Category “Infertility”

Heated Debate Over Donated Eggs

September 26th, 2011
Heated Debate Over Donated Eggs

An unusual debate in Canada has become extremely heated, concerning whether women should donate their eggs to help couples with infertility problems. However, at a recent meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, the discussion became argumentative, as the pro and anti factions on the main panel slugged it out. All to the delight, […]

Genetic Abnormality May be Root Cause of Some Male Infertility

July 22nd, 2011
Genetic Abnormality May be Root Cause of Some Male Infertility

A study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, has found that a mutated gene may be responsible for the infertility of some men. Researchers have found that the carbohydrate coating on sperm is often removed in some men. This lack of a coating in turn reduces mobility of the sperm and so it cannot […]

Is there a Connection between Infertility and Weight Loss?

July 6th, 2011
Is there a Connection between Infertility and Weight Loss?

Well, it seems a growing number of people think there is since the number of women opting for weight loss surgery as a cure is growing in the USA. The reasoning behind this is a known fact that overweight women generally struggle to get pregnant, so it stands to reason that if a woman wants […]

Infertility Warning Ignored By US Government Agency

May 4th, 2011
Infertility Warning Ignored By US Government Agency

A Government department in the USA approved a new genetically modified alfalfa crop despite a warning from a respected scientist. The warning was given two weeks before the approval because a new pathogen was found that could cause infertility in humans as well as animals. The pathogen which is so small it can only be […]

Contradictory Evidence over Stress and Infertility

April 28th, 2011
Contradictory Evidence over Stress and Infertility

It’s been a widely held belief that stress is probably a key component in infertility problems. However recent research appears to put this in doubt. Researchers in Britain pored over past reports involving some 3,500 women from 10 countries diagnosed as infertile. They looked at the women’s level of stress prior to in vitro fertilisation […]

Celebrity talks about her possible Infertility

April 20th, 2011
Celebrity talks about her possible Infertility

Khloe Kardashian recently opened up to reporters about her longing for children, and the possibility that she may be infertile. However in the same interview she played down this possibility saying: “If it happens, it happens. It takes time, I guess.” Infertility is a growing problem in the industrialised world with many celebrities now owning […]

Cancer Therapy Induced Infertility Can Now Be helped

April 18th, 2011
Cancer Therapy Induced Infertility Can Now Be helped

Infertility is often an unfortunate side effect for women undergoing therapies to remove or eradicate cancer. However recent research appears to be helping many of these women. In short, it is now possible to treat cancer without causing infertility. The research which was published in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility focused on protecting women’s […]

Laptop Computers Possible Implicated In Infertility

April 14th, 2011
Laptop Computers Possible Implicated In Infertility

New research warns men they risk infertility when using their laptops on their knees. Scientists believe by not using the laptop on a desk or a table, their private parts are liable to overheat. This could result in damage to sperm. What’s more, using lap pads won’t give full protection; researchers found the testicles overheated […]

Infertility Crisis For Indian State of Punjab

April 12th, 2011
Infertility Crisis For Indian State of Punjab

It seems infertility amongst Punjabi men is in crisis with a large of proportion having a lower sperm count than other parts of India. Medical practitioners also blame the consumption of alcohol as the major factor. The information came from the World Health Organisation (WHO) committee for semen analysis which appears to show that worldwide […]

Very High Incidence Of Infertility In Gulf Region

March 25th, 2011
Very High Incidence Of Infertility In Gulf Region

A study by researchers at King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia has found a very high incidence of infertility in the Gulf. As high as 20% in fact. Addressing a medical conference in Riyadh, Dr Hassan Jamal, a gynaecology and obstetrics professor at King Abdul Aziz University in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah […]

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