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Extinction Of Neanderthals Likely Caused By Slight Drop In Fertility Rates

Researchers explored several factors that may have driven the Neanderthals to extinction. Computer models suggest the extinct human relative disappeared due to a slight drop in the fertility rates of young Neanderthal women.

Ancient May 30, 2019

Monkey Birth Heralds Possible Solution To Fertility Problems Of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Researchers have successfully restored the fertility of non-human primates after chemotherapy. They hope that the new study will lead to solving the fertility issues that arise among childhood cancer survivors.

March 24, 2019

Marijuana Use May Cause Sperm Count To Rise According To Harvard Research

Researchers investigated the effects of marijuana on fertility, particularly in a man's sperm count. They found that those who had smoked pot have a higher sperm concentration per ejaculate than those who never had the substance at all.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2019

Vermont Fertility Doctor John Coates III Accused Of Using Own Sperm To Impregnate Woman More Than 40 Years Ago

A couple filed a lawsuit against a fertility doctor over allegations that he used his own sperm instead of that of an unnamed donor to impregnate a client more than 40 years ago.

Feature | Health December 30, 2018

Dropping Fast Food Can Increase Fertility: Other Ways To Increase Chances Of Getting Pregnant

Women who want to get pregnant fast may want to ditch fast food, findings of a new study suggest. Here are other ways women and their partner can boost fertility.

Public Health May 5, 2018

Low Sperm Count Indicates Other Health Issues Not Just Infertility

Low sperm count does not just cause fertility problems. Researchers of a study involving 5,100 men also found that it could be an indication of other health problems in men.

Public Health March 19, 2018

Some Fertility Tests For Women Might Be Useless: Low Egg Count Not Related To Infertility, Study Shows

Certain biomarkers might be insufficient methods to tell whether or not a woman is infertile. In a new study, researchers found that low egg count might have no relation to reproductive potential.

Medicine October 12, 2017

FDA Warns Fertility Doctor To Stop Marketing 3-Parent Baby IVF Technique

John Zhang used an IVF technique to help a Jordanian couple bear a three-parent baby boy, but the procedure is not yet approved in the United States. The FDA told the fertility doctor to stop marketing the procedure.

Biotech August 8, 2017

Controversial IVF Treatment Approved: Newcastle University To Create First '3-Parent Baby' In The UK

The UK could see its first ‘three-parent baby’ by the end of the year. Regulators licensed Newcastle University to perform the controversial IVF technique, which gives women with mitochondrial disease a chance at having a healthy baby.

Biotech March 17, 2017

Night Shifts, Heavy Lifting Could Harm Women’s Fertility: Study

Heavy lifting and working at night shift may decrease a woman's fertility, according to a new study. The underlying mechanism remains unknown, but women who are trying to conceive are urged to consider these occupational factors affecting reproduction.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

Obese Couples Take Longer To Conceive, Reveals Study

A new study has revealed that obese couples may have more difficulty conceiving when compared with their leaner counterparts. The findings reveal that body composition plays a pivotal role in conception.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017

Fertility Clinic Investigates Possible Mix-Up That May Have Left 26 Women Fertilized With Wrong Sperm

A procedural error may have resulted in 26 women being wrongly fertilized. Fertility clinic UMC Utrecht launched an investigation to determine the best course of action for the incident.

Public Health December 29, 2016

Scientists Breed Live Mice Without Using Fertilized Eggs: Here's How They Tricked Nature

Scientists were able to breed live mice without using fertilized egg cell, challenging long-held dogma on how live mammals are produced. What are the potential applications of this breakthrough?

Biotech September 15, 2016

Women Over 40 More Likely To Have Babies Than Teenagers

More women in the United Kingdom are delaying childbearing, which affects fertility rates across age groups. New figures show that more women over 40s are having babies compared to their under 20s counterparts.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2016

Fertility Lessons To Be Given To Young Girls Starting Age 9

Girls as young as 9 years old should be given fertility lessons in school in order to maximize their chances of having children in the future. The advice follows the survey results wherein many young people have misconceptions about later-life fertility.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2016

Young Female Cancer Survivors Need More Information On Fertility Preservation

New research reveals that most young female cancer survivors need more information about preserving their fertility before and after treatment. Experts urge for increased reproductive health counseling.

Public Health May 25, 2016

Woman Announces Pregnancy Using IVF-Related Drugs, Syringes To Show Her Infertility Journey

A woman used IVF treatment drugs to make her pregnancy announcement. She posted an Instagram photo of a onesie alongside vials and syringes to represent her struggle to conceive.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2016

Female Pelvis Broadens During Puberty But Shrinks Over Time

A new study reveals fascinating information about the female pelvis: it actually widens during puberty and becomes narrow during menopause. But why is this so?

Public Health April 27, 2016

Experts Advise Teaching 3-Year-Olds About Sex And Fertility

Children as young as age 3 can already be given fertility and sex education, according to British experts who believe reproductive health can be taught early on through YouTube, social media and other digital platforms.

Life April 18, 2016

This Fertility App For Smartphones Is As Effective As Contraceptive Pill

A new study found that fertility app Natural Cycles is as effective as using contraceptive pills. The app showed high rates of efficiency in determining the different periods in the menstrual cycle, thus, helping women achieve pregnancy and contraception goals.

Life April 15, 2016

Attention, Men! That Sunscreen You're Using May Disrupt Sperm Cell Function

Thinking of buying some sunscreen? Men should be careful as some ingredients used to filter UV rays may alter sperm cell function.

Life April 4, 2016

Can Keeping Mobile Phones In Pockets Make Men Infertile?

