Risk of Maternal Morbidity in Women With Twin Pregnancies Risk of Maternal Morbidity in Women With Twin Pregnancies
Does mode of conception influence risk of severe acute maternal morbidity among women with twin pregnancies?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Symposia series on novel contraceptive discovery
The International Society of Endocrinology (ISE) and the Society for the Study of Reproduction are presenting a series of symposia on novel contraceptive discovery. The goal of this event is to stimulate new research and novel approaches to solving the challenges of innovation and creating increased choice, particularly in non-hormonal contraceptives.Dates: 30 September, 7 October& 14 October Find out more and register.       (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mozambique: Health Minister Concerned At Low Contraceptive Use
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican Health Minister Armindo Tiago on Wednesday expressed concern at the low level of contraceptive use, which results in Mozambique's high fertility rate (5.2 births for every woman of childbearing age, according to the 2017 population census). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Bureau Unveils Malaria Case Escalating in Gambela
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA- Gambela State Health Bureau announced that following the rainy season that ushered favorable condition for the reproduction of misquotes people are being infected with the disease of Malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Placenta is initiated first, as cells of a fertilised egg divide and specialise
(The Francis Crick Institute) The first stages of placental development take place days before the embryo starts to form in human pregnancies. The finding highlights the importance of healthy placental development in pregnancy, and could lead to future improvements in fertility treatments such as IVF, and a better understanding of placental-related diseases in pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The immunogenetics of sexual parasitism
Sexual parasitism has evolved as a distinctive mode of reproduction among deep-sea anglerfishes. The permanent attachment of males to host females observed in these species represents a form of anatomical joining, which is otherwise unknown in nature. Pronounced modifications to immune facilities are associated with this reproductive trait. The genomes of species with temporarily attaching males lack functional aicda genes that underpin affinity maturation of antibodies. Permanent attachment is associated with additional alterations, culminating in the loss of functional rag genes in some species, abolishing somatic divers...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Swann, J. B., Holland, S. J., Petersen, M., Pietsch, T. W., Boehm, T. Tags: Evolution, Immunology r-articles Source Type: news

Africa at the Crossroads: Time to Abandon Failing Green Revolution
By Million Belay and Timothy A. WiseSTOCKHOLM, CAMBRIDGE (US), Sep 23 2020 (IPS) As COVID-19 threatens farming communities across Africa already struggling with climate change, the continent is at a crossroads. Will its people and their governments continue trying to replicate industrial farming models promoted by developed countries? Or will they move boldly into the uncertain future, embracing ecological agriculture? Million Belay It is time to choose. Africa is projected to overtake South Asia by 2030 as the region with the greatest number of hungry people. An alarming 250 million people in Africa now suffer from &ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Million Belay and Timothy A. Wise Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Boost for Women With Infertility Issues
[The Herald] Infertility in both women and men has resulted in many negative social issues that can cause significant stress and unhappiness in couples. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Suspension of fertility treatments during COVID-19 has mental health impacts
(PLOS) The suspension of fertility treatments due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of psychological impacts on women whose treatments were cancelled, but there are several protective factors that can be fostered to help in the future, according to a new study by Jennifer Gordon and Ashley Balsom of University of Regina, Canada, published 18 September in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reproductive Life Span May Affect a Woman ’s Heart Risks
Women with a shorter time between menarche and menopause were at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Heart Menopause Women and Girls Reproduction (Biological) Source Type: news

