Around 266 positive cases have been detected by a German laboratory in the past year using a new steroid test. The technique is finding other positives in retesting of old samples. According to The Age, the lab found 184 cases involving stanozolol, the banned drug used by sprinter Ben Johnson at the 1988 Olympics, and 82 of oral turinabol, a steroid widely used in the former East Germany. Geyer said many of the positives since November 2012 involved athletics, weightlifting and wrestling, and all were reported to the World Anti-Doping Agency and sports governing bodies, according to the report. Geyer said that it was surprising for them as they did not expect that many. However, Geyer said no new cases have been revealed in testing of samples from cyclists, footballers or German athletes, the report mentioned. The IOC has said the new test will be used at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February, the report said. It will also be used in the planned retesting of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics before the eight-year statute of limitations expires in 2016, the report added.Source: ANI << Link Between Diabetes and Stroke Risk Identified Cancer Growth Could be Blocked by New Technique >> Recommended Reading Drug Abuse The use of Drugs for reasons other than its prescribed recommendation, is known as Drug abuse or substance abuse. Drug abuse or substance abuse is initiated by various biological and social factors. READ MORE Drug Abuse in Pregnancy Drug abuse during pregnancy has an adverse effect on the mother as well as the fetus. It is advisable to stop usage of illicit drugs well before pregnancy. READ MORE Impact of Drug Abuse on Health and Society Drug abuse is a negative social trend that pushes youth to drug addiction in the pretext of getting psychological effects like excitation. READ MORE Recreational Drugs are not Completely Safe Recreational drugs are commonly used in rave parties. Serotonin syndrome can occur in patients taking N-benzylpiperazine. READ MORE Anabolic Steroids Anabolic steroids can produce power- packed, adrenaline – pumping performances but they also reflect a saga of condemnation and shame. READ MORE Are Steroids Bad For You? Steroids are miracle drugs but have to be used with caution. Some steroids are illegal to use, without prescription. Most steroids have severe side effects hence, these must be taken under strict medical supervision. READ MORE Cannabis Cannabis has a long history of medicinal, recreational, and industrial use and comes from a bushy plant with thick sticky flowers called Cannabis Sativa READ MORE Testicle Pain - Symptom Evaluation A sudden, severe pain in the testis may be due to testicular torsion. Testicles inside the scrotum are very sensitive organs. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Daily Calorie Requirements Drug - Food Interactions The Essence of Yoga More News on: CannabisDrug AbuseVaricoceleAnabolic SteroidsTesticle Pain - Symptom EvaluationAre Steroids Bad For You?