Blogger: There is a stigma around infertility
Infertility blogger says there is a stigma around infertility in some black communities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking water may contain dangerous chemicals linked to cancer and infertility in 43 states
A new report from the Environmental Working Group has found that 610 locations in 43 US states contain unsafe levels of PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to birth defects and cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Single molecule puts sperm on track
New research into a key molecule that helps activate sperm, and acts as a " cellular GPS system " guiding them to the egg, may help treat infertility. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Possible link between premature birth and kidney disease
Preterm birth could double risk of kidney disease into mid-adulthood Related items fromOnMedica Infertility much more likely after childhood cancer Foetal alcohol syndrome must be better recognised Teens more likely to have an abortion if their mother did Stillbirth risk doubled in women sleeping on their back Doctors should regard FGM as child abuse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Couples Considering IVF Need to Know
WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 -- In vitro fertilization (IVF) is widely used in the United States to help infertile couples have children. But there are a number of things people should know when considering it, an infertility specialist says. " Many... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Male-Hormone Gene May Help Cause Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 -- Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common cause of infertility and type 2 diabetes, but little is known about its origins. Now, new research suggests a gene involved in male hormone production plays a big role in the disorder's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Building a family through surrogacy now possible in the Northwest
No matter your race, gender, or sexual identity, the dream of becoming a parent seems universal — but for many it’s a difficult journey. Infertility affects 12% of opposite-sex couples, and for those who want to have children on their own or with a same-sex partner, the need for fertility treatment creates further biological barriers. Many LGBTQ people, those experiencing infertility, or o ther medical conditions need the help of a surrogate to have biological children. Over many decades, federal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: ORM Fertility Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes watery semen, and does it affect fertility?
Ejaculating multiple times per day, living with certain medical conditions, and having nutritional deficiencies can all cause watery semen. Watery semen may indicate a low sperm count, but it does not necessarily mean that a person is infertile. Learn more about the causes of watery semen here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Infertility 101
-- For many people, an infertility diagnosis is overwhelming. Infertility is characterized by the failure to have a pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected sex, says the National Infertility Association. For a person or couple facing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV and Female Infertility: 2 New Studies Probe Link
One of 2 new first-of-kind studies on HPV and infertility suggests that high-risk HPV may ascend to infect the upper genital tract, causing endometriosis and affecting fertility. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Women ' s Health Source Type: news

Could this gene explain the male infertility crisis? Scientists find DNA errors that hamper sperm
The gene, XRCC1, is crucial for sperm development, to ensure a high sperm count, swift motility, normal shape, and solid concentration. Chinese scientists show it is lacking in infertile mice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crunched: are men to blame for the infertility crisis?
The FT digs into the data for the truth about the fertility 'cliff-edge' (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Tests and treatments for infertility
Infertility is defined as trying to get pregnant (with frequent intercourse) for at least a year with no success. Female infertility, male infertility or a combination of the two affects millions of couples in the United States. An estimated 10 to 18 percent of couples have trouble getting pregnant or having a successful delivery. Infertility [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

