Heatwaves can 'wipe out' male insect fertility
Study of beetles could explain global decline – and also be a warning to humankindHeatwaves severely damage the fertility of male beetles and consecutive hot spells leave them virtually sterilised, according to research.Global warming ismaking heatwaves more common andwildlife is being annihilated, and the study may reveal a way in which these two trends are linked. The scientists behind the findings said there could also be some relevance for humans: the sperm counts of western men havehalved in the last 40 years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Insects Reproduction Biology Climate change Animals Environment World news Science Source Type: news

Climate change damaging male fertility
(University of East Anglia) Climate change could pose a threat to male fertility -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia.New findings published today in the journal Nature Communications reveal that heatwaves damage sperm in insects - with negative impacts for fertility across generations.The research team say that male infertility during heatwaves could help to explain why climate change is having such an impact on species populations, including climate-related extinctions in recent years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No, honey is NOT as healthy as you thought: Why you should think twice before drizzling more
Considered 'liquid' gold by many health food lovers, honey is touted as healthier substitute for sugar and a natural treatment for everything from sore throats to infertility, but it's oversold. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Environmentally-inspired 'niche' features impact species evolution
(Tokyo Metropolitan University) Tokyo, Japan - Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have shown that the environment-driven evolution of a unique ovipositor in the female fruit fly Drosophila suzukii may have caused coevolution of the male genitalia; new features were found to cause mechanical incompatibility during reproduction with similar species, impeding crossbreeding and isolating the species. The dual role of the female genitalia was found to trigger coevolution and speciation, a generic pathway which may apply to many other organisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Third world baby boom as fertility rates plummet in richer nations
While the world's population skyrocketed from 2.6 billion in 1950 to 7.6 billion last year, that growth was deeply uneven according to region and income. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility rates have fallen worldwide, while populations boom
Global population growth is a tale of two statistics: In 104 countries with high birth rates, populations are rising, while rates in 91 countries with low numbers are sinking. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michelle Obama's miscarriage, fertility struggles are 'universal'
Free from the constraints she might have felt while living in the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama is getting personal, opening herself up to the world in bold ways in her memoir, "Becoming," out Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michelle Obama reveals daughters were conceived through IVF
In an interview about her new memoir, "Becoming," the former first lady opened up about miscarriage and infertility (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Global Gulf In Fertility [Infographic]
According to a new study, the world has suffered a remarkable drop in fertility. Nearly half its countries have birth rates below the levels needed to maintain their population size. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Niall McCarthy, Contributor Source Type: news

Soy Feeding in Infancy Linked to Menstrual Pain in Blacks
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- Soy formula feeding in infancy is associated with an increased risk for menstrual pain in young African-American women, according to a study published online Nov. 9 in Human Reproduction. Kristen Upson, Ph.D., M.P.H., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Worldwide fall in fertility rates
According to a study, published in theLancet, fertility rates worldwide have fallen significantly, which means most countries cannot maintain their population size.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Global fertility has 'come down tremendously'
The world's total fertility rate has been cut in half since 1950, but the population is still rising, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to soy formula during early life may have detrimental effects on the reproductive system. The study appears online in the journal Human Reproduction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates
Nearly half of countries are producing too few babies to maintain their populations, say researchers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE rejects ovarian cancer maintenance drug
Olaparib tablets are deemed too expensive Related items fromOnMedica Fertility treatment does not appear to raise serious cancer risk Searching for a blood test to monitor ovarian cancer Ovarian cancer drug may help stall breast cancer Screen all women for breast/ovarian cancer genetic faults, say researchers An intelligent knife can tell ovarian cancer and healthy tissue apart (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fertility rates cut in half since 1950 -- but the population is still growing
The world's total fertility rate has been cut in half since 1950, but the population is still rising, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed, the countries with the highest fertility rates
Worldwide statistics from the Global Burden of Disease Study have revealed the countries where women have the most and fewest babies on average, finding poorer countries have far more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby 'boom' and 'bust': Nations' rates of childbirth vary significantly
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) Ninety-one nations are not producing enough children to maintain their current populations, while the opposite is true in 104 countries where high birth rates are driving population increases, according to a new scientific study.Total fertility rates (TFR), a summary measurement representing the average number of children a woman would deliver over her lifetime, have declined since 1950. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Lancet: Latest global disease estimates, combined with health worker shortfall, show that global progress in health is not inevitable
(The Lancet) Latest global estimates for the state of the world's health from the Global Burden of Disease study (GBD) estimate that: Improvements in global mortality rates were less pronounced overall, and rates stagnated or got worse in some countries in 2017.Globally, fertility rates have declined since 1950. In 91 nations, fertility rates are not high enough to maintain current population, and in 104 nations high fertility rates are driving population increases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study IDs Early Life Factors Predictive of Myopia
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 -- Early life factors associated with myopia include maternal education, fertility treatment, summer birth, and hours spent playing computer games, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in the British Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Female Adiposity and Time-to-Pregnancy Female Adiposity and Time-to-Pregnancy
How does overall and central adiposity impact fecundability, measured by time-to-pregnancy, in Asian women?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

