Zika virus may cause men's testicles to SHRINK by up to 90 per cent

Experts at Washington University School of Medicine in Missouri warn that if the 'dramatic' findings, in mice, apply to humans it could lead to an epidemic of infertility caused by the disease.
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Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Small Ruminant ResearchAuthor(s): Jeanette Olejnik, Natalka Suchowerska, Muren Herrid, Michael Jackson, Geoff Hinch, Jonathan HillAbstractMany alternatives to surgical castration have been explored to induce short or long term infertility in male animals. Comparatively few have been carefully evaluated in very young production animals. A comparison of four treatments known to deplete testicular cells in rodents (heating, cooling, chemotherapy, radiation) was undertaken using ram lambs.Neither testicular cooling (0 °C) nor heating (45 °C) affected ...
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(Natural News) Arizona-based researchers are analyzing wastewater from the sewers of U.S. cities for signs of chemicals associated with opioids. The contents of sludge and slurries could provide a more accurate overview of the opioid crisis sweeping the nation, an article in Scientific American stated. The Human Health Observatory has been scouring sewage since 2003....
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ConclusionsThe genome sequence of Bacillus sp. M13(2017) reported here will be a reference for comparative analysis with genomic and clinically important multidrug resistance features of Bacillus sp.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a world-wide epidemic disease with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Treatment strategies of MetS include pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions and in this respect a relevant role has been shown for nutraceutical compounds (NCs). The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of NCs incorporated with diet and lifestyle management versus diet alone, in lowering blood pressure (BP) values and improving lipid and glucose profile, in a group of hypertensives and hyper-cholesterolemic patients with MetS. METHODS: 104 subj...
Source: Biomedicine and pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine and pharmacotherapie - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biomed Pharmacother Source Type: research
A patient sent me this email.-----Original Message-----From:To: Aniruddha MalpaniSubject: Re: Two ivf cycles failedSir,Can U pls suggest ivf success supplements?Next month I m going for third cycleCan I use mothers Horlicks?How to get good eggs and embryos?Any diet chart before, during and after embryo transfer?Sir, pls kindly suggest meLifelong I will be really thankful to youNow I m taking1. apcod sachets2. Metformin3. Normoz4. Ultra CoQ105. Folic acidMy previous ivf failure reasons are poor quality eggs and embryos, implantation failure and may be unexplained infertility reason Actually, the most likely reason for ...
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Whether you read this with your Saturday morning coffee or while winding down after a busy weekend, you definitely want to make some time to catch up on the latest in this week’s mental health news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at the so-called “narcissism epidemic” of Western culture, whether or not “scream therapy” is a useful tool for treating anxiety, how poverty affects the mental health of menstruating women, and more. How the West Became a Self-Obsessed Culture: Many blame smartphones and social media as the self-indulgent tools that have fostered a so-called...
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Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Laurie Garrett
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Fertility treatments for me have never been an easy experience...unnecessary tests, lot of doubts, unsure about the doctors approach, too many strong hormones injected due to an assembly line approach and in the end ...an unsatisfactory feeling.We have been very impressed with Dr. Malpani's interactive and amazing website.  All our doubts were answered regularly by visiting and writing out our queries on the website. Our beginning itself was so easy and we could feel and appreciate the Doctors' expert knowledge in the field of infertility.We are blessed with a healthy and adorable baby, on my first try, inspite of my ...
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AbstractTesticular apoptotic cell death (TACD) contributes to diabetes  mellitus (DM)-induced male infertility. MicroRNA-34a (miR-34a) is a pro-apoptotic RNA that targets sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) which provides protection against complications of (DM). However, the specific role of miR-34a in (DM)-induced TACD is unknown. MiR-34a targetsSirt1 mRNA, resulting in apoptosis. However, whether or not SIRT1 is a major target of miR-34a in (DM)-induced TACD is unclear. The present study aimed to define the role of miR-34a/SIRT1 in (DM)-induced TACD. C57BL/6 male mice were induced to (DM) by streptozotocin, for a period of 24  ...
Source: Journal of Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
AbstractIn the past 2  years, Zika virus has emerged from obscurity onto the world stage—traversing and transcending clinical specialties, basic science disciplines, and public health efforts. The spread of Zika virus has serious implications for the specialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Our patient s, practices, and labs—worldwide and specifically in the USA—have been impacted by this teratogenic, sexually transmitted, largely asymptomatic virus. While the World Health Organization’s Public Emergency of International Concern designation has lapsed as major epidemics have sub...
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
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