"Clean beauty": Bill aims to expand regulation on chemicals in cosmetics
A new bill aims to protect people from potentially dangerous chemicals found in everyday beauty products, like makeup, lotions, and shampoos. Women put an average of 168 chemicals on their face and body before they even walk out the door, while men put on an average of 85, according to the Environmental Working Group. Studies show some of those chemicals have been linked to health problems, including cancer and infertility. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Baby Was Born With DNA from 3 People. Here ’s How That’s Possible
Researchers at the Institute of Life in Athens, Greece announced that a healthy baby boy was born on Tuesday morning to a 32-year-old woman who had experienced several failed cycles of IVF. The six-pound boy, who the doctors say in a statement is healthy, was born using a technique called maternal spindle transfer. In the procedure, the grouped-together DNA from a mother’s egg was removed and placed inside a donor egg from another woman, which had been emptied of its DNA. The donor’s egg with the mother’s genes was then fertilized and developed into an embryo that was transferred for pregnancy. The techn...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Genetics Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Study finds women in reproductive endocrinology are paid less on average
According to a USA-based study, published inFertility and Sterility, a gender pay gap exists in the field of reproductive endocrinologyMedscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gender Pay Gap Persists in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility Gender Pay Gap Persists in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
Although 80% of the Ob/Gyn workforce is female, women working in reproductive endocrinology make significantly less than their male counterparts, despite spending as many hours a week seeing patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Nurse cares for baby left alone in NICU -- then adopts her
Liz Smith had always dreamed of becoming a mother and building her own family, but her road to motherhood was rough. She suffered from infertility and went through several treatments that didn't work. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Female Infertility Specialists Make Less Than Male Specialists
FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 -- Although women outnumber men as obstetrician/gynecology clinicians, they still make significantly less money even in subspecialties like reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The MALE fertility diet from two medical nutritionists
Male infertility is rising, as sperm concentration has declined by more than 50 percent in the last few decades. A nutritionist and a doctor explain what men can do to boost their chances of conceiving. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gender Pay Gap Significant Among Infertility Doctors
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 -- In the medical world of baby-making, males rule. A new study finds that female obstetrician-gynecologists who specialize in reproductive endocrinology and infertility get paid far less than their male... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A step toward recovering reproduction in girls who survive childhood cancer
(University of Michigan) Leukemia treatments often leave girls infertile, but a procedure developed by researchers at the University of Michigan working with mice is a step toward restoring their ability to be biological mothers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IVF linked to slight increased childhood cancer risk
Children born through IVF have slight increased risk of certain childhood cancers during first decade of life, study finds Related items fromOnMedica Infertility much more likely after childhood cancer Higher heart risk for survivors of childhood cancer One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs Foetal alcohol syndrome must be better recognised Review reveals young cancer patients are put at risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women dominate ob/gyn field but make less money than male counterparts
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) While women outnumber men as ob/gyn practitioners, they still make significantly less money and the pay gap extends to subspecialties like reproductive endocrinology and infertility, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ENDO: Levothyroxine Does Not Up Fertility in Women With TPO Ab
TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 -- For euthyroid women with thyroid peroxidase antibodies and a history of miscarriage or infertility, levothyroxine does not result in an increased rate of live births versus placebo, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dephosphorylation of protamine 2 at serine 56 is crucial for murine sperm maturation in vivo
The posttranslational modification of histones is crucial in spermatogenesis, as in other tissues; however, during spermiogenesis, histones are replaced with protamines, which are critical for the tight packaging of the DNA in sperm cells. Protamines are also posttranslationally modified by phosphorylation and dephosphorylation, which prompted our investigation of the underlying mechanisms and biological consequences of their regulation. On the basis of a screen that implicated the heat shock protein Hspa4l in spermatogenesis, we generated mice deficient in Hspa4l (Hspa4l-null mice), which showed male infertility and the m...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - March 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Itoh, K., Kondoh, G., Miyachi, H., Sugai, M., Kaneko, Y., Kitano, S., Watanabe, H., Maeda, R., Imura, A., Liu, Y., Ito, C., Itohara, S., Toshimori, K., Fujita, J. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Endometriosis Awareness Month
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.  Endometriosis is a painful condition where endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. It is estimated that up to 10% of women have endometriosis (Ozkan 2008).   Endometriosis can cause infertility and for women with subfertility the prevalence rate ranges from 25% to 40% (Ozkan 2008). Endometriosis frequently presents with the symptom of pain (Barlow 1993) including dysmenorrhoea (painful periods), dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse), and pelvic or abdominal pain.  We invited Edgardo Somigliana, MD-PhD (Dept Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Universit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

'Baby Grady' gives hope to infertile boys with cancer
New approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment, say scientists. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Female Infertility Tied to Small Increased Risk of Cancer Female Infertility Tied to Small Increased Risk of Cancer
Infertility in women is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer, though the absolute risk is very low, at 2%, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Using Pre-Ejaculation Sperm May Help Infertile Men
The study shows that on its path from the testicles to ejaculation, sperm DNA can suffer major damage. Researchers said it may be possible to use sperm taken directly from the testicles to fertilize eggs so that infertile men can have children. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harvesting Sperm Before Ejaculation May Help Infertile Men
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - March 19, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Reproductive Medicine, Fertility, Research, News, Source Type: news

Harvesting Sperm Before Ejaculation May Help Infertile Men
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- Sperm DNA from the testicles of infertile men is often as good as that of ejaculated sperm from fertile men, according to European researchers -- a finding that could lead to new treatments for male infertility. The study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

2019 40 Under 40: Elyse Ash, Fruitful Fertility & GoKart Labs
After an endometriosis diagnosis, Ash launched a program that matches individuals struggling with infertility with mentors who already had been through the process. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

