Fertility treatment could be a breakthrough for women with cancer
There's new hope for women with cancer who wish to have a baby. A 34-year-old cancer survivor has become the first to give birth through a rare type of fertility treatment. Meg Oliver explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility treatment could give cancer patients more options
In a first of its kind case, a baby was born to a mother left infertile from cancer through IVM and egg freezing. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fall Is The Best Time To Conceive, According To New BU Study
BOSTON (CBS) — What is the best season to try to get pregnant? A new study from the Boston University School of Public Health shows it’s not when most people start trying to conceive. While birthdays across the United States peak in early September, in northern states, most babies are born in the summer or even spring. Researchers at BU looked at data on more than 14,000 women who were trying to get pregnant from the US, Canada and Denmark. They found that while couples are most likely to begin attempting to conceive in September, it’s not until late November or early December that they have the best chan...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Local News Source Type: news

Open consultation: Egg, sperm and embryo storage limits.
The DHSC wants your views on changing the time limit for storing gametes (eggs and sperm) and embryos for fertility treatment. This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 5 May 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cabinet okays Bill to regulate Rs 3,000 crore fertility industry
The bill proposes a fine of up to Rs 10 lakh for anyone indulging in sale of embryo or trafficking at the first instance, and jail term of up to 12 years after that. It seeks to establish a national registry and registration authority which will be applicable to all medical professionals and clinics operating or providing services in the field of ART. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vertebrate diapause preserves organisms long term through Polycomb complex members
Diapause is a state of suspended development that helps organisms survive extreme environments. How diapause protects living organisms is largely unknown. Using the African turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri), we show that diapause preserves complex organisms for extremely long periods of time without trade-offs for subsequent adult growth, fertility, and life span. Transcriptome analyses indicate that diapause is an active state, with dynamic regulation of metabolism and organ development genes. The most up-regulated genes in diapause include Polycomb complex members. The chromatin mark regulated by Polycomb, H3K...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hu, C.-K., Wang, W., BrindAmour, J., Singh, P. P., Reeves, G. A., Lorincz, M. C., Alvarado, A. S., Brunet, A. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Genetics r-articles Source Type: news

Bill requiring insurance coverage for infertility passes Colorado House
HB 1158, or the “Colorado Building Families Act” passed with bipartisan support. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Bill requiring insurance coverage for infertility passes Colorado House
HB 1158, or the “Colorado Building Families Act” passed with bipartisan support. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Baby Born from Egg that Was Matured and Frozen in the Lab
A cancer patient who underwent the new fertility preservation procedure successfully gave birth five years after her immature eggs were collected. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Study sheds light on 3 surprising links between sleep deprivation and female fertility
(Natural News) Research has proven that sleep deprivation affects both your mental and physical health. Data from studies have also found that not getting enough sleep can negatively impact female fertility. In a study published in the journal Sleep, scientists reported that women with insomnia are at least four times more likely to have fertility issues,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Baby From Immature Eggs Removed From Patient With Cancer First Baby From Immature Eggs Removed From Patient With Cancer
A patient with breast cancer at risk of infertility from adjuvant chemotherapy has given birth 5 years after having immature oocytes removed, matured in the laboratory, and then frozen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

First Baby From Immature Egg Born to Patient With Cancer First Baby From Immature Egg Born to Patient With Cancer
A patient with breast cancer at risk of infertility from adjuvant chemotherapy has given birth 5 years after having immature oocytes removed, matured in the laboratory, and then frozen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

First baby born to cancer patient from eggs through new procedure
A cancer patient who was left infertile has given birth to the first ever baby born from immature eggs that were collected five years earlier, matured in a lab, and frozen.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scratch that: Now they're saying Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) has an R0 as high as 7.05
(Natural News) The reproduction rate (R0) of the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) – meaning the number of other people that one infected person could potentially spread it to – has been steadily rising over the past several months. Early on, it was in the 1.0-2.0 range. Then, it changed to as high as 6.6. Now, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new way to assess male fertility
(American Chemical Society) Current tests for male fertility include measuring the concentration and motility of spermatozoa. However, other characteristics of sperm, such as their ability to follow a chemical trail to the egg, can influence the likelihood of fertilization. Now, researchers reporting inAnalytical Chemistry have devised a quick and convenient microfluidic chip to assess this chemotactic response of spermatozoa, which could help provide a more complete picture of a man's fertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First baby is born through new egg-freezing technique
Cancer patient ’s immature eggs were collected, matured in lab and frozen for use five years onA woman who was left infertile by cancer treatment has given birth to a baby after her immature eggs were collected, matured in a lab and frozen for use five years later.Fertility specialists at Antoine B éclère University hospital in Clamart near Paris said the healthy boy, named Jules, was the first baby to be born through the new procedure.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: IVF Science Cancer research Fertility problems Medical research Health Society France Paris World news Europe Childbirth Pregnancy Children Reproduction Biology Source Type: news

