Steroids and concussions are the focus

Most parents would be shocked to know how many teenagers in their child’s school admit to using anabolic steroids, according to Don Hooton, president of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, founded in 2004 for Hooton’s son, who died due to the use of appearance and performance enhancing drugs.

“The most recent numbers indicate that seven percent of high school boys and girls admit to using anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

Have you had an adverse event from using dietary supplements?

This is an excellent video that provides supplement users insight on the risks associated with their use.

From HPRC, Col. Francis O’Connor, MD, MPH, talks about how healthcare professionals can determine if a patient is taking dietary supplements and how to report adverse events to the FDA. Dr. O’Connor is an Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University, Medical Director for the Consortium on Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), Medical Director of the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC), and a Colonel in the U.S.… Continue Reading...

Dallas man sentenced to 8 years in mailed steroids case

DALLAS (AP) – A North Texas man has been sentenced to eight years in a U.S. prison in an anabolic steroids case involving packages mailed from Asia.

Nicholas Todd Freed was sentenced Monday in Dallas.

The 40-year-old Dallas man pleaded guilty last November to attempted possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of implements for use in the production of false documents and possession of obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children.… Continue Reading...

Diamondbacks and Royals Welcome PLAY

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On last week’s road trip, the PLAY campaign – along with partners from the Taylor Hooton Foundationand the Henry Schein Cares Foundation – conducted events in Phoenix with the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 17th and the following day at Kauffman Field in Kansas City with the Royals.

On the first stop at Chase Field, Diamondbacks head athletic trainer, Ken Crenshaw, was joined on the field by assistant athletic trainer Ryan DiPanfilo and strength and conditioning coach Nate Shaw.… Continue Reading...

UK: Spiralling anabolic steroid use leaves UK facing health timebomb – HIV rate equal to heroin users

Image-obsessed young males use drug to build muscle but growing health toll includes HIV infection rate equal to that of heroin users.

Anabolic steroid use in on the rise

Britain is experiencing an epidemic of anabolic steroid use among image-obsessed young men, according to experts, who warn the country faces a health timebomb from a problem which is significantly underrepresented in official statistics.… Continue Reading...

In China, Illegal Drugs Are Sold Online in an Unbridled Market

SHANGHAI — Ordering illegal drugs from China is as easy as typing on a keyboard.

On guidechem.com, more than 150 Chinese companies sell alpha-PVP, also known as flakka, a dangerous stimulant that is illegal in the United States but not in China, and was blamed for 18 recent deaths in one Florida county.… Continue Reading...

UFC: Sam Alvey says 90-percent of UFC roster is on steroids

Utimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender, Sam Alvey, may not be getting many Christmas cards this year from his colleagues, as “Smilin” recently made the bold declaration that 90-percent of the roster is taking steroids.

The comments — which he made on the P4P Podcast (via Bloody Elbow) — were prompted when discussing Fedor Emelianenko’s impressive run under the now-defunct PRIDE FC mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion — was likely aided with the helped of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).… Continue Reading...