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Risk of urinary tract infections after prostate biopsy highest in men with prior infections

Risk of urinary tract infections after prostate biopsy highest in men with prior infections

Risk of Urinary Tract Infections after Prostate Biopsy Highest in Men with Prior Infections or Significant Comorbidities, Report Swedish Researchers in The Journal Of Urology® [More]
Research findings provide promising news for couples considering in-vitro fertilization

Research findings provide promising news for couples considering in-vitro fertilization

Using computer-automated, time‐lapse photography of embryos in the laboratory during in-vitro fertilization may improve embryo selection, potentially increasing the chances of pregnancy among women undergoing the procedure, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and five other fertility centers. [More]
Cannabis use affects size and shape of sperm in young men

Cannabis use affects size and shape of sperm in young men

Young men who use cannabis may be putting their fertility at risk by inadvertently affecting the size and shape of their sperm according to research published today (Thursday 5 June 2014). [More]
Fetal exposure to Bisphenol A can increase risk for prostate cancer later in life

Fetal exposure to Bisphenol A can increase risk for prostate cancer later in life

Fetal exposure to a commonly used plasticizer found in products such as water bottles, soup can liners and paper receipts can increase the risk for prostate cancer later in life, according to a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago published Jan. 7 online in the journal Endocrinology. [More]
Endocrine Society, global partners to host international meeting for promoting endocrinology in India

Endocrine Society, global partners to host international meeting for promoting endocrinology in India

Chevy Chase, MD-A new major collaborative partnership among international hormone health organizations will help promote endocrinology on the Indian sub-continent. The Endocrine Society has joined the Endocrine Society of India (ESI), the Society for Endocrinology in the United Kingdom and International Society of Endocrinology (ISE) to host the inaugural International Clinical Update program in Endocrinology (ICUE), February 1-2 in Hyderabad, India. [More]

New automated stainer for high throughput staining launched by Thermo Scientific

This new advanced automated stainer offers significant improvements in workflow optimization, particularly when multiple protocols are used. It has been intelligently designed to be easier to use than ever, with a new touch screen interface and intuitive software. [More]
Early exposure to BPA increases risk for prostate cancer in human prostate tissue

Early exposure to BPA increases risk for prostate cancer in human prostate tissue

Early exposure to BPA (bisphenol A) - an additive commonly found in plastic water bottles and soup can liners - causes an increased cancer risk in an animal model of human prostate cancer, according to University of Illinois at Chicago researcher Gail Prins. [More]
Finasteride has ability to modulate alcohol intake, finds GW researcher

Finasteride has ability to modulate alcohol intake, finds GW researcher

Researcher Michael S. Irwig, M.D., F.A.C.E., assistant professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and director of the Center for Andrology at The GW Medical Faculty Associates, found that men who used the medication finasteride (Propecia) and developed persistent sexual side effects, are also drinking less alcohol than before. [More]
PCEC releases statement on AUA's new prostate cancer clinical practice guidelines

PCEC releases statement on AUA's new prostate cancer clinical practice guidelines

The Prostate Conditions Education Council, a national organization committed to men's health and a leader in prostate cancer early detection, released the following statement in response to new clinical practice guideline released today by the American Urological Association. [More]
Researchers identify gene variations linked to male and female infertility

Researchers identify gene variations linked to male and female infertility

Identification of genetic variations in the genes coding for the hormone FSH may provide new treatments for male and female infertility, according to work presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Copenhagen. [More]
Prostate tissue androgen content predicts ADT outcome

Prostate tissue androgen content predicts ADT outcome

Determining the androgen content in prostate tissue could predict patients’ responses to androgen deprivation therapy and the risk for castration-resistant prostate cancer, show study findings. [More]
Biomarker for testicular sperm extraction outcome discovered

Biomarker for testicular sperm extraction outcome discovered

Researchers have used an original proteomic strategy to identify a biomarker for residual spermatogenesis in the semen of patients with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA). [More]
Study finds decline in spermatozoid concentration in young Spanish men

Study finds decline in spermatozoid concentration in young Spanish men

The first comparative study on the evolution of sperm quality in young Spanish men over ten years, headed by researchers at the University of Murcia, reveals that spermatozoid concentration in men between 18 and 23 years in the regions of Murcia and Almeria has dropped by an annual average of 2%. [More]
Many male cancer patients missing out on appropriate fertility advice

Many male cancer patients missing out on appropriate fertility advice

Pioneering research presented at the Fertility 2013 conference today shows that a large proportion of male cancer patients are missing out on appropriate fertility advice. [More]
Sperm viability assessment: an interview with Caroline Feltham from Linkam Scientific Instruments

Sperm viability assessment: an interview with Caroline Feltham from Linkam Scientific Instruments

Sperm viability, and therefore a man’s fertility, can be determined by analysis of the concentration, motility and the morphology of his spermatozoa. This is a part of Andrology, from the Greek Andros “man”, the medical field that deals with male health including problems associated with the reproductive system. [More]
Later puberty onset protective against testicular cancer

Later puberty onset protective against testicular cancer

Males who undergo puberty late appear to have a lower than average risk for developing testicular cancer, report scientists, who emphasize that early puberty is not associated with an increased cancer risk. [More]
Male BMI effects embryo quality, IVF outcome

Male BMI effects embryo quality, IVF outcome

Male body mass index influences pregnancy outcome in couples undergoing in vitro fertilization through its effect on embryo quality rather than on sperm parameters, report researchers. [More]
Hemorrhoids may cause erectile dysfunction

Hemorrhoids may cause erectile dysfunction

Men may be more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction if they have previously been diagnosed with hemorrhoids, particularly if they are aged under 40 years, report researchers. [More]
Puberty age pitches testicular cancer risk

Puberty age pitches testicular cancer risk

Males who start puberty later than their peers may have a decreased risk for testicular cancer, show study findings. [More]
Breakthrough in understanding the causes of unexplained male infertility

Breakthrough in understanding the causes of unexplained male infertility

The diagnosis of male fertility is usually performed through the observation of the sperm in the microscope. However, a normal quality semen does not guarantee an adequate fertility. In fact, there is a considerable proportion of cases of unexplained infertility and data suggest that abnormal sperm function may have a genetic or molecular origin. [More]