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Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Infertility may also refer to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term.
Factors that impact fertility in men

Factors that impact fertility in men

Starting a family can be a stressful process, and there are things that can affect your plans that you may not have considered. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 18 percent of men who sought help with a fertility specialist were diagnosed with a male-related infertility. [More]
Endocrine Society applauds Novo Nordisk for pledging to limit rising insulin prices

Endocrine Society applauds Novo Nordisk for pledging to limit rising insulin prices

The Endocrine Society lauds Novo Nordisk's recent announcement that it would limit price increases for its therapies, including insulin, and hopes that other entities in the insulin supply chain including manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, and insurers will also demonstrate similar restraint to address this important issue. [More]
Queen's University expert to lead new €4m initiative for assessing impact of chemicals on health

Queen's University expert to lead new €4m initiative for assessing impact of chemicals on health

A Queen's University Belfast expert is leading a €4m international initiative to investigate whether natural toxins and manmade chemicals are creating potentially dangerous mixtures that affect our natural hormones and cause major illnesses such as cancer, obesity, diabetes or infertility. [More]
Scientists uncover changes in immediate environment of DNA after fertilization

Scientists uncover changes in immediate environment of DNA after fertilization

A team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München shows changes in the immediate environment of DNA after the ovum and sperm fuse to form the zygote. The results suggest why all conceivable somatic cells can develop from the germ cells. The study has been published in the journal 'Genes and Development'. [More]
Many women dissatisfied with length of time for diagnosis of PCOS, survey finds

Many women dissatisfied with length of time for diagnosis of PCOS, survey finds

A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, found nearly two in three were dissatisfied with the length of time they waited and the number of healthcare professionals they had to see before they received a diagnosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Study finds many claims of benefit for fertility treatments lack supporting evidence

Study finds many claims of benefit for fertility treatments lack supporting evidence

Many claims made by UK fertility clinics about the benefits of treatments beyond standard IVF procedures are not backed up by evidence, finds a study published in the online journal BMJ Open. [More]
Editing preferences of enzymes may play role in infertility and cancer

Editing preferences of enzymes may play role in infertility and cancer

To "turn off" particular regions of genes or protect them from damage, DNA strands can wrap around small proteins, called histones, keeping out all but the most specialized molecular machinery. [More]
Men lack knowledge about risk factors contributing to male infertility, study finds

Men lack knowledge about risk factors contributing to male infertility, study finds

The first large-scale study of its kind has revealed that Canadian men generally lack knowledge about the risk factors contributing to male infertility. [More]
Study finds link between hypoglycemia and mortality risk in hospitalized patients

Study finds link between hypoglycemia and mortality risk in hospitalized patients

In hospitalized patients, low blood sugar—also known as hypoglycemia—is associated with increased short- and long-term mortality risk, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Study shows menopausal hormone therapy can improve bone mass and structure

Study shows menopausal hormone therapy can improve bone mass and structure

Women who undergo hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes can not only increase bone mass, but also can improve bone structure, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Johns Hopkins researchers develop new, highly accurate urine test to predict risk for cervical cancer

Johns Hopkins researchers develop new, highly accurate urine test to predict risk for cervical cancer

Johns Hopkins Medicine specialists report they have developed a urine test for the likely emergence of cervical cancer that is highly accurate compared to other tests based on genetic markers derived directly from cervical tissue. [More]
Study offers new insight into why some women have difficulty in falling pregnant

Study offers new insight into why some women have difficulty in falling pregnant

Southampton researchers have found new insight into why some women have difficulty falling pregnant. [More]
Igenomix rewarded accreditation by CAP in Dubai for high quality of genetic testing services

Igenomix rewarded accreditation by CAP in Dubai for high quality of genetic testing services

Igenomix has recently been rewarded accreditation by College of American Pathologists in Dubai, given its state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge products in the space of advanced reproductive genetics. [More]
Medicaid programs cover more number of preterm births than private insurance plans, study shows

Medicaid programs cover more number of preterm births than private insurance plans, study shows

Medicaid programs cover a higher proportion of preterm births than private insurance plans, according to a new study from researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and the March of Dimes. [More]
UMass Amherst scientist wins 2016 Pearl Award for research on issues concerning endocrine disruptors

UMass Amherst scientist wins 2016 Pearl Award for research on issues concerning endocrine disruptors

The Cornell Douglas Foundation, an environmental health and justice advocacy group based in Bethesda, Md., has named University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg one of its 2016 Pearl Award winners in recognition of her "outstanding leadership in conducting critical research to identify and address the many issues concerning endocrine disruptors." [More]
Specialist receives nearly $2.8 million grant to determine effective treatment for perinatal brain injury

Specialist receives nearly $2.8 million grant to determine effective treatment for perinatal brain injury

Barbara Stonestreet, MD, a neonatal-perinatal specialist at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, and professor of pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has received a five-year, nearly $2.8 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for her research into determining the most effective strategies for the treatment of perinatal brain injury in full-term and premature infants. [More]
Researchers find timing, duration of androgen exposure can influence genital defects in female mice

Researchers find timing, duration of androgen exposure can influence genital defects in female mice

University of Florida researchers have identified cells targeted by a male hormone and found that an excess of that hormone at a specific time can cause genital defects in female mice. [More]
New sperm research could lead to better infertility treatment decisions

New sperm research could lead to better infertility treatment decisions

Sperm and mathematics don't appear to be the likeliest of bedfellows - but new research bringing the two together could lead to devices that could cut infertility rates. [More]
Individualized vitamin D supplementation may benefit women during pregnancy

Individualized vitamin D supplementation may benefit women during pregnancy

Individualized supplement doses help protect pregnant women from vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Men can take contraceptives to prevent pregnancy in female partners, study shows

Men can take contraceptives to prevent pregnancy in female partners, study shows

Men can take birth control shots to prevent pregnancy in their female partners, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
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