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More Teen Dads?
Report finds number of teen moms stays stable while it goes up for males (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Egg Freezing Gives You Options but Has Risks
Doctors say more women are interested in egg freezing, a procedure that may help preserve their fertility but comes with risks. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Internet ’s Biggest Companies Just Changed How the Web Works
1. The internet’s biggest companies just quietly changed how the web works. By Adrianne Jeffries in the Outline 2. A new nuclear arms race is taking shape between Washington and Moscow. Is Russia in the lead? By Patrick Tucker in Defense One 3. By watching grownups, babies can learn that hard work pays off. By Anne Trafton at MIT News 4. Americans have given up on public schools. That’s a mistake. By Erika Christakis in the Atlantic 5. There’s new hope for women who thought they’d hit a dead end with IVF. By Stephen S. Hall in the Cut The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organiza...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Aspen Institute Tags: Uncategorized Babies Education fertility Five Best Ideas Innovation Internet Nuclear Weapons Source Type: news

Lab notes: DNA editing, dearth of new antibiotics and knowing your mind
This week ’s top story brings hope for millions of those who are unable to conceive. British scientists haverevealed the role of ‘master gene’ in human embryo development. The study marks a first for the UK and could help uncover the cause of recurrent miscarriages and improve fertility treatments. Scientists used Crispr/Cas9 gene-editing tool to make precise cuts in DNA and deactivate a gene called OCT4. The study showed this gene is critical for the embryo to develop and the results could help produce more effective IVF treatment. Meanwhile,the WHO has warned over the paucity of new antibiotics. In a re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

DNA editing in human embryos reveals role of fertility 'master gene'
A study, published inNature, used genome editing technology to identify a gene critical for fertility, which may be useful in the future to uncover the cause of miscarriage and improve fertility treatments.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) Announces Four New...
Gilead Sciences, Inc., the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH), and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association Join Dozens of ASOP Global...(PRWeb September 22, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14725595.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study blames contaminated water in Flint for severe health problems
A new study out Thursday blames contaminated water in Flint, Michigan for lower fertility rates and an increase in infant mortality. Dean Reynolds reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flint water crisis blamed for lower fertility rates, increased fetal death rates
According to a new medical research study, fetal death rates increased by 58 percent in Flint after the city switched its water source in April 2014 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egg Freezing May Not Delay Chemo for Breast Cancer Patients Egg Freezing May Not Delay Chemo for Breast Cancer Patients
Women diagnosed with breast cancer who want to freeze their eggs and embryos before tumor treatment leads to infertility can do this without delaying the start of chemotherapy, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Fetal Deaths Up, Fertility Down In Flint Crisis
Fallout from Flint crisis continues. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime
Activities enjoyed when younger are often continued, but lots of men take up walking as they age (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 21, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Reproductive Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Gene editing of human embryos in UK reveals new fertility clue
The DNA of human embryos has been altered and studied for the first time in the UK, offering new insight into the early stages of human development. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA editing in human embryos reveals role of fertility 'master gene'
In a first for the UK, genome editing has been used to understand embryo development, and could help uncover the causes of recurrent miscarriagesScientists in Britain have revealed the role of a fertility “master gene” in one of the world’s first demonstrations of DNA editing in human embryos.The study, which marks a first for the UK, could help uncover the cause of recurrent miscarriages and lead to more effective fertility treatments. It also raises ethical questions about the prospect of controversial gene editing techniques being used clinically to correct defects in, or even enhance, human embryos in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Genetics Reproduction Biology Science Source Type: news

DNA editing in human embryos reveals role of fertility "master gene"
In a first for the UK, genome editing has been used to understand embryo development, and could help uncover the causes of recurrent miscarriagesScientists in Britain have revealed the role of a fertility “master gene” in one of the world’s first demonstrations of DNA editing in human embryos.The study, which marks a first for the UK, could help uncover the cause of recurrent miscarriages and lead to more effective fertility treatments. It also raises ethical questions about the prospect of controversial gene editing techniques being used clinically to correct defects in, or even enhance, human embryos in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Genetics Reproduction Biology Science Source Type: news

