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An Exhaustive List of All the References We Could Find in Mother!
Warning: spoilers for the movie mother! follow. Eliza: So the movie mother! was…something else. Eliana: I am shook. Eliza: I am…confused? Infuriated? Discombobulated? Eliana: I’m coping by Googling as many references as possible: there’s the Genesis story, and I kept thinking about The Giving Tree, which is already depressing for a kids’ book. But this movie takes things to a whole new, bloody level. Eliza: Yeah, and it was nearly impossible to avoid chatter in the ether that the whole thing is a warning about our present path to destroying the environment. Eliana: Yes, the director, Darren...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman and Eliza Berman Tags: Uncategorized Jennifer Lawrence movies Source Type: news

New York Times: Spike the food supply with sterilization chemicals to cause global infertility and depopulation
(Natural News) A November 4, 1969 New York Times feature article authored by Gladwin Hill called for sterilization chemicals to be added to the food supply in order to achieve globalist goals of human depopulation. That article, entitled “A Sterility Drug in Food is Hinted” came with the byline, “Biologist Stresses Need to Curb Population... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endometriosis and the gift of motherhood
When my first period came at age 13, it involved blood clots and extreme pain. I didn’t know what to expect or what was considered “normal,” but thankfully, my mother did. She recognized that my symptoms were unusual and immediately took me to see my pediatrician. I was first prescribed birth control pills, which seemed to help initially, but when my period remained heavy and painful, I was put on a different birth control pill that enabled me to have my period only four times a year. I thought my situation was normal – albeit uncomfortable and inconvenient. No one ever suggested that painful period...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Alice Hales Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Teen Health endometriosis Marc Laufer Source Type: news

You Asked: Can Using a Laptop Make You Infertile?
Using a laptop the way its name suggests—on your lap—has long sparked concerns about male fertility due to crotch overheating. Even now, while many laptops run cooler than their predecessors, men planning to father children still need to be mindful of the risks, some experts say. “Human males have testicles outside our bodies for a reason,” says Dr. Jesse N. Mills, an associate clinical professor of urology and director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA. “Our testicles like to be at least two degrees cooler than the rest of our body, and anything that affects their temperature can affect ferti...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized can laptops cause infertility how to increase fertility in men infertility in men infertility men male infertility Research what causes infertility what causes infertility in women what is infertility Source Type: news

Kenya: CS Mailu Gives Tetanus Vaccine Clean Bill of Health
[Nation] The Health ministry has dismissed claims that a tetanus vaccine given to women of reproductive age was secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 'Tetanus Vaccine Laced With Infertility-Causing Hormone'
[Nation] The opposition on Monday re-ignited an unresolved controversial topic when its presidential candidate Raila Odinga claimed that the government administered tetanus vaccine secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility in women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery could make men INFERTILE
Researchers from the  Hospital das Clinicas in São Paulo found only four per cent of the study's 79 participants fathered children after having the procedure, compared to 13 per cent before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

East Africa: First Public Fertility Hospital to Open Next Year
[Nation] Women with infertility problems in East Africa will soon benefit from the first ever public hospital to offer in vitro fertilisation (IVF) services in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Another CCG scraps free IVF on the NHS
Health chiefs in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area have stopped giving infertile women the service with immediate effect. Some exceptions will apply to the new plans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Listen to women': UK doctors issued with first guidance on endometriosis
Disease, which causes crippling pain and can lead to infertility, affects 176 million women worldwide and currently takes seven to eight years to diagnoseYears of pain, but no diagnosis: one woman ’s experience of endometriosisDoctors are being advised to listen to what women tell them about crippling pelvic and period pain and look out for the symptoms of endometriosis in a bid to speed up diagnosis of a disease that can wreck lives and careers.It takes an average of seven to eight years to be diagnosed with endometriosis, according to the first-ever guidance on managing a disease that affects one in 10 women from t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Endometriosis Health Society The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) NHS Women Sexual health Menstruation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer: Existing drug may prevent treatment-induced infertility
Researchers have found that a drug once tested as an anti-cancer treatment may actually help to prevent female infertility caused by cancer radiotherapy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Obesity State-By-State; Yoga Mats & Infertility?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study: Drug may curb female infertility from cancer treatments
(Cornell University) An existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from life-altering infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Flame Retardants Linked to Infertility in Women Flame Retardants Linked to Infertility in Women
Women with high concentrations of common flame retardants in their urine may have a hard time getting pregnant and carrying a baby to term, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Panama's native tree species excel in infertile tropical soils
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Smithsonian scientists and collaborators including the Panama Canal Authority confirm that native tree species performed very well in field trials and would be preferable to teak in the poor soils of the Panama Canal watershed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 31, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fertile offspring from sterile sex chromosome trisomic mice
Having the correct number of chromosomes is vital for normal development and health. Sex chromosome trisomy affects 0.1% of the human population and is associated with infertility. We show that during reprogramming to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), fibroblasts from sterile trisomic XXY and XYY mice lose the extra sex chromosome through a phenomenon we term trisomy-biased chromosome loss (TCL). Resulting euploid XY iPSCs can be differentiated into the male germ cell lineage and functional sperm that can be used in intracytoplasmic sperm injection to produce chromosomally normal, fertile offspring. Sex chromosome lo...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hirota, T., Ohta, H., Powell, B. E., Mahadevaiah, S. K., Ojarikre, O. A., Saitou, M., Turner, J. M. A. Tags: Genetics reports Source Type: news

