Category Archives: Pregnancy: Fertility

Father’s ethnic background influences birthweight, study finds

TORONTO, June 30, 2014—A father’s ethnic background can influence a child’s birthweight, a new study has found. Previous research by Dr. Joel Ray of St. Michael’s Hospital has shown that a mother’s ethnic background can influence birthweights, and his team’s … Continue reading

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Dad’s Environmental Exposure and Reproductive Success

Newswise — AMHERST, Mass. – A new three-year, $440,000 study led by environmental health scientist Richard Pilsner at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is now underway to investigate whether phthalate levels in expectant fathers have an effect on the couples’ … Continue reading

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Mobile phones in trouser pockets negatively affect male fertility, new study suggests

Men who keep a mobile phone in their trouser pocket could be inadvertently damaging their chances of becoming a father, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter. Previous research has suggested that Radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) … Continue reading

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Temperature influences gender of offspring

Whether an insect will have a male or female offspring depends on the weather, according to a study led by Joffrey Moiroux and Jacques Brodeur of the University of Montreal’s Department of Biological Sciences. The research involved experimenting with a … Continue reading

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Fertility, stress linked: new evidence

  (Reuters Health) - Women with higher levels of a marker of stress in their saliva took longer to get pregnant and were more likely to have trouble with infertility, according to new research. A previous study in the UK … Continue reading

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How stress impacts ability to get pregnant

Having difficulty getting pregnant can be an incredibly stressful experience for any couple. Now, for the first time, researchers have data that suggests preconception stress might play a role in infertility. Extending and corroborating their earlier study conducted in the … Continue reading

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Fertility rate is lowered by smoking: new study

Przegl Lek. 2013;70(10):779-83. Tobacco smoking and its consequences on reproductive health: the impact of a lifestyle choices including cigarette smoke exposure on fertility and birth defects. Merritt T1, Mazela J1, Merritt A2. Author information 1Neonatal Research Club, Uniwersytet Medyczny w … Continue reading

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Yale study: The science of baby-making still a mystery for many women

A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers provides insight into how much women of reproductive age in the United States know about reproductive health. Published in the Jan. 27 issue of Fertility & Sterility, the study found that … Continue reading

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Fertility success may be tied to breakfast consumption

Jerusalem, Oct. 1, 2013 — A new study by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University reveals that eating a good breakfast can have a positive impact on women with problems of infertility. In recent years, … Continue reading

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Fertility out-of-pocket costs: a new comprehensive study

Out-of-pocket fertility patient expense: data from a multi-center prospective infertility cohort Alex K. Wu, MD, Anobel Y. Odisho, MD, Samuel L. Washington III, MD, Patricia P. Katz, PhD, James F. Smith, MD, MS; Department of Urology, University of California San … Continue reading

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Fertility drugs from online sources may be dangerous

CINCINNATI—While the Internet might be a great place to buy shoes and small appliances, don’t get your fertility drugs there. It’s a purchase that UC Health infertility specialist Michael Thomas, MD, advises against.    “You have to be very careful, … Continue reading

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Which personality traits affect fertility one way or the other?

Men with neurotic personality traits are having fewer children compared to previous generations, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Personality. The study examined the effect of personality on how likely a person is to have … Continue reading

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Male fertility and yoga: a new review

Int J Yoga. 2013 Jul;6(2):87-95. doi: 10.4103/0973-6131.113391. Male reproductive health and yoga. Sengupta P, Chaudhuri P, Bhattacharya K. Source: Department of Physiology, Vidyasagar College for Women, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Abstract Now-a-days reproductive health problems along with infertility in male … Continue reading

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