A hairy vine native to Asia may be better than oysters in increasing libido and resolving arousal difficulties in women
(Natural News) The oyster has a reputation as an aphrodisiac, but the body of evidence that supports its efficacy is quite lacking. The same cannot be said for Tribulus terrestris though, as mounting proof, courtesy of studies from different countries, tout it effective against issues with libido, arousal, erections, and even infertility. T. terrestris, commonly known as...
Authors: Zarandi NP, Galdon G, Kogan S, Atala A, Sadri-Ardekani H Abstract While the survival rate of children with cancer is increasing, preserving fertility for prepubertal boys is still a challenge. Although intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) using frozen sperms has revolutionized infertility treatment, it is not applicable for the patients who undergo chemotherapy before puberty since spermatogenesis has not begun. Therefore, preserving spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) as an experimental option can be provided to prepubertal patients at a risk of damage or loss of their SSCs due to cancer treatments and de...
Conditions: Mrk Anomaly; Infertility, Female Intervention: Procedure: uterus transplantation surgery and IVF Sponsors: Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden; Saint Joseph University, at Bellevue Medical Centre Recruiting
Condition: Infertility, Male Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Dietary Supplement with L-carnitine (FertilHom); Dietary Supplement: Control Dietary Supplement Sponsor: NATURAmedicatrix Sàrl Not yet recruiting
CONCLUSION: Despite a more frequent presentation with advanced disease, colorectal cancer has a similar prognosis in pregnancy when compared with the general population. Diagnostic interventions and treatment should not be delayed due to the pregnancy but a balance between maternal and foetal wellbeing must always be kept in mind. PMID: 30010511 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
[Nairobi News] Two in every 10 couples suffer from infertility, data has shown.
Conclusions: We found no associations of bisphenols and phthalates with fecundability. Preconception folic acid supplementation seems to modify effects of bisphenols and phthalates on fecundability. Folic acid supplements may protect against reduced fecundability among women exposed to these chemicals. Further studies are needed to replicate these findings and investigate potential mechanisms. PMID: 30016447 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Trends favoring twice daily dosing are encouraging findings and require further investigation. PMID: 29999292 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: Expression of gap junction protein correlates with quantity of oocytes retrieved and might be related to pregnancy outcome. This study suggests that lack of connexin43 expression may contribute to poor ovarian response. PMID: 29999282 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: When selecting REI fellows for interviews, fellowship directors value candidates who have trained at competitive OB/GYN residency programs, who have clinical or basic science research experience, and who have contributed to scientific literature as first author. When subsequently ranking fellowship applicants, however, the most important factors are those found in the interview process, such as identification as a "team player". PMID: 29999279 [PubMed - in process]
Uterine myomas are common benign monoclonal tumors with extremely low potential for malignancy. They are estimated to be present in up to 70% of women of reproductive age , with a higher incidence in obese women and those of African American descent, and when symptomatic, a frequent indication for gynecologic surgery. Although the presence of myomas may be associated with a plethora of symptoms including pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, infertility/subfertility, and adverse pregnancy outcomes , the vast majority of women with uterine fibroids are asymptomatic.