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Premature menopause increases the risk of multiple health problems in your 60s

Women who experience premature menopause are almost three times more likely to develop multiple, chronic medical problems in their 60s compared to women who went through the menopause at the age of 50 or 51. These are the findings from … Continue reading

Published Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Fertility

Baby boys born small for gestational age have increased risk of infertility in adulthood

Baby boys who are born small for their gestational age are at increased risk of having fertility problems in adulthood, according to research published in Human Reproduction [1], one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. Researchers in Denmark looked … Continue reading

Published Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome face higher risk of breathing difficulties

Madrid, Spain: Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop poor respiratory health based on lung function tests, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. [1] PCOS affects how a woman’s ovaries work … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility, Respiratory

New study aims to show how to identify risk of recurrence of developmental disorder in future pregnancies

Gothenburg, Sweden:  Having a child with a developmental disorder can cause parents to worry about the outcome of further pregnancies. In cases where the genetic mutation causing the disorder is not present in either parent it is assumed to be … Continue reading

Published Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility, Genetics

Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis for foetal sickle cell disease moves a step closer

Gothenburg, Sweden:  Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a form of anaemia that is inherited when both parents are carriers of a mutation in the haemoglobin gene. Currently, it can only be diagnosed in pregnancy by carrying out an invasive test … Continue reading

Published Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility, Genetics

Discovery of new genetic causes of male infertility will lead to better diagnosis and treatment

Gothenburg, Sweden:  Infertility – the failure to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse – affects one in every six couples worldwide, and the man is implicated in about half of these cases. Despite the known importance of genetic factors … Continue reading

Published Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility, Genetics

Stress during early pregnancy is linked to reduced reproductive function in male offspring

Men whose mothers were exposed to stressful life events while they were in the first 18 weeks of pregnancy may have reduced sperm counts when they become adults, according to a study published  in Human Reproduction [1], one of the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

Infertility is linked to small increased risk of cancer

A study of over 64,000 women of childbearing age in the USA has found that infertility is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer compared to a group of over three million women without fertility problems, although the absolute … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

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

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