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8 everyday things that could be harming your fertility
There can be many reasons having a baby doesn ’t come naturally. But some everyday items in your life could also be to blame, says nutritionist Julie Hancox. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From heated toilet seats to tap water: 8 everyday things that could be harming your fertility
There can be many reasons having a baby doesn ’t come naturally. But some everyday items in your life could also be to blame, says nutritionist Julie Hancox. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men Get Short Shrift in Fertility Assessments
(MedPage Today) -- Misinformation about testosterone treatment may be an issue (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart Health
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - May 21, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

The chestnut gall wasp -- The threat of an invasive species with clonal reproduction
(University of Extremadura) A molecular study carried out on the chestnut gall wasp, Dryocosmus kuriphilus, has revealed the absence of genetic variability in this invasive species, a chestnut-tree parasite, in Europe. This is due to the fact that the wasp's reproduction is strictly parthenogenetic, the females produce more females without having to be fertilized by a male. The high capacity of reproduction of the females, producing genetically identical daughters, give this insect a high invasive potential. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals
The Trump administration is preparing to announce on Friday a far-reaching change in how Title X family planning funds are awarded so that clinics that provide abortion services will no longer be eligible — a move that would effectively defund Planned Parenthood by millions of dollars. Under the proposal to be filed by the Department of Health and […]Related:Egg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorseAcupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn’t improve fertility, study saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy i...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorse
When 26-year-old Rita Ora announced recently that she had frozen her eggs, she joined a long list of celebrities touting the procedure. “I wanted to be safe,” the singer-actress said. "Bachelorette" star Kaitlyn Bristowe called egg freezing a “backup plan.” Comedian Whitney Cummings tweeted that “freezing my eggs is going great.” And actress Olivia Munn […]Related:Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn’t improve fertility, study saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of the symbolic meaning of speed on the perceived duration of children and adults - Mioni G, Stablum F, Grondin S, Alto รจ G, Zakay D.
The present study investigated how the symbolic meaning of speed affects time perception in children and adults. We employed a time reproduction task in which participants were asked to reproduce temporal intervals previously presented. In Experiment 1, 45... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn โ€™ t improve fertility, study says
Wellness services are the latest craze at fertility clinics. They're side businesses that offer such things as massages, mindfulness meditation and advice on herbs to sprinkle on food that go beyond the medical treatments people are seeking from their physicians. One of the most popular services is acupuncture. The traditional Chinese treatment involves placing sterile needles at […]Related:Men’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conception Tougher for Couples When Male Partner Is Depressed
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- Depression in the man may reduce the chances that a couple struggling with infertility will ultimately conceive, new research suggests. Depression among women was not linked to lower conception rates, the study authors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Deviance Approach to Understanding Use of Maternal Health Care Services in Bangladesh
CONCLUSIONUnderstanding associations between deviation from community norms and receipt of maternal health care may provide deeper understanding of variation within communities regarding whether women use services. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Acceptability of Contraceptive Self-Injection with DMPA-SC Among Adolescents in Gulu District, Uganda
CONCLUSIONSContraceptive self-injection has the potential to increase contraceptive access and use for adolescents in Uganda, and should be considered as a delivery modality in the context of adolescent-friendly contraceptive services. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

U.S. Fertility Rates Hit Record Low in 2017
In the United States, the provisional or "draft" number of births in 2017 was tallied at 3,853,472 births -- a 2 percent drop from the year before. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: U.S. Birth Rate Hits 30-Year Low, Fertility Rate Falling
NEW YORK (CBS Local) – U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration patterns. The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. That’s the lowest tally since 1987. Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 sa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health โ€“ CBS Boston Tags: Health birth rate Fertility Local TV Pregnancy talkers Source Type: news