AAP Addresses Fertility Preservation for Children With Cancer
Medical and ethical considerations are discussed, including in cases of conflict between parent, child (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

AAP Addresses Fertility Preservation for Children With Cancer
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Medical and ethical considerations of fertility preservation in children with cancer are addressed in a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published online Feb. 18 in Pediatrics. Sigal Klipstein, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infants conceived using IVF have higher risk for early death, study says
Children conceived using in vitro fertilization have a slightly higher risk of dying during infancy than those conceived naturally, a study published Tuesday in the journal Sterility and Fertility suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IVF-conceived children have somewhat higher mortality risk in their first weeks of life
(Karolinska Institutet) Children conceived with assisted reproductive techniques including IVF have a somewhat higher mortality risk during their first weeks of life than children conceived naturally, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. The researchers link the increased risk to a higher degree of premature births in IVF children and emphasize that the risk of infant mortality is still very small for both groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First baby born to cancer patient from eggs matured in the lab and frozen
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Fertility doctors in France have announced the birth of the first baby to be born to a cancer patient from an immature egg that was matured in the laboratory, frozen, then thawed and fertilized five years later. The report is published in Annals of Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Egg-freezing: What's the success rate?
The fertility expert Lord Winston warns the success rate could be as low as 1% but others say it is considerably higher. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Secrets to an Allergy - Free Valentine ’ s Day
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 14, 2020 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Reproductive Medicine, Asthma, Allergy, News, Source Type: news

Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb ‘ High - Risk ’ Prostate Cancers
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 14, 2020 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Reproductive Medicine, Diabetes, News, Source Type: news

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

Sperm Differences in Obesity May Not Show Up on Fertility Tests Sperm Differences in Obesity May Not Show Up on Fertility Tests
' We have shown that obesity significantly impacts the human sperm proteome, potentially to the detriment of important spermatogenic processes and the function of mature spermatozoa,'say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Tests Normal, but Sperm Differs in Obesity
Test Normal, but Sperm Differs in Obesity, May Impact Fertility (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine 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

Global ecosystem thresholds driven by aridity
Aridity, which is increasing worldwide because of climate change, affects the structure and functioning of dryland ecosystems. Whether aridification leads to gradual (versus abrupt) and systemic (versus specific) ecosystem changes is largely unknown. We investigated how 20 structural and functional ecosystem attributes respond to aridity in global drylands. Aridification led to systemic and abrupt changes in multiple ecosystem attributes. These changes occurred sequentially in three phases characterized by abrupt decays in plant productivity, soil fertility, and plant cover and richness at aridity values of 0.54, 0.7, and ...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Berdugo, M., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Soliveres, S., Hernandez-Clemente, R., Zhao, Y., Gaitan, J. J., Gross, N., Saiz, H., Maire, V., Lehman, A., Rillig, M. C., Sole, R. V., Maestre, F. T. Tags: Botany, Ecology reports Source Type: news

Alternative to Alimta Coming for Mesothelioma Patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted final approval of Pemfexy, a new brand of the chemotherapy drug pemetrexed, to combat malignant mesothelioma and advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer. The approval will allow oncologists to offer an alternative to Alimta, which today is considered standard pemetrexed and manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company. The chemotherapy drug is designed to block DNA replication and cell division. However, Pemfexy will not be available until February 2022. The FDA approval is limited to pleural mesothelioma patients whose disease is unresectable. Pemfexy is produced by Eagle Pharm...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney 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

Maintaining social relationships is important for more than finding a mate
(Archbold Expeditions, Inc.) Maintaining social relationships beyond the immediate family group and neighbors is important for more than finding a mate. Archbold Biological Station researchers compare the social behavior of breeding Florida scrub-jays and non-breeding helpers, who assist in rearing the offspring of the breeding pair. Helpers interact with many individuals, connecting otherwise unconnected groups. Breeders interact with fewer individuals, who all tend to interact directly. In a year when many breeders forwent reproduction, their social behavior resembled that of helpers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 12, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

HRT and the Risk of Melanoma in Post-menopausal Women HRT and the Risk of Melanoma in Post-menopausal Women
Studies have suggested that hormones may play a potential role in melanoma carcinogenesis. Is hormone replacement therapy associated with an increased risk of melanoma in post-menopausal women?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Women could be allowed to freeze their eggs for DECADES as government reviews ten-year limit 
After 10 years, frozen eggs must be used in fertility treatment or be destroyed. However, campaigners say the current practice is  arbitrary' and has no scientific basis (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK time limit on storing frozen eggs and sperm could be extended
Public consultation follows concerns 10-year limit affects women disproportionatelyThe limit on how long frozen eggs, sperm and embryos can be stored may be extended amid concerns that women are being disproportionately affected, the government has announced.The maximum storage period is 10 years, after which families must decide whether to undergo fertility treatment or have their eggs, sperm and embryos destroyed. The Department of Health and Social Care is launching a public consultation into whether this should be changed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Reproductive rights Reproduction IVF Biology Science Society Health Source Type: news

