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Poor sperm quality linked to air pollution
Study finds ‘strong association’ between high levels of fine particulate matter and abnormal sperm shape - but impact on wider fertility remains unclearHigh levels of air pollution are associated with poor sperm quality and could be partly responsible for the sharp drop in male fertility, according to a new study.A team of scientists, led by researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, studied the sperm of nearly 6,500 men and found a “strong association” between high levels of fine particulate air pollution and “abnormal sperm shape.”Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Taylor Tags: Air pollution Health Reproduction Biology Environment Science Society Source Type: news

Polish institute beefs up research expertise
A Polish institute strengthened its research capabilities via an EU-funded project. A package of measures has helped the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research (IARFR) extend its expertise in three key areas - food, biodiversity and health. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 22, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Lawsuit: 3M contamination led to more cancer, infertility
Minnesota's attorney general alleges that chemicals dumped by 3M Co. in the Twin Cities metro led to an increase in cancer, infertility and babies with low birth weights (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you get pregnant right after stopping the pill?
A look at how soon you can get pregnant after stopping the pill. Included is detail on how the pill works and what research says about stopping. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Vitamin D Levels A Key To Treating Infertility?
Women with low vitamin D levels may be less likely to have a baby after assisted reproductive technology (ART) than those with normal vitamin D levels, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Treating Infertility, Vitamin D Levels May Be Key
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Female Infertility, Vitamin D (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Treating Infertility, Vitamin D Levels May Be Key
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Women with low vitamin D levels may be less likely to have a baby after assisted reproductive technology (ART) than those with normal vitamin D levels, a new study suggests. The finding stemmed from a review of 11 published... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lasuth Seeks Partnership to Make IVF Affordable to Indigent Nigerians
[Guardian] Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has solicited for partnership to achieve affordable Assisted Reproductive Technology, ART, popularly known as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for indigent infertile couples. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Do women receive appropriate counseling when they freeze their eggs?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Oocyte cryopreservation is on the rise, and whether a woman freezes her eggs before undergoing medical treatment that could leave her infertile or undergoes an elective procedure to avoid concerns about reproductive aging, extensive counseling should be the norm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D and fertility: Increase your chances of success with this vital nutrient
(Natural News) If you’re having trouble conceiving, boosting your vitamin D intake might help. A recent study revealed that women undergoing fertility treatment are 33 percent more successful if they have healthy levels of vitamin D. Scientists from Birmingham University have determined that women undergoing fertility treatment were 33 percent more likely to get pregnant if... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IVF 'may double risk of women giving birth prematurely'
Ten per cent of women who conceived thanks to fertility treatment gave birth before 37 weeks, scientists found - almost twice the rate for women who conceived naturally, Italian researches found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fertility treatment: Vitamin D may influence success rate
A new meta-analysis has found a link between lower blood concentrations of vitamin D and reduced success rates in assisted reproduction therapy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Eggs choose sperm with the best genes during fertilisation
Joe Nadeau, principal scientist at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute in Seattle, believes eggs are an active player in reproduction and have a control over their offspring. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nat Kringoudis on what to do if you want to get pregnant
Melbourne-based fertility expert, Nat Kringoudis, revealed the five things you can do to 'pave the way towards your more fertile self'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Using nuclear sciences to feed the world. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work? To start with, nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, and ensure food safety and authenticity, as well as increase livestock pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels affect fertility treatment success
According to a study, published inHuman Reproduction, vitamin D deficiency reduces the success of fertility treatments in women.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Couples sue fertility clinic over eggs with genetic defect
2 couples that gave birth to children with a genetic defect later traced back to donated eggs are suing a New York fertility doctor and his clinic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bigotry against indigenous people means we're missing a trick on climate change
Traditional farming strategies could protect humanity against global warming and prevent deadly wildfires. Yet scientists seem determined to ignore them Prejudice against indigenous people is visible and ingrained in cultures everywhere, from US football team names (the Washington Redskins for example) to Hindu folk tales where the forest peoples arerakshasas, or demons. But it ’s arguable that these prejudices also influence our science and policy. Take, for example, the specialised method of rotational farming used by many indigenous farmers all over the world but particularly in the global south. Farmers use seaso...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Prakash Kashwan Tags: Working in development Indigenous peoples Natural resources and development Climate change Environment Global development World news Biodiversity Conservation Wildlife Agriculture Science Source Type: news

