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Ovarian rejuvenation offers pregnancy hope after menopause
Two fertility specialists explain how they use novel procedures - like puncturing the ovaries with needles - to give older women a chance at getting pregnant when all else has failed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How this Bay Area entrepreneur is tackling a disease that affects 176 million women
Heather Bowerman, a former biotech investor and McKinsey healthcare consultant, is leading a company that developed the first ever non-invasive test for endometriosis, a disease affecting 1 in 10 women and a leading cause of unexplained infertility. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Sayra Trejo Source Type: news

Structure that powers the movement of sperm is discovered
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg discovered spirals within tubes in human sperms' tails. It is unclear if the spiral discovery could pave the way for future fertility treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility study finds hormone that could support early pregnancy
Scientists have identified a hormone that could help prepare the womb lining for pregnancy, research shows. The hormone helps prime cells for implantation, a vital stage in early pregnancy when a fertilised egg attaches to the womb lining, the study suggests. The discovery - made by testing tissue from women aged in their forties - could help scientists develop ways to improve fertility. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

'Fertility hormone' DHEA is discovered by scientists
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found treating women with DHEA doubles the number of proteins associated with the implantation of fertilised eggs in the uterus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experiences of Surrogacy Families Headed by Gay Men Experiences of Surrogacy Families Headed by Gay Men
This article explores the unique issues surrounding gay father families'experiences of surrogacy, from both the parent's and child's perspectives.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Fertility breakthrough: New research could extend egg health with age
(Princeton University) Princeton researchers identified a key protein in old, poor-quality C. elegans eggs. When they blocked this protein midway through the fertile window, the equivalent of a woman in her early thirties, they successfully extended egg viability beyond the normal span. Another experiment that knocked out this protein's genes entirely extended the worms' fertility by about 10 percent. If applied to humans, that could represent a 3- to 6-year extension of female fertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fertility hormone is discovered by scientists
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found treating women with DHEA doubles the number of proteins associated with the implantation of fertilised eggs in the uterus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility study finds hormone could support early pregnancy
(University of Edinburgh) Scientists have identified a hormone that could help prepare the womb lining for pregnancy, research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Drinking Soda May Impact Fertility
BOSTON (CBS) — Could drinking soda affect your chances of having a baby? Researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health surveyed almost 5,000 men and women and found that drinking one or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day, by either partner, male or female, was associated with a 20% lower chance of getting pregnant each month. Prior studies have found that drinking soda can lead to poor semen quality, as well as obesity and type two diabetes which also can impact fertility. The researchers found little impact from drinking fruit juices or diet soda, but they say that couples who want to get pregnant m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Fertility Soda Women's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a tilted uterus?
A look at tilted uterus, a condition where the uterus is tipped backward. Included is detail on symptoms, fertility, and how it is diagnosed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Drinking soda daily may harm your fertility
Researchers have uncovered a link between conception and soda: drinking it daily could harm your chances of becoming pregnant. This goes for men and women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Duplicate genes help animals resolve sexual conflict
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Duplicate copies of a gene shared by male and female fruit flies have evolved to resolve competing demands between the sexes. New genetic analysis by researchers at the University of Chicago describes how these copies have evolved separate male- and female-specific functions that are crucial to reproduction and fertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight
Her multiple births set a record in 1985, and they led to a medical ordeal, early deaths, a lawsuit and a flood of media attention. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIEL E. SLOTNIK Tags: Frustaci, Patricia Deaths (Obituaries) Multiple Births Pregnancy and Childbirth Fertility Drugs Source Type: news

Short-acting asthma relievers linked to fertility problems
Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to an international study, including UK patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

American Women Are Having Fewer Children Than They ’ d Like
Forecasts show many millennial women won ’ t fulfill their wishes on family size, and the biggest fertility declines are in Western states. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LYMAN STONE Tags: Birth Rates Population Women and Girls Millennial Generation Pregnancy and Childbirth Birth Control and Family Planning Source Type: news

A test of the uterine lining improves chances of a successful pregnancy
Dr. Harvey Kliman ’s work at the Yale School of Medicine looks at how testing for a healthy endometrium can improve fertility and reproductive outcomes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What a fertility expert wants you to know
Emma Cannon explains the misconceptions around sex and fertility she has seen in her 20 years as a fertility and women's health expert, and what fertility treatments women should be wary of (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lagos to Host International Conference On Fertility
[This Day] The annual international conference for the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH), will hold in Lagos with the theme 'New Frontiers in Reproductive Technology'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Asthma medication linked to infertility in women
(University of Adelaide) Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lena Dunham Says She Had Hysterectomy After Endometriosis
Ms. Dunham said that she had the procedure at age 31, but that doctors were reluctant to perform it on a woman of her age. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LIAM STACK Tags: Hysterectomies Endometriosis Women and Girls Infertility Uterus National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Women's Health Network Vogue Dunham, Lena Source Type: news

Asthmatic women are up to 30% more likely to be infertile
Researchers from the University of Adelaide found female sufferers who take preventer inhalers, which contain steroids, have the same pregnancy prospects as non-asthma patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Linked To Infertility In Women Who Only Take Short-Term Medication
Women with asthma took 20% longer to conceive than women without the condition, but only when they exclusively took short-term medications to relieve their symptoms (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen Thomson, Contributor Source Type: news

Lena Dunham says she had a total hysterectomy
Lena Dunham says she is coming to terms with her permanent infertility (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Declining U.S. fertility rates, and a "romantic reckoning"
New research shows a sharp drop in the number of babies born in the U.S. last year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Your Valentine Have a Roving Eye? Watch Out
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 14, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Companies catch up on egg freezing
Women who choose to delay motherhood through egg freezing are finding employers are becoming increasingly supportive of that procedure and other fertility benefits. A recent survey from Willis Towers Watson PLC showed that 66 percent of employers plan to offer fertility benefits by 2019, up from 55 percent in 2017, The Wall Street Journal reports. Companies like Pinterest and Foursquare already offer thousands of dollars to cover treatments such as in-vitro f ertilization, per WSJ. Jenna Gilfoil,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Melissa Wylie Source Type: news

Fertility benefits catching on with employers
Women who choose to delay motherhood through egg freezing are finding employers are becoming increasingly supportive of that procedure and other fertility benefits. A recent survey from Willis Towers Watson PLC showed that 66 percent of employers plan to offer fertility benefits by 2019, up from 55 percent in 2017, The Wall Street Journal reports. Companies like Pinterest and Foursquare already offer thousands of dollars to cover treatments such as in-vitro f ertilization, per WSJ. Jenna Gilfoil,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Melissa Wylie Source Type: news

3D-printed ovaries could be the future of infertility treatments
A study inNature Communications reports that a mouse model with 3D-printed ovaries gave birth to healthy offspring. Live Science (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Improving the Measurement of Fertility Regulation Practices: Findings from Qualitative Research in Ghana
CONCLUSIONSThe fertility control strategies commonly reported by the study respondents —periodic contraception, and frequent use of traditional methods and emergency contraceptive pills—are likely not adequately captured in general surveys such as the DHS. Such surveys are also not well suited to measuring combinations of methods and mosaics of method combinations. New ways of cap turing women's fertility regulation practices should be considered, including additional survey items, new question modules and specialist studies. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Women want more babies than they will have
As fertility rates decline and more couples opt to remain childless, the 'ideal' number of children people want stays above national fertility rates. But the growing gap may be a good thing, an exert says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility-Preserving Surgery in Borderline Ovarian Tumors Fertility-Preserving Surgery in Borderline Ovarian Tumors
Dr Peter Kovacs comments on a study that looked at the outcomes of fertility-preserving surgery in women with borderline ovarian tumors.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