Higher dementia risk in women with prolonged fertility
(University of Gothenburg) Women with a longer reproductive period had an elevated risk for dementia in old age, compared with those who were fertile for a shorter period, a population-based study from the University of Gothenburg shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nova IVF Fertility achieves 30,000 clinical pregnancies in India, says CEO
Nova IVF Fertility (NIF), one of the largest service providers of fertility treatment across India, has achieved over 30,000 clinical pregnancies in the country. In an interview to ET's Anuradha Himatsingka, NIF CEO Shobhit Agarwal said the service provider aims to improve the chances of a positive pregnancy through personalised treatment plans of medical management, basic assisted reproductive technology (ART) and advanced ART. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Centre introduced Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill in Lok Sabha to map the fertility industry
The Bill states that assisted reproductive technologies can be availed of by any woman above marriageable age but less than 50 years and any man above marriageable age but less than 55 years. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women's health and fertility company Kindbody continues expansion
Kindbody, a women's health and fertility clinic chain, said it has opened its first location in New Jersey at 16 Chambers St. in Princeton. The New York City-based company said it's the first location to open after it raised $32 million in a Series B funding round in July. Kindbody said its national expansion will continue in the fourth quarter with planned additional locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley. It curren tly has operations in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. At… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

PCOS and Adverse Obstetric and Neonatal Outcomes PCOS and Adverse Obstetric and Neonatal Outcomes
This study investigated whether women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to experience adverse delivery and neonatal outcomes.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Women's health and fertility company Kindbody continues expansion
The New York City-based company said it's the first location to open after it raised $32 million in a Series B funding round in July. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

'Protect Scotland' contact-tracing app is launched by Nicola Sturgeon
Mrs Sturgeon is eager to have as many Scots sign up to the voluntary app as possible after admitting this morning Covid-19's reproduction 'R' rate might be 1.5 north of the border. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did Columbus Really Introduce Syphilis to Europe?
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 9, 2020 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

Nighttime Smartphone Use a Bad Call for Male Fertility? Nighttime Smartphone Use a Bad Call for Male Fertility?
A new study shows a link between reduced sperm quality and greater exposure to short-wavelength light emitted from smartphones and tablets in the evening and after bedtime.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

How birth control, girls' education can slow population growth
(University of Washington) Education and family planning have long been tied to lower fertility trends. But new research from the University of Washington analyzes those factors to determine, what accelerates a decline in otherwise high-fertility countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Use of E-Cigarettes Associated With Lower Sperm Counts Use of E-Cigarettes Associated With Lower Sperm Counts
Cigarette smoking has previously been associated with lower sperm quality. Might the use of e-cigarettes have the same impact?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Harmful Flame Retardants Detected in College-Classroom Dust
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2020 -- Indoor spaces often contains harmful chemicals, say researchers who found high levels of toxic flame retardants in the dust of some U.S. college classrooms. The chemicals have been linked to thyroid disease, infertility,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Evolution and epidemic spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil
This study sheds new light on the epidemic transmission and evolutionary trajectories of SARS-CoV-2 lineages in Brazil and provides evidence that current interventions remain insufficient to keep virus transmission under control in this country. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Candido, D. S., Claro, I. M., de Jesus, J. G., Souza, W. M., Moreira, F. R. R., Dellicour, S., Mellan, T. A., du Plessis, L., Pereira, R. H. M., Sales, F. C. S., Manuli, E. R., Theze, J., Almeida, L., Menezes, M. T., Voloch, C. M., Fumagalli, M. J., Colet Tags: Epidemiology, Evolution reports Source Type: news

Does Having An Abortion Affect Your Fertility?
When you ’re considering having an abortion it’s totally natural that you’d think about your fertility in the long run. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Microplastic pollution devastating soil species, study finds
Researchers in China saw big reductions in organisms that play a crucial role in recycling carbon and nitrogenMicroplastic pollution causes significant damage to populations of soil-dwelling mites, larvae and other tiny creatures that maintain the fertility of the land, research has found.The study notes that discarded bags, cups, threads and other forms of plastic waste are concentrated more in the earth than the oceans, with similarly dire consequences for theabundance of species that live below the surface.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts Tags: Environment Science Plastics Microbiology World news Source Type: news