A team of fertility experts in Israel warns that exposure to mobile phones for even an hour could cause a significant decrease in the quality of sperm in some men. Research shows that those who kept their smartphones in their pockets during the day developed abnormal levels in their sperm concentration.

Life February 23, 2016

'Three-Parent Babies' May Be Possible With Mitochondrial DNA Replacement

A U.S. government-sponsored agency says the process can be carried out safely and ethically, as long as the parents want boys.

Life February 4, 2016

Blizzards, Other Catastrophic Events Linked To Uptick In Births

Do extreme weather events and other catastrophes induce baby booms in the U.S. nine months after they occur? Not all of them, but an expert said that the blizzard currently battering the East Coast may be of the baby-making variety.

Life January 25, 2016

In Vitro Fertilization Persistence Can Pay Off: 65 Percent Of Women Have Live Birth After Six IVF Cycles

A new study found that couples may become more successful at producing a live birth if in vitro fertilization cycles are increased. Experts said the ideal number of IVF attempts should be at least six.

Life December 23, 2015

Parasitic Worm Linked To High Fertility Rate In Bolivian Women: Other Parasitic Infections That Alter Human Health

Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara found that a lifetime of roundworm infection among indigenous women in Bolivia has led to a considerable increase in their fertility. The researchers are now exploring the potential of using the parasitic worm to develop fertility-enhancing treatments.

Life November 22, 2015

Parasitic Worm Increases Fertility In Women: Study

Different species of parasitic intestinal worms could affect when the next pregnancy of a Tsimane woman would be. A nine-year study used hookworms and giant roundworms to discover how the infection could affect fertility.

Life November 20, 2015

Uterus Transplant Gives Hope To Some Infertile Women: Other Fertility Treatments To Consider To Get Pregnant

Women with uterine factor infertility are given hope to become mothers due to uterus transplants. There are several other treatments to restore or gain fertility, experts said.

Life November 16, 2015

Fertility Experts Find Aspirin Can Boost Chances Of Women To Get Pregnant

New research suggests aspirin may boost fertility. Aspirin is associated with increased chances of pregnancy because of its anti-inflammatory effects.

Life October 24, 2015

Stem Cell Breakthrough Offers Hope To Cancer Patients Made Infertile By Chemotherapy

Women who became infertile due to chemotherapy can now have hope. A team of researchers was able to successfully rejuvenate ovaries damaged by chemotherapy in mice, and now pursuing to gain approval for human clinical trials.

Life October 22, 2015

Exercise Can Boost Fertility In Overweight Women With PCOS

Study showed regular exercise can help overweight women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to become fertile.

Life September 29, 2015

Study Aims To Predict Best Time To Start A Family

Planning to have a family of your own? According to researchers, the point at which you should begin trying will be affected by several factors.

Life August 12, 2015

World Population May Soon Hit 11 Billion: What's The Driving Factor That Influences Population Growth?

The world's population is growing and it won't be long until it hits the 11 billion mark, says a UN report. National leaders should take note as population affects policies needed by a country.

August 11, 2015

Conventional IVF vs. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection: Which Method Is Better?

Conceiving a baby poses many challenges, but couples are willing to go great lengths to start a family. Should they bet on conventional IVF methods or ICSI? A study clarifies.

Life January 21, 2015

Zinc Sparks Fly When Sperm and Egg Meet

Scientists capture images of zinc sparks when sperm hits egg. The latest information observed in the study can be very helpful in the improvement of fertility treatments.

December 26, 2014

Men With Poor Semen Production May Be Suffering from Bigger Health Problems: Study

Low semen quality in men may indicate presence of other significant health problems, study finds. Semen production a good indicator of general health, researchers discover.

Life December 13, 2014

Men, forget coffee and drink beer if you want to boost fertility

Drinking beer can boost fertility in men. However, consumption of coffee by men may have an adverse effect on the possibility of fathering a child.

Life October 20, 2014

Egg freezing is the latest perk offered to Apple and Facebook employees, but is it a good idea?

Apple and Facebook will begin covering the expenses of female employees who want to freeze their eggs so that they can focus on building their careers without sacrificing plans of motherhood.

Internet Culture October 16, 2014

Facebook and Apple are now paying employees to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are now paying the cost for their female employees to freeze their eggs. The companies hope to support women who choose to focus on their careers first, without sacrificing a future family.

Internet Culture October 15, 2014

Non-marital birth rate on the decline for first time in decades, report finds

Like declines in overall fertility, researchers are pointing to recession for this recent decline in the non-marital birth rate.

Life August 13, 2014

When it comes to donor sperm, older dudes have the edge in making babies

Women using donor sperm from men 40 and older may be more likely to get pregnant, according to new study. Researchers claim this is the first major study to investigate the effect of male age on fertility treatment using donor sperm.

Life July 2, 2014

Cell phones may spur infertility in men, especially if housed in pant pockets

New research indicates carrying a cell phone in pants pocket could impact a man's fertility. Environmental exposure potential needs more study, say researchers.

Life June 11, 2014

Marijuana may stem fertility in men so stop toking if you're trying for a baby

If you're toking and trying to have a baby, you might want to stop smoking pot, says a new study. Research indicates marijuana may negatively impact sperm.

Life June 5, 2014

New moms are older; fewer teens are having babies, claims new CDC research

A CDC report says women are putting off having that first baby for career and economic reasons and that public awareness is likely why teenage pregnancy is declining. Fertility rate hit a record low in 2013.

Life May 31, 2014

Couples with high cholesterol may have difficulty getting pregnant: Study

Watch out for your cholesterol levels if you're trying to conceive a child. Findings of a new study show there is a link between cholesterol levels in the blood and fertility problems.

Life May 21, 2014

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