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May 29, 2015

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May 27, 2015 — More than 5 million children in Europe have been born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies, yet many European countries have regulations that restrict different aspects of these ... read more

Investigating the Benefits of 'Sticky Sperm' for IVF

May 19, 2015 — Scientists are investigating whether a molecule usually found in moisturizers and skin creams could improve IVF success rates. Embryologists running a new clinical trial are investigating whether ... read more

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

IVFpredict One of the Most Accurate Ways of Determining Chances of IVF Success, Study Finds

Apr. 8, 2015 — Accurately predicting the probability of a live birth after in vitro fertilization treatment is important for both those undergoing the treatment and their clinicians. Findings from a comparison ... read more

Fertility Patients' History Is Best Predictor of Risk for Major Depression

Apr. 3, 2015 — Fertility treatment patients and their partners are at significant risk for developing Major Depressive Disorder, and a key factor in predicting their risk is whether they have a previous diagnosis ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — By age 60, more than 50 percent of men in the United States suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition that leads to annoying changes in urinary flow. While medical therapy is usually the ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — The first study to investigate the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men's semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and ... 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 — 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

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

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

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

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

Mar. 5, 2015 — Exposure to hormone-altering chemicals called phthalates -- which are found in many plastics, foods and personal care products -- early in pregnancy is associated with a disruption in an essential ... 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

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

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