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Chemicals in personal care and household products linked to earlier puberty in girls

Chemicals that are widely used in personal care and household products are linked to girls entering puberty at earlier ages, according to findings from a long-running study of mothers and children. The study in Human Reproduction [1], one of the … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 12:05 am
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Soy-based formula milk is linked to increased risk of menstrual pain in young women

If women were fed soy-based formula milk when they were babies, they are at increased risk of suffering from severe pain during their menstrual bleeds, according to the latest study to investigate the link. In a study published in Human … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 12:05 am
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The age at which women experience their first period is linked to their sons’ age at puberty

The age at which young women experience their first menstrual bleeding is linked to the age at which their sons start puberty, according to the largest study to investigate this association in both sons and daughters. The research, which is … Continue reading

Published Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 12:05 am
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Why single embryo transfer during IVF sometimes results in twins or triplets: world’s largest study investigates prevalence and causes

It has been known for some time that it is better to transfer a single embryo to a woman’s womb during assisted reproduction treatment (ART) rather than several embryos in order to avoid a multiple pregnancy and the risks associated … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 12:05 am
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Study of more than 107,000 women shows exercise is unrelated to risk of early menopause

The amount of physical activity that women undertake is not linked to their risk of early menopause, according to the largest study ever to investigate this question. Until now, there have been conflicting findings about the relation between physical activity … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 12:05 am
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Largest study yet shows type of underwear is linked to men’s semen quality; boxer shorts are best

Men who wear boxer shorts have higher sperm concentrations than men who wear tighter fitting underwear, according to new research published in Human Reproduction [1], one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. The researchers also found that boxer shorts-wearing … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 11:00 pm
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Treatments for cancer and sickle cell disease deplete germ cells in young boys

Scientists have discovered that some treatments for cancer and sickle cell disease can destroy the germ cells that go on to develop into sperm in the testes of young boys. In some pre-pubescent boys, the treatment for sickle cell disease … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Fatigue is a common but underestimated symptom of endometriosis

Fatigue is a common but underestimated symptom of endometriosis, according to findings from an international study of over 1100 women, published in Human Reproduction [1], one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. The study found that the prevalence of … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 12:05 am
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Genomic testing for the causes of stillbirth, fœtal congenital abnormalities and neonatal death can provide hard-to-get answers and should be considered for routine use

Milan, Italy: Pregnancy loss and the death of a new-born baby are devastating events, and as of today around 25% of these perinatal deaths are unexplained despite autopsy. Discovering the cause of such a loss is of great importance for … Continue reading

Published Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility, Genetics

Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant

Women who eat less fruit and more fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, according to a study published in Human Reproduction [1], one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. … Continue reading

Published Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility
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