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(Natural News) As many as one-in-seven couples has trouble conceiving a baby, even after having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year. In at least half of these cases, the cause is found to lie with the man. Male infertility can be caused by several problems, including a low sperm count, abnormalities with the...
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Authors: Levin G, Rottenstreich A Abstract Pituitary disorders, and especially prolactinomas, are not common among pregnant women, though they tend to occur during a woman's years of fertility. The majority of prolactinoma patients present with infertility and menstruation dysfunction; however, prolactinomas are associated with potentially significant morbidity if they remain unrecognized and untreated. Herein, we survey the role of prolactin and prolactinomas in pregnancy while also outlining the therapeutic approach to prolactinoma during pregnancy. The current literature on the impact of dopamine agonists during...
Source: Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hormones (Athens) Source Type: research
The new technique, being offered at five specialist NHS hospitals across the UK, involves surgically removing a tiny section of the testicle dissecting it, and then retrieving individual sperm cells.
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(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) put its hypocrisy on full display recently, when Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus sanctimoniously insisted that first world countries should think twice before following the example of Canada in legalizing the recreational use of cannabis, because addictive substances are “not good for human health.” This, despite the fact...
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(MedPage Today) -- Infertile men with prediabetes showed lower testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin levels
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractThe zona pellucida-3 (ZP3) protein plays a pivotal role in oocyte and gamete development. We aimed to produce a recombinant ZP3 peptide using theEscherichia coli secretory system and apply it to a protein chip for detecting anti-ZP3 antibodies. The ZP3 gene was cloned into the pHOA downstream of thephoA promoter and transformed intoE. coli YK537. Recombinant ZP3 was secretory expressed by decreasing the inorganic phosphate concentration. Then, rZP3 was purified and coated onto a protein chip, which was used to detect AZP3A in serum samples from 63 infertile patients. The area under the receiver operating characteri...
Source: World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most prevalent cause of anovulatory infertility and hyperandrogenism. Evidence favors insulin resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinemia as the predominant, perhaps primary, defects in PCOS. The use of insulin-sensitizing drugs has been shown to improve both the reproductive and the metabolic aspects of PCOS. Cinnamon has been found to have insulin sensitizing effect and improve menstrual cyclicity in women with PCOS. The aim of this study was to determine the effect and mechanism of cinnamon on PCOS using a dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) induced PCOS m...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
illa-Vega B Abstract BACKGROUND: Traditional semen parameters have shown little to none predictive value for fertilization and blastocyst viability for a successful pregnancy. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the usefulness of incorporating the acrosome reaction (AR) and chromatin integrity to conventional semen analysis to individually predict the fertile potential of sperm samples. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 69 participants undergoing IVF using oocyte donation. Semen samples were collected and evaluated for: AR [spontaneous (sAR) and induced (iAR)] by flow cytometry...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
asmüller S Abstract Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabidivarin (CBDV) are natural cannabinoids which are consumed in increasing amounts worldwide in cannabis extracts, as they prevent epilepsy, anxiety, and seizures. It was claimed that they may be useful in cancer therapy and have anti-inflammatory properties. Adverse long-term effects of these drugs (induction of cancer and infertility) which are related to damage of the genetic material have not been investigated. Therefore, we studied their DNA-damaging properties in human-derived cell lines under conditions which reflect the exposure of consumers. Both compoun...
Source: Archives of Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Arch Toxicol Source Type: research
Men are usually excluded from surveys on reproductive health as some works have cast doubts on their ability to accurately report information on reproduction. Recent papers challenged this viewpoint, arguing t...
Source: BMC Medical Research Methodology - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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