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According to a national, large-scale study, the use of human growth hormone (HGH) by US teens has more than doubled, as teens experiment with performance-enhancing and image-enhancing drugs. According to the confidential 2013 study, 3,705 kids were questioned about their performance or image-enhancing drug use by the Partnership for Drug-Free... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Fatherhood
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A feature on the Examiner shares a disheartening fact: the use of anabolic steroids among high school students – both male and female – is on the rise, with about one million high school students having used anabolic steroids. Examiner’s Jack Dennis shares a few statistics: in 1993, one in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Fatherhood
Maybe you saw the storyline on the first season of Friday Night Lights. Brian “Smash” Williams, the star running back for the Dillon Panthers, was told by a recruiter that he had to be stronger if he was going to make it into college football. In an act of desperation,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Fatherhood
Many teenagers use steroids to improve their image Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are extremely powerful drugs. “Anabolic” means to grow and “androgenic,” pertains to the development of male characteristics. Anabolic steroids are a synthetic version of the body’s naturally occurring hormone testosterone, the same chemical responsible for male sexual traits... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Fatherhood
The abuse of anabolic steroids can cause both temporary and permanent injury to anyone using them. Teenagers, whose bodies are still developing, are at heightened risk. An alarming number of them are trying steroids in hopes of improving their athletic prowess or their appearance. Ali Mohamadi, M.D., a medical officer... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Fatherhood
Talking to your child about anabolic steroids is key. The first thing parents are going to have to admit to themselves is the possibility their child could be abusing steroids or any drug for that matter. Denial and wishful thinking can quickly lead a family down the path to destruction.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Fatherhood
Be the best father you can be, while staying anabolic and healthy. A new research study that links lower testosterone levels with fatherhood may have caught your attention. The news and blog media are all abuzz with potentially scary reports that becoming a father and greater involvement in childcare activities... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Fatherhood
The bottom line is that steroids can really affect male fertility, especially causing a low sperm count. Find out if the effects are reversable. There are many things that can cause a low sperm count. From diet, to medical issues, to lifestyle choices, these are all things that can affect... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Fatherhood
There are a number of side effects users will experience when taking Anabolic Steroids. Some are short term and others may have long term side effects. Unfortunately any side effects will in most cases also effect the male fertility health. Some of these side effects can include: Short term effects... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Fatherhood
Men with larger testes are less likely to be involved in the day-to-day care of their children, a finding that is also supported by scans of the brain's reward centers. Why are some fathers willing to change diapers, prepare meals, and give the kids a bath, while others skip out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Fatherhood
Legal and illegal anabolic steroids can have adverse effects on the male and female reproductive systems. Females might experience more severe effects when taking testosterone because it is produced in small amounts in the female body, making it a foreign substance for women. Effects of steroids in both sexes vary.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at Fatherhood
Anabolic steroids are synthetic substances similar to the male sex hormone testosterone. Anabolic steroids are use to help people with certain kinds of anemia and men who don't produce enough testosterone on their own. This type of drug needs to be prescribed by a doctor. Teen athletes who want to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at Fatherhood
A recent study shows that dads are more likely to have Low T than childless men. A recent study led by Lee Gettler, PhD, an assistant research professor at the University of Notre Dame, has discovered a link between decreased testosterone levels and fatherhood. Researchers followed 500 Filipino men for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at Fatherhood
Dip may come with focus on taking care of children, researchers suggest A new study suggests that testosterone levels drop after men become fathers, perhaps because they don't need to compete with other males for mates anymore and instead focus on bonding with their children. The findings don't prove that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at Fatherhood
A new study suggests that too much television time can stand in the way of fatherhood. But exercise was found to boost sperm counts. Do you enjoy relaxing with a Homeland marathon at the end of a long day? If you're also a would-be father, you might want to think... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at Fatherhood
Once men become fathers, their testosterone levels plummet -- a biological trait they share with many other species -- which allows them to shift their behavioral focus away from mating to helping care for their offspring, a prospective study confirmed. Among men who were single at baseline, decreases of 26%... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at Fatherhood
For men whose infertility is caused by varicoceles, retrograde embolization of the spermatic vein can significantly improve the chances of siring a child, researchers here said. In a single-center study, 26% of those men successfully treated with embolization later reported their partner had become pregnant. All told, 92.4% or 93.3%... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at Fatherhood
Becoming a dad has a profound impact on your physical and mental well-being. Yes, there's stress and sleep-deprivation. But fatherhood comes with plenty of health perks, too. According to the latest research about men’s health, there’s good news for Weintraub and other dads: The responsibilities of fatherhood bring along with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at Fatherhood
DNA evidence suggests link to slowed aging in offspring of men who delayed fatherhood. Northwestern University researchers looked at telomere length in people in the Philippines. Telomeres are bits of DNA that protect the ends of chromosomes from deterioration. Longer telomeres appear to be associated with slower aging, while shorter... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at Fatherhood
A man's biological clock ticks, too, researchers are discovering Most women hoping to have a family are painfully aware of their biological clocks. They know their ability to bear children declines with age, even with all the innovation in fertility treatments. Now, research is revealing that a man's potential for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at Fatherhood
Becoming a dad has a profound impact on your physical and mental well-being. Yes, there's stress and sleep-deprivation. But fatherhood comes with plenty of health perks, too. Ask any new dad how fatherhood has affected his health, and he’s likely be too tired to give you an answer. Between the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at Fatherhood
Testosterone levels drop after men become fathers, perhaps because they don't need to compete with other males for mates anymore and instead focus on bonding with their children. The findings don't prove that fatherhood directly affects testosterone levels, and it's not clear how the hormonal systems in men may detect... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at Fatherhood
Men who were exposed to toxic chemicals, ionizing radiation, and excessive exposure to heat, have a greater risk of violation of potency and, as a consequence of infertility. Men who were exposed to toxic chemicals, ionizing radiation, and excessive exposure to heat, have a greater risk of violation of potency... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at Fatherhood
Not only women want to look beautiful and have a flawless physique. Often, men also tend to find a figure of Apollo. To do this, they come to the gym and began to go in for sports, and that the result was not long in coming, many people start using... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at Fatherhood
Steroids are medically generated substance used for various medical purposes. It is commonly utilized to enhance body growth. Basically, steroids are used by body builders, athletes, and people with active occupations. Some forms of steroids are used in performing surgeries and as pain reliever. The use of steroids requires a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Fatherhood