Prediabetes May Pose Threat to Male Fertility
(MedPage Today) -- Infertile men with prediabetes showed lower testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin levels (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Infertility Linked to Sexual Abuse Infertility Linked to Sexual Abuse
A high proportion of female veterans have been sexually assaulted, and victims of assault are more likely to be infertile, which can be a marker of overall health, research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

When cancer strikes the young, infertility can result; now states act to help
Treatment for cancer and other serious conditions involves toxic chemotherapy drugs, radiation and surgery that can cause infertility in women and men. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

We Got Help For Our Infertility. Most Americans Don ’t.
Who gets access to fertility specialists in the U.S. says a lot about who we think "deserves" a family. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infertile men may be at higher risk developing diabetes
Research, published in BJU International, suggests that men who are infertile are more likely to have higher than normal blood sugar levels, potentially predisposing them to diabetes.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mindfulness-based program may help reduce stress in infertile women
(Wiley) An eight-week mindfulness-based program was effective for reducing stress and depressive symptoms while increasing general well-being in a study of infertile women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many infertile men have undiagnosed prediabetes
(Wiley) In a study of 744 infertile men, prediabetes was found in 114 (15.4 percent) of participants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chiropractor crackdown: College gives ultimatum on misleading health claims
There is no acceptable scientific evidence that chiropractors can treat Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes, infertility, infections, autism, ADHD or Down syndrome. And yet, some practitioners in this province claim they can. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

What is the Odds Ratio for Testicular Cancer after Cryptorchidism?
Discussion Cryptorchidism is the failure of one or both testes to descend from the abdomen into the scrotum. Congenital undescended testis (UDT)is common in young infants (1-4% in term infants and 45% in preterm infants) in that the testes will be palpable but remain high, but most testes will descend by 3-6 months and by 9 months of age only 1% remain undescended. The scrotum often appears underdeveloped. Sometimes the testes cannot be identified and is intra-abdominal at birth. Intra-abdominal testes are less likely to migrate to the scrotum and therefore are more likely to remain undescended. Acquired undescended test...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 15, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Reproduction revolution: how our skin cells might be turned into sperm and eggs
Scientists may soon be able to create human sperm and eggs using ordinary cells – a boon for those with fertility problems that raises troubling ethical questionsForty years ago, couples suffering from infertility were given hope by the birth of Louise Brown, the first “test-tube baby”. But although millions of babies have now been born by IVF, the technique can offer no help to couples eager to have a child that is genetically theirs but who lack the eggs or sperm to make it: men whose testes produce no sperm, say, or women who have undergone surgery for ovar ian cancer. Some opt for donor eggs or sperm,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: Genetics Reproduction Fertility problems IVF Biology Science Health Society Source Type: news

Investigational Infertility Tx; Vit D Disappoints for Fracture Prevention; World Obesity Day
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why More Men Could Become Infertile
[Guardian] Experts have raised fresh alarm that more men could become infertile due to huge drop in sperm quality caused by rising pollution, junk food, obesity, smoking, exposure to plastics and lack of exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ask Is Infertility Treatable
Is Infertility Treatable? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smarter data analysis strategies will improve infertility treatment in the future
(Estonian Research Council) Scientists from Tartu have discovered a simple way how to improve infertility treatment in the future. The results of the study, published in Human Reproduction, a top journal in the field, can be used in precision medicine to account for the variability in each female patient's menstrual cycle. This personalised approach will first and foremost benefit those couples, who have experienced repeated IVF failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DHEA Improves Sexual Function in Premenopausal Women DHEA Improves Sexual Function in Premenopausal Women
Androgen supplementation with dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) improved sexual function in a subgroup of premenopausal women who were seeking treatment for infertility, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

'Chemical-free' nail varnishes contain toxins linked to infertility and even cancer
Researchers from Harvard found that '3-Free' polishes that claim to be free of the 'toxic trio' - DnBP, toluene and formaldehyde - often still contain toxins linked to brain toxicity and even foetal abnormalities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility risk from cannabis? Marijuana linked to lower sperm count and more abnormalities 
Men who use marijuana may struggle with infertility due to lower counts of sperm that tend to be misshapen - even after they give up the drug, a study conducted in Washington suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask What Causes Infertility in a Woman
What Can Cause Infertility in a Woman? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask How Do You Know if You ’re Infertile
How Do You Know if You ’re Infertile? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fertility risk from cannabis? Marijuana linked to lower sperm count and more abnormalities 
Men who use marijuana may struggle with infertility due to lower counts of sperm that tend to be misshapen - even after they give up the drug, a study conducted in Washington suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infertile men may have a higher risk of early death
Those who have no sperm in their semen - about 15 percent of male infertility cases - have an average life expectancy of 48, according to data on more than 50,000 Danish men from 1994 to 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain court sets doctor free in 'stolen babies' case
A Spanish court lets off a former doctor over stealing newborns and giving them to infertile couples. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual assault increases women's risk of infertility by 33%
University of Iowa researchers interviewed 1,000 female veterans, and 20 per cent were infertile. The study will be presented this week at the ASRM conference in Denver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men with small penises are more likely to be infertile say scientists 
Men with fertility problems tend to have penises around a third of an inch shorter when erect, on average, than those of males without any issues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Ayurvedic medicine is proven to elevate sperm count and help with male sexual dysfunction
(Natural News) Couples trying to conceive a child are often shocked and discouraged when they are told that a potential cause to their infertility is a low sperm count in the man. It is estimated that difficulties with sperm number and their quality contribute to around half of all fertility problems. This is often a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of couples could be spared gruelling IVF with new 5p-sized device
Doctors and engineers at the University of Southampton have created a sensor the size of a 5p piece that could diagnose the cause of unexplained infertility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do IVF And Other Infertility Tech Lead To Health Risks For The Baby? Maybe
A small study of teens who were conceived via assisted reproductive technology finds a significant number already have hypertension and premature "age-related changes" in their blood vessels.(Image credit: Steve Debenport/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mara Gordon Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Typical testosterone levels in males and females
Testosterone levels vary depending on a person ’s sex, age, and physical activity levels. Testosterone levels that are too high or too low may cause a range of potential complications including infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Learn more about testosterone levels here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Max Delmege reveals desperate hope for parenthood with wife Sam
Millionaire Max Delmege, 73, has spoken of his anguish of watching helplessly as his wife Sam, 34,  endure a brutal six-year battle with infertility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Max Delmege reveals desperate hope for parenthood with wife Sam
Millionaire Max Delmege, 73, has spoken of his anguish of watching helplessly as his wife Sam, 34, endure a brutal six-year battle with infertility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The male infertility injustice:Why does the IVF industry still focus almost wholly on women?
Dan James, 32, from Kent (pictured with wife Gemma and their child, Phoebe) struggled to conceive with his partner - until a sperm-boosting health regime changed their fate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STDs on the Rise
Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported the dramatic increase of sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S.  In fact, for the fourth year in a row the numbers have continued to rise. Among the rise, specific sexually transmitted diseases include: gonorrhea has been diagnosed in 555,608 cases in preliminary 2017 data (an increase of 67%  from 2013) syphilis has been diagnosed in 30,644 cases (an increase of 76% from 2013) chlamydia was reported with more than 1.7 million cases in 2017 These three diseases can be treated with antibiotics but gonorrhea has become antibiotic resist...
Source: Dragonfly - September 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

