Cannabis Use May Be Tied to More Difficulty Conceiving
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- Women with a history of miscarriage and who use marijuana may have a more difficult time conceiving a child, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in Human Reproduction. Sunni L. Mumford, Ph.D., from the Eunice... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The R number and growth rate in the UK, DHSC/SAGE (updated 22nd January 2021)
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK. 22 January 2021The R number range for the UK is 0.8 to 1.0 and the growth rate range is -4% to -1% per day as of 22 January 2021. 15 January 2021The R number range for the UK is 1.2 to 1.3 and the growth rate range is +2% to +5% per day as of 15 January 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Eggs I Sold, the Baby I Gained
Instead of lolling around in a lush pool of liquid, our baby was balled tight. Was there a connection to the eggs I had donated 10 years earlier? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justine Feron Tags: Egg Donation and Freezing Infertility Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Research shows preference for male children is declining in Bangladesh
(University of Kent) Research from the University of Kent has demonstrated a decline in 'son preference' by women of childbearing age in Bangladesh. However, the study also shows that fertility decisions are still influenced according to son preference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Contraceptive Failure With LNG-releasing Intravaginal Rings Contraceptive Failure With LNG-releasing Intravaginal Rings
This study aimed to assess the contraceptive efficacy of an levonorgestrel-containing intravaginal ring, but was terminated early due to a high number of pregnancies.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility vs COVID-19: Collaborating to produce the ‘PregCov-19’ living systematic review
COVID-19 is especially dangerous for at risk populations, such as pregnant women. It is critical to determine how COVID-19 affects pregnant women and their babies. A regular systematic review methodology is not sufficient to synthesise the overwhelming amount of evidence produced daily worldwide.Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility needed to carry out a living systematic review, meaning the review would be continually updated, incorporating new studies as they become available.The ‘PregCov-19’ living systematic review project commenced at the beginning of April 2020, and latest results from the living systematic ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Philips and Merck partner to develop personalised fertility treatment
Remote patient monitoring, cloud-based platform services and AI-enabled ultrasound diagnoses will be used to improve outcomes in fertility treatment.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The R number and growth rate in the UK, DHSC and SAGE (updated 15th January 2021)
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK.Latest Updates 15 January 2021 The R number range for the UK is 1.2 to 1.3 and the growth rate range is +2% to +5% per day as of 15 January 2021. 8 January 2021 The R number range for the UK is 1.0 to 1.4 and the growth rate range is 0% to +6% per day as of 8 January 2021. 23 December 2020 The R number range for the UK is 1.1-1.3 and the growth rate range is +1% to +6% per day as of 23 December 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical virology shows the dynamics of virus reproduction
(University of Groningen) The reproductive cycle of viruses requires self-assembly, maturation of virus particles and, after infection, the release of genetic material into a host cell. New physics-based technologies allow scientists to study the dynamics of this cycle and may eventually lead to new treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

BioRescue two new northern white rhino embryos created at Christmas
(Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)) The international consortium of scientists and conservationists that is working towards preventing the extinction of the northern white rhino through advanced assisted reproduction technologies is happy to announce that in December 2020, two new northern white rhino embryos were produced. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fertility app Flo Health settles with FTC over sensitive data sharing complaint
Per the  pending agreement, Flo will need to inform users that their period and pregnancy info was shared with third-party advertisers and install independent oversight of their privacy practices. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Data Show More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs During the Pandemic, Defying Doctors ’ Expectations
If she found the right guy, Kari Arenberg could see herself having kids. But her work was never conducive to dating, let alone to freezing her eggs in hopes of leaving her options open. The 31-year-old event producer traveled constantly between New York City and Los Angeles, with long days lifting heavy boxes and running around venues. Then, in 2020, Arenberg was furloughed, and the egg-freezing process became, for the first time in her life, logistically possible. She moved in with her family in Chicago and visited a clinic. Soon she was giving herself as many as three shots a day to stimulate her ovaries, and visiting th...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Excess Weight During Pregnancy Tied to Fertility Issues in Sons
Being overweight may be tied to hormone imbalances that affect a male offspring ’s reproductive system, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Obesity Weight Pregnancy and Childbirth Infertility Source Type: news

Pot Might Impair a Woman's Fertility: Study
  WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Though using marijuana for medical or recreational reasons is legal in a growing number of U.S. states, it may come with some unexpected side effects. A new study found that women who use cannabis may be reducing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why COVID Vaccines Are Falsely Linked to Infertility Why COVID Vaccines Are Falsely Linked to Infertility
There's no evidence that the new vaccines against COVID-19 cause infertility, yet that's a worry that's been cited by some health care workers as a reason they're reluctant to get the vaccine.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why COVID Vaccines are Falsely Linked to Infertility
There’s no evidence that the new vaccines against COVID-19 cause infertility, yet that’s a worry that’s been cited by some health care workers as a reason they’re reluctant to be first in line to get the shots. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2,500-year-old temple to Greek love goddess unearthed in Turkey
The Greek goddess of love and fertility had a popular cult at the time. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Wanted to Give My Daughter a Sibling. I Got Covid Instead.
As the pandemic raged, I made dozens of visits to a fertility clinic. Did I catch Covid on one of those visits? I ’ll never know, but the guilt is still there. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Almendrala, Kaiser Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infertility Remdesivir (Drug) Pulse Oximetry Fertility Drugs Parenting Source Type: news

