Hoot’s Corner

Steroids are being quite brazenly sold through Facebook

As much effort as the police and other authorities put into stamping out the Silk Road darknet market, even going so far as to hand its convicted owner life in prison, not much seems to be being done about drug sales on Facebook. As part of a report by investigating journalists, many steroid dealers were found through Facebook posts and hidden groups that made it very easy to get hold of the banned substances.… Continue Reading...

N.J. Assembly panel OKs bill to expand random testing of high school athletes for performance enhancing drugs

N.J. Assemblywoman Valerie Vaineri Huttle

A bill that would expand random testing of high school athletes for steroids and other performance enhancing drugs was approved by a state Assembly committee Monday.

The measure, sponsored by Assemblywoman Valerie Vaineri Huttle, D-Englewood, would require coaches to incorporate an anti-steroid component into their training program for student athletes and require schools to display steroid information posters in gyms and locker rooms.… Continue Reading...

Illinois man pleads guilty to obtaining steroids from China


sentencing fileJames L. Porter, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced Thursday that a Marion man pleaded guilty in federal court to importation of a controlled substance from China.

Matthew Short, 29, of Marion, waived Grand Jury Indictment and was charged in the single count information. Short faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $500,000 and up to three years of supervised release.… Continue Reading...

Ducks’ Shawn Horcoff suspended 20 games for PED violation

Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff has been suspended 20 games. (USATSI)

Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff has been suspended 20 games.

The NHL has suspended veteran forward Shawn Horcoff of the Anaheim Ducks for 20 games for violating the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. The 37-year-old forward will also have to forfeit $357,536.88 of his annual salary as a result of this suspension.… Continue Reading...

Court orders Phillip Musson’s house to be forfeited over illegal steroid sales

Phillip Musson arriving at the Christchurch District Court in 2012.

Phillip Musson arriving at the Christchurch District Court in 2012.

The wife and mother-in-law of a Christchurch man convicted of dealing illegal steroids will lose their house.

The High Court has ruled that Phillip James Musson’s wife and mother-in-law benefited from his drug dealing and the trio would have to forfeit the Bishopdale property they shared.… Continue Reading...


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

MedicalResearch.com 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...