The Checkup: The Health Impact of Undescended Testicles
In a large Australian study, researchers found that baby boys born with undescended testes had a higher risk of health problems like infertility and cancer, especially if corrective surgery was delayed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Testicles Babies and Infants Testicular Cancer Children and Childhood Surgery and Surgeons Men and Boys Source Type: news

The secret shame of having no sperm
Male infertility is now the most common reason for couples to seek IVF - but men often feel alone. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child cancer patients get access to personalised therapy
England first country in Europe to benefit from deal Related items fromOnMedica Higher heart risk for survivors of childhood cancer One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs UK slower to diagnose child cancer than Germany Child cancer drug approved for NHS use Infertility much more likely after childhood cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Children's toys 'squishies' contain cancer-causing chemicals
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency tested 12 squishies and found that all contained chemicals that could cause both long and short-term health problems, such as infertility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Undescended Testes Tied to Cancer, Infertility
Boys born with undescended testes had 2.4 times the risk of adult testicular cancer compared to other boys, the University of Sydney researchers reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Undescended Testes Tied to Higher Risk of Cancer, Infertility
FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 -- Young boys with undescended testes are at increased risk for testicular cancer and infertility in adulthood, new research suggests. Undescended testes are the most common birth defect in infant boys, affecting one in 100.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'Squishies' BANNED in Denmark over fears the children's toys contain cancer-causing chemicals
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency tested 12 squishies and found that all contained chemicals that could cause both long and short-term health problems, such as infertility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood stasis therapy for traumatic injury: a prospective, single-arm, pre-post pilot study - Ko MM, Jang S, Lee JA, Kang BK, Jung J.
OBJECTIVES: Blood stasis is an important pathophysiologic concept in Traditional East Asian Medicine. It has been considered to be a pathogenic factor in chronic and incurable conditions such as pain, infertility, cancer, coronary heart disease, and others... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sam Delmege and millionaire Max Delmege on her $100,000 struggle to have a baby through IVF
The Sydney wife of  septuagenarian millionaire Max Delmege, 73, has offered a poignant account of her brutal six-year battle with infertility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate problems also associated with sleep disorders and depression
(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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Undescended Testes Tied to Higher Risk of Cancer, Infertility
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Fertility Doctor Used His Sperm on Unwitting Women. Their Children Want Answers.
Donald Cline, an Indiana doctor, may have fathered more than three dozen children. Decades later, they are finding one another through DNA testing sites. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI Tags: Infertility Artificial Insemination Sperm Pregnancy and Childbirth Frauds and Swindling Indianapolis (Ind) Donald Cline 23andMe Jacoba Ballard Matt White Source Type: news

Missing men, missing infertility: New research flags up problem
(Lancaster University) Men are missing from fertility debates and crucial support services because they are often not included in studies and, when they are, it is usually only married, heterosexual men who are asked for data. New research, 'Missing men, missing infertility: The enactment of sex/gender in surveys in low and middle-income countries' has been completed by a team at Lancaster University in the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Undescended testes in boyhood linked to testicular cancer and infertility in adulthood
(University of Sydney) Medical researchers are urging greater compliance with guidelines recommending surgery for undescended testes (UDT) before 18 months of age following new evidence that UDT more than doubles the risk of testicular cancer and increases infertility in adult males. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Americans Are Getting STDs at Record Rates
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates in the U.S. are at a record high for the fourth year in a row, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All told, nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017. That’s 200,000 more cases than were diagnosed in 2016, a year that also had a record-high number of cases, according to the CDC. “We are now very concerned about this steep and sustained increase that we’re seeing,” says Dr. Gail Bolan, the director of the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention. “We’...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

Women Struggling to Get Pregnant Turn to Fertility Apps
Wearable apps can help women determine their most fertile days each month. Despite numerous successes, not all doctors are convinced they actually work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANET MORRISSEY Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Fitbit Infertility Women and Girls AI August Source Type: news

New insights on sperm production lay groundwork for solving male infertility
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Using advanced techniques, Michigan Medicine researchers have created the most complete catalog of cells in the male gonads. The aim: to create sperm in a dish. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news