Fighting HIV on Multiple Fronts Might Lead to Vaccine
Combination strategy fully protects lab monkeys, studies find (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, AIDS, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

Egg freezing may not delay chemo for breast cancer patients
(Reuters Health) - Women diagnosed with breast cancer who want to freeze their eggs and embryos before tumor treatment leads to infertility can do this without delaying the start of chemotherapy, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fathers pass on four times as many new genetic mutations as mothers – study
Faults in male DNA are a driver for rare childhood diseases, research suggests, with men passing on one new mutation for every eight months of ageChildren inherit four times as many new mutations from their fathers than their mothers, according to research that suggests faults in the men ’s DNA are a driver for rare childhood diseases.Researchers studied 14,000 Icelanders and found that men passed on one new mutation for every eight months of age, compared with women who passed on a new mutation for every three years of age.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Genetics Reproduction Science Fertility problems Health Biology Source Type: news

As Men ’ s Weight Rises, Sperm Health May Fall
But shedding pounds may bring them back to normal, researcher says (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Reproductive Medicine, Fertility, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

As Men's Weight Rises, Sperm Health May Fall
But shedding pounds may bring them back to normal, researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Assisted Reproductive Technology, Male Infertility, Obesity (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine does NOT cause fertility problems
Boston researchers say the anti-cancer HPV jab has a protective effect on fertility. Both HPV infection and the vaccine itself has been linked to reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXTINCTION WARNING: Chemicals in food and personal care products making humanity infertile... may lead to population wipeout
(Natural News) If sperm counts continue to fall at the current pace, humans could become extinct, a new report revealed. A team of researchers from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai analyzed the results of 185 studies involving nearly 43,000 men... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity is linked to lower counts and quality of sperm
Obese men are more likely to have few sperm of lower quality, according to new research. Sperm quality and count are the two primary male factors in couples' infertility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infertility found to be a side effect of weight loss surgery
(Natural News) While fewer men make the drastic decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery to lose weight than women, those who are contemplating it should be aware of a new study which has determined that men who do choose to undergo the procedure – specifically the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure (RYGB) – have a 57.1... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

S.F. startup wants to help companies offer egg freezing as a workplace benefit
Tech companies offer fertility benefits to attract and keep talent in Silicon Valley. Carrot is emerging with a software application that helps companies of all sizes set up a health plan for fertility services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

WATCH: What to know about at-home fertility tests
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses whether these low-cost options for testing fertility are right for you. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Scientists identify key regulator of male fertility
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) When it comes to male reproductive fertility, timing is everything. Now scientists are finding new details on how disruption of this timing may contribute to male infertility or congenital illness. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report in Genes& Development identifying the key molecular and genetic switch that activates production of healthy male sperm -- but only when the time is right. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BU: HPV vaccine associated with improved fertility in some women
(Boston University School of Medicine) More than 40 percent of American teens are now getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). But, despite HPV infection being associated with reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates, there is still public concern about whether the HPV vaccine itself could affect future fertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common Are Twins?
Discussion Twinning is the conception and development of more than one zygote during one pregnancy. Monozygotic (MZ) twins arise from one zygote that then splits to form two embryos so that the twins are necessarily of the same gender (male-male or female-female). Dizygotic (DZ) twinning arises from the development of two independent zygotes and therefore the genders may be the same or different (male-male, female-female or male-female). Increased risks of spontaneous DZ twinning includes increased maternal age, parity and gravity, family history including familial clustering, maternal obesity and overweight and smoking. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Family Planning Information for All: Addressing Myths and Misconceptions about Family Planning
September 15, 2017Join HIFA for a thematic discussion on how to meet the family planning and contraception information needs of the general public, health workers, and policymakers in low- and middle-income countries.  Join us!  Back in the early 1990s, the  International Planned Parenthood Federation asked me to research and write about maternal mortality. It was a true eye-opener: the daily tragedy of maternal deaths—in huge numbers. I learned that most of these deaths are preventable, and many are the consequence of unintended pregnancies, due largely to lack of availability of modern cont race...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

