INVO Bioscience Announces Appointment of Inger Britt Carlsson as VP of Medical Affairs
SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 13, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- INVO Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: IVOB), a medical device company focused on treating infertility with its FDA-cleared INVOcell® product, today announced the appointment of Inger B... Devices, Personnel INVO Bioscience, INVOcell, Assisted Reproductive Technology (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Taming hormones with food: physician resolves infertility, diabetes, & other conditions
(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) Nutrition researcher and New York Times bestselling author Neal Barnard, MD, demonstrates how foods affect our hormones--and our health--in his new book, Your Body in Balance. Dr. Barnard shares the science behind how common conditions--like infertility, weight gain, menopausal symptoms, breast and prostate cancers, thyroid problems, and acne--are fueled by hormones that are hidden in or influenced by the foods we eat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Egypt: Doctors Launch Anti-Genital Cutting Campaign After Girl Dies
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cairo -Genital cutting can cause long-lasting mental and physical health problems including chronic infections, menstrual problems, infertility, pregnancy and childbirth complications (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCLA research could be step toward lab-grown eggs and sperm to treat infertility
A new study on how and when the precursors to eggs and sperm are formed during development could help pave the way for generating egg and sperm cells in the lab to treat infertility.The study, published in the journal Cell Reports, describes the way in which human stem cells evolve into germ cells, the precursors for egg and sperm cells.“Right now, if your body doesn’t make germ cells then there’s no option for having a child that’s biologically related to you,” said Amander Clark, the study’s lead author, a member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Testing Sperm at Home: The Latest Infertility Trend Testing Sperm at Home: The Latest Infertility Trend
Reacting to reports of falling sperm counts among the population, some men seek reassurance through home sperm testing.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

UCLA research could be step toward lab-grown eggs and sperm to treat infertility
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A new study on how and when the precursors to eggs and sperm are formed during development could help pave the way for generating egg and sperm cells in the lab to treat infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The first roadmap for ovarian aging
(Salk Institute) Infertility likely stems from age-related decline of the ovaries, but the molecular mechanisms that lead to this decline have been unclear. Now, scientists from the US and China have discovered, in unprecedented detail, how ovaries age in non-human primates. The findings reveal several genes that could be used as biomarkers and point to therapeutic targets for diagnosing and treating female infertility and age-associated ovarian diseases, such as ovarian cancer, in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transgender men can still achieve pregnancy after testosterone therapy
According to a study published inFertility and Sterility, transgender men who have taken testosterone can successfully get pregnant with assisted reproductive technology.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 29, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Depression and associated factors among infertile women at Tu Du hospital, Vietnam: a cross-sectional study - Vo TM, TT Tran Q, Le CV, Do TTH, Le MT.
BACKGROUND: About 40,000 infertile couples visit Tu Du Hospital, Vietnam for consultation and treatment of infertility per year. Depression in infertile female patients not only influences mental wellbeing, but also affects the effectiveness of infertility... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Let men in Britain donate sperm after death, say ethicists
Shortage of UK sperm donors means posthumous contributions could help infertile couplesMen in Britain should be able to donate their sperm after death, according to ethicists who argue that posthumous contributions would help infertile couples and relieve the pressure on living donors.The shortage of sperm donors in the UK has led to at least 7,000 samples being imported each year, primarily from Denmark and the US, to keep up with the demand from fertility clinics.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science IVF Fertility problems Ethics Health UK news Reproduction Biology Society Source Type: news

Second U.S. Baby to Be Born From a Dead Donor ’s Uterus Is Delivered
Researchers at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia said the procedure could pave a new path to parenthood for women with uterine factor infertility. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily S. Rueb Tags: Transplants Infertility Uterus Pregnancy and Childbirth University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia (Pa) Source Type: news

