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Managing young women at high risk of heart disease
Deaths from heart disease have decreased in recent decades, but these decreases have not occurred in women younger than 50. (2019-02-11)
Folliculin mutations disrupt embryo implantation
New information is unfolding on the genetic controls of an early turning point in pregnancy -- the changes in an embryo's cells that occur as it prepares to lodge in the wall of the uterus. (2019-02-07)
Researchers find new treatment for Chlamydia
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world. (2019-02-06)
How men continually produce sperm -- and How that discovery could help treat infertility
Using a leading-edge technique, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers defined the cell types in both newborn and adult human testes and identified biomarkers for spermatogonial stem cells, opening a path for new strategies to treat male infertility. (2019-02-05)
Unexpected results suggest a few joints may not harm men's sperm
Researchers investigating the effect of cannabis smoking on men's testicular function have made the unexpected discovery that it is linked to higher sperm counts and higher testosterone levels among moderate users compared to men who never smoked it. (2019-02-05)
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)
'More work needed' for new IVF technique
Treating male infertility using a new IVF technique called PICSI, which is already offered in some private clinics, does not increase the likelihood of having a baby, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial. (2019-01-31)
Insufficient evidence' that antidepressants affect fertility or infertility-treatment outcomes
Based on limited research, there's no strong evidence that selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) -- the most widely used class of antidepressants -- have an adverse impact on fertility, according to a paper in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. (2019-01-24)
Breakthrough in understanding male infertility
Newcastle University experts have identified the importance of gene, RBMXL2, which is similar to an infertility gene found on the Y chromosome, in regulating the production of fully-functioning sperm. (2019-01-23)
Purchase receipts with easily erasable ink contain cancer-infertility inducing substances
An international research led by the UGR shows that 90 percent of store and supermarket receipts are made of thermal paper containing bisphenol A (BPA). (2019-01-15)
TGF-beta pathway protects against uterine cancer
Two new mouse models of uterine cancer reveal that the TGF-beta signaling pathway in uterine cells protects against the disease by suppressing the overgrowth and oncogenesis of the endometrium, the membrane lining the inside of the uterus. (2019-01-14)
Researchers identify genes associated with polycystic ovary syndrome
The researchers identified three new sites in the genome that appear to be associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). (2018-12-20)
Folate deficiency creates hitherto unknown problems in connection with cell division
Folate deficiency creates more problems in connection with DNA replication than researchers had hitherto assumed, researchers from the University of Copenhagen show in a new study. (2018-12-14)
Algorithms to locate centrioles in the cell
Investigators from the UEx have developed a methodology with new algorithms to analyse the location of the centriole in a model cell. (2018-12-11)
Duration of infertility in men may affect sperm count
A longer duration of infertility was associated with lower sperm count and other parameters of impaired sperm in a BJU International study of 1644 infertile men. (2018-12-05)
The Lancet: First baby born via uterus transplant from a deceased donor
Currently, uterus donation is only available for women with family members who are willing to donate. (2018-12-04)
Climate change damaging male fertility
Climate change could pose a threat to male fertility -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia. (2018-11-13)
Elagolix reduces menstrual bleeding from most common uterine tumors
A new oral drug significantly reduced menstrual bleeding for women with the most common gynecologic tumors in the United States - benign tumors that disproportionately affect African-Americans, an international clinical trial found. (2018-11-09)
UTSA constructs world's most comprehensive digital roadmap to unlock male infertility
Millions of couples who have trouble conceiving may get relief from new research led by scientists at The University of Texas at San Antonio. (2018-11-07)
New study takes first step toward treating endometriosis
Researchers at Northwestern Medicine have taken the first step in bioengineering the human uterus to treat endometriosis, uterine-factor infertility and endometrial cancer. (2018-11-01)
Could bariatric surgery make men more virile?
Men who have undergone bariatric surgery as a long-term way of losing weight might also benefit from increased testosterone levels post-surgery. (2018-10-31)
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 test measures men's fertility
At a time when more than half of male infertility cannot be explained by current methods, a new test developed by Androvia LifeSciences is able to measure male fertility. (2018-10-24)
Biomarkers can predict whether women with endometriosis will respond to the first-line treatment
Biomarkers can predict whether women will respond to the first-line treatment for endometriosis, an extremely painful condition in which the tissue usually found inside the uterus grows in places it shouldn't, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2018-10-23)
Many infertile men have undiagnosed prediabetes
In a study of 744 infertile men, prediabetes was found in 114 (15.4 percent) of participants. (2018-10-17)
Mindfulness-based program may help reduce stress in infertile women
An eight-week mindfulness-based program was effective for reducing stress and depressive symptoms while increasing general well-being in a study of infertile women. (2018-10-17)
Smarter data analysis strategies will improve infertility treatment in the future
Scientists from Tartu have discovered a simple way how to improve infertility treatment in the future. (2018-10-11)
Removal of ovary for fertility preservation found safe in girls as young as 5 months
In the first publication from the U.S. on surgical techniques and outcomes of single ovary removal for fertility preservation in girls, surgeons from Ann & Robert H. (2018-10-01)
BU: Stress reduces fertility in women
In North America, 20 to 25 percent of women and 18 to 21 percent of men of reproductive age report daily psychological stress. (2018-10-01)
Prostate problems also associated with sleep disorders and depression
Men who suffer from urological problems such as erectile dysfunction, urinary tract and bladder problems or infertility issues often also suffer from depression and sleep disorders. (2018-08-31)
Missing men, missing infertility: New research flags up problem
Men are missing from fertility debates and crucial support services because they are often not included in studies and, when they are, it is usually only married, heterosexual men who are asked for data. (2018-08-30)
Undescended testes in boyhood linked to testicular cancer and infertility in adulthood
Medical researchers are urging greater compliance with guidelines recommending surgery for undescended testes (UDT) before 18 months of age following new evidence that UDT more than doubles the risk of testicular cancer and increases infertility in adult males. (2018-08-29)
New insights on sperm production lay groundwork for solving male infertility
Using advanced techniques, Michigan Medicine researchers have created the most complete catalog of cells in the male gonads. (2018-08-24)
Obesity, infertility and oxidative stress in mouse egg cells
Proteomic analysis of oocytes from obese mice showed changes in a protein that promotes antioxidant production and may alter meiotic spindles. (2018-08-16)
Cellular communication system in mice helps control female fertility
In new research published Aug. 2 in the journal PLOS Genetics, UW-Madison researchers discovered that two genes work together to construct a cellular communication system in the ovaries of mice to maintain healthy eggs. (2018-08-02)
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome dissatisfied with medical care
A US-based survey of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common condition characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, points to distrust and lack of social support from healthcare providers as major contributing factors in their negative medical care experiences, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2018-08-01)
Australia led global push to tackle PCOS -- the principal cause of infertility in women
Australian led global guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of the primary cause of infertility in women will be published simultaneously in three international journals, supported by a suite of health professional and patient resources to improve health outcomes for women with PCOS. (2018-07-19)
Moderate alcohol consumption may boost male fertility
The question of whether alcohol intake affects male reproductive function is controversial. (2018-07-18)
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)
Study finds no increased risk of womb or breast cancer after fertility treatment
Researchers report no increased risk of womb cancer or invasive breast cancer after assisted reproduction in a study of over 250,000 British women published by The BMJ today. (2018-07-11)
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