fertility

Father’s diet impacts on son’s ability to reproduce
Father’s diet impacts on son’s ability to reproduce (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research involving Monash University biologists has debunked the view that males just pass on genetic material and not much else to their offspring. Instead, it found a father’s diet can affect their son’s ability to out-compete a rival’s sperm after mating. The study sought ... Read More »

Physically demanding jobs and shiftwork linked to lowered fertility
Physically demanding jobs and shiftwork linked to lowered fertility (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A physically demanding job or work schedules outside normal office hours may lower a woman’s ability to conceive, suggests research published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Heavy lifting at work and evening/night/rotating shift patterns were associated with poorer egg quality, ... Read More »

IVF success rates, safety improving
IVF success rates, safety improving (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The chances of having a baby following IVF treatment are steadily improving, according to a new UNSW report. The Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New Zealand 2014 report, by UNSW’s National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU), shows the live birth rate ... Read More »

Potent method for improving drug-free fertility treatment
Potent method for improving drug-free fertility treatment (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian and Belgian medical scientists have discovered how to improve a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant using a less invasive and cheaper alternative to IVF. For those facing infertility, IVF has long been the established option to have a baby. ... Read More »

Frozen embryos more effective than fresh in PCOS
Frozen embryos more effective than fresh in PCOS (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who receive frozen embryos during in vitro fertilisation have safer and more successful pregnancies than those who get fresh embryos, according to the results of a recent collaboration between Penn State College of Medicine and Chinese ... Read More »

Women planning pregnancy urged to consider BMI
Women planning pregnancy urged to consider BMI (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women are being encouraged to ensure their body mass index (BMI) is within a healthy range before pregnancy to ensure the best outcomes for their babies. A new study by University of Queensland researchers has shown that BMI prior to conception could ... Read More »

Reversing impact of malnourished dads’ health on kids
Reversing impact of malnourished dads’ health on kids (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 (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 »

Fertility and Facebook
Fertility and Facebook (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 (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 »

 
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