Coronavirus could affect your testicles: Man, 37, suffers swelling and 'discomfort' in his scrotum
Doctors from San Antonio in Texas said the virus had damaged his spermatocytes, which keep sperm healthy. They warned it could lead to fertility issues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex cells have a sweet tooth, and they pass it on to the brain
(Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown) Scientists discover that a small group of sex cells instruct a fundamental behavioural change in the female fruit fly - developing a sweet tooth. These findings prompt new investigation into dietary strategies for preventing age-related fertility decline and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 31, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Genetic mutations may be linked to infertility, early menopause
(Washington University School of Medicine) A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis identifies a specific gene's previously unknown role in fertility. When the gene is missing in fruit flies, roundworms, zebrafish and mice, the animals are infertile or lose their fertility unusually early but appear otherwise healthy. Analyzing genetic data in people, the researchers found an association between mutations in this gene and early menopause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PCOS is linked to increased risk of neuropsychiatric disorders in offspring
(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at greater risk of a wide range of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, according to new research published in Human Reproduction. The study is the first to show links between PCOS and such a wide range of disorders, which include emotional and behavioural problems, delayed development, learning, speech and language problems, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anti-Asian hate crime during the CoViD-19 pandemic: exploring the reproduction of inequality - Gover AR, Harper SB, Langton L.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is believed to have emerged in Wuhan, China in late December 2019 and began rapidly spreading around the globe throughout the spring months of 2020. As COVID-19 proliferated across the United States, Asian Americans repo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Africa: Femtech Poised for Growth Beyond Fertility
[TechCrunch] The market for female-focused health products (aka 'femtech') is set for growth via segmentation, per an analyst note from PitchBook which identifies opportunities for entrepreneurs to target a growing number of health issues that specifically affect women or affect women in a specific way -- broadening out from a traditional focus on reproductive health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: SOGON Partners Nordica, Erbe for Training of Gynaecologists
[This Day] The Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) through its committee on Continuous Professional Development and Training, has partnered with Nordica fertility centre and Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH, a leading medical equipment manufacturer on a webinar for doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Songbirds reduce reproduction to help survive drought
(The University of Montana) New research from the University of Montana suggests tropical songbirds in both the Old and New Worlds reduce reproduction during severe droughts, and this - somewhat surprisingly -- may actually increase their survival rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Serial interval of SARS-CoV-2 was shortened over time by nonpharmaceutical interventions
Studies of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), have reported varying estimates of epidemiological parameters, including serial interval distributions—i.e., the time between illness onset in successive cases in a transmission chain—and reproduction numbers. By compiling a line-list database of transmission pairs in mainland China, we show that mean serial intervals of COVID-19 shortened substantially from 7.8 to 2.6 days within a month (9 January to 13 February 2020). This change was driven by enhanced nonpharmaceutical inter...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ali, S. T., Wang, L., Lau, E. H. Y., Xu, X.-K., Du, Z., Wu, Y., Leung, G. M., Cowling, B. J. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Unconventional farming methods could help smallholders fight back against climate change
(De Gruyter) New research from Ghana shows less popular methods of biochar application are more effective in promoting cowpea growth and yield. Cowpea is widely cultivated in sub-Saharan Africa and in warm regions around the world. The crop is an important source of human food, livestock feed, and green manure, and generates income for smallholder farmers. It is valued for its ability to boost soil fertility by fixing nitrogen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pre-Conception Benzodiazepine Use and Ectopic Pregnancy Risk Pre-Conception Benzodiazepine Use and Ectopic Pregnancy Risk
Women exposed to benzodiazepines prior to conception may be at an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Downstream effects: Sturgeon lifespan, fertility vary strikingly with river conditions
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) New research has found that pallid sturgeon stocked in a northerly segment of the Missouri River live an average of three times longer, produce roughly 10 times as many eggs and weigh up to seven times more than specimens stocked downriver. The findings represent a dramatic example of how environmental conditions -- in this case, fast-flowing channels introduced via human intervention -- can shape the life cycle of a species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Carrot Fertility secures $24M Series B, launches virtual options
