Steroid Use High Among Teenage Gay and Bisexual Boys

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_3138be4e03.jpgNikiLitov/Thinkstock (BOSTON) -- A new study of teenage boys finds that those who consider themselves gay or bisexual are more prone to taking muscle-building steroids than heterosexuals their own age. The survey of 17,000 boys between the ages of 14 and 18 from 2005 to 2007 did not attempt to explain this phenomenon or determine whether gay and bisexual males are at greater risk of health problems resulting from steroid use.

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Boy with Prosthetic Legs Fights to Play Basketball

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_d19e02b765.jpgKMGH/ABC (NEW YORK) -- An 18-year-old basketball player is fighting to stay in the game after initially being banned due to his prosthetic legs. High school senior Bailey Roby plays basketball while wearing “blade” prosthetics. The curved prosthetics were popularized by South African Olympic-sprinter Oscar Pistorius.

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Wikipedia Is Top Source for Medical Information

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_42a4f99edf.jpgJen Grantham/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Where do people go most often on the Internet when they're looking for medical information? The answer is Wikipedia, the modern-day encyclopedia. The global information and technology services company IMS Health says that both patients and health care professionals visited the top 100 Wikipedia pages related to medical matters 1.9 million times on average in just the last year.

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Prescription Pill Use Falling as More Heroin Addicts Seek Treatment

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_0ee1d67aa7.jpgRoel Smart/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Americans seem to be getting the message about the dangers of drug abuse. A government report says that the rate of pill use for other than what the medicine was prescribed dropped from 12 percent to 9.8 percent among people ages 18 to 25 between the years 2007 and 2011.

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California Hospital Uses Germ-Killing Robots

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_815c4bb461.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (STANFORD, Calif.) -- California's Stanford University Medical Center is using a robot to kill superbugs, in an attempt to combat infections. The hospital added two robotic cleaning systems named Frost and Dazzle to help disinfect. The machines use high-intensity ultraviolet light bulbs, emitting pulsed light to pierce cell walls of spores, bacteria, viruses and molds.

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