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Taking paracetamol during pregnancy may reduce fertility of daughters
Taking paracetamol during pregnancy may impair the future fertility of female offspring, according to a review published in Endocrine Connections. (2018-01-05)
China's two-child policy may exacerbate gender inequality
Since China ended its one-child policy allowing all families to have up to two children, an additional 90 million women have become eligible to have a second child. (2018-02-23)
Lettuce show you how to restore oil-soaked soil
Rice University engineers have fine-tuned a method to restore oil-soaked soil to fertility while eliminating toxic hydrocarbons. (2019-02-01)
Lab-grown eggs could pave way towards new fertility treatments
Human eggs have been developed in the lab from their earliest stage to full maturity, in a study that could lead to improved fertility treatments. (2018-02-08)
Early pregnancy test for cows improves welfare and food production
Early pregnancy detection is vital in the cattle industry and improves animal welfare, whilst reducing consumer costs. (2017-10-12)
Conventional plowing is 'skinning our agricultural fields'
Traditional plow-based agricultural methods and the need to feed a rapidly growing world population are combining to deplete the Earth's soil supply, a new study confirms. (2007-08-08)
Women who eat fast food take longer to become pregnant
Women who eat less fruit and more fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, according to a study by researchers at the University of Adelaide's Robinson Research Institute. (2018-05-03)
Few transgender teens and parents willing to delay hormone therapy to preserve fertility
Fertility preservation is an important issue to address with transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families prior to starting gender-affirming hormones. (2018-05-05)
World's 'better' countries have higher rates of cancer
The world's 'better' countries, with greater access to healthcare, experience much higher rates of cancer incidence than the world's 'worse off' countries, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. (2017-10-11)
Study in mice finds dietary levels of genistein may adversely affect female fertility
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. (2017-11-14)
Health indicators for newborns of breast cancer survivors may vary by cancer type
In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed health indicators for children born to young breast cancer survivors in North Carolina. (2018-02-05)
Cows may offer clues to improving fertility in women
A Michigan State University researcher has received a $1.65 million grant that looks to bring a better understanding about fertility treatments in women by studying the effect of hormones on ovulation and reproduction in cows. (2017-03-02)
Fertility breakthrough: New research could extend egg health with age
Princeton researchers identified a key protein in old, poor-quality C. (2018-02-22)
Mediterranean diet may help women receiving IVF to achieve successful pregnancies
New research has found that women who follow a 'Mediterranean' diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment have a significantly better chance of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a live baby than women who did not. (2018-01-29)
Ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy may harm future fertility of baby girls
Pregnant women who take the pain killer ibuprofen in the first 24 weeks of their pregnancy may be reducing the store of eggs in the ovaries of their daughters. (2018-02-01)
Frozen embryos result in just as many live births in IVF
Freezing and subsequent transfer of embryos gives infertile couples just as much of a chance of having a child as using fresh embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF), research from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Adelaide, Australia has found. (2018-01-10)
Infertility linked to higher risk of death among women
Women with a history of infertility have a 10 percent increased risk of death compared to those without reported infertility struggles, according to results of a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (2017-11-01)
Heavy metal link to mutations, low growth and fertility among crustaceans in Sydney Harbor tributary
Heavy metal pollutants are linked to genetic mutations, stunted growth and declining fertility among small crustaceans in the Parramatta River, the main tributary of Sydney Harbor, new research shows. (2008-08-25)
Biomarkers indicating diminished reserve of eggs not associated with reduced fertility
Among women of older reproductive age attempting to conceive naturally, biomarkers indicating diminished ovarian reserve compared with normal ovarian reserve were not associated with reduced fertility, according to a study published by JAMA. (2017-10-10)
Marijuana smoking linked with higher sperm concentrations
Men who have smoked marijuana at some point in their life had significantly higher concentrations of sperm when compared with men who have never smoked marijuana, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. (2019-02-05)
Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant
Women who eat less fruit and more fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, according to a study published in Human Reproduction, one of the world's leading reproductive medicine journals. (2018-05-03)
Ovarian reserve tests fail to predict fertility, NIH-funded study suggests
Tests that estimate ovarian reserve, or the number of a woman's remaining eggs, before menopause, do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study of women with no history of infertility. (2017-10-10)
Larger families linked to heightened tooth loss risk for moms
Having a larger family is linked to a heightened tooth loss risk for moms, suggest the results of a large European study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2018-03-13)
Ladies, this is why fertility declines with age
Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM) have discovered a possible new explanation for female infertility. (2017-04-03)
The dark side of our genes -- healthy ageing in modern times
In a paper published in the journal Nature Review Genetics an international team of five scientists collate the evidence for the mismatch between past evolutionary adaptation and our modern lives. (2018-05-18)
Pregnancy possible after chemotherapy for breast cancer patients, but many no longer wish
Chemotherapy is known to have a negative impact on the reproductive potential of young breast cancer patients. (2018-10-19)
Male infertility: Urogenital infection as a possible cause
In couples who have not been able to have children, male infertility is the cause in at least half of cases. (2017-06-14)
Study examines sperm production in men with testicular cancer
In a study of men with testicular cancer, increasing tumor size relative to testis size was linked with a reduced ability to produce sperm. (2018-04-19)
Low sperm count not just a problem for fertility
A man's semen count is a marker of his general health, according to the largest study to date evaluating semen quality, reproductive function and metabolic risk in men referred for fertility evaluation. (2018-03-18)
Three proteins may play key roles in female fertility and cancer biology
Three proteins regulate each other with surprising twists and turns in female mouse eggs, a finding that may play an important role in female fertility and cancer biology, according to Rutgers-led research. (2018-10-25)
New robotic sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time
Researchers have developed new robotic sensor technology that has the capability to diagnose women's reproductive health problems in real-time. (2019-02-21)
BU: Marijuana use does not lower chances of getting pregnant
Marijuana use -- by either men or women -- does not appear to lower a couple's chances of getting pregnant, according to a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers. (2018-01-22)
An artificial ovary for fertility preservation without the risk of reintroducing malignancy
Important steps in the development of an artificial ovary have been successfully completed by one of the world's leading groups in fertility preservation. (2018-07-01)
More studies needed to determine impact of air pollution on gynecologic health
While initial studies suggest a potential relationship between air pollution and both infertility and menstrual irregularity, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine believe more studies are needed to validate these findings in other populations. (2018-07-12)
Fertility can hinge on swimming conditions in the uterus
A Washington State University researcher has found that the uterus in female mice contains enzymes that can break down semen, making it less gel-like, more watery, and therefore easier to swim in. (2017-04-19)
Fertility preservation for children with differences of sex development
Article explores unique ethical issues for children with differences of sex development on whether or not they should pursue fertility preservation. (2017-06-02)
Pilot study examines the effects of virtual reality on reducing anxiety and improving pregnancy rate of women having fertility treatment
New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, shows that giving women different types of virtual reality (VR) sessions prior to sedation for IVF treatment (to become pregnant) reduces their anxiety and could improve successful pregnancy rate. (2018-06-01)
Prenatal exposure to plasticizer may affect male fertility in future generations
Chemicals found in a variety of routinely used consumer products may be contributing to the substantial drop in sperm counts and sperm quality among men in recent decades, a new study in mice suggests. (2018-03-17)
Infertility treatment linked with slightly higher risk of pregnancy complications
Women who have undergone infertility treatment, such as in vitro fertilization, are more likely to experience severe pregnancy complications, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-02-04)
Taurine deficiency in sperm causes male infertility, study finds
Sperm cells have a unique shape that allows them to travel. (2018-05-11)
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