September 11, 2013 |
Testosterone is powerful--in the male human body and in the American pharmacological marketplace. From 1993 to 2000, prescriptions for testosterone replacements increased fivefold, boosted by advertising campaigns that invited aging men to "talk to their doctor about low T" if they were experiencing decreased energy, sex drive or muscle tone. Until now, however, physicians haven't really known just how low testosterone levels might produce these...
September 10, 2013 |
Smaller testicle size in men appears to be linked to greater involvement in child rearing, according to Georgia researchers. The study , published recently in the journal PNAS, was conducted by anthropologists at Emory University in Atlanta and involved 70 local fathers ages 21 to 43. The study participants, who were recruited with fliers and Facebook advertisements, all had children who were 1 or 2 years old. Researchers measured the...
August 13, 2013 |
If you're a middle-aged guy who watches sports, news or late-night talk shows, you've seen the ads: Your flagging energy levels, mood, sports prowess and libido ... could they be caused by low T? After you figure out that T stands for "testosterone" -- a magically powerful male hormone the shortage of which you would never want to admit to -- you say to yourself, "Oh my God, maybe it is low T!" And if you then go to the website mentioned in the ads and take a quiz, you'll quickly learn that there is a treatment for low T, one that you can ask your doctor about.
August 2, 2013 |
Major League Baseball Drug testing began: March 2003. Biggest catches: Ryan Braun (65-game suspension), Manny Ramirez (50 games), Melky Cabrera (50 games), Rafael Palmeiro, Jason Grimsley. Plus more than 30 minor leaguers and free agents in 2012. Drugs of choice: Testosterone (increases strength, speeds recovery after workouts); Adderall (attention-deficit stimulant). Strengths: In 2012, did 5,136 random drug tests (3,955 urine, 1,181 blood tests) on players. Seven tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, 11 for stimulants.
March 7, 2013 |
As head of Georgia's small state athletic commission last year, Andy Foster sat through an Assn. of Boxing Commissions discussion he believed was a bizarre waste of time: How to deal with post-operative transgender athletes. Now, Foster is the executive officer of the California State Athletic Commission and the topic has never been more relevant. Transgender female fighter Fallon Fox told Sports Illustrated on Monday that she was a man before undergoing surgery in 2006. Fox has won two pro women's mixed martial arts fights, including a recent knockout victory in Florida, where she is scheduled to fight again April 20. Her fight promoter, Championship Fighting Alliance, has announced it will keep Fox in its MMA tournament despite the revelation.
January 31, 2013 |
"Bullet to the Head" is an adrenaline shot to your movie memory if the blunt, gleefully dumb, no-nonsense ways of '80s-style action flicks are your nostalgia drug of choice. Mayhem mavens Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill ("48 Hrs. ") make their debut as collaborators on this New Orleans shoot-'em-up, based on a graphic novel about a double-crossed hit man named Jimmy Bobo (Stallone) teaming with a young, idealistic cop (Sung Kang) to investigate a murder. ("Investigate" in these instances is a loose euphemism for "kill until no one's left")