Depression in men slashes a couple's chances of getting pregnant
Men's depression hampers a couple's ability to conceive a child - even with non-IVF fertility treatments - by 60 percent and some antidepressants are linked to miscarriages, new NIH research reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Birth Rate Hits 30-Year Low US Birth Rate Hits 30-Year Low
Fertility rates hit another record low in 2017 as birth rates declined for women of nearly all age groups younger than 40 years. Birth rates continued to rise for women in their early 40s.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Fertility Rates Hit Record Lows... Again
(MedPage Today) -- But preterm births, rate of low birthweight continue to increase (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples, NIH study suggests
Study also links women ’s use of non-SSRI antidepressants to early pregnancy loss. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

U.S. Fertility Rates Hit Record Low in 2017
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- American women continue to wait longer to have children. Birth rates fell for nearly all age groups of women younger than 40 in 2017, sending overall fertility rates to a record low, U.S. health officials reported... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctor-Couple Communication During ART Visits Doctor-Couple Communication During ART Visits
This study used video-recorded sessions to explore communication characteristics between physician and couples during ART visits. How do demographic and clinical variables impact communication?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Depression in men may lower chances for pregnancy, NIH study suggests
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men โ€™ s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggests
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples, NIH study suggests
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, while depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of live birth, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.The study, which appears in Fertility and Sterility, also linked a class of antidepressants known as non-selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (non-SSRIs) to a higher risk of early pregnancy loss among females being treated for infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women had fewer babies in 2017 than they have in the last 40 years
The American fertility rate hit its lowest point in the last four decades in 2017, new CDC data has revealed. Women had an average of just 1.76 children, driven by drops in teenage pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility hope for PCOS sufferers as scientists find possible cause
Researchers at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research hope to start trials on women within a year to find out if PCOS can be reversed in humans the same way it can in mice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leading cause of female infertility linked to hormone exposure in womb
The leading cause of infertility in women, called polycystic ovary syndrome, could have developed when they were in the womb, according to a study of mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment
Rates for live births were 18.3 percent in the real acupuncture group and 17.8 percent for those who got the fake treatment -- a statistically non-significant difference, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby bibs, blankets contain toxins Canada banned in other products: report
Baby bibs, mats and blankets tested by scientists with NAFTA's environmental arm contain toxic chemicals linked to higher rates of cancer, infertility and suppressed immune systems — substances already banned from most other products in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Survival With Cervical Cancer Similar After Trachelectomy, Hysterectomy Survival With Cervical Cancer Similar After Trachelectomy, Hysterectomy
Trachelectomy to preserve fertility is being performed in a growing number of cervical cancer patients, especially those younger than 30, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Polycystic ovary syndrome: Scientists closer to understanding cause
A common cause of infertility may be due to a hormonal imbalance before birth, researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Although some women may try acupuncture hoping it will help them conceive, new research suggests it won't. The study compared outcomes for more than 800 Australian and New Zealand women who underwent either real or " sham " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Holistic therapy like yoga can help some women fall pregnant
Ruth Tobin from Adelaide, is now the proud mother of Marley after turning to natural therapies. She fell pregnant after just three sessions of yoga and fertility massage (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assisted Reproduction May Up Risk of Placental Anomalies
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Among singleton pregnancies, assisted reproductive technology (ART) is associated with an increased risk of placental anomalies, according to a review published online May 8 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Holistic therapies including yoga and massage are helping some women fall pregnant
Ruth Tobin from Adelaide, is now the proud mother of Marley after turning to natural therapies. She fell pregnant after just three sessions of yoga and fertility massage (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural Family Planning as a Means of Preventing Pregnancy
This fact sheet provides an overview of Fertility Awareness Methods and their efficacy, reviews some of the new apps and natural family planning models, and discusses limitations as well as associated costs and insurance coverage of these methods. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WS264 release
C. elegans sORFs sORFs.org is a public repository of small open reading frames (sORFs) identified by ribosome profiling (RIBO-seq). It contains predicted sORF regions for several species, including C. elegans. We have annotated 118 predicted sORF regions as coding (CDS) isoforms of the existing genes. It is likely that in the next release, where these isoforms do not overlap with existing isoforms, these sORF regions will be changed to be individual genes and not isoforms. 52 of these annotated sORF regions do not start with the canonical Methionine AUG initiation codon. It is possible that they use a non-canonical initiat...
Source: WormBase - May 14, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Michael Paulini Tags: new datasets news release notes new release WS264 Source Type: news

