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Sailor’s Energy Drink Withdrawal Highlights Navy’s Workload Problems

A selection of energy drinks located at the Navy Exchange in Bahrain.Energy drink abuse has long been reported as a problem within the services, particularly in combat zones.

MANAMA, Bahrain — Sitting in his air-conditioned hotel room, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Salmon began to sweat profusely.

As he was overtaken by body tremors, he could barely muster enough energy to crawl out of his bed.… Continue Reading...

18 Health Benefits of Fish Oil, According to Science

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by Jen Miller

Many people speak highly of the benefits of fish oil supplementation. Fish oil contains a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids – the good fats that are necessary to help your body function properly.

Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency has ranked among the top ten leading causes of death in the United States.… Continue Reading...

The Deadly Side Effect Of Steroids Won’t Notice Until Years Later

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L. Heart of a normal adult R. Heart of a steroid user

Some consequences can persist even after you stop taking them​

Anabolic steroids—synthetic variations of the muscle-building hormone testosterone—won’t just shrink your balls, give you zits, or grow you some breasts: They might hurt your heart, too, new research from the journal Circulation reports.In the study, researchers recruited male weightlifters ages 34 to 54 who could currently, or in the past, bench press 275 pounds for at least one rep.
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10 Things To Know About Dietary Supplements for Children and Teens

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Nearly 12 percent of children (about one in nine) in the United States use a complementary health approach, such as dietary or herbal supplements. Some teens use products advertised as dietary supplements for weight loss or bodybuilding. Increasingly, products sold as dietary supplements, particularly for weight loss and bodybuilding, contain ingredients that could be harmful, including prescription drug ingredients and controlled substances.… Continue Reading...

Army warns of new threat: Energy drinks

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(CNN)The US military is warning against the danger of troops over consuming energy drinks, saying it could do “some serious harm to your body.”

A post on the pentagon’s official science blog this week details the health risks involved, citing a report that found soldiers in the field were more likely to fall asleep on duty if they consumed multiple beverages a day.… Continue Reading...

The Science Behind Why You Should Stop Chugging So Many Energy Drinks

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We’ve all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day. At first glance, it seems like a great idea: chug it down and get reinvigorated. But, if you go beyond wanting simply to stay alert and you begin to overindulge, you could wind up doing some serious harm to your body.… Continue Reading...

Body Image Disorders and Abuse of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids Among Men

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Harrison G. Pope Jr, MD1; Jag H. Khalsa, MS, PhD2; Shalender Bhasin, MB, BS3

During the last several decades, the image of the idealized male body in many countries has shifted toward a substantially higher level of muscularity. Bodybuilding competitors, male models, and even children’s action toys (eg, “G.I.… Continue Reading...

Fifth bodybuilder dies from steroids (?) in 4 months

Fifth bodybuilder dies in 4 months

GUJRANWALA – The Pakistani bodybuilders continue to die due to the use of steroids and the latest indecent happened in Gujranwala where 25-year-old Irfan Butt was the fourth one who lost his life.

Irfan lost his life due to allegedly use of steroids while death toll raised to five for using of steroids during the last four months.… Continue Reading...

Testosterone supplements (steroids) are birth control for men

Anyone who watches professional sports on TV is bombarded with commercials dealing with erectile dysfunction (ED).

But despite what the ads may lead one to believe, men’s sexual health issues are more complicated than simply taking a pill and “letting the dance begin.” Men do have a biological clock. They do experience age-related hormonal changes, and there are good medical reasons not to ignore ED, even when it responds to medication.… Continue Reading...

Did steroids kill the Ultimate Warrior at 54?

The Ultimate Warrior making an appearance on April 7, 2014. (Megan Elice Meadows/Wikimedia Commons)

The Ultimate Warrior, one of the most famous professional wrestlers of all time, died of a heart attack at the very young age of 54 on April 8, 2014, just days after he was inducted into the World Wrestling Hall of Fame. He was walking to his car with his wife outside a hotel in Phoenix when he put his hand over his heart and fell on the ground.… Continue Reading...