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Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread
Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread July 11, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid (in Australia) and iodine (in Australia and New Zealand) was introduced in 2009 to address two important public health issues: to reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects (serious birth defects such as ... Read More »

Reversing impact of malnourished dads’ health on kids
Reversing impact of malnourished dads’ health on kids July 4, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from the University of Adelaide has shown it may be possible to prevent millions of the world’s malnourished fathers from passing on poor health to their children, if they’re given antioxidant and vitamin supplements before conceiving. The results of ... Read More »

Help for infertile couples
Help for infertile couples April 25, 2016 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Scientists at the University of Sheffield are launching a pioneering study to investigate if a simple extra nutrient can boost male fertility. Studies have already shown that lycopene, the red pigment compound found most readily in sun-ripened tomatoes, can boost ... Read More »

Couples’ pre-pregnancy caffeine consumption linked to miscarriage risk
Couples’ pre-pregnancy caffeine consumption linked to miscarriage risk April 6, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A woman is more likely to miscarry if she and her partner drink more than two caffeinated beverages a day during the weeks leading up to conception, according to a new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health ... Read More »

Fertility and Facebook
Fertility and Facebook March 27, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A recent fertility management study identified the barriers Australians face when managing their fertility including the cost of fertility services, accessing contraception and limited knowledge about sex and reproduction. “Australia faces the paradoxical problems of high rates of unintended pregnancy ... Read More »

Infertility treatments do not appear to contribute to developmental delays in children
Infertility treatments do not appear to contribute to developmental delays in children January 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children conceived via infertility treatments are no more likely to have a developmental delay than children conceived without such treatments, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the New York State Department of Health and ... Read More »

Hormone-disrupting chemicals are threatening fertility in industrialised countries
Hormone-disrupting chemicals are threatening fertility in industrialised countries January 9, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

​The birth rate is declining in all industrialised countries, and socioeconomic factors and women’s age are not solely to blame. Male reproductive health and environmental factors are also significant, as concluded in a new scientific review article. The article was ... Read More »

Prenatal Maternal Iron Intake Shown to Affect the Neonatal Brain
Prenatal Maternal Iron Intake Shown to Affect the Neonatal Brain December 25, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In the first study of its kind, researchers have shown that inadequate maternal iron intake during pregnancy exerts subtle effects on infant brain development.  Their findings have been published online by the journal Pediatric Research. The research—led by principal investigators ... Read More »

What your father ate before you were born could influence your health
What your father ate before you were born could influence your health December 24, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

There is increasing evidence that parents’ lifestyle and the environment they inhabit even long before they have children may influence the health of their offspring. A current study, led by researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic ... Read More »

The “faulty gatekeeper” that causes increased miscarriage and birth defects
The “faulty gatekeeper” that causes increased miscarriage and birth defects December 3, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It is well known that the risk of miscarriage and the risk of having a baby with chromosomal abnormalities increases significantly with maternal age. This age-related decrease in fertility and increase in miscarriage is almost all caused by problems in ... Read More »







 
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