Whaaa? Joakim Noah was suspended for using an androgen receptor modulator, and he don't care who knows it. The science of these is fascinating. LGD-4033 is one of several new-ish compounds designed to stimulate the anabolic effect (think muscles) of the androgen receptor without tickling the androgenic effects (think beards and penises). It will not surprise you to know that they are meant for treating muscle-wasting diseases and not NBA players with bad haircuts in career downturns.
When CVS stopped selling cigarettes, it dropped the smoking rate by 1% in the states CVS operates in. “It shows that responsible behavior by a pharmacy has public health benefits for the whole population,” Stanton Glantz said...
Is it more dangerous to be a black pedestrian in the US than it is to be a white pedestrian? "...when the women were in the middle of the road, cars in the high-income area with the faster, wider road were seven times less likely to yield to the black pedestrian than the white pedestrian."
There are at least 79 rare genetic syndromes that have obesity as a feature. This finding underscores the likelihood that in the future, much diagnostic work will be done genomically and not clinically. Real-life paper here.