To Have Children or Not: The Importance of Finding a Balance
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 11 2018 (IPS)While the world’s population has changed dramatically over the last 50 years, little is still understood about fertility transition and the reasons behind it.Over the last half a century, the global fertility rate has halved, reaching a level of 2.5 births per woman. At the same time, the UN estimates that there will be 11 billion people in the world by 2100.Given such trends, more needs to be understood about the factors that influence fertility rates, but not enough is known about it, Secretary-General of the Asian Population Development Association (APDA) Dr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Education Global Global Governance Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Taurine deficiency could cause male infertility
Researchers in Japan and New York say infertility could be higher among those who don't have enough taurine, which could include obese people and those with a thyroid condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Should Government Health Schemes Pay for Infertility Treatment?
[Bhekisisa] "Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man's side." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Key protein in sperm tail assembly identified
(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) A study, published in the Journal of Cell Biology, focuses on the development of the sperm tail, the structure that enables sperm cells to swim and is therefore critical for male fertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taurine deficiency in sperm causes male infertility, study finds
(University of Tsukuba) Sperm cells have a unique shape that allows them to travel. During fertilization, sperm pass through several physiological environments while still maintaining their shape, using poorly understood mechanisms. Researchers at the University of Tsukuba and Cornell University found that male mice lacking cysteine dioxygenase, a protein involved in taurine production, have severely impaired fertility, and that taurine production allows sperm cells to maintain their shape in response to changing water levels in their environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eating Fast Food Linked to Infertility Eating Fast Food Linked to Infertility
Women who eat a lot of fast food may take longer to become pregnant and be more likely to experience infertility than their counterparts who rarely if ever eat these types of meals, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Fertility, Birth Rates the Same in Women With, Without Epilepsy Fertility, Birth Rates the Same in Women With, Without Epilepsy
This study shows that fertility, time to conception, and the number of live births are similar.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Nigeria:International Bodies to Address Fertility in Nigeria
[This Day] The International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) in collaboration with the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH) is set to hold the first ever fertility management workshop in the continent to improve professionalism in the field of fertility management in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fish reproductive-energy output increases disproportionately with body size
Body size determines total reproductive-energy output. Most theories assume reproductive output is a fixed proportion of size, with respect to mass, but formal macroecological tests are lacking. Management based on that assumption risks underestimating the contribution of larger mothers to replenishment, hindering sustainable harvesting. We test this assumption in marine fishes with a phylogenetically controlled meta-analysis of the intraspecific mass scaling of reproductive-energy output. We show that larger mothers reproduce disproportionately more than smaller mothers in not only fecundity but also total reproductive en...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Barneche, D. R., Robertson, D. R., White, C. R., Marshall, D. J. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Ecology reports Source Type: news

Eating fast food linked to infertility
(Reuters Health) - Women who eat a lot of fast food may take longer to become pregnant and be more likely to experience infertility than their counterparts who rarely if ever eat these types of meals, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

University of Michigan professor, graduate work together to empower Sudanese women
(University of Michigan) South Sudanese women have among the highest fertility rates and maternal death rates in the world, yet cultural norms still frown upon contraceptives -- even to make pregnancy and birth safer for women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Male fertility, an issue for many species
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) In the St. Lawrence River near Montreal's sewage discharge site, male spottail shiners show the effects of pollution with more than one third of the fish having oocytes in their testes. This is one of many examples of Professor Daniel Cyr's research at INRS, during which he has studied the effects of human activity on male fertility in various species, including man. He was recently awarded a Canada Research Chair in Reproductive Toxicology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Recovering from one child: China's growing fertility problem
Xi Xiaoxin, 35, never thought that she would have trouble conceiving three years ago. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news