human reproduction

Unhealthy lifestyle does not affect sperm quality: Study


June 13th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Lifestyle advice given by doctors to men diagnosed with infertility should be radically overhauled, says latest research. Current guidelines warn infertile men about the dangers of ... Read more...

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Dutch man seeks child with father’s sperm


March 24th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) A childless man in the Netherlands has turned to his father for his sperm after having failed to conceive with his wife despite three years of ... Read more...

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Beware! Fatty acids could lower quality of semen


March 14th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) The type of fatty diets men consume could lower the quality of semen, a study reveals.The study of 99 males, 71 percent of whom were overweight ... Read more...

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ICMR to develop affordable diabetes test strip: Azad


November 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been tasked with developing affordable test strips for diabetes, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday."Diabetes is ... Read more...

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Infertile men face heart disease risk


September 27th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Men unable to procreate are more likely to die of heart disease than those with children, a study says.Researchers tracking a sample of infertile men for ... Read more...

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Exposure to chemical may lead to Down’s Syndrome


September 25th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Exposure to chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), present in plastic water and baby bottles, could harm the fertility of woman's offspring and increase the chances of Down's ... Read more...

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Hiranandanis to set up multi-speciality hospital in Thane


September 16th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Real estate developer Hiranandani Group Friday announced it was setting up a 200-bed multi-specialty hospital in Thane city, expected to be operational in the next two ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Smoking during pregnancy increases birth defects


July 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists have finally come up with the evidence that supports the long-held view that pregnant women should not smoke. In a new study which was published ... Read more...

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Vitamin D boosts sperm quality


May 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Would-be fathers should spend time under the sun as its exposure boosts sperm quality, say experts.A study of 340 men found that vitamin D, produced by ... Read more...

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Early period leads to baby girls: Study


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that women who start menstruating earlier than their peers are more likely to give birth to girls.Misao Fukuda at the M and K ... Read more...

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Lifestyle disorders causing infertility in women


February 6th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Changing lifestyle, smoking, erratic work routines and other lifestyle-related disorders are causing infertility among women, gynaecology experts said at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) ... Read more...

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Fertility treatment doesn’t up cancer risk, says IVF study


December 5th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Fertility treatment which includes in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) does not up a woman's risk of cancer despite the hormones used.Some previous studies had suggested that fertility drugs might be ... Read more...

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IVF ‘does not increase risk of cancer’


December 4th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study from the University of Lund in Sweden has shown that fertility treatment such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) does not increase a woman's risk of cancer ... Read more...

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Painkillers during pregnancy can make sons infertile


November 9th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Painkillers taken by pregnant women could expose their unborn sons to risk of infertility, researchers say.Prolonged use of medicines such as paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen may harm the ... Read more...

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Mild painkillers in pregnancy ’cause poor quality semen, cancer in sons’


November 9th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): A new study has suggested that use of mild painkillers during pregnancy may be a reason for the increase in male reproductive disorders in recent decades.The new research ... Read more...

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IVF cerebral palsy risks need serious consideration, say scientists


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 03 (ANI): Despite the low risk of cerebral palsy among babies born through IVF, the issue should be taken seriously, say scientists.The University of Aarhus found babies born with the ... Read more...

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Exposure to plastics chemical linked to reduced semen quality


October 28th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A Kaiser Permanente study found that increasing urine BPA (Bisphenol-A) level was significantly associated with decreased sperm concentration, decreased total sperm count, decreased sperm vitality and decreased sperm ... Read more...

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IVF breakthrough offers fresh hope to childless couples


October 24th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 24 (ANI): With the launch of a new technique, scientists are set to revolutionise IVF treatment in Australia and offer fresh hope to childless couples.In a month's time, patients will ... Read more...

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Worms offer clues to declining fertility with age in women


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): New ways that may help maintain fertility in women who want to delay bearing a child may not be too far, as Princeton scientists have discovered genes responsible ... Read more...

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Vatican official slams committee for awarding Nobel Prize to IVF pioneer Carrasco


October 5th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Vatican, Oct 5 (ANI): A Vatican official has slammed the decision to award the British in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) pioneer Robert Edwards with the Nobel Prize for medicine, saying it is "completely out ... Read more...

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Why women like to cuddle after sex and men don’t


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): While it has always been known that women like to cuddle after sex and men would rather have a fag or a drink-scientists have now found the reason ... Read more...

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Foetal exposure to plastic bottles, cans behind high testicular cancer rates


August 4th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): Foetal exposure to common environmental chemicals, called phthalates-which are used in many different household items, including plastic furniture and packaging-could be responsible for rising testicular cancer rates.According ... Read more...

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Soon, a simple, prenatal blood test for developing foetus


June 30th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30(ANI): Researchers in The Netherlands are on the verge of developing a simple, prenatal blood test that would be able to detect accurately chromosomal abnormalities in the developing foetus.Dr ... Read more...

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Now, a test to predict successful pregnancy


June 30th, 2010 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new test to predict which of a woman's eggs are likely to lead to a successful pregnancy. At present, the only way of deciding which ... Read more...

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Overweight women risk IVF miscarriage


June 29th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new study has found that women using assisted reproductive technology (ART) to conceive have a higher rate of miscarriage if they are overweight.Dr. Vivian Rittenberg, a Clinical ... Read more...

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Women freezing eggs in wait for ‘Mr Right’: Study


June 29th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that many women in their late 30s are freezing their eggs so that they can wait for 'Mr Right', and not be pressured ... Read more...

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Now, simple blood test to reveal women’s menopause age


June 27th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 27 (ANI): A simple blood test that could tell young women the precise age at which they will no longer be fertile is set to be unveiled.The test works ... Read more...

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Conceiving babies naturally may be a dying art


May 16th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): Conceiving babies using IVF rather than naturally could soon become rife among couples who have delayed having children until their late thirties or forties, perhaps to pursue a ... Read more...

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Air pollution can stop woman getting pregnant through IVF


May 12th, 2010 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Excessive exposure to air pollution might increase the chance of In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) failure, a new study has found. A team of fertility experts tested more than 7,000 ... Read more...

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Free Human Eggs Contest Gives Rise To Debate


March 18th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri London, Mar 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An IFV clinic in the USA has drawn flak after announcing a contest with donor of free human eggs as the prize. Almost 240 people ... Read more...

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World’s first: Danish woman gives birth to two kids after ovarian transplant


February 25th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A Danish woman has become the world's first to give birth to two babies after receiving an ovarian transplant following successful cancer treatment.Stinne Holm Bergholdt, from Odense, ... Read more...

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Like birds, humans too make reproduction-suppressing hormone


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Just like birds, humans too make a hormone that suppresses reproduction, say neuroscientists at University of California, Berkeley.The study opens door to development of a new class of ... Read more...

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Workplace BPA exposure ups male sexual dysfunction risk


November 11th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Increased exposure to chemical bisphenol-A at workplace can increase the risk of reduced sexual function in men, reveals a new study.BPA is a chemical made in the production ... Read more...

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Quick, accurate way of diagnosing endometriosis developed


August 19th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Researchers from Australia, Jordan and Belgium have developed a quick and accurate test for endometriosis that does not require surgery.Endometriosis, which has been estimated to affect 10-15 percent ... Read more...

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Chinese scientists create fertile live mice from skin cells


July 24th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 24 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, Chinese researchers have been able to create live fertile mice by reprogramming skin cells into powerful stem cells.They used induced pluripotent skin cells, or ... Read more...

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