The fertility employee benefits provider is bringing fertility care into the home, so people can begin family planning sooner rather than later. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Reproduction: Female body has the final say on which sperm fertilise eggs to create healthy babies
Researchers from Finland explored how different women's reproductive fluids impact on the performance of a man's sperm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migration and dispersal of butterflies have contrasting effect on flight morphology
(National Centre for Biological Sciences) Migration and dispersal are vastly different activities with very different benefits and risks. NCBS Grad student Vaishali Bhaumik and her advisor Dr Krushnamegh Kunte decided to investigate the effects of such activities on the morphology (form and structure) and reproduction of butterflies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Carrot Fertility secures $24M Series B, launches virtual options
San Francisco fertility benefits provider Carrot Fertility has secured a $24 million Series B financing round and launched a virtual pharmacy with a money-back guarantee. The company will use the new capital, announced Tuesday and led by U.S. Venture Partners, in part to hire software engineers in the U.S. and internationally. The company, which employees more 50 people, currently has a dozen openings. Since Covid, a lot has changed at Carrot. The startup launche d a new virtual health pharmacy,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Marine Biologist John Pearse Dies
The retired University of California, Santa Cruz, professor was known for his work on invertebrate reproduction, kelp ecology, and Antarctic marine life. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 18, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Prevalence of domestic violence among infertile women attending subfertility clinic of a tertiary hospital - Silwal A, Thapa B.
INTRODUCTION: Millions of couples suffered from Infertility worldwide. Infertility can cause intense emotional pain in women resulting in stress, anxiety and depression. Domestic violence in infertile women can further results in poor health status and low... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Subordinated masculinities: a critical inquiry into the reproduction of gender norms in forensic psychiatric care - Eiverg ård K, Enmarker I, Livholts M, Aléx L, Hellzen O.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine how gendered discursive norms and notions of masculinity are (re)produced in professional conversations about men cared for as patients in forensic psychiatric care, with a particular focus on the centrality of language and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Microplastic pollution found in human organs could increase the risk of infertility and cancer 
Experts from the Arizona State University are the first to show that the tiny plastic particles - which form when larger plastics break down - can enter our tissues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cormorant predation may reduce perch catches, especially close to breeding areas
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) The joint study estimated the impact of cormorants breeding and living in Quark on perch populations and catches in the area. A large number of breeding cormorants in the important perch fishing and reproduction areas may reduce perch populations and catches especially in areas affected by breeding. On a larger spatial scale, the impact of cormorant predation is lower. The study was published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science in August 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rising R number casts cloud over Northern Ireland ’s Covid success
The region ’s enviable record of controlling the virus is at risk from complacency over social distancing, scientists warnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNorthern Ireland ’s chief scientific adviser has warned of the risks of complacency after Covid-19cases in the region increased rapidly last week. Professor Ian Young said it was “inevitable” that there would be a significant increase in coronavirus cases if people stopped following social-distancing rules designed to prevent the spread of the disease.The reproduction rate of the virus is estimated at between 1.2 a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: James Tapper and Henry McDonald Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Belfast Northern Ireland UK news Source Type: news

Breast cancer patients face 'cruel' postcode lottery for fertility treatment
Chemotherapy given to young women with breast cancer can leave them infertile, meaning many choose to freeze an embryo or their eggs for future IVF (file photo). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vasectomies: men recall final cuts and close shaves | Letters
Rob Delaney ’s frank and funny account of his vasectomy revives memories for readers includingMike Cashman and theRev Trevor SmithRob Delaney ’s article about having a vasectomy (‘Could I feel what they were doing? Yes’, 12 August) brought back memories from when I had one because my wife and I did not want more children.The surgeon gave me a local anaesthetic and I was cut above my penis. All went well and I thought it was all over and how brave I had been when I realised he had only done one side and I was only halfway through the operation.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Sexual health Reproduction Rob Delaney Biology NHS Family Source Type: news

Infertility Was Distressing. The Military Made It Even More Complicated.
For service members like me, Tricare health insurance and the limited number of military medical facilities offering fertility treatments add more stress to an already emotional process. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoria Chamberlin Tags: In Vitro Fertilization Pregnancy and Childbirth Infertility United States Defense and Military Forces Reproduction (Biological) Reed, Walter, National Military Medical Center Source Type: news