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Women battling cancer may no longer have to worry about infertility

Thousands are forced to freeze their eggs and save them for IVF when they are diagnosed with cancer if they ever wish to have a family. The new German research could spell the end to that.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Nappi L, Ottaviano M, Rescigno P, Fazli L, Gleave ME, Damiano V, De Placido S, Palmieri G Abstract Background: Cisplatin-based chemotherapy significantly improved the survival of patients with germ cell testicular cancer. However, long term side effects of chemotherapy have non-negligible impact on the quality of life of these young patients, who have a long life expectancy after being successfully treated. Materials and Methods: 25-OH vitamin D, testosterone, FSH and LH of patients with testicular cancer were retrospectively evaluated and for each patient clinical information were collected. The tissu...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In this study, we reported a comprehensive genome-wide DNA methylation landscape in chicken germ cells, and transcriptomic dynamics was also presented. By uncovering DNA methylation patterns on individual genes, some genes accurately modulated by DNA methylation were found to be associated with cancers and virus infection, e.g., AKT1 and CTNNB1. Chicken-unique markers were also discovered for identifying male germ cells. Importantly, integrated epigenetic mechanisms were explored during male germ cell differentiation, which provides deep insight into the epigenetic processes associated with male germ cell differentiation a...
Source: Stem Cell Reports - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
L. Nagirnaja, K. I. Aston and D. F. Conrad
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urological Survey Source Type: research
B. M. Hanson, M. L. Eisenberg and J. M. Hotaling
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urological Survey Source Type: research
Baby bibs, mats and blankets tested by scientists with NAFTA's environmental arm contain toxic chemicals linked to higher rates of cancer, infertility and suppressed immune systems — substances already banned from most other products in Canada.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news
Authors: Sofoudis C, Zervomanolakis I, Galani I, Grigoriou V, Botsis D, Vlahos N Abstract The incidence of young women diagnosed with cancer has been globally increasing. In many cases the surgical approach followed by chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hormonal therapy could lead to infertility or premature ovarian failure. Several options are available in order to preserve fertility and increase the future gestation rate. Among embryo cryopreservation and oocyte cryopreservation, ovarian tissue cryopreservation represents an ideal option, especially for premenopausal women and for those who cannot delay the start of c...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Black women have earlier puberty, higher infertility rates, and more aggressive breast cancer. Could part of the explanation lie in hormone-disrupting chemicals in hair care products?Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
(University of Maryland) A UMD researcher uncovered new mechanisms that dictate the development of germline stem cells. Mechanisms were found to be associated with genes responsible for cancers and viral infections among other major diseases. Markers used to identify male germ cells were discovered, exploring how environmental factors or epigenetics affect these cells and providing significant insight into treatments for male infertility. Findings set the stage for chickens as a more prominent model organism for stem cell research.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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