Flame retardants linked to infertility in women
(Reuters Health) - Women with high concentrations of common flame retardants in their urine may have a hard time getting pregnant and carrying a baby to term, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

After Cancer Treatments, Patients Are Blindsided By Infertility
Some patients felt they never got the chance to discuss options to preserve their fertility. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flame retardants may hinder infertility treatments, study suggests
Researchers have linked higher exposure to a type of flame retardant to a greater likelihood that in-vitro fertilization won't work. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Flame Retardants Hinder Infertility Treatments?
Study found link between exposure to a certain chemical and failed in-vitro fertilization attemptsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Assisted Reproductive Technology, Reproductive Hazards (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Flame Retardants Hinder Infertility Treatments?
FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 -- Researchers have linked higher exposure to a type of flame retardant to a greater likelihood that in-vitro fertilization won't work. " Couples undergoing IVF and trying to improve their chances of success by reducing their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Long, mysterious strips of RNA contribute to low sperm count
(Case Western Reserve University) Scientists have found distinctive portions of genetic material -- known as lncRNAs -- that help sperm develop. Male mice lacking a particular lncRNA have low sperm count, suggesting lncRNAs could represent novel infertility drug targets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Actin protects mammalian eggs against chromosome segregation errors
Chromosome segregation is driven by a spindle that is made of microtubules but is generally thought to be independent of actin. Here, we report an unexpected actin-dependent mechanism that drives the accurate alignment and segregation of chromosomes in mammalian eggs. Prominent actin filaments permeated the microtubule spindle in eggs of several mammalian species, including humans. Disrupting actin in mouse eggs led to significantly increased numbers of misaligned chromosomes as well as lagging chromosomes during meiosis I and II. We found that actin drives accurate chromosome segregation by promoting the formation of func...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mogessie, B., Schuh, M. Tags: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Woman's hilarious memes inspired by infertility journey
"I'm infertile, but I'm also still just me..." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility warning over cleaning chemicals
Common antiseptic products contain compounds  linked to infertility in mice, a Californian study shows. They damage our cells and affect the hormone oestrogen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Case Study in Kenya Confirms Rare Genetic Condition in Embryo Conceived Through IVF
[The Conversation Africa] Infertility is a global health challenge with distressing psychological and social consequences. Women in Africa pay a heavy social price including stigma and depression, for not having children. Sadly, infertility in Africa is mostly blamed on the woman. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Common Chemicals in Cosmetics, Soaps Tied to Poor Semen Quality Common Chemicals in Cosmetics, Soaps Tied to Poor Semen Quality
Men who have been exposed to common chemicals known as parabens have lower testosterone levels and more sperm that are abnormally shaped and slow moving, according to a study that suggests these ingredients may contribute to infertility.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Even TINY traces of pesticides found to cause infertility in insects, scientists discover
(Natural News) How much of a pesticide do you think it takes to cause harm? For insects, the amount to cause harm is even smaller than scientists could have ever hoped to imagine. New research has highlighted just how dangerous chemical pesticides really are, yet for some reason these literal poisons continue to sit on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sperm cells created in lab may cure male infertility
Around 1 in 500 men have an extra X or Y chromosome, which disrupts their sperm production but scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London (pictured) may cure male infertility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common chemicals in cosmetics, soaps tied to poor semen quality
(Reuters Health) - Men who have been exposed to common chemicals known as parabens have lower testosterone levels and more sperm that are abnormally shaped and slow moving, according to a study that suggests these ingredients may contribute to infertility. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New sperm creation method could overcome genetic male infertility – study
Healthy sperm have been created in mice with a common form of infertility, raising hope for future treatment for men with extra sex chromosomesA common genetic cause of male infertility has been overcome in mice using a technique that creates healthy sperm in the laboratory, scientists have shown.The research raises the future prospect of hope for men who cannot father children because they have three instead of two sex chromosomes.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Fertility problems Reproduction Biology Health Science Society Source Type: news