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Jennifer Gobrecht received a uterus transplant as part of a Penn Medicine trial that aims to make pregnancy a wider possibility for more women with infertility issues. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Break point
(Harvard Medical School) Experiments in worms reveal the molecular damage caused by DEHP, a chemical commonly used to make plastics flexible. DEHP interferes with proper cell division during egg formation, leads to excessive DNA breakage, alters chromosome appearance. Abnormalities help explain known link between DEHP and human birth defects, male infertility. If replicated in further research, the insights can help inform regulatory changes, consumer choice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Male infertility got no boost from zinc, folic acid in study
Zinc and folic acid have been touted as helping male fertility, but a rigorous government-led study says they don't (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Folic Acid, Zinc Supplements in Men No Benefit in Infertility
TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 -- For couples seeking infertility treatment, folic acid and zinc supplementation compared with placebo for male partners does not significantly improve semen quality or live birth rates, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zinc, folic acid supplement does not improve male fertility, NIH study suggests
Dietary supplements containing zinc and folic acid are often marketed as a treatment for male infertility. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 7, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Zinc, folic acid supplements fail to enhance male fertility
(University of Utah Health) Zinc and folic acid, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts, and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of Utah Health and other medical centers in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. According to the researchers, the finding presents the most definitive evidence to date that so-called fertility supplements do not live up expectations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trial examines effect of folic acid, zinc supplementation in male partners of couples seeking infertility treatment
(JAMA Network) This randomized clinical trial examined the effects of daily folic acid and zinc supplementation in men on semen quality and live births among 2,300 couples planning infertility treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surgical 'smoke' and radiation increase infertility risks for female surgeons
Infertility rates are about three times as high among female surgeons in the US as they are in the general population. New Mayo Clinic research suggests it may be driven by toxic OR gases and radiation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusions in family planning programs and health statistics contravene human rights
(Lancaster University) Infertility impinges on the human right to have a child, according to new research published today, which also calls for greater healthcare equity and more inclusive reproductive health surveillance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Men who use steroids to bulk up risk sexual and reproductive dysfunction
(Natural News) Men using steroids to boost their physique may be doing more harm than good to their bodies, experts warn, linking the drugs to increased risk for infertility and erectile dysfunction. James Mossman, a researcher from Brown University, first noticed the effects that steroids have on men’s fertility after seeing “huge” men getting tested for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Understanding Diagnostic Procedures in a Fertility Clinic - Hysterosonogram (Hsn) (I)
[This Day] Infertility has been a major problem over the years in families all over the world, and in tackling infertility, test and diagnoses must be done to ascertain the cause of the problem and find the possible solution to this. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Infertility Management in Women and Men in Primary Care Infertility Management in Women and Men in Primary Care
This study investigated how PCPs manage infertility in both men and women.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Infertility Risk Increased for Men Born Small for Gestational Age
MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- Men born small for gestational age (SGA) may have an increased risk for infertility in adulthood, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in Human Reproduction. Anne Thorsted, from Aarhus University in Denmark, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boys Born Small at Higher Risk for Infertility
Low-birth-weight boys, but not girls, may be at increased risk for infertility as adults. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Parenting Infertility Pregnancy and Childbirth Babies and Infants Weight Source Type: news

Scientists discover new gene for male infertility
Scientists at Brigham and Women's hospital discovered four men with infertility who all have a type of gene arrangement abnormality once thought innocuous that they now say disrupts sperm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New gene for male infertility discovered
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Investigators have found that a genetic rearrangement and variants affecting a gene known as SYCP2 are associated with low sperm count and report the first cases implicating the gene in four men with infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers uncover genetic mystery of infertility in fruit flies
(Boston University School of Medicine) Researchers have discovered a novel parasitic gene in fruit flies that is responsible for destroying the eggs in the ovaries of their daughters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rhod Gilbert fronts male infertility campaign HIMfertility
"It's time to talk tackle," says the comedian who is fronting a campaign to discuss male infertility. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS ‘should not pay’ US surrogacy costs
Woman left infertile following misdiagnosis wants to spend damages on commercial surrogacy Related items fromOnMedica UK Supreme Court to rule on NHS bill for US surrogacy Mistreatment of women during childbirth is common Labour minister calls for ban on early foetus sex test MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Defective sperm epigenome may cause male infertility, study suggests
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania may have discovered the cause of some cases of infertility problems, and discovered potential clues on how to correct it. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK court to decide if negligent hospital must pay for surrogate pregnancies in U.S.
The case of a woman who wants the London hospital responsible for her infertility to pay for four surrogate pregnancies in the United States reached Britain's Supreme Court on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Penn researchers uncover defective sperm epigenome that leads to male infertility
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) One out of eight couples has trouble conceiving, with a quarter of those cases caused by unexplained male infertility. Research has linked that to defective sperm that fail to 'evict' proteins called histones from DNA during development. However, the mechanisms behind that eviction and where this is happening has remained unclear. Now, researchers show, using newer genome-wide DNA sequencing tools, the precise genetic locations of those retained histones, and a key gene regulating it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boys born at full-term with a low birth weight '55% more likely to be infertile in adulthood'
Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark found boys born at full term weighing less than 6lbs 9oz were 55 per cent more likely to have fertility issues compared to heavier babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men 'at greater risk of infertility' if small at birth
Poor growth in the womb could lead to problems linked to fertility - but only in men, a study says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boys born small at heightened risk of infertility as adults
Mother ’s health and lifestyle during pregnancy may be important factors in restricting foetal growth and reproductive capacity, suggest researchers Related items fromOnMedica Inducing labour in late pregnancies is safer approach Monitor women better to cut stillbirth rates Doctors demand action on drinking in pregnancy Fetal exposure to nicotine linked to later obesity Exercise throughout pregnancy is safe and beneficial (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Unexpected Freedom That Comes With Freezing Your Eggs
Most women never use their frozen eggs to become pregnant. But that ’s not necessarily the point. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Natalie Lampert Tags: Egg Donation and Freezing Women and Girls Infertility IVF Guide LLC (FertilityIQ) Artificial Insemination Source Type: news

