Posts Tagged "steroids"

7 more Texas high school athletes test positive for steroids

Posted on Apr 17, 2009 in Health & Wellness

03:44 PM CST on Friday, February 20, 2009 Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas – The second round of steroid testing for Texas high school athletes found only seven positive results in nearly 19,000 tests, about the same outcome as the program’s debut last year. The latest results, released by the University Interscholastic League on Friday, came from random tests on male and female athletes from September through December. The initial round of testing in the nation’s largest high school screening program found only four cases of steroid use in 10,000 athletes. With such tiny...

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Studies: Steroids Do Not Help Wheezing Kids

Posted on Mar 15, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Thursday, January 22, 2009 | E-Mail Print Share LOS ANGELES – Steroid drugs, a common treatment for young children prone to wheezing and colds, do not help and may even be harmful, according to new research. Preschoolers in Britainwho were hospitalized with a wheezing attack and treated with the steroid prednisolone stayed just as long as other children who were given dummy pills. In another study, Canadian children who had previous wheezing trouble and who took the steroid fluticasone as a preventive measureshowed modest improvement, but the side effect of possible stunted...

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