New research shows how the malaria parasite grows and multiplies
(University of Nottingham) Scientists have made a major breakthrough in understanding how the parasite that causes malaria is able to multiply at such an alarming rate, which could be a vital clue in discovering how it has evolved, and how it can be stopped. For the first time, scientists have shown how certain molecules play an essential role in the rapid reproduction of parasite cells, which cause this deadly disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Live imaging of flowers reveals hidden secrets of plant reproduction
(eLife) Scientists have developed a way to image sexual reproduction in living flowers, according to a study published today in the open-access journal eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

IDIBELL and Dexeus Mujer will study embryonic development by human embryo genome edition
(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) The study aim is to determine the involvement of several genes in early stages of human embryonic development. To achieve this goal, Dr. Veiga's team will modify these genes by the genome editing technique CRISPR/Cas9, and they will study the development of the edited embryos. This is a unique and pioneering project in this field in Spain, which will provide very relevant information to understand the early development of the human embryo, and potentially improve assisted reproduction techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Employer-sponsored fertility benefits aren't just for tech workers anymore
From tech offices in Silicon Valley to factory floors in rural Pennsylvania, Tammy Sun has pitched the spectrum of employers on how they can provide fertility benefits to their workers without breaking the bank. With her company, Carrot Fertility, employees can access fertility services such as in-vitro fertilization, egg freezing, adoption and surrogacy at a reduced cost. Users get debit cards loaded by their employers with cash that can be used for Carrot-approved fertility services. “The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Employer-sponsored fertility benefits aren't just for tech workers anymore
From tech offices in Silicon Valley to factory floors in rural Pennsylvania, Tammy Sun has pitched the spectrum of employers on how they can provide fertility benefits to their workers without breaking the bank. With her company, Carrot Fertility, employees can access fertility services such as in-vitro fertilization, egg freezing, adoption and surrogacy at a reduced cost. Users get debit cards loaded by their employers with cash that can be used for Carrot-approved fertility services. “The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Five things to know about egg freezing
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Egg freezing for age-related fertility is becoming more common, and a short article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides quick reference points on the topic for primary care providers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly?
(University of California - Berkeley) A UC Berkeley study of cultured bat cells shows that their strong immune responses, constantly primed to respond to viruses, can drive viruses to greater virulence. Modelling bat immune systems on a computer, the researchers showed that when bat cells quickly release interferon upon infection, other cells quickly wall themselves off. This drives viruses to faster reproduction. The increased virulence and infectivity wreak havoc when these viruses infect animals with tamer immune systems, like humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Impaired Meiosis
A phthalate commonly found in shampoos, cosmetics, and cleaning products disrupts reproduction in worms. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'
Investigation links boom in flat-faced canines to rise in clinics, some of which advertise banned proceduresThe boom in popularity of flat-faced dogs such as pugs and French bulldogs may be fuelling a rise in canine fertility clinics, some of which advertise banned procedures, an investigation has found.Dogs with squashed faces, known as brachycephalic dogs, are often unable to breed or give birth naturally due to their extreme anatomy: the animals ’ small hips can make mating difficult, meaning breeders turn to artificial insemination, while they also mean caesarean sections are often necessary since the puppies hav...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Animal welfare Animals Dogs Veterinary medicine Pets Life and style World news Science 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

Antioxidant reverses BPD-induced fertility damage in worms
(Harvard Medical School) Treatment with a naturally occurring antioxidant, CoQ10, restores many aspects of fertility in C. elegans worms following exposure to BPAFindings offer possible path toward undoing BPA-induced reproductive harms in peopleAlthough CoQ10 is available over the counter, it is not yet clear whether the compound could improve human fertility or do so safely (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Men's fertility startup raises $3.5M for mail-order testing, storage services
Legacy provides customers with a personalized digital report of their reproductive health within 24 hours of receiving a sample. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Depth of Solid Tumor Portfolio at ASCO GU
RARITAN, N.J., February 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today multiple data presentations from a robust solid tumor portfolio that will be featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place February 13-15 in San Francisco. Company-sponsored data presentations will include clinical results for ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and niraparib in prostate cancer; and BALVERSA™ (erdafitinib) in bladder cancer. “We are committed to improving outcomes in patients with prostate and bladder cancer where high unmet...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news