November 1, 1999 |
Question: Please tell me about drug-induced gynecomastia (breast enlargement in men). Taking Haldol has caused weight gain and given me breasts that now resemble those of the opposite sex. My doctor says that if I lose weight through diet and exercise, this abnormality will disappear. I have been dieting for two years with no change in the size of my chest. Will dieting ever help, or do I need cosmetic surgery?
March 2, 1989
Anabolic steroids, tissue-building substances that are taken by athletes to aid performances, have been used in sports for almost four decades. Anabolic steroids enable the body to maintain an improved nitrogen balance, which aids in the protein synthesis--the key to tissue and muscle growth. Athletes say the combination of new tissue with rigorous training exercises enables them to perform better. Steroids, the synthetic derivative of the male hormone testosterone, were developed in the 1950s.
July 29, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday warned menopausal women using Evamist to avoid allowing children and pets to come into contact with the drug. Evamist contains the estrogen hormone estradiol and is sprayed on the forearms between the elbow and wrist to reduce hot flashes. The FDA said it has received eight reports of adverse effects from exposure to the drug in children ages 3 to 5, and two reports of problems with pets. Young girls who came into contact with the drug reported symptoms of premature puberty, including development of breast buds and breast mass.
April 23, 2007 |
"Numb3rs," CBS, April 13, 10 p.m. The premise: Vick Johnson, a baseball star coming off two injury-ridden seasons, is trying to make a comeback. But, stretching a double into a triple, he dies sliding into third base. An autopsy determines that he died of a massive brain hemorrhage and that his blood contains an artificial, difficult-to-trace anabolic-androgenic steroid called thorocycline.
October 30, 2010 |
"Grey's Anatomy" 9 p.m. Oct. 21, ABC Episode: "Almost Grown" The premise Chief of Surgery Dr. Richard Webber ( James Pickens Jr.) puts Seattle Grace Hospital's senior residents in charge for a day while he meets with the attendings about ways to spend a $1-million grant. Resident Jackson Avery ( Jesse Williams) places a shunt tube into a patient's brain to relieve pressure that is causing headaches and ringing in the ears, but when the tube slips, seasoned neurosurgeon Derek Shephard ( Patrick Dempsey)
June 9, 1987 |
Anabolic steroids, synthetic derivatives of the male hormone testosterone, stimulate a buildup of muscle mass, tissue and protein in the body. The hormones are both androgenic, masculinizing agents, and anabolic, muscle-building agents. The drugs are legally given to cancer patients, burn victims and geriatric patients suffering from brittle bones. They also are being taken by football players, basketball players, shotputters, swimmers or people just hoping to sculpt Adonis-like physiques.