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Drug Companies Recruited To Assist Olympic Anti-Doping Efforts
2014-02-09 08:33:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online In an effort to help curb the use of banned performance-enhancing substances at the ongoing Winter Olympics, some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies are revealing information that once would have been considered to be trade secrets, according to media reports published on Friday. According to Associated Press (AP) Health Writer Matthew Perrone, Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline and Roche are among those firms that have...

2013-12-18 11:22:15

Endocrine Society unveils scientific statement on the health consequences of performance-enhancing drugs A new Scientific Statement issued today by The Endocrine Society represents a comprehensive evaluation of available information on the prevalence and medical consequences of the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). The statement highlights the clinical pharmacology, adverse effects and detection of many substances often classified as PEDs, identifies gaps in knowledge and aims to...

2013-11-14 13:03:08

One in seven Swiss students has already tried to enhance his or her performance with prescription medication or drugs. Besides psychostimulants like Ritalin, students also consume sedatives, alcohol or cannabis. These substances are mostly only taken during the exam preparation period. Only a narrow majority of polled students reported the desired effects, as a representative study conducted by researchers at the universities of Zurich and Basel reveals. American and European studies prove...

Muscles May Permanently Remember Brief Exposure To Performance-enhancing Drugs
2013-10-28 10:44:02

Wiley Previously, re-acquisition of muscle mass – with or without steroid use – after periods of inactivity has been attributed to motor learning. However, this new data from the University of Oslo suggests that there is a cellular 'memory mechanism' within muscle of brief steroid users. The team investigated the effects of steroids on muscle re-acquisition in mice and discovered greater muscle mass and more myonuclei – which are essential components for muscle fibre function –...

2013-10-08 12:25:47

In Digital Citizens Alliance / Taylor Hooton Foundation Investigation, Researchers Find Dangerous Drugs on YouTube, But Also Get Fakes and Even No Shipment At All WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Large numbers of young people are succumbing to the pressure to win, using anabolic steroids and Human Growth Hormone to keep up athletically and socially with their peers. More than eight percent of males between 18-25 admit they have taken these Appearance and Performance...

2013-09-30 23:33:16

Sports Reaction Center comments on recent steroid use in baseball, and encourages young athletes to pursue a more natural means of achieving their peak performance. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 In a time when illegal steroid use has shamed many professional athletes—yet also inadvertently rewarded them with lucrative sports contracts—studies have found that young athletes feel the pressure to use the drugs, as well, despite their dangerous side effects. After Major League...

2013-07-23 16:23:01

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an era where illegal steroid use generates public shame but also rewards with six-figure sports contracts, a new survey found that pro athletes' use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) is putting pressure on some young athletes to resort to using the illegal or dangerous drugs as well. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC60386LOGO) As Major League Baseball announces the suspension of former Most Valuable...

2013-02-04 23:00:09

DNA Sports Performance Lab introduces legal, all natural bio-identical performance-enhancers using IGF Compound with proven results including overall health, that give professional athletes and performance enthusiasts a legitimate alternative to the illegal or banned synthetic options that are currently destroying lives and dreams. Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 04, 2013 DNA Sports Performance Lab, founded and operated by a former (due to injury) Major League Baseball player and pitcher. DNA...

Sports Doping Is A Public Health Issue
2012-09-23 15:51:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The use of performance enhancing drugs, or doping, is a public health issue, not a sporting problem, as had been previously thought. "If we believe that around 3% of high school boys in the U.S. are taking a steroid or growth hormone, then that's a public health issue," said Dr. Timothy Armstrong of the World Health Organization (WHO). "Substance abuse in any shape or form has a physical and mental health aspect to it. The...

2012-05-14 02:27:47

LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LuRong Living Essential All Natural Deer Velvet Antler has received the highly coveted BSCG Certification, it was announced jointly today by Banned Substance Control Group and LuRong Living. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120514/DE04271LOGO ) At a time when banned substances have been found in some over-the-counter dietary supplements and just one positive test for performance-enhancing drugs can mar, if not end, an athlete's career,...