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Students think it’s ‘normal’ to use performance enhancing drugs

The lowest use of performance enhancing drugs was in Turkey in Europe where the study was conducted. (Photo: Pixabay)

A European study has revealed that the majority of university students believe it is the social norm to use drugs like Ritalin to enhance academic performance – despite very few having used stimulants themselves.

The project looked at attitudes towards the ‘non-medical use of prescription medicines’ among university students in seven EU countries and was co-authored by Dr Robert Dempsey, Lecturer in Psychology at Staffordshire University, alongside colleagues across Europe.… Continue Reading...

Pitt-Johnstown athletes stay drug free

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NCAA officials have a strict policy on performance-enhancing drugs and street drugs.

The NCAA considers performance-enhancing drugs different from street drugs. Drugs taken that could have adverse effects on a student athlete include marijauna, cocaine and heroin are considered street drugs.

The penalty for testing positive for street drugs is losing half a year of eligibility for the first offense.… Continue Reading...

STEROIDS AND BODY IMAGE IN THE GAY COMMUNITY

LET’S TALK ABOUT STEROIDS AND BODY IMAGE IN THE GAY COMMUNITY

As gay men, no matter how far we come or how good we look, we never seem to be satisfied.

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Straight talk on PEDs at Bryant Univ.

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Speakers from the Taylor Hooton Foundation warned student athletes about the perils of a wide range of performance boosters, from steroids to easily available energy drinks and over-the-counter supplements.

SMITHFIELD – The day he first spoke about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs, Don Hooton Sr. didn’t know this would become his calling.… Continue Reading...

23 yr. old steroid user has hip replaced

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23-year-old has to undergo total hip replacement surgery after taking steroid powder given by friend at gym

Six packs and great biceps sure might be in vogue now, but using steroids to pump up your muscles might just be shooting from the hip, with severe consequences. A 23-year-old city student had to undergo a total hip replacement surgery after his bodybuilding efforts went awry.… Continue Reading...

TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION FOUNDER APPLAUDS THE PUBLICATION OF BILL KASHATUS’ NEW BOOK, “SUICIDE SQUEEZE”

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 TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION FOUNDER APPLAUDS THE PUBLICATION OF BILL KASHATUS’ NEW BOOK, “SUICIDE SQUEEZE

Heartbreaking Story of Steroids-Related Suicides by Two Promising Young     Athletes Sparked the Formation of Educational Foundation and Mobilized

Major League Baseball’s Campaign Against Steroid Use

 McKinney, Texas (Thursday, January 26, 2017) – The tragic deaths of Taylor Hooton and Rob Garibaldi, because of their use of anabolic steroids, served as catalysts for the formation of the Taylor Hooton Foundation and have been documented in the new book, Suicide Squeeze (Temple University Press), by author and long-time educator, Bill Kashatus.… Continue Reading...

THF Works With the American Academy of Pediatrics to Educate Doctors

A North Texas teenager’s suicide could have a ripple effect on your child’s next pediatrician visit.

In 2003, Don Hooton lost his 17-year-old son, Taylor, to suicide related to the use of anabolic steroids.

Since then, he’s made it his mission to raise awareness on adolescent stimulant and steroid abuse through his organization, the Taylor Hooton Foundation.… Continue Reading...

Russian Deputy Prime Minister says having sex can affect doping results of female athletes

On Friday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said that women’s doping results could be inaccurate if the athletes have had sexual intercourse in the days before the test, the BBC reported.

“If you have sex five days before taking a doping test, they can find male DNA in you,” said Mutko.… Continue Reading...

Is The Warning That Creatine’s Not For Teens Getting Through?

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Creatine, a chemical constituent of meat and fish that’s legally been sold online, in supermarkets, health food stores and vitamin shops for at least a couple of decades, may be the most commonly used muscle-building supplement marketed.

But the safety and effectiveness of creatine hasn’t been rigorously analyzed by the Food and Drug Administration in the way that drugs are evaluated.… Continue Reading...

Job Opening: Education Program Manager

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Position Title:              Education Program Manager

Department:               Hoot’s Chalk Talk – Business Development

Reports to:                   Director of Education

Position Summary:    An Education Program Manager markets, sells and delivers Hoot’s Chalk Talk (HCT) Education Assembly Programs.  These programs are delivered in schools and other venues across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America to coaches associations, athletic associations, professional groups, students, student athletes and other adult influencers. … Continue Reading...