UTSA professor receives $1.5 million grant to study male infertility
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Brian Hermann, assistant professor of biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study male infertility with cutting-edge technology. Hermann, whose laboratory focuses on stem cell research to preserve male fertility, is examining the cells that make fertility possible in a way that has never been done before. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility?
Title: Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - August 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Testicular macrophages are guardians of fertility
(CNRS) The origin, development, and characteristics of two types of testicular macrophage have been described by a CNRS team at the Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy. To elucidate the nature of these immune cells, the researchers used a novel cell tracing method. Their findings were published on Aug. 7, 2017, in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, and are of fundamental importance. They may help understand certain kinds of infertility in men and find new treatments for them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GMO scientists just created "doomsday crops" containing RNA fragments that intentionally cause mass infertility
(Natural News) As advocacy against “conventional” GMO crops continues to grow, it comes as no surprise that the biotech industry has been doing its best to develop a new way to modify crops. One of the top concerns about current modification techniques is the transgenic component — which allows crops to be engineered to produce different proteins... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sydney woman welcomes baby with the help of her 2 sisters
Samantha Brand, 40, from Sydney, was left infertile after battling ovarian cancer. But with the help of her younger sisters, she and her husband were able to start the family they'd always wanted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman welcomes baby with the help of her two sisters
Samantha Brand, 40, from Sydney, was left infertile after battling ovarian cancer. But with the help of her younger sisters, she and her husband were able to start the family they'd always wanted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amniotic sac in a dish: Stem cells form structures that may aid of infertility research
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) The first few weeks after sperm meets egg still hold many mysteries. Among them: what causes the process to fail, leading to many cases of infertility. But scientists haven't had a good way to explore the biology behind this phenomenon. Now, a new achievement using human stem cells could give researchers a chance to see what they couldn't before, while avoiding ethical issues associated with studying actual embryos. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New class of antibiotic raises hopes for urgently-needed gonorrhoea drug
With the sexually transmitted disease fast becoming drug resistant, successful lab tests of closthioamide show potential as an effective new treatmentA new class of antibiotic has been found to work in the lab against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, which can cause infertility and damage to babies and is fast becoming resistant to all existing drugs.Although it is early days, because the antibiotic has yet to be tried in animals or humans, researchers say they are excited by its potential. The World Health Organisation has listedgonorrhoea as a high priority infection that poses a great threat to human healt...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley and Nicola Davis Tags: Gonorrhoea Antibiotics Drug resistance Sexual health Society Science Medical research Source Type: news

New genetic mutation that causes male infertility discovered by Ben-Gurion university researchers
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Profs. Ruti Parvari and Mahmoud Huleihel of the Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics discovered the mutation in the gene, which normally protects the full DNA sequence in sperm. This mutation inactivates the function of the gene and arrests sperm production. " With the link between this damaged gene and male infertility now identified, specific scans will be available to test for the mutation which will be important for treatment of a couple's infertility, " the researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Elective freezing of IVF embryos linked to higher pregnancy rates
A delay in transferring embryos to the mother improves the success of in vitro fertilization in certain cases, according to a study published inFertility and Sterility.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Overdosing on this to lower high blood pressure could be deadly
SUPPLEMENTS popularly used include vitamin C, vitamin D3 and omega-3 - and potassium may also be taken to ward off high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility. However, too much of the mineral could be deadly. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RI to require coverage of fertility preservation for at-risk patients
(Care New England) Rhode Island has become the first state to pass a law explicitly requiring coverage for fertility preservation prior to gonadotoxic medical therapy, treatment that could directly or indirectly cause infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The infertility crisis is beyond doubt. Now scientists must find the cause
News last week that sperm counts in western men have halved confirmed what experts already knew. The real problem is that no one knows whyThe topic has become the mainstay of dystopian science fiction. Our world is afflicted by widespread infertility and childless civilisations are left hovering on the brink of collapse.Children of Men andThe Handmaid ’sTale provide perfect examples of these unsettling narratives.Yet the scenarios outlined in these books and dramatisations may be less fanciful than is first supposed. Indeed, reaction to a study of male infertility, published last week, suggests we may already be hurt...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Reproduction Men's health & wellbeing Biology Science UK news Source Type: news

Anxiety and depression among infertile women: a cross-sectional survey from Hungary - Lakatos E, Szigeti JF, Ujma PP, Sexty R, Balog P.
BACKGROUND: Infertility is often associated with a chronic state of stress which may manifest itself in anxiety-related and depressive symptoms. The aim of our study is to assess the psychological state of women with and without fertility problems, and to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Medieval men with infertility advised to eat pig testicles
Researchers at the University of Exeter analyzed medieval medical texts, finding that they recognized male infertility and suggested remedies such as drinking wine with ground pig testicles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Infertility - Six Couples to Benefit From Ali Baba, FSFT Free Treatment
[This Day] As part of efforts to reduce infertility in Nigeria, six couples will begin free fertility treatment, courtesy of a veteran Comedian, Atunyota Akpobome, popularly known as Ali Baba and the Fertility Treatment Support Foundation (FTSF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 27, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Western lifestyle 'is making men infertile'
Researchers claim the Western lifestyle has more than halved the sperm count of men in the US, Europe and Australia since the 1970s and could cause human extinction if not addressed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sperm Counts Continue to Decline in Western Nations: Review
How this might affect male fertility isn't clear, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infertility, Men's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catnip and dried pig testicles: study reveals medieval infertility advice
Researcher finds medieval understanding of male and female infertility was more evenhanded than thought - and discovers some interesting ‘cures’Boiled catnip taken on an empty stomach for three days could help, or a delicious goblet of dried ground pig testicles mixed with wine: a new study of medieval advice on male infertility – and recipes to remedy it – suggests people were far less ready to automatically lay blame on the woman than had been assumed.Catherine Rider, senior lecturer in medieval history at the University of Exeter and expert on medieval magic, medicine, religion and marriage, has ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Reproduction Men's health Biology Science & wellbeing Life and style Culture Source Type: news