PROOF that vaccines target blacks for depopulation: Published science paper identifies infertility chemical secretly spiked into vaccines for African women
(Natural News) Call it the Age of Transparency, if you wish, but the dark secrets behind almost every once-trusted institution are now being exposed for all to see. Public trust in already shattered in the treasonous FBI, the corrupt CDC, the “fake news” mainstream media and the farce of conventional medicine. On the heels of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Fertility Is Falling Short of What Women Want
Forecasts show many millennial women won ’ t fulfill their wishes on family size, and the biggest declines are in Western states. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LYMAN STONE Tags: Birth Rates Population Women and Girls Millennial Generation Pregnancy and Childbirth Birth Control and Family Planning Source Type: news

Medical monstrosity: Doctors creating "three-parent" babies to be carried to term by female volunteers
(Natural News) With all the Frankenstein-like science that we’ve been seeing in recent years, it was only a matter of time before scientists found a way to create babies using three parents. Now, doctors in the UK have been given the green light to create three-parent babies. The country’s fertility regulator is allowing doctors at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite odds, fish species that bypasses sexual reproduction is thriving
(Washington University School of Medicine) An international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of the Amazon molly, a fish that reproduces asexually. The researchers expected that the asexual organism would be at a genetic disadvantage, but the Amazon molly is thriving. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mosquitoes infected with natural bacteria to prevent reproduction will be released in Miami, in a non-GM effort to reduce mosquito populations
(Natural News) It might seem like scientists and other experts have all tried pretty much everything they can to eradicate pesky mosquitoes from the planet. But now, to fight Zika and other kinds of viruses carried by them, a new team of researchers based out of South Miami has decided to simply go after their progeny.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human eggs grown in lab offer 'promising' insight into fertility
Scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom have revealed, in a first-of-its-kind study, that they were able to grow human eggs in a lab. Their achievement could someday lead to new fertility treatments. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Create First Lab-Grown Human Eggs
U.K. researchers who created the first laboratory-grown human eggs say their achievement could lead to news ways to preserve the fertility of girls undergoing radiation or chemotherapy for cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human Eggs Fully Grown in Lab for First Time Human Eggs Fully Grown in Lab for First Time
A new proof-of-principle study shows it's possible to develop fully mature human eggs in the laboratory. If the procedure can be scaled-up, it holds hope for cancer sufferers and infertility.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

The question doctors ask to determine a woman's fertility
Researchers from George Mason University add to studies investigating fertility, which affects around 11 percent of women and nine percent of men of a reproductive age in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Is'Normal' Not OK?
(MedPage Today) -- Study links lab values within normal range to infertility (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - February 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists grow human eggs from early stages to maturity, in the lab
A new study inMolecular Human Reproduction describes how scientists have successfully grown human eggs in the lab, opening the door to new approaches to preserve fertility. Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Human eggs are grown in lab for the first time
Women facing infertility have been given new hope after British scientists managed to grow human eggs in a laboratory for the first time. The pioneering research took place in Edinburgh University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breakthrough as human eggs developed in the lab for first time
Developing eggs from earliest stages to maturity could open the door to new approach to fertility preservationWomen at risk of premature fertility loss might have cause for new hope as researchers reveal that human eggs can be developed in the lab from their earliest stages to maturity.While the feat has previously been achieved for mouse eggs, andhas given rise to live young after fertilisation, the process has proved tricky in humans.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Reproduction Biology Science Fertility problems Health Society Medical research Source Type: news

First human eggs grown in laboratory
The feat could lead to new ways of preserving women's fertility. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mature human eggs grown for first time by scientists in UK
Breakthrough likely to help safeguard the fertility of women having cancer treatment (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Human Eggs Developed In The Lab In World First
Human eggs have been created in the lab for the first time, bringing hope to thousands of women with infertility (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen Thomson, Contributor Source Type: news

Human Eggs Grown In The Lab In World First
Human eggs have been created in the lab for the first time, bringing hope to thousands of women with infertility (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen Thomson, Contributor Source Type: news