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Steroids increase death risk from traumatic head injury

...ion, from joint injury to asthma. They differ from anabolic steroids, the sex hormones like androgen, which are typically used to increase muscle mass and improve athletic performance. Corticosteroids are "widely used in medicine to treat inflammation," Alderson explains. "It is thought that some of the damag...

LA BioMed Medical/Research Briefs December 2004

...ction of their muscles. This research suggests the anabolic drug testosterone improves muscle strength," says Dr. Richard Casaburi. Casaburi and colleagues investigated the effects of testosterone supplementation in a study of 47 men with COPD and low normal testosterone levels. The participants were randoml...

Team-centered program effective in reducing disordered eating among athletes

...iet pills, diuretics, laxatives, amphetamines, and anabolic steroids). Athletic teams provide a natural setti...w use of diet pills, and less use of amphetamines, anabolic steroids, and sport supplements. These athletes also reported more seatbelt use and less new sexual...

Study showed vitamin D inadequacy highly prevalent among women treated for osteoporosis

...tive (e.g., bisphosphonates, SERMs, calcitonin) or anabolic therapies (e.g., parathyroid hormone) to treat or prevent osteoporosis. 25(OH) D is produced by the body from vitamin D precursors and its level in the blood serum generally indicates the level of the body's vitamin D reserves. In this study, vitam...

Advances in Skeletal Anabolic Agents for the Treatment of Osteoporosis: A scientific meeting

... on the current and future status of bone-building anabolic skeletal agents for osteoporosis treatment. This g...of Health. The first of the therapeutic skeletal anabolic agents, parathyroid hormone (PTH), has now been on the market for more than a year. The success of t...

OHSU programs for teen athletes are national models, reflect Bush's steroid-free sports initiative

...ends ATLAS and ATHENA be used as the basis for all anabolic steroid education programs in elementary and secon...ATLAS has proved successful in reducing the use of anabolic steroids, sports supplements, alcohol and other illicit drugs among male adolescent athletes in scho...

Combining osteoporosis drugs produce no added benefit

... Dennis Black, PhD, principal investigator. "These anabolic agents offer an alternative, and, with decreased reliance on estrogen, new approaches to the treatment of osteoporosis are even more important," he added. Black said that although bisphosphonates are currently used effectively by millions of women, p...

OSU faculty design drug education web program for NCAA

...ake informed choices on such modern temptations as anabolic steroids, human growth hormones, nutritional suppl...s aimed directly at student-athletes. A section on anabolic steroids, for example, provides information on substances that are banned by the NCAA, how they work...

Preventing misuse of performance-enhancing substances a growing and difficult task

... adolescent drug use shows an alarming increase in anabolic steroid use among middle school youths from 1998-1999 with an estimated 2.7 percent of eighth graders saying they have used the drugs. A larger survey by Blue Cross and Blue Shield estimates that one million U.S. children between the ages of 12 and 1...

New study explores pulmonary rehabilitation in women with emphysema and chronic bronchitis

...tigator Richard Casaburi, Ph.D., M.D. is exploring anabolic drug therapy for women suffering from emphysema an...nary disease (COPD). Dr. Casaburi postulates that anabolic drug therapy (testosterone) can stimulate muscle growth, and improve strength in women with emphysem...

Bodybuilders abusing prescription-only drugs bought on the Internet

...stopped taking bromocriptine, but continued taking anabolic steroids against medical advice, and had also started on growth hormone and insulin injections. The authors conclude: "worrying is the extent to which bodybuilders abuse prescription only drugs and the ease with which these and many other drugs are a...

NIDA clinical toolbox provides the latest information about drug treatment strategies

...search Reports (up-to-date research information on anabolic steroids, cocaine, heroin, inhalants, nicotine, and methamphetamine). NIDA Publications Catalogue Commonly-Abused Drug Chart...

Drug trends among American teens

...g about its use in our next survey." The use of anabolic steroids by males in their early- to mid-teens jumped some in 1999. Among eighth-grade boys, the proportion reporting any use in the prior year rose from 1.6 percent in 1998 to 2.5 percent in 1999, while among 10th-grade boys there was an increase f...

Doctors find muscle-builder cream caused sex development in toddler

...The main issue here is that testosterone and other anabolic steroids -male androgenic steroids - are out in the community now, and people are usingthem to build their muscles and strength," he said. "If children get hold ofthem they could face some significant problems." First, children are not rea...

Anabolic Steroids May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Fatigue And Gain Lean Body Mass

...ty. However,a new study indicates that the use of anabolic steroids appears to increase leanbody mass and sig...higherdoses) by athletes to bulk up. In the past, anabolic steroids had been used totreat anemia in patients with severe kidney disease but their ability to bu...

Study Finds Combining Exercise With Male Hormone Therapy Benefits Men With HIV-Wasting Disease

...l agent belonging to the class of androgens called anabolic steroids.Another 11 patients received a placebo, a... androgen therapy that includedtestosterone and an anabolic steroid," he said. At the beginning of the UCSF study, participants ranged in age from 40...

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