Category “Infertility”

Teenage Girls Infertility Risk?

December 9th, 2013
Teenage Girls Infertility Risk?

There are serious worries that Indian girls are putting themselves at risk of infertility and diabetes. Scientists believe that the love of fast food plus an inability to handle stress has caused an increase in the incidence of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a hormonal disorder which manifests itself in enlarged ovaries along with […]

Pesticides Link To Infertility

November 7th, 2013
Pesticides Link To Infertility

It is well known that pollution has a direct effect on infertility in both men and women. However determining the major players is not so easy. There has been a suggestion that pesticides are linked, but until now that’s all it was. However US researchers now believe they have made a breakthrough. What’s more the […]

HPV Vaccine Withdrawn Amid Infertility Fears

September 2nd, 2013
HPV Vaccine Withdrawn Amid Infertility Fears

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus which can seriously affect a person’s teeth and gums, especially if the individual has poor oral health. However it now emerges that the vaccine used to treat the virus has side effects affecting women’s fertility. The finding came about when an Australian 16 year old […]

Infertility Tops The Agenda This Week

April 22nd, 2013
Infertility Tops The Agenda This Week

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week in the USA. Its aim is to raise greater awareness across the globe about the seriousness of infertility. There are many reasons for the cause of this problem, but the effects are the same irrespective of the cause. In fact it is so serious it is now recognised […]

Infertility May Have A Surprising Cause

January 9th, 2013
Infertility May Have A Surprising Cause

Infertility is a serious problem for many people. While scientists are now more aware of the main reasons behind the medical condition, they can be surprised nevertheless. For example, it seems that too much exercise can affect a woman’s ability to conceive. Strange as it may seem this is what one woman was told when […]

Is There A Link Between Asthma And Infertility?

December 12th, 2012
Is There A Link Between Asthma And Infertility?

New research suggests there may be a link between children who suffer from asthma and infertility in their parents. It seems the prevalence of asthma is higher in children whose parents needed medical intervention to conceive than those who conceive naturally. This initial study raises questions about the potential unintended side effects of infertility treatment. […]

Boosting Medical Tourism In India

November 14th, 2012
Boosting Medical Tourism In India

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, but still has massive social problems. It is also a growing destination for tourism, which some believe could be developed further by encouraging medical tourism. The question is how? Currently, the growth in the development of medical clinics (in particular infertility clinics) is not […]

New Zealand Doctor Calls For More Funding For IVF

November 2nd, 2012
New Zealand Doctor Calls For More Funding For IVF

According to an eminent expert in New Zealand, funding for IVF treatment is lagging behind the country’s larger neighbour Australia. Dr. John Peek carried out a study over 20 years and found that 1000 babies could have been born if IVF treatment was funded better and the criteria relaxed. He told reporters: “In New Zealand […]

Infertility increasing in India

September 19th, 2012
Infertility increasing in India

Recent research suggests that infertility is on the rise in India, and one of the main reasons is changes in lifestyle. Many people in the sub-continent still believe that infertility is more associated with women than men, but in fact it is now known that around one in 6 cases are related to male infertility […]

Will Understanding Cows Help Humans?

August 22nd, 2012
Will Understanding Cows Help Humans?

Scientists have started looking at how cows become infertile in order to help understand the same problem in humans. Researchers in Washington State University recently received a grant of over $1 million from the National Institute of Health in the USA in order to look at the reasons why cows lose their offspring. Doing so, […]

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