San Antonio women ’s health institute gets new CEO
The Institute for Women ’s Health has a new CEO. The organization, now one of the largest OB/GYN and fertility practices in South Texas, has tapped Ming Wong as its new leader. Wong brings some impressive credentials to the San Antonio institute. He spent the first half of his career in military health care serving in various roles, including as a hospital chief financial officer. Over the last two decades, he directed finances for multiple hospitals and medical centers in and outside of Texas. Most… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements could help women conceive
Experts at Birmingham University found women undergoing fertility treatment are 33 per cent more likely to have a baby if their vitamin D levels are healthy. One in five adults are vitamin D deficient. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adequate Vitamin D Tied to Higher Live Birth Rate After ART Adequate Vitamin D Tied to Higher Live Birth Rate After ART
Among women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment, those with adequate vitamin D levels were a third more likely to deliver a live baby than those with deficient or insufficient levels, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Low vitamin D linked to poorer fertility treatment outcomes
Time for clinical trial to see if supplements could boost live birth rate, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Fertility treatments may impact on breast cancer risk Infertility Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache Vitamin D supplements may cut risk of acute respiratory infections Vitamin D (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Entire mainstream media ignores the bombshell medicine story of the decade as Natural News trailblazes the truth: Covert infertility chemicals CONFIRMED in vaccines
(Natural News) Researchers have confirmed the presence of infertility chemicals in vaccines that are being administered to young, black women in the African country of Kenya, Natural News has learned. Confirming what Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, recently covered in a video lecture he posted to YouTube, the new study, entitled “HCG Found in WHO... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best ways to increase sperm count?
Learn about how to increase sperm count, as well as how dietary influences and how medications can play a role in sperm production. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Study in mice finds dietary levels of genistein may adversely affect female fertility
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A new study of mice by scientists at the University of Illinois raises concerns about the potential impact that long-term exposure to genistein prior to conception may have on fertility and pregnancy. The study was conducted by food science and human nutrition professor William G. Helferich, comparative biosciences professor Jodi A. Flaws, Illinois alumna Shreya Patel and animal sciences research specialist James A. Hartman. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EMD Serono Receives FDA Approval for New GONAL-f(R) RFF Redi-ject(R) Pen
Redesigned pen injector developed based on insights of healthcare professionals and fertility patients ROCKLAND, Mass., Nov. 13, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germ... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, FDA EMD Serono, Merck KGaA, GONAL-f RFF, Redi-ject, follitropin alfa (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EMD Serono wins FDA nod for redesigned pen injector
Merck KGaA‘s biopharma biz, EMD Serono, said today that it won FDA approval for a redesigned version of its Gonal-f RFF Redi-ject pen injector. The device, which was first approved in 2013, is designed to inject follitropin alfra to induce ovulation and pregnancy in oligo-anovulatory women. The newly-designed pen was evaluated in a simulated-use study involving 86 women with infertility and 30 fertility nurses. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post EMD Serono wins FDA nod for redesigned pen injector appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Women's Health emdserono Merck KGaA Source Type: news

Fruitful insights into the genetics of plant reproduction
An international network of researchers established within an EU-funded has gained new insights into the genetics of crop reproduction. The project's results are feeding into global efforts to improve yields, reduce the impact of intensive farming on the environment, and strengthen food security for millions of people. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 13, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

First-Mile Family Planning Can Help More Women Avoid Unintended Pregnancies
November 10, 2017In the global health community, we often talk about reaching the “last mile”—generally those who live in the hardest-to-reach places of the world, farthest from the health services they need. But from the point of view of those families, the last mile is in fact the first mile.The global information and communications technology community seems to understand this more than we do in health. Studies  such as this look directly at first-mile issues—that is, “how connectivity looks, feels, and behaves from the subscriber's perspective. ” And researchers have done&n...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Kenya:Weight in Men Cause of Infertility - Study
[Nation] Men with more kilos than necessary are at greater risk of infertility, shows a study that also says they could suffer low sperm count and poor quality seed, the precursor to infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Help for Couples in Nairobi With Infertility
[MumsVillage] Difficulty in conceiving is common, experienced by one in every six couples. This frequency increases with age, especially after the age of 35. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa:7 Things the Media Hasn't Told You About Infertility
[MumsVillage] 1. How common is infertility? (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Doctors develop 'transformational' new DNA test for Down's syndrome
New test more accurate than current screening in detecting Down ’s, Edwards and Patau syndromes and could simplify screening process, say researchersDoctors have developed a more accurate test for Down ’s syndrome and two rarer genetic disorders that are so serious the children often die soon after birth.UK hospitals that adopted the test as part of a medical project found that it picked up nearly all affected pregnancies and slashed the number of women who wrongly tested positive, sparing them the anxiety of needless follow-up tests.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Down's syndrome Science Reproduction Pregnancy Genetics Health & wellbeing Society NHS Medical research Source Type: news

