Noisy suburban streets reduce men ’s fertility

Researchers from Seoul National University believe night-time noise disturbs sleep, leading to male infertility. Fertility problems affect around one in six couples globally at least once in their lifetime.
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UCLA Health Rates of sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the past four years to record highs in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’slatest analysis. In California, the state health departmentfound that the number of people diagnosed with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2017 was 45 percent higher than five years prior.These sorts of statistics may spark a fear that there ’s little we can do to protect ourselves — but that’s not the full story.Dr. Leena Nathan, an obstetrician/gynecologist at UCLA Health-Westlake Village, consults with peo...
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Sarah Gaffney-Lang, of Manchester, was fit and healthy when she had a seizure in her sleep in 2016. Doctors warned her to freeze her eggs as treatment could maker her  infertile.
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Background: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a syndrome characterized by respiratory patterns such as recurrent apnea or hypopnea during sleep and usually with desaturation. We aimed to present comorbid conditions of patients admitted to our clinic with OSAS diagnosis.Method: The records of 1969 patients who admitted to Sleep Disorders Laboratory of the Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University between 2008 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The demographic characteristics, severity of OSAS, comorbidities of these patients were evaluated.Results: The apnea hypopnea index (AHI) of 529 patients was normal, 357 pat...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
Conclusion IVF offspring appear to be at an increased risk of long-term neurologic morbidity up to 18 years of age. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
It’s funny how many people feel awkward talking about masturbation. Because of that awkwardness, there are also a lot of false beliefs concerning the pros and cons of masturbation. Masturbation is simply the act of self-stimulation for sexual pleasure. There’s nothing mysterious or weird about it. In fact, although virtually nobody talks about it, most people have masturbated. Masturbation is a completely normal behavior associated with our own sexuality. Whether done with or without the aid of a vibrator or other sex toy, when done in moderation, masturbation is a common, healthy sexual practice. Which people...
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One of the commonest questions which patients ask me is - What ispolycystic ovariandisease (or PCO, also known as PCOD and PCOS? ) And what are its risks ?This has now become a very common diagnosis, and is made by gynecologists, dietitians, skin specialists and GPs as well. The diagnosis is made typically for young girls, who are worried because they irregular periods; are a little bit overweight; or have acne or some oily skin. Doctors order a panel of expensive blood tests ( which measure hormones levels such as FSH, LH, DHEA, testosterone and AMH), and these often turn out to be abnormal in these girls.The problem...
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To evaluate the prevalence of sleep disorders and their impact in women presenting to an urban medical center with an infertility diagnosis compared to the general population of pre-menopausal women.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
(Springer) Men who suffer from urological problems such as erectile dysfunction, urinary tract and bladder problems or infertility issues often also suffer from depression and sleep disorders. Physicians should therefore be aware of these risks so that they can refer their patients to relevant specialists and provide comprehensive and timely care of male patients. This is according to Arman Walia of the University of California Irvine in the US, in a study in the Springer Nature-branded IJIR: Your Sexual Medicine Journal.
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Recently published data suggests that male fertility has declined over the past four decades. The reasons for the decline are unclear with up to 50% of cases of male infertility remaining unexplained (idiopathic male infertility). Whilst environmental factors and rising rates of obesity have been implicated, there is now growing evidence that sleep disturbance may be an independent causative factor. Indeed, the prevalence of sleep disturbance appears to be increasing in parallel with deterioration in population sperm quality, a commonly used surrogate marker of male fertility.
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ConclusionThe major lifestyle factors discussed in the present review are amongst the multiple potential risk factors that could impair male fertility. However, their negative impact may well be mostly overcome by behaviour modification and better lifestyle choices. Greater awareness and recognition of the possible impact of these lifestyle factors are important amongst couples seeking conception.
Source: Arab Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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