The Time is Ripe for an Alternative to Automated Hazardous Drug Compounding
Conclusion Compounding safety standards have increased in recent years, after much research and education and as governing bodies have championed the use of better and more rigorous safety equipment such as CSTDs. The next step for compounding will be the common use of automation, which must include CSTDs as a central part of the compounding process. This should be used in tandem with current protective principles for manual compounding to guarantee that healthcare workers and patients alike are kept safe, while simultaneously increasing productivity and lowering overall cost.   (Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - May 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marino Kriheli Tags: Filters & Filtration Materials Source Type: news

Stress, stigma, violence experiences and social support of us infertile women - Ozturk R, Bloom TL, Li Y, Bullock LFC.
The objective of the study is to examine t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Zambia: Infertility a Public Health Problem
[Times of Zambia] LIKE in many parts in the world, Zambia is witnessing a changing life style which affects fertility and has seen increased demand for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

COMMENTARY: COVID-19: Press Pause on Assisted Reproduction?
The shuttering of most elective healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly hard on couples who have embarked, or hope to embark, on treatments for infertility. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Press Pause on Assisted Reproduction? COVID-19: Press Pause on Assisted Reproduction?
The shuttering of most elective healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly hard on couples who have embarked, or hope to embark, on treatments for infertility.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Up close and personal: The Thomas D ’Hooghe story
While his friends were easing into retirement, Thomas D ’Hooghe MD, 55, was sleepless with excitement at the thought of reinventing himself by jumping from academia to pharma.   It is a move he would recommend to anyone. “It was the best thing I ever did,” says the Vice-President and Head Global Medical Affairs, Fertility at Merck, sitting down with me and sharing his thoughts about passion, purpose, leading people and making a difference.  Origins Working in healthcare was always in his blood. In high school it was never a question; D ’Hooghe would study medicine. It was an ideal way to combine his interests...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Up close and personal: The Thomas D ’Hooghe story
While his friends were easing into retirement, Thomas D ’Hooghe MD, 55, was sleepless with excitement at the thought of reinventing himself by jumping from academia to pharma.   It is a move he would recommend to anyone. “It was the best thing I ever did,” says the Vice-President and Head Global Medical Affairs, Fertility at Merck, sitting down with me and sharing his thoughts about passion, purpose, leading people and making a difference.  Origins Working in healthcare was always in his blood. In high school it was never a question; D ’Hooghe would study medicine. It was an ideal way to combine his interests...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Up close and personal: The Thomas D ’Hooghe story
While his friends were easing into retirement, Thomas D ’Hooghe MD, 55, was sleepless with excitement at the thought of reinventing himself by jumping from academia to pharma.   It is a move he would recommend to anyone. “It was the best thing I ever did,” says the Vice-President and Head Global Medical Affairs, Fertility at Merck, sitting down with me and sharing his thoughts about passion, purpose, leading people and making a difference.  Origins Working in healthcare was always in his blood. In high school it was never a question; D ’Hooghe would study medicine. It was an ideal way to combine his interests...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

India ’s Liberal Abortion Law, Nullified by Social Stigma
Sex workers in Chennai give a thumps up to India's liberalised abortion law. Many sex workers are living with HIV and face discrimination and stigma in accessing safe abortions. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulNEW DEHLI, Apr 14 2020 (IPS) Arti Zodpe is from the Tamasha (folk dance-drama) theatre in Sangli, in India’s Maharashtra state. After evening performances, some of the singers and dancers offer sex work services to the audience. “We [Tamasha sex workers] live outside of the city as people feel disturbed by the sound of our ghunghroo [anklet bracelets with bells] and music. When we go to the city, especially ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Abortion Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) Coronavirus COVI Source Type: news

Evaluating embryo quality with ultrasensitive protein detection
(American Institute of Physics) Infertility is estimated to affect 9% of reproductive-aged couples globally, and many couples turn to assisted reproductive technology. Selecting embryos with maximum development potential plays a pivotal role in obtaining the highest rate of success. Researchers can evaluate the quality of an embryo by detecting the content of proteins secreted. In Biomicrofluidics, a method to detect trace proteins secreted by embryos using microfluidic droplets and multicolor fluorescence holds promise to select embryos for ART. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New COVID-19 guidelines disrupt infertility care
Yale Fertility Center physicians explain why postponing treatments is necessary right now. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Chemical used in fracking may cause male infertility
According to a study published in theJournal of the Endocrine Society, a chemical used in hydraulic fracturing may cause disruption to the function of testosterone and increase chances of infertility in men.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Has Coronavirus Affected Your Fertility Treatments? Tell Us Your Concerns.
If you ’ve had to cancel a fertility treatment because of coronavirus, we’d like to hear from you. Please fill out this form. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The New York Times Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infertility Egg Donation and Freezing Pregnancy and Childbirth Fertility Drugs Parenting American Society for Reproductive Medicine Source Type: news

A critical enzyme for sperm formation could be a target for treating male infertility
(University of Pennsylvania) Researchers led by Jeremy Wang of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have identified an enzyme essential for the process of male meiosis, the type of cell division that produces sperm. The protein, SKP1, controls one of the key transitions in meiosis. Understanding its role may help scientists develop new approaches to treating male infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi: First Lady Commends Media for Writing Positive Stories On Infertility
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -First Lady Madame Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Wednesday commended the Media for playing a critical role in spearheading awareness on infertility issues in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news