[M]any argue poker tournaments online technically are not gambling.
"You get a prize for a competition," said Howard Krent, dean of the Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
NRI student Nav Modi, one of the "Elephant Men" who nearly died in March during a botched drugs trial in a London hospital, fears he may have only two more years to live.
superantigen, activating T Cells independent of the T Cells specificity or of the antigen being presented by an antigen presenting cell. The Telegraph provides a description of what might have gone wrong.
"It's a really bizarre feeling when you discover you might be dead in a couple of years or even in a couple of months," 24-year-old Modi who has just graduated from university and was looking forward to a career in his family's electrical business told The Sunday Times.
The drug, called TGN1412, is an antibody treatment designed for some forms of leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis. It stimulates the production of T-cells with the aim of improving control of a malfunctioning immune system.Not all explanations of what went wrong have been so kind as to claim that this effect was impossible to predict or judge. In New Scientist,
"This is a different sort of antibody and I don't know of another antibody that is on the market that works in the same way," Sir Gregory said. "It is a different and very potent process and very difficult to predict in advance how mild or severe the clinical response might be."
An immunologist contacted by New Scientist, but who asked not to be named, says: "You don't need to be a rocket scientist to work out what will happen if you non-specifically activate every T cell in the body."Even so, the company that carried out the testing was found to have followed all procedures, and cleared of wrong doing in both an interim report and final report by the Medical and Helathcare products Regulatory Agency of the UK.
[Testosterone is] certainly not one of the first-line drugs one thinks of for racing. Steroids can increase strength and improve recovery time and prevent the breakdown of muscle, maybe make him more assertive and aggressive. All of those could have some positive attribute. But most steroids are given in cycles [6-12 weeks] and in context of working out in a gym with weights. It makes no sense to me why an athlete would take testosterone the day of a race when it doesn't work that way. It doesn't make sense in terms of the pharmacology of the drug, and it really doesn't have the attributes that would be attractive to a cyclist -- particularly one running the risk of violating anti-doping regulations.
The official decision to strip Landis of the victory rests with the International Cycling Union (UCI), but Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme said: "It goes without saying that for us Floyd Landis is no longer the winner of the 2006 Tour de France."Disappointing.
Court documents indicate Musser, 25, of Iowa City, learned in July 2000 that he carried HIV after being tested at a free health clinic. Although he knew he carried the virus and was taking medication for it, he had unprotected sex on several occasions with different partners.What are the arguments for and against such laws? What are the rights at stake here? What about he stigmatization of HIV+ individuals? UCSF has a nice article on the criminalization subject.
The high court rejected several constitutional arguments in Musser's appeal, including that the state law requiring a carrier of HIV to notify a partner violates the First Amendment protection against forcing speech against one's will. The court ruled that the state law promotes a compelling state interest and is narrow enough in scope to be constitutional.
The ACLU argued that the practice was no longer secret, because numerous news reports had made it clear that phone records had been given to the agency.Yeah, those newspaper reports were just speculation but if it came out during a court case then I'd believe it. Without the AT&T documents the plantiffs couldn't prove they had personally been spied on, and without that proof they had no standing.
But the judge said the news reports amounted to speculation and in no way constituted official confirmation that phone records had been turned over.
Talk of Castro‘s mortality was taboo until June 23, 2001, when he fainted during a speech in the sun. Although Castro quickly recovered, many Cubans understood for the first time that their leader would eventually die.
Castro shattered a kneecap and broke an arm when he fell after a speech on Oct. 20, 2004, but laughed off rumors about his health, most recently a 2005 report he had Parkinson‘s disease.
You have to suspect that they wouldn't be leading their populace to dissappointment, by claiming he's recovering nicely, if he was already dead or on his way too it. Still, not everyone is convinced that he's okay.
Anne Louise Bardach, author of the best-selling book Cuba Confidential, is one who believes Castro's condition is more serious than the official line indicates. She says the timing of the announcement - how it was handled in Havana post-surgery as opposed to pre-surgery - says a lot. She also believes that when Castro dies, the world won't know about it until days later, when the succession has been put in place.Other theories arise in the same article.
But Maria Werlau, executive director of the Cuba Archive project that documents human rights abuses in Cuba, is convinced the exercise is an elaborate ruse.