Could Artificial Intelligence Be The Future Of Fertility Treatment?
Scientists are working on embryo analysis with computer algorithms to help build families. Artificial intelligence could lead to massive developments in IVF. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

World population likely to shrink after mid-century, forecasting major shifts in global population and economic power
With widespread, sustained declines in fertility, the world population will likely peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion, and then decline... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mainstream media telling men to freeze their sperm before receiving coronavirus vaccine
(Natural News) Mainstream media outlets are telling men to strongly consider freezing their sperm before receiving a Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine because it can lead to future fertility problems. This is according to the University of Miami, which is conducting research into the new coronavirus vaccines flooding the United States to ascertain whether or not they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Up to 150,000 people are catching Covid each day in Britain
SAGE's reproduction rate, which shows how many people each infected person passes the virus to, has been given a wider range than the estimated 1.1 to 1.3 last week. They say outbreak is growing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Sperm Kings Have a Problem: Too Much Demand
Many people want a pandemic baby, but some sperm banks are running low. So women are joining unregulated Facebook groups to find willing donors, no middleman required. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nellie Bowles Tags: Artificial Insemination Sperm In Vitro Fertilization Reproduction (Biological) Social Media Children and Childhood Women and Girls Genetics and Heredity Pregnancy and Childbirth California Cryobank Facebook Inc Source Type: news

Keeping sperm cells on track
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Researchers point to a new mechanism underlying male infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tubulin glycylation controls axonemal dynein activity, flagellar beat, and male fertility
In this study, we generated a mouse model entirely lacking tubulin glycylation. Male mice were subfertile owing to aberrant beat patterns of their sperm flagella, which impeded the straight swimming of sperm cells. Using cryo–electron tomography, we showed that lack of glycylation caused abnormal conformations of the dynein arms within sperm axonemes, providing the structural basis for the observed dysfunction. Our findings reveal the importance of microtubule glycylation for controlled flagellar beating, directional sperm swimming, and male fertility. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Gadadhar, S., Alvarez Viar, G., Hansen, J. N., Gong, A., Kostarev, A., Ialy-Radio, C., Leboucher, S., Whitfield, M., Ziyyat, A., Toure, A., Alvarez, L., Pigino, G., Janke, C. Tags: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Does a mother's pre-pregnancy weight affect her children's future fertility?
(Wiley) A recent study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica found that sons born to mothers who fell within the overweight range were more likely to be diagnosed with infertility during adulthood than sons of mothers with normal-range weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Studies link FOXL2 protein to female infertility, cancer, endometriosis
NIEHS researchers used mouse models to discover effects of excessive FOXL2, a transcription factor. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Anne Marie Jukic wins NIH Bench-to-Bedside award
NIEHS reproductive epidemiologist receives a prestigious grant to study vitamin D’s role in women’s fertility. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Baird ’s research calls for rethinking fertility predictor
Research by NIEHS epidemiologist Donna Baird and colleagues suggests an accepted predictor of fertility in women needs rethinking. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

EVATAR — breakthrough female reproductive model
NIEHS grantees developed a female reproductive tract model, called EVATAR, to advance study of reproduction and effects of exposures. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Fellows take top awards from reproductive society meeting
Two fellows in the lab of Humphrey Yao, Ph.D., won research and presentation awards at the Society for the Study of Reproduction meeting. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

