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May 7, 2015

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May 7, 2015

Population and Birth Rates: Claims About Decline of the West Are 'Exaggerated'

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new paper argues that some countries in Western Europe, and the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand now have birth rates that are now relatively close to replacement, that the underlying trend ... read more

Ozone Air Pollution Could Harm Women's Fertility

Mar. 29, 2015 — Many urban and suburban areas have high levels of ground-level ozone, an air pollutant that can adversely affect lung and heart health. New research in mice suggests breathing high levels of ozone ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — The human genome can be very forgiving. When children inherit chromosomes from their parents, some minor genetic changes frequently occur with few, if any, consequences. One exception, as researchers ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — New work focuses on the accumulation of triglyceride and a certain kind of steroids called sterols during oocyte development. They were able to identify an insect steroid hormone that is crucial to ... read more

Window of Vulnerability for STIs to Infect Human Female Reproductive Tract

Mar. 16, 2015 — A comprehensive review of the role of sex hormones in the geography of the female reproductive tract has been presented by researchers, with evidence supporting a "window of vulnerability" ... read more

Underlying Subfertility May Affect ART Birth Outcomes, Study Finds

Mar. 11, 2015 — Birth outcomes for babies whose mothers used assisted reproductive technology (ART) are better in some cases, and worse in others, than for subfertile women who did not use ART, according to a ... read more

Physical Labor, Hypertension and Multiple Meds May Reduce Male Fertility

Mar. 9, 2015 — Working in a physically demanding job, having high blood pressure, and taking multiple medications are among health risks that may undermine a man's fertility, according to a study. The study is ... read more

Letrozole Is a Promising New Treatment of Male Infertility

Mar. 6, 2015 — A letrozole pill once a week restored fertility in obese, infertile men and led to their partners giving birth to two full-term, healthy babies, according to a new study from ... read more

Male Partner's Healthier Lifestyle May Help Infertile Obese Female Conceive

Mar. 5, 2015 — Male partners of infertile obese females may increase the odds of conceiving a child by improving their own weight and dietary habits, preliminary results from a pilot study ... read more

Novel Approach Helps Prevent Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Mar. 4, 2015 — Early menopause can be prevented and fertility may be preserved in young women with early stage breast cancer, according to a study. A major international clinical trial has found that the risk of ... read more

Hormone-Blocking Drug Prevents Ovarian Failure, Improves Fertility in Breast Cancer Patients

Mar. 4, 2015 — Breast cancer patients who are given the hormone-blocking drug goserelin during chemotherapy are less likely to experience ovarian failure and more likely to have successful pregnancies, according to ... read more

Mutation May Cause Early Loss of Sperm Supply

Mar. 2, 2015 — Problems in a gene responsible for producing the protein TAF4b leave mice -- and maybe men -- unable to sustain sperm production. As embryos, mice lacking the protein failed to develop an adequate ... read more

Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Costs EU Billions Annually

Feb. 26, 2015 — Human exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) likely contributes to a number of diseases and health conditions in the EU, with costs estimated between €150-260 billion per year (1.2-2.0% ... read more

Key Indicator for Successful Treatment of Infertile Couples

Feb. 20, 2015 — A study determines if follicle stimulating hormone and estrogen at the upper limits of normal could predict treatment success as measured in live birth rates. The essential question was: should women ... read more

Insect and Mammal Ovulation More Alike Than Not?

Feb. 19, 2015 — The average American woman lives more than 80 years and ovulates for 35 of them, producing an egg approximately once a month. The typical fruit fly lives about 4 weeks as an adult and ovulates every ... read more

Exposure to Low Levels of Common Chemical (Phthalates) Shown to Possibly Affect Reproductive Health of Male Newborns

Feb. 19, 2015 — Male infants whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to chemicals called phthalates may have a greater risk of future ... read more

Feb. 17, 2015 — New research suggests women seek more options in dating partners near ovulation -- when they are most fertile -- which may lead them to also seek a greater variety of products and ... read more

Urologists Perform Microsurgery for Fertility in 'Sterile' Men

Feb. 16, 2015 — A microsurgical technique credited with revolutionizing treatment of men once thought to be infertile is now being ... read more

Procedures to Prevent Cervical Cancer Do Not Affect Fertility, Study Suggests

Feb. 11, 2015 — Common surgical procedures used to diagnose and treat precancerous cervical lesions do not decrease women's chances of becoming pregnant, according to a new study that followed nearly 100,000 ... read more

Mutation Detection in Human in Vitro Fertilized Embryos Using Whole-Genome Sequencing

Feb. 11, 2015 — Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is used in fertility clinics to detect large chromosomal abnormalities or genetic mutations passed on by parents to their in vitro fertilized embryos. However, it ... read more

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