DNA of sperm taken from testicles of infertile men 'as good as sperm from fertile men'
(European Association of Urology) Scientists have found that sperm DNA from the testicles of many infertile men is as good as that of ejaculated sperm of fertile men. This may explain a major cause of male infertility and opens the possibility of using sperm taken directly from the testicles of these men; to overcome their infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infertility may increase cancer risk in women
A study, published inHuman Reproduction, reports that women with fertility issues have a higher risk of developing cancer.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Infertility in Women Linked to Modestly Elevated Cancer Risk
Overall risk higher for developing cancer; increased risks seen for uterine, ovarian, lung, thyroid cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Could a fertility diet boost your chance of conceiving? Experts weigh in on controversial book
The Fertility Diet was created by two Harvard professors, who say it can improve ovulation. DailyMail.com spoke to an infertility and prenatal dietitian about how effective it really is. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infertility in Women Linked to Modestly Elevated Cancer Risk
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- Infertility seems to be associated with an increased risk for cancer in women, according to a study published online March 13 in Human Reproduction. Gayathree Murugappan, M.D., from Stanford Hospital and Clinics in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency and Ovarian Stimulation in PCOS Vitamin D Deficiency and Ovarian Stimulation in PCOS
In this study, the authors examine the impact of vitamin D deficiency on ovarian stimulation outcomes among women with PCOS or unexplained infertility.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Infertility is linked to small increased risk of cancer
The absolute of cancer remained very low at just 2%, and breast cancer was the most common type Related items fromOnMedica Only a third of women with regular bloating would see their GP Also in the press Fertility treatment does not appear to raise serious cancer risk Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age Reclassifying cancers 'will improve treatment' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Infertility is linked to small increased risk of cancer
(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) A study of over 64,000 women of childbearing age in the USA has found that infertility is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer compared to a group of over three million women without fertility problems, although the absolute risk is very low at just 2 percent. The research is published in Human Reproduction journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fertility: Pollution can harm quality of sperm cells - how to boost sperm health
FERTILITY: Male infertility can be caused by genetic factors and medical history, but did you know it can also be caused by environmental pollution? Express.co.uk spoke to fertility specialist Dr Ferran Garcia, who outlined the worst pollutants for fertility, where you may encounter them, and what you can do to boost sperm quality. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine linked to growing rates of infertility in both men and women
(Natural News) Fertility rates are plummeting at an unprecedented pace around the world. In the United States, birth rates just reached a thirty-year low — even in spite of current economic booms. In Finland, birth rates just reached the lowest they’ve been in 150 years. Across the board, studies show that a majority of developed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Doctors Fight for Patients With Infertility Issues
[Nation] About nine million Kenyans have infertility-related complications, with a majority unable to meet the high cost of treatment, a gynaecologists and obstetricians group says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility in Male Spina Bifida Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility in Male Spina Bifida
Spina bifida is a condition that can result in neurological deficits, but impacts on sexual function and fertility should also be considered.Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Two STIs Confer Similar Risks for Reproductive Problems
(MedPage Today) -- Research on gonorrhea finds similar risks for ectopic pregnancy, tubal infertility as chlamydia (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: 2 Doctors Trained On Infertility Treatment in India, Ready to Serve Gambia
[Foroyaa] Two Gambian medical doctors who were funded by the Fatoumata Bah Barrow Foundation (FABB) to undergo a three-month training on infertility treatment in India, have returned home to serve the public at their respective posts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fertility clinics are making a killing, and many of the treatments are not necessary, a new study has found
(Natural News) Infertility is a serious condition that affects 48.5 million couples worldwide. Big pharmaceutical companies take these numbers as a business opportunity by producing fertility treatments which have no actual scientific evidence to back-up its claims. A study led by Carl Heneghan, a professor at the Oxford University‘s Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM),... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Medical Tech that Helps You When Your Doctor Can ’ t
A new breed of tech company wants to fill the gaps between you, your doctor and your health insurance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC RAVENSCRAFT Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Ears and Hearing Infertility Hearing Aids Start-ups Source Type: news

"BPA-free" products are not necessarily safer - what you need to know about these supposed "healthier" alternatives
(Natural News) You might remember that in 2012, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the sale of baby products that contained bisphenol-A (BPA). The ruling was made in response to the countless amount of data that showed that BPA was an endocrine disruptor associated with an increased risk of cancer, infertility, and other... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news