UTSA constructs world's most comprehensive digital roadmap to unlock male infertility
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Millions of couples who have trouble conceiving may get relief from new research led by scientists at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The researchers have developed a high-resolution genetic map showing how men produce sperm cells. Their effort could help address genetically based challenges with male fertility, a major cause of conception problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Video: HSG test for female infertility
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian cysts and infertility: A connection?
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can acupuncture improve fertility?
Many people look for alternatives to hormonal or other drug treatments to improve fertility outcomes. One option is acupuncture. Learn more about it, including whether it works, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Preserving sperm stem cells restores fertility in mice
Scientists stored stem cells that produce sperm for months and used them to restore fertility in male mice. The approach could potentially help young boys undergoing chemotherapy. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about fertility supplements
Some people choose natural supplements to help treat fertility issues. In this article, learn about the research behind these supplements and whether or not they are effective. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

IVF fertility treatment success 'causes fall in adoptions'
The adoption process is also "far too slow", the boss of the service representing children in care says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping
Trying to get pregnant can cause extra pressure and stress in a person's life, so depression is a common side effect of infertility. Learn more about coping here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Pregnancy Intentions, Contraceptive Knowledge And Educational Aspirations Among Community College Students
CONCLUSIONMany community college students not desiring pregnancy have limited awareness of pregnancy risk and prevention. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

New study takes first step toward treating endometriosis
(Northwestern University) Researchers at Northwestern Medicine have taken the first step in bioengineering the human uterus to treat endometriosis, uterine-factor infertility and endometrial cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fertility drugs for women: What to know
Fertility issues are common, and there are many ways to treat them. In this article, learn about fertility drugs for women and the possible side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Could Your Birth Control Be Masking Fertility Issues?
Doctors share what you need to know about contraception and getting pregnant in the future. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unexplained Infertility: Is IUI Effective? Unexplained Infertility: Is IUI Effective?
Compared with expectant management, does IUI with ovarian stimulation offer a better chance of pregnancy?Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Africa:State of World Population 2018
[UNFPA] The global trend towards smaller families is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, when they want. When people lack choice, it can have a long-term impact on fertility rates, often making them higher or lower than what most people desire, according to The State of World Population 2018, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 31, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: State of World Population 2018
[UNFPA] The global trend towards smaller families is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, when they want. When people lack choice, it can have a long-term impact on fertility rates, often making them higher or lower than what most people desire, according to The State of World Population 2018, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 31, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Study finds low reintervention rate for UAE of fibroids
While uterine artery embolization (UAE) has proved an effective interventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Further intervention rates vary after fibroid removal Online patient info about UAE could be better SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option Study: UFE can help restore fertility SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Trading sex for sleep -- Aging dormice shorten their hibernation for more reproduction
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Edible dormice are extremely long-lived thanks to their seasonal dormancy with hibernation periods lasting between at six and eleven months. Factors influencing the variable duration, apart from specific environmental conditions, have so far been unknown. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna hypothesised that older animals should shorten their winter dormancy in favour of a reproductive advantage and confirmed this for both sexes in a database analysis, published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OSU helps establish roadmap for filling the gaps in forest pollinator research
(Oregon State University) Actively managed conifer forests may also provide important habitat for the pollinators that aid the reproduction of food crops and other flowering plants around the globe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the link between varicocele and infertility?
A varicocele is a swollen bulge of veins inside the scrotum. While varicoceles do not always cause symptoms, they may contribute to infertility. Learn more with this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

In a first, same-sex couple carries the same baby
"This represents the first time that two women have both physically carried their child together," fertility specialist says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about HPV and fertility
The human papillomavirus (HPV) can negatively affect fertility in both men and women. In this article, learn about the possible risks and how to improve the outcome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

New weight-based storage tanks could alert staff to malfunctions six weeks earlier, clinic claims
All US clinics use tanks that monitor heat: as liquid nitrogen levels deplete, the temperature rises. New tanks made by Columbia University Fertility Center track drops in levels before the temperature goes up. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Columbia reveals weight monitoring tech to protect frozen embryos
After the heartbreaking loss of thousands of eggs and embryos at an Ohio clinic this year, a fertility center in New York is revealing a new measure to protect the genetic material. New research shows how Columbia University Fertility Center determined that monitoring the weight of storage tanks could provide better security than measuring only temperature. Meg Oliver reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about laparoscopy for infertility
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure doctors use to diagnose a variety of conditions, including some that can cause infertility. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Single protein controls thousands of genes essential for sperm development
(Case Western Reserve University) A single protein regulates a battery of key genes inside developing sperm, according to a new study out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Scientists discovered the protein -- called Dazl -- controls a network of genes essential for developing sperm to replicate and survive. The findings, published in Cell Reports, could lay the groundwork for future research into therapies for infertile men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This Founder Helps Women Define Their Health And Fertility Journey
In the era of tracking, personal devices and data, people are increasingly looking for ways to be in charge of their health issues. EverlyWell is providing women across the US with affordable access to lab testing to help them plan their fertility, health journey, and their lives. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Estrella Jaramillo, Contributor Source Type: news

Same-sex couple carry the same baby in a 'priceless' experience
Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter, from Mountain Springs, Texas, underwent the fertility treatment Effortless Reciprocal IVF so they could both be involved in bringing their child into the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about endometriosis and infertility
Endometriosis causes tissue similar to the uterine lining to grow elsewhere in the body. People with endometriosis may be more likely to experience infertility. In this article, learn about the link between endometriosis and fertility issues, as well as what treatments are available. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

Natural remedies: Males with fertility problems may find help in the walnut leaf
(Natural News) Men with fertility problems may improve their sperm quality naturally with the help of walnut leaf. This plant has been used in folk medicine to enhance male fertility. A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine provided scientific evidence on the efficiency of the walnut leaf as a male fertility... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news