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TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Image is everything for most teens and young adults, and 22% of young men and 5% of young women turn to potentially dangerous methods to "bulk up," a new study says.

These unhealthy methods -- dubbed "disordered eating behaviors" -- include eating to gain weight and using supplements or anabolic steroids to increase muscle or body si...

TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used type of asthma medication may not work in more than half of patients who are prescribed it, new research shows.

Inhaled corticosteroids, which are designed to reduce airway inflammation, are recommended for all patients with persistent asthma.

But this medication's effectiveness may be limited to a type of inflammation ...

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Men who abuse hormones such as testosterone or steroids for bodybuilding can have declines in sperm and testosterone production, researchers say.

The good news: these changes seem to reverse once men stop hormone overuse.

While the use of nonprescribed male hormones (androgens) has surged in many wealthy countries, there has been...

TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It all started when a 60-year-old bodybuilder ignored his doctor's advice to stop using hazardous anabolic steroids, prior to a weightlifting competition.

In addition, he was taking testosterone replacement treatments plus stem cell infusions, gotten illegally from his trainer.

The result: A stay in the intensive care unit of a Texa...

SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Temporarily boosting the dose of inhaled steroids may not do much to reduce the frequency of severe asthma flare-ups in children, according to two new studies.

Short-term increases in inhaled steroids might even be tied to slightly slowed growth in kids, one of the studies suggested.

Asthma flare-ups in...

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers with asthma may have worse symptoms if they're overweight.

Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report.

The study findings show that "early life weight gain does worsen the severity of asthma in the youngest patients," said ...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors sometimes prescribe a steroid for patients with bronchitis or other troublesome chest infections, but a new British study says the approach isn't warranted.

"Our study does not support the continued use of steroids as they do not have a clinically useful effect on symptom duration or severity," said study lead researcher Dr. Alasta...

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used for some cases of kidney disease can raise the risk of serious infections, researchers say.

A clinical trial was stopped early when researchers discovered that patients on the drug -- a corticosteroid called methylprednisolone -- suffered a concerning number of serious side effects. Most often, that meant severe infections, includi...

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The drug tocilizumab performs better than steroids in treating the most common form of blood vessel inflammation known as giant cell arteritis, a new study has shown.

The phase 3 clinical trial of 251 patients confirmed that tocilizumab (Actemra) reduced symptoms and also the need for high-dose steroid treatment for the condition. Phase 3 c...