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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Sperm quality unaffected by one course of chemotherapy for early testicular cancer

Men with early stage testicular cancer can safely receive one course of chemotherapy or radiotherapy after surgery without it having a long-term effect on their sperm count, according to a study published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology … Continue reading

Published Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

New heated tobacco device causes the same damage to lung cells as e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes

A new study that directly compares new heated tobacco devices with vaping and traditional cigarettes shows that all three are toxic to human lung cells. The study published in ERJ Open Research [1] suggests that the new device, which heats … Continue reading

Published Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Unexpected results suggest a few joints may not harm men’s sperm. Researchers urge caution and call for more research on effects of cannabis on reproductive health

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. The study … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

No overall increased risk of cancer in children born after fertility treatment

Children born after assisted reproductive technology (ART) do not appear to be at greater risk of developing cancer than other children, according to the first study to look at the long-term cancer risk in ART children compared to those in … Continue reading

Published Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility