Love Will Be The Death Of Us

Notes On The End Of My Marriage Author's note: This is a sincere attempt to learn the end of a relationship, a final love letter, of sorts. Some of the names have been changed and my former partner has consented its publication. 8.2011 -- The Beginning There is no easy way to masturbate into a small plastic container. I find this out as I approach climax, simultaneously holding the container in place while stoking my erection with the other hand. Truth be told, I don't actually masturbate very often -- perhaps something about the act I continue to find shameful. Suddenly: a rush of white light and a moment of fleeting ecstasy. I return to Room B at the Genesis fertility clinic in downtown Vancouver. Two voluptuous women continue their own vigorous pleasure on the TV screen mounted above my head. I steady my breath and screw the cap onto the container. I buckle my jeans, grab the remote and flick off the screen. I catch my image in the mirror, triggering an existential moment that feels utterly cliche -- all the cautionary tales of my younger years flooding back in a montage of bad teen movies, Sex Ed classes, and awkward chats with my father. "Millions of sperm live in every drop of semen!" he warned. "Sometimes they can live for over nine days!" And the ominous warning fed to every heterosexual male: don't get your girlfriend pregnant. Now I'm 30. Four years ago, newly married and financially stable, my wife Katherine and I discontinued birth contro...
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Source: Redox Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 December 2018Source: New Scientist, Volume 240, Issue 3208Author(s): Simon IngsFancy going down in an airliner? An immersive experience nearly left Simon Ings in pieces
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Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Georg Griesinger, Herman Tournaye, Nick Macklon, Felice Petraglia, Petra Arck, Christophe Blockeel, Peter van Amsterdam, Claire PexmanFieth, Bart CJM FauserThe pharmacological and physiological profiles of progestogens used for luteal phase support during assisted reproductive technology are likely to be important in guiding clinical choice towards the most appropriate treatment option. Various micronized progesterone formulations with differing pharmacological profiles have been investigated for several purposes. Dydrogest...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionssLHCGR levels are negatively related to AMH when oocyte yield is high. High early cycle sLHCGR is associated with elevated day-3 oestradiol. Low sLHCGR and SOR are indicators of increased clinical pregnancy and live birth rates. Patient age and SOR, combined with EOR, might improve prediction of IVF treatment outcomes.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Bone pain is a common and sometimes severe symptom of bone metastases in advanced breast cancer and a common reason for initiating BTA treatment. Safety and efficacy were the main factors considered by physicians when selecting BTAs. Past Presentations: Data previously presented at the ISPOR 18th Annual European Congress, Milan, Italy; November 7-11, 2015 and at the Breast Cancer Symposium, San Francisco, CA, USA; September 25-27, 2015. PMID: 30550358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: The data of this post-marketing study meet the request by the French authorities for additional data on conditions of use in everyday practice. They confirmed the tolerance and long-term effect of capsaicin 8% patch in patients with peripheral neuropathic pain in real-world conditions. PMID: 30550354 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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ConclusionDespite some performance benefits have been demonstrated, more research needs to be done. Presently, the available data is still not enough to widely recommend the use of L-carnitine supplements with the aim of improving exercise performance.RésuméObjectifsCette revue a pour but d’analyser les données disponibles, principalement les plus récentes, concernant l’utilisation d’un complément alimentaire en L-carnitine et la performance sportive, afin de comprendre si la L-carnitine peut encore être considérée comme un complément ergog&eac...
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Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Zineb Benhissen, Michel Konzelmann, Philippe Vuistiner, Bertrand Leger, François Luthi, Charles BenaimAbstractObjective. To estimate the Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) of the French version of the Hand Function Sort questionnaire (HFS-F). As a comparison, the MCID of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) was also estimated.Materials and methods. We included French-speaking patients hospitalized in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program for chronic pain of the upper ...
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Authors: Labibzadeh M, Kaydani GA, Savari M, Ekrami A Abstract Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium are among the main agents associated with nosocomial infections with high mortality in immunocompromised patients. Antibiotic resistance, especially against gentamicin and vancomycin among Enterococci , is a risk factor that could increase the morbidity and mortality rate. 179 Enterococci isolates from burn patients were included in this study. Antibiotic susceptibility testing was done using the disk diffusion test and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) was evaluated by agar microdilution. Vancomycin a...
Source: Polish Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Pol J Microbiol Source Type: research
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