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Posted Friday, August 27, 2010 03:43 AM

Androgenic Anabolic Steroids: Adverse Effects On Reproductive System

The adverse effects of AASs fall into 4 primary categories: hepatic, reproductive, cardiovascular, and psychiatric effects.

Today I will cover Reproductive Adverse Effects

Adverse Effects on the Male Reproductive System

The effects of the anabolic-androgenic steroids on the male reproductive system are oligospermia (small number of sperm) and azoospermia (lack of sperm in the semen), decreased testicular size, abnormal appearance of testicular biopsy material, and reductions in testosterone and gonadotropic hormones. These effects have been shown in training studies,studies of normal volunteers,therapeutic trials,and studies of athletes who were using anabolic-androgenic steroids.In view of the changes shown in the pituitary-gonadal axis, the dysfunction accounting for these abnormalities is believed to be steroid-induced suppression of gonadotrophin production. The changes in these hormones are ordinarily reversible after cessation of drug treatment, but the long-term effects of altering the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis remain unknown. However, there is a report of residual abnormalities in testicular morphology of healthy men 6 months after discontinuing steroid use. It has been reported that the metabolism of androgens to estrogenic compounds may lead to gynecomastia ( male boobs) in males.

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Posted Tuesday, August 24, 2010 02:50 AM

driving or being a passenger in a vehicle without screenwash in its wiper fluid

 To avoid catching Legionnaires’ Disease from your car, simply use screen wash fluid at the recommended concentration in your windshield washer tank, instead of using plain water.

  Don't use plain water for  car’s windscreen washer to save money, use screen wash fluid from now

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23 June 2010, Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales supports advice to add screen wash to car washer fluid following the publication of the results of an HPA study.

Legionnaires' disease


Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal lung infection. The disease is contracted by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water.

Legionnaires' disease is commonly linked to water systems such as air conditioning units, showers and fountains, where water is given off in a fine spray.

The HPA study found two vehicle-related actions that can increase the risk of catching Legionnaires' disease.

These are:

driving through industrial areas
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Posted Monday, August 23, 2010 07:31 AM

"Bloodgate" scandal SPORTS CHEATS

The incident was Rugby Union

Player treated on field blood pooring from mouth  and taken off with blood injury allowing a previously substituted player to replace him. The blood was a fake joke shop capsule put in his mouth by the physio, the player bites the capsule and appears to be blood dripping from his mouth. Later on the side line the team doctor actually cuts the players lip to cover up the scam. I at the time was watching the game live on TV. Only later after the game was it found out that a camera had caught the player winking as he left the field, and an investigation was started.

Scandal: 'Bloodgate' rocked rugby last year after Tom Williams used a fake blood capsule

Caught out: Williams winks as he leaves the field of play during 'Bloodgate'

As it came to light that former Quins physio Steph Brennan had bought capsules from a joke shop

In order to win the game Harlequins needed a specialist kicker.

The blood-faking incident occurred near the end of Harlequins' Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leinster at The Stoop on April 12. 2009

Quins' coach Dean Richards wanted to bring Nick Evans, the club's drop-kick expert who had been substituted at halftime, back on to the field. In the circumstances, this was only permissible if an on-field player suffered a blood injury.



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Posted Monday, August 23, 2010 02:37 AM

(SMOKING) The benefits of quitting

STOPPING SMOKING

The body quickly recovers.

Nicotine withdrawl causes irritability and frustration but eases after 48 hours..

TIME LINE   

20 minutes

Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.


8 hours

Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half, oxygen levels return to normal.

24 hours

Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.

48 hours

There is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.

72 hours

Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.

2-12 weeks

Your circulation improves.

3-9 months

Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.

5 years

Risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.

10 years

Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.




Posted Thursday, August 19, 2010 05:38 AM

ALCOHOL

How much can I drink?

If you drink alcohol, it is important to keep within the guidelines:

    * Men should not regularly drink more than 3 - 4 units of alcohol a day.

    * Women should not regularly drink more than 2 - 3 units of alcohol a day.

These guidelines apply whether you drink every day, once a week or occasionally. If you drink to much, avoid alcohol for 48 hours to allow your body time to recover.

How much is one unit of alcohol?

    * one small glass (100mls) of wine (10% alcohol by volume - be aware that many wines have a higher alcohol content than this and the size of glasses may be bigger)


    * or half a pint (about 300mls) of normal strength lager, cider or beer (for example 3.5% - be aware that many beers and ciders have a higher volume than this)


    * or 1 pub measure (25mls) of spirits



Posted Thursday, August 19, 2010 05:35 AM

SALT

Eating too much salt can cause high blood pressure which increases the risk of developing coronary heart disease. It’s important that you don’t eat more than the recommended amount of salt each day.

How much is too much?

Adults should eat less than 6g of salt a day - that's about one teaspoon

Checking the nutritional information on food labels will help you to choose healthier options.

Being aware of how much salt you eat will help you to stay healthy, and it's not just about the salt you put on your food after it's cooked – there’s plenty of hidden salt to think about too. Products typically high in salt are:

    * crisps
    * salted nuts
    * canned and packet soups and sauces
    * baked beans and canned vegetables
    * pork pies
    * processed foods
    * pizzas and other ready meals.

Some staple foods like bread and breakfast cereals have added salt, and it can also be found in sweet foods like cakes and biscuits.

To reduce your salt intake, avoid foods with high salt content.

What else can I do?
You can:

    * add less salt to your cooking - as you get used to the taste, cut it out completely

    * don't add salt to your food at the table

    * instead of salt, use pepper, herbs, garlic, spices or lemon juice to add flavou... [More]

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