Alcohol can crush a MAN'S fertility too
Research by the University of Queensland has shown a link between alcohol and poor sperm development, meaning the onus is on expectant fathers too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pesticides Tied to Problems in Assisted Pregnancies
Eating produce high in pesticides may lower the chance of successful birth for women undergoing fertility treatment, according to a new report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Pesticides Reproduction (Biological) Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

The Role of Metformin in PCOS-Related Infertility The Role of Metformin in PCOS-Related Infertility
Peter Kovacs comments on a new guideline from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on the use of metformin for ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Could THIS item in every household kitchen be endangering YOUR health?
DEADLY chemicals could be on the glasses you use to drink from, and could lead to cancer, high blood pressure, comas and even infertility, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:How Tight Jeans, Laptop Decrease Male Fertility - Expert
[Daily Trust] With the high prevalence of infertility amongst couples in the country, a fertility expert, Dr Arati Sohoni, has warned men against wearing tight jeans, under garments as well as working continuously with laptops on their laps. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Penn Medicine launches first clinical trial for uterine transplant in the northeast
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Penn Medicine will conduct the Northeast's first clinical trial of uterine transplants, to provide women with Uterine Factor Infertility (UFI) -- an irreversible form of female infertility that affects as many as 5 percent of women worldwide and 50,000 women in the United States -- with a new path to parenthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Zombie ant' brains left intact by fungal parasite
(Penn State) A fungal parasite that infects ants and manipulates their behavior to benefit the fungus' reproduction accomplishes this feat without infecting the ants' brains, according to a study led by Penn State researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Basic science behind male reproduction takes center stage
The basic science behind male reproduction and fertility took center stage Oct. 13 at a symposium sponsored by NIEHS and the Campion Fund. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 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 - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

The Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks... Bombshell Health Ranger lecture documents race-based crimes against humanity
(Natural News) As promised, I’ve now released a one-hour science lecture video that documents the multiple vectors through which people of African descent are being targeted for depopulation, covert infertility and extermination by “science” and “medicine.” (Watch the full video lecture below.) This video lecture documents the pattern of heavy metals poisoning, medical experimentation, organ... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic for generations: Kids born to chemo survivors are increasingly infertile, having 72% fewer children
(Natural News) What are the generational health effects caused by chemotherapy? Precisely, which genes are turned on and off when a cancer patient is inundated with these toxic chemical agents? Do the chemotherapy-inflicted epigenetic changes pass on to the offspring of the patient and how do these changes impact fertility for future generations? Chemotherapy has lasting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infertile Couples Avoid Zika Areas, but Not Sex Infertile Couples Avoid Zika Areas, but Not Sex
Couples who have difficulty having a baby alter their travel plans to avoid areas where the Zika virus is endemic, but do not change their behavior when it comes to conception, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

20 Years Of Progress And Millions Of Babies: Milestones For Infertility
Advances made in the treatment of infertility over the past 20 years are impressive, ranging from radical new techniques (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20 Years Of Progress And Millions Of Babies: Milestones For Infertility
Advances made in the treatment of infertility over the past 20 years are impressive, ranging from radical new techniques (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How a hormone could boost men's sexual appetite
Researchers reveal how a hormone associated with puberty and fertility could help to tackle anxiety-related sexual dysfunction in men. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Hope or hype? The chilling truth about freezing your eggs
Cryogenic egg-storage techniques have improved dramatically in recent years.But as one woman says, ‘If this is your Plan B, you’ll need a Plan C’Egg freezing, the process by which eggs are removed and cryogenically stored to prevent age-related decline, has seena rise in popularity, with a threefold increase since 2014, according to research from the London Women ’s Clinic. Meanwhile, recent coverage of “social” egg-freezing advocates,such as Dr Emily Grossman, seems to offer hope to women who want to buy time before meeting the right partner or to delay pregnancy. Ostensibly, egg freezi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Francesca Specter Tags: Pregnancy Health & wellbeing Fertility problems Medical research Science Embryos Life and style Source Type: news

Fish with a side of plastic?
Our ancestors thrived on eating fish fresh from the ocean. After all, fish is a pure source of protein and healthy omega-3 fats. But our modern fish supply is vastly different than anything our ancestors ate. As our oceans have become more and more polluted, so has our seafood. In fact, the fish on your dinner plate today is likely loaded with plastic trash. Let me explain… Every year, billions of pounds of plastic waste pour into our oceans and rivers. I’m talking about things like grocery bags, drinking straws, water bottles and more. It’s now estimated that up to 51 trillion pieces of plastic c...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Nutrition dinner estrogen fat fish plastic testosterone thyroid function toxins weight Source Type: news