'No evidence' COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility
A myth suggesting COVID-19 vaccines may cause infertility is circulating on Facebook. Here's why experts say the claim is baseless. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of tiered restrictions and a second lockdown with COVID-19 deaths and hospital admissions in England: a modelling study, The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Study estimates tier 2 restrictions result in a 2% reduction effective reproduction number, tier 3 restrictions result in a 10% reduction, and Northern Ireland and Wales stringency lockdown with school closures results in a 35% and 44% reduction respectively. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Female life expectancy, maternal mortality, fertility and birth rates of female genital mutilation high prevalence countries - Okagbue HI, Ijezie OA, Samusenkov VO, Erondu EC, Eze GA.
Female genital mutilation/cutting FGM/C is the process of removing part or all of the female external genitalia. Twenty-nine countries are known to be FGM/C prevalent. The prevalent countries are mostly in Sub Saharan Africa, Middle East, and Asia. FGM/C p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fires, flooding before settlement may have formed the Amazon's rare patches of fertility
(University of Oregon) Phosphorous, calcium and charcoal in spotty patches of fertile soil in the Amazon rainforest suggest that natural processes such as fires and river flooding, not the ingenuity of indigenous populations, created rare sites suitable for agriculture, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risk of extinction cascades from freshwater mussels to a bitterling fish
(Ehime University) Reproduction of native and invasive bitterling fishes and their hybridisation was studied in Japan. We collected mussels in which these bitterlings lay their eggs, kept them in aquaria, collected eggs/larvae ejected from mussels, and genotyped them. We found that hybrids occurred when local mussel density was low. The rapid decline of the host mussels and artificial introduction of an invasive congener interacted to cause the rapid decline of a native fish. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Association of tiered restrictions and a second lockdown with COVID-19 deaths and hospital admissions in England: a modelling study, The Lancet
We examined the impact of these tiered restrictions, and alternatives for lockdown stringency, timing, and duration, on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission and hospital admissions and deaths from COVID-19. Methods We fit an age-structured mathematical model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to data on hospital admissions and hospital bed occupancy (ISARIC4C/COVID-19 Clinical Information Network, National Health Service [NHS] England), seroprevalence (Office for National Statistics, UK Biobank, REACT-2 study), virology (REACT-1 study), and deaths (Public Health England) across the seven NHS En...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Covid-19 Vaccine Does Not Cause Infertility. Here ’s Why People Think It Does.
Those who are trying to conceive, or considering pregnancy and/or in vitro fertilization (IVF) have concerns that the vaccines could impact fertility or lead to fetal loss. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Compounds from two Nigerian vegetables found to inhibit enzymes implicated in neurodegenerative diseases
(Natural News) Neurodegenerative disease is a term used for conditions that affect the function of neurons in the human brain. Unlike other cells in the body, neurons, or nerve cells, are incapable of cell reproduction. Once neurons are injured, degenerate or die, the body cannot replace them with new ones. This is why neurodegenerative diseases are debilitating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Project Set to Boost Maternal Health Fight
[Daily News] AT least 11bn/- has been set aside for a three year 'Safe Reproduction' project in the Lake zone, as part of efforts to fight maternal deaths and other related complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fathers Health Tied to Pregnancy Loss
Conditions like hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes in a father may affect whether a pregnancy reaches full term. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Men and Boys Human Reproduction (Journal) Source Type: news

The R number and growth rate in the UK, Government Office for Science, Department of Health and Social Care, and Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (updated 23rd December 2020)
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK. 23 December 2020The R number range for the UK is 1.1-1.3 and the growth rate range is +1% to +6% per day as of 23 December 2020. 18 December 2020The R number range for the UK is 1.1-1.2 and the growth rate range is +1% to +4% per day as of 18 December 2020. 11 December 2020T he R number range for the UK is 0.9-1.0 and the growth rate range is -2% to 0% per day as of 11 December 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Government's Response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights Report: The Government's Response to COVID-19: Human Rights Implications, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
This is the Government's formal response to the recommendations made by the Joint Committee on Human Rights in its report'The Government's response to COVID-19: Human Rights Implications'published on 21 September 2020. The Committee's report seeks to inform the six-month review of the Coronavirus Legislation required by the Coronavirus Act 2020. The report raises points on some of the measures the Government has used in its response to the virus. The Government welcomes the JCHR's report on the human rights implications of the Government's response to COVID-19. As the report points out, the central aim of the Governmen...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone metabolites found in poop give researchers new insight into whale stress
(Oregon State University) Poop samples are an effective, non-invasive tool for monitoring gray whale reproduction, stress and other physiological responses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Britain's Covid-19 R rate rises ABOVE crucial level of one
The latest SAGE estimate for the reproduction rate - the average number of others infected by each person with the disease - is between 1.1 and 1.2 in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preconception Paternal Health Linked to Pregnancy Loss
FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2020 -- Preconception paternal health is associated with pregnancy loss, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in Human Reproduction. Alex M. Kasman, M.D., from the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Africa can Lead the World in the COVID-19 Recovery
A mother homeschools her children in Shamva district, Zimbabwe, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa; Zimbabwe and South Sudan among most vulnerable. Credit: WFP/Tatenda MachekaBy Kundhavi KadiresanWASHINGTON DC, Dec 18 2020 (IPS) Africa, compared to Asia, Europe and the US, has largely escaped the devastating death toll of COVID-19, accounting for a fraction of the world’s 63 million cases. Instead, the continent has been uniquely affected by the pandemic’s impact on food supply chains, revealing underlying vulnerabilities that threaten to bring a different crisis and l...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kundhavi Kadiresan Tags: Education Gender Gender Identity Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour LGBTQ TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Summary of COVID-19 medicines guidance: Endocrine system disorders, Specialist Pharmacy Service
This article summarises and signposts to medicine related guidance from professional and government bodies relating to coronavirus and endocrine system disorders and includes guidance on androgen replacement therapy, fertility treatment and more. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eight Proteins Turn Mouse Stem Cells into Egglike Cells
The identification of the transcription factors that elicit oocyte growth will aid reproductive biology research and might help women with fertility issues, scientists say. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 16, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Covid vaccine fertility: Does the Covid vaccine affect your chances of getting pregnant?
COVID vaccines have been launched in the UK, with thousands of people already coming forward to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. But could the coronavirus vaccine affect your fertility? We explain whether getting the Covid injection affects your chances of getting pregnant. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news