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TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Image is everything for most teens and young adults, and 22% of young men and 5% of young women turn to potentially dangerous methods to "bulk up," a new study says.

These unhealthy methods -- dubbed "disordered eating behaviors" -- include eating to gain weight and using supplements or anabolic steroids to increase muscle or body si...

TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used type of asthma medication may not work in more than half of patients who are prescribed it, new research shows.

Inhaled corticosteroids, which are designed to reduce airway inflammation, are recommended for all patients with persistent asthma.

But this medication's effectiveness may be limited to a type of inflammation ...

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Men who abuse hormones such as testosterone or steroids for bodybuilding can have declines in sperm and testosterone production, researchers say.

The good news: these changes seem to reverse once men stop hormone overuse.

While the use of nonprescribed male hormones (androgens) has surged in many wealthy countries, there has been...

TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It all started when a 60-year-old bodybuilder ignored his doctor's advice to stop using hazardous anabolic steroids, prior to a weightlifting competition.

In addition, he was taking testosterone replacement treatments plus stem cell infusions, gotten illegally from his trainer.

The result: A stay in the intensive care unit of a Texa...

SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Temporarily boosting the dose of inhaled steroids may not do much to reduce the frequency of severe asthma flare-ups in children, according to two new studies.

Short-term increases in inhaled steroids might even be tied to slightly slowed growth in kids, one of the studies suggested.

Asthma flare-ups in...

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers with asthma may have worse symptoms if they're overweight.

Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report.

The study findings show that "early life weight gain does worsen the severity of asthma in the youngest patients," said ...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors sometimes prescribe a steroid for patients with bronchitis or other troublesome chest infections, but a new British study says the approach isn't warranted.

"Our study does not support the continued use of steroids as they do not have a clinically useful effect on symptom duration or severity," said study lead researcher Dr. Alasta...

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used for some cases of kidney disease can raise the risk of serious infections, researchers say.

A clinical trial was stopped early when researchers discovered that patients on the drug -- a corticosteroid called methylprednisolone -- suffered a concerning number of serious side effects. Most often, that meant severe infections, includi...

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The drug tocilizumab performs better than steroids in treating the most common form of blood vessel inflammation known as giant cell arteritis, a new study has shown.

The phase 3 clinical trial of 251 patients confirmed that tocilizumab (Actemra) reduced symptoms and also the need for high-dose steroid treatment for the condition. Phase 3 c...

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of muscle-building anabolic steroids may take a toll on the heart, researchers say.

Bodybuilders who take these drugs to bulk up should take note: prolonged use of anabolic steroids makes it harder for the heart to function properly. The steroids might also contribute to artery-clogging, study findings showed.

"It is cri...

TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Steroid shots are a common treatment for arthritic knees. But, a new study says their long-term use is ineffective and may even reduce cartilage.

Knee osteoarthritis patients who got steroid injections every three months for two years had no less pain than those taking a placebo treatment. And they had greater loss of cartilage, the rubbery ti...

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers seeking new sore throat treatments report only modest success with a single dose of a steroid medication.

Concerns about growing bacterial resistance to antibiotics have led scientists to look for alternative therapies for sore throat, a common reason for doctor visits.

In this new British study, a steroid medication le...

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What are anabolic steroids? Anabolic steroids are a class of synthetic drugs that closely mimic male sex hormones such as testosterone. They can be taken orally, applied as a patch, spread on the skin in cream or gel form, or injected. The term "anabolic" means the drugs can build muscles -- often at unusual speed. Doctors frequently prescribe the drugs to AIDS patients and other people who are l...

What is "andro"? Short for androstenedione, andro is a hormone that became a star in the bodybuilding supplement industry in the nineties. The substance, a natural forerunner of both testosterone and estrogen, made headlines in 1998 when a reporter saw a bottle of the stuff in the locker of baseball star Mark McGwire. Encouraged by wild claims that andro could boost their testosterone levels by a...

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