When Dad Turns Out to Be the Fertility Doctor
It ’s easier than ever to find out who your biological parents are. But when deception is uncovered, there aren’t many laws to help. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Liptak Tags: Infertility Ethics and Official Misconduct Artificial Insemination Cline, Donald (1938- ) Sperm Source Type: news

Lack of psychological support for patients dealing with infertility
Only half of patients dealing with infertility issues in the UK receive psychological support Related items fromOnMedica Strong women ’s rights linked to better health Women should have access to one stop health clinics Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ Biological clock predictor could help mothers-to-be Smoking linked to earlier menopause (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Common Chemical Used in Plastics May Be Far More Prevalent in Humans Than Previously Thought, says New Study
This study raises serious concerns about whether we’ve been careful enough about the safety of this chemical,” said Patricia Hunt, a professor of molecular bioscience at Washington State, and a corresponding author of the paper, in a statement. Despite how huge the difference, the results are not getting much evident pushback from other researchers in the field. “It honestly blew my mind—not because I don’t believe it, but because it appears to be true,” says Lori Hoepner, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized bisphenol a BPA endocrine disruptor Environment Environmental Health Source Type: news

Common Chemical Used in Plastics May Be Far More Prevalent in Humans Than Previously Thought, says New Study
This study raises serious concerns about whether we’ve been careful enough about the safety of this chemical,” said Patricia Hunt, a professor of molecular bioscience at Washington State, and a corresponding author of the paper, in a statement. Despite how huge the difference, the results are not getting much evident pushback from other researchers in the field. “It honestly blew my mind—not because I don’t believe it, but because it appears to be true,” says Lori Hoepner, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health. &ld...
Source: TIME: Science - December 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized bisphenol a BPA endocrine disruptor Environment Environmental Health Source Type: news

Surgeons Transplant a Testicle From One Brother to His Twin
The rare operation has implications for wounded soldiers, accident victims, cancer patients and those undergoing sex reassignment. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 7, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Transplants Testicles Dr. Dicken Ko Surgery and Surgeons Twins Tufts University Testosterone Infertility your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Lack of psychological support for those dealing with infertility in the UK
(Taylor& Francis Group) Psychological support for those dealing with infertility and its treatment is received by only just half of those who want it in the UK - with many left to suffer with anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts, according to a new study published in Human Fertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mankind Pharma launches drug for treatment of infertility in India
With the launch, the company has become the first Indian and second global firm to develop the drug, Mankind Pharma said in a statement. The company's product is generic version of Abbott's Duphaston tablets, it added. The manufacturing process of Dydrogesterone is very complex as it involves conversion of natural progesterone, the statement said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIEHS provides analysis for Apple Women ’s Health Study
The long-term study will evaluate menstrual cycles and such health conditions as infertility and osteoporosis. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Woman, 30, gives birth to 'miracle' son after recovering from cancer that doctors said was terminal
Abi Flynn, 30, of Hove, was told the treatment for her cancer Hodgkin's Lymphoma had left her infertile. Against the odds, she has given birth to son, Leo Sol Wescott-Flynn. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: The Paradigm of Infertility
[Observer] -An evolving era for Sub-Saharan Africa (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Fertilization discovery could lead to new male contraceptive, help infertile couples
(University of Virginia Health System) An unexpected discovery about fertilization reveals new insights into how sperm and egg fuse and could have major implications for couples battling infertility -- and may lead to a future male contraceptive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When insurance covers IVF, more women use it
(Reuters Health) - When insurance covers in vitro fertilization, more women struggling with infertility, especially those with limited financial resources, will use the method to improve their chances of having a baby, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news