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

Medical News Today: Birth control while breast-feeding: What are the options?
What are the options for birth control when breast-feeding? We look at the pros and cons of different methods, and how they may affect breast-feeding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Fertility research brings death of dogma, birth of hope
(Northeastern University) A new study shows unequivocally that stem cells in the ovaries are a critical piece of the mammal fertility puzzle, and may be harnessed to revolutionize fertility treatments and perhaps even delay menopause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Semen Harbors Wide Range of Viruses
Researchers find 27 infectious agents, but it remains unknown how many can be transmitted sexually (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 13, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, Medical Students, News, 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

50 years ago, Clomid gave birth to the era of assisted reproduction
(Brown University) In the journal Fertility and Sterility, Dr. Eli Adashi writes a history and appreciation of the wonder drug Clomid, which radically changed what doctors could do for couples struggling to have children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Crackdown on the IVF cowboys after probe
The fertility watchdog last night launched a major crackdown on IVF clinics exposed by the Daily Mail for exploiting desperate women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children with older fathers may struggle to be parents
The researchers – led by a team at Georg August University in Gottingen Germany – believe that as a father ages, more mutations occur in their sperm which affect the child’s fertility later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outreach On A Stick
The Minnesota State Fair, often referred to as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” is one of the most popular late summer destinations in the region. The fair attracts nearly 2 million guests annually over the twelve days leading up to and through Labor Day.   One fun aspect about the fair is how many foods can be devised to be eaten “on a stick” (mac ‘n cheese or spaghetti & meatballs on a stick anyone?).   The Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota has had a presence at the Minnesota State Fair in one form or another since the mid-2000.  &n...
Source: The Cornflower - September 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Blog Outreach Source Type: news

Jane Campion on How Top of the Lake Changed Her Opinion on Sex Work
Throughout her career, Jane Campion has wrangled with questions of womanhood and sexuality that many mainstream films and television shows ignore. She has brought her specific style, which melds the breathtaking and the heartbreaking with idiosyncratic humor, to projects like the 1993 Oscar winner The Piano and, more recently, the detective series Top of the Lake. The second season of that show is now underway on SundanceTV as Campion, the first female director to win the Palme d‘Or at Cannes, celebrates her career in a retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center through Sept. 17. Four years after the first s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized Television 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

France eyes legalizing assisted reproduction for gay women in 2018
PARIS (Reuters) - The right of lesbian couples and single women to have access to assisted reproduction was "a matter of social justice" and will likely be legislated next year, a French government minister said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Queens control worker reproduction without castration in stingless bee species
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Study contradicts the view that worker bees are forcibly castrated by the queen among the 600-odd species of stingless bees widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

8 Ways College Women Can Protect Their Health
Awareness and follow - up are keys to avoiding gynecologic problems, expert advises (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 11, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Infections, AIDS, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Urology, News, 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

Text-to-911 Trailblazer BVCOG Deploys NICE Inform Text Recording Solution
Hoboken, N.J.  – NICE (Nasdaq:NICE) announced today that the Brazos Valley Council of Governments' (BVCOG) seven 9-1-1 centers are deploying NICE Inform to record and manage reproduction requests for all emergency calls, including Text-to-911 communications. NICE Inform goes beyond capturing 9-1-1 texts to enable PSAPs to search for, retrieve, export, save and share text conversations and associated metadata for investigations. Texts can also be combined with 9-1-1 and radio calls, screen recordings, GIS and CAD incident data, into comprehensive incident timelines. BVCOG has the distinction of being the first...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NICE Tags: Industry News Communications & Dispatch Source Type: news

Text-to-911 Trailblazer BVCOG Deploys NICE Inform Text Recording Solution
Hoboken, N.J.  – NICE (Nasdaq:NICE) announced today that the Brazos Valley Council of Governments' (BVCOG) seven 9-1-1 centers are deploying NICE Inform to record and manage reproduction requests for all emergency calls, including Text-to-911 communications. NICE Inform goes beyond capturing 9-1-1 texts to enable PSAPs to search for, retrieve, export, save and share text conversations and associated metadata for investigations. Texts can also be combined with 9-1-1 and radio calls, screen recordings, GIS and CAD incident data, into comprehensive incident timelines. BVCOG has the distinction of being the first...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NICE Tags: Industry News Communications & Dispatch Source Type: news