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2005-11-15 17:20:09

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major League Baseball and its players' union, under threat of U.S. congressional intervention, agreed on Tuesday to toughen penalties for steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. According to a summary of the agreement, a player would face a 50-game suspension for a first offense, a 100-game suspension for a second and a "lifetime" expulsion for a third, though they could apply for reinstatement after two years. Baseball's current...

2005-11-15 15:28:51

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major League Baseball and its players' union agreed on Tuesday to stiffen rules regarding the use of illegal steroids, U.S. lawmakers said. The deal calls for a 50-game ban for a first failed drug test, a 100-game suspension for a second, and a lifetime ban for a third, they said. Players facing a lifetime ban would be able to apply for reinstatement after two years. Baseball's current sanctions for steroid use are a 10-day suspension for a...

2005-11-15 15:11:33

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major League Baseball and its players' union agreed on Tuesday to stiffen rules regarding the use of illegal steroids, U.S. lawmakers said. The deal calls for a 50-game ban for a first failed drug test, a 100-game suspension for a second, and a lifetime ban for a third, they said. Players facing a lifetime ban would be able to apply for reinstatement after two years. Baseball's current sanctions for steroid use are a 10-day suspension for a...

2005-10-21 19:31:38

The addition of testosterone to hormone therapy in women after menopause enhances their sexual function. However, it may also reduce HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) in women, according to a systematic review of current evidence. "If the reduction in HDL had been associated with an increase in triglycerides [fatty acids] or LDL cholesterol it would be of great concern," said Dr. Susan Davis, professor of medicine at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and study co-author...

2005-10-18 18:22:47

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The head of the BALCO lab at the center of a global sports steroid scandal was sentenced to four months in prison on Tuesday, a punishment the judge said was less than drug dealers get in less significant cases. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston approved a plea deal that will send BALCO head Victor Conte, 55, to prison for four months and home for four months of confinement. She then sentenced Greg Anderson, 39, baseball superstar Barry Bonds'...

2005-10-18 16:26:21

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The head of the BALCO lab at the center of a global sports steroid scandal was sentenced to four months in prison on Tuesday, a punishment the judge said was less than drug dealers get in less significant cases. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston approved a plea deal that will send BALCO head Victor Conte, 55, to prison for four months and home for four months of confinement. She then sentenced Greg Anderson, 39, baseball superstar Barry Bonds'...

2005-10-18 15:52:04

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday sentenced the head of the BALCO nutritional lab to four months in prison and four months home confinement in a sports steroid scandal that badly damaged top names in global sports. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston also sentenced Greg Anderson, personal trainer to baseball superstar Barry Bonds, to three months in prison and three months home confinement for distributing steroids. "They were cheating on those...

2005-10-07 17:12:09

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A year after vetoing similar legislation, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill on Friday to bar schools from taking sponsorships from companies that make performance-enhancing supplements. The reversal follows revelations this summer that the former Mr. Olympia had signed deals to earn millions of dollars while governor as executive editor of two fitness magazines. Under the deal that he has since ended, Schwarzenegger was to receive...

2005-08-03 16:49:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The steroid that snared Baltimore Orioles' Rafael Palmeiro in baseball's new get-tough policy on performance-enhancing drugs was stanozolol, a source told the New York Times in Wednesday's editions. Stanozolol was the potent anabolic steroid linked to Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson, who was stripped of his Olympic gold medal in 1988 after testing positive for the drug. The Times said its source had direct knowledge of the drug-testing program but did not want to be...

2005-08-01 16:21:33

A nationwide survey of more than 10,000 adolescents, published in the August issue of Pediatrics, reports a high rate of concern about body image in both boys and girls, and finds that adolescents with such concerns are much more likely to use hormones and dietary supplements to enhance their physique. Moreover, adolescent supplement users appear to be heavily influenced by the media. In the largest population-based study to explore the use of hormones and supplements, body image, and media...