"Castro has a long record of turning weakness into strength and I think he's doing it again," says Werlau, the daughter of a Cuban exile killed in the Bay of Pigs fiasco. "Castro knew his 80th birthday was going to attract a lot of negative publicity, but in handing over to Raul and ordering his birthday celebrations delayed to December, he's diverted all the negative attention. It's very clever: he's managed to use his mortality as a weapon." Werlau also believes it's a strategy that will allow Castro to determine who in Cuba remains loyal to him, a way "to gauge his control internally and then come back stronger than ever".
Just last week, Brandon and his identical twin, Ryan, also a defensive back, announced they were quitting football to concentrate on preparing for medical school. Neither could be reached Wednesday for comment.
USC Athletic Director Mike Garrett said the drug test that Brandon Ting failed was administered by the NCAA. If still on the team, he would have faced a one-year suspension.
It remained unclear how this situation might affect his stated ambition to study medicine, preferably at USC. In a prepared statement, the university's Keck School of Medicine declined to "engage in a discussion of hypothetical situations concerning applicant qualifications."
An NCAA official said that if USC provides drug education - and school officials say they have - teams are not held accountable for use of banned substances by players.
"A positive drug test is basically an individual sanction," said Mary Wilfert, an NCAA associate director of health and safety.Here's an interview with the twins, after they had announced they were leaving the team, but before it came out one of them had tested positive for steroids.
In the final week of April, Bush and All-American receiver Dwayne Jarrett came under scrutiny for potential violation of NCAA rules. News cameras showed quarterback Mark Sanchez arrested - he was not subsequently charged - on suspicion of sexual assault.Pete Carrol keeps insisting our All-American reciever, in Dwayne Jarrett, will not face any suspension for his faults of NCAA rules. As for the very serious matter of Bush's family's housing arrangement, that could take some more time, but the longer it drags on, the less likely I think it is that USC will face major future penalties (losses in scholarships, etc.) It would be scary though if USC had to forfeit games Bush played while his parents were living in the house.
In June, the Los Angeles City Attorney's office charged former defensive lineman Frostee Rucker with two misdemeanor counts of spousal battery and two counts of vandalism in connection with an alleged August 2005 altercation.
The district attorney's office said authorities believe that Ribeiro and his wife administered illegally obtained drugs and performed the surgical procedure on the woman. Neither Ribeiro nor his wife are licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts.
Police charged Ribeiro with unauthorized practice of medicine, drug possession and distribution, and illegal possession of a hypodermic needle. His wife was charged with unauthorized practice of medicine and drug distribution.
It looks like a spider bite, but doctors say it's really much worse than that.
It could be MRSA, a type of staph infection that looks much like a spider bite or a boil. Right now, doctors all over the city are seeing cases of MRSA.
Landis told SI.com that elevated levels of testosterone are a common problem among cyclists and that he is retaining the services of Spanish doctor Luis Hernandez to help prove his innocence. "In hundreds of cases, no one's ever lost one," Landis told the Web site.
Landis also told SI.com that he has been taking an oral dose of thyroid hormone to help a thyroid condition he's been treating. He also suggested cortisone shots he's been given for his hip might have contributed to the test result.
Testosterone and other androgens promote muscle growth and hematopoietic stem cell maturation (we all remember when Lance was accused of giving himself EPO, a drug specifically used to raise one's red blood cell count and thus increase your oxygen delivering capacity).
A lawyer for Abraham and his parents argued that if the lower court order was allowed to stand, any further legal appeals would be moot.
"Once those doctors take control of Abraham, then the game is over in terms of their appeal that they're entitled to by statute," said John Stepanovich, lawyer for Jay and Rose Cherrix.
Of course, the evidence for this homeopathic treatment isn't looking good,
The type of cancer Abraham has is highly treatable in early stages. Abraham had court-ordered X-rays at CHKD in June. He also had a follow-up exam with his doctors at the Biomedical Center in Mexico, where he's receiving the Hoxsey treatment. Both exams showed that his tumors - one in his neck and one near his windpipe - had grown since February [when he started the herb treatment].
At least the center in Mexico admits his tumors have grown. I'm not really sure what that says though.