Men must pay attention to their weight to remain fertile, warns study

A new study confirms that weight affects men’s fertility, highlighting that those who are overweight are at a higher risk of infertility

Men must pay attention to their weight to remain fertile, warns studyDiet should be one of the main priorities of men. That is a call highlighted in a new study that confirmed the negative impact of being overweight in a man’s fertility. Over the past years, health experts have been warning about the potential link between extra fat and fertility problems. More and more men have […]

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Athletes invest hours practising before a big game. Runners train for months leading up to a marathon. A mother-to-be should likewise prepare herself for the mental and physical rigour of pregnancy, labour and caring for a newborn

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s healthDr Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one. Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance […]

Smoking: Impact on the kidneys, sexual life, and fertility

On World No Tobacco Day 2019, Dr Pankaj Maheshwari, Chief of Urology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, helps us understand the implications of smoking and other ailments it can cause

Smoking: Impact on the kidneys, sexual life, and fertilitySmoking has become a common trend among men and women in both urban and rural India, and, over the past few years, there is a significant rise in the number of smokers. Smoking can pose an extra burden on an individual’s health, finance, and relationships. It is recognized as a preventable cause of ill health […]

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Men who delay starting a family have a ticking ‘biological clock,’ just like women, which may affect the health of their partners and children; according to Rutgers researchers

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at riskThe study, which reviewed 40 years of research on the effect of parental age on fertility, pregnancy and the health of children, was published in the journal Maturitas. “While it is widely accepted that physiological changes that occur in women after 35 can affect conception, pregnancy and the health of the child, most men do […]

Is the keto diet safe for pregnant women? Here’s what you need to know

Eating a high-fat and low-carb diet during pregnancy is good for foetal development and for the metabolism of expectant mothers

Is the keto diet safe for pregnant women? Here’s what you need to know  Healthy eating during pregnancy is vital for the foetus’ growth and development, as well as essential to preventing nausea and vomiting for the mother-to-be. Eating 100 grams of proteins per day, supplementing with vitamins and minerals and eating 300 extra calories during the second and third trimester is highly recommended by websites doling out […]

Working shifts can raise risk of reduce foetal growth and prolonged pregnancies, says study

The study suggests that exposure to rotating night and day shifts, even if only in early pregnancy, may adversely affect maternal metabolic and pregnancy outcomes

Working shifts can raise risk of reduce foetal growth and prolonged pregnancies, says studyNew research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates shift work exposure in mothers can result in reduced foetal growth and longer pregnancies, even when the shift work is only carried out early in pregnancy. Shift work interferes with normal patterns of sleep activity, eating times and exposure to light. Shift workers are at increased […]

Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm, reveal researchers

Fathers’ faulty sperm could be an underlying cause of repeated miscarriages, which have typically been attributed to health problems with the mother, according to a new study

Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm, reveal researchersThe early-stage study, from scientists at Imperial College London, investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had suffered three or more consecutive miscarriages. The research, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, revealed that, compared to men whose partners had not experienced miscarriages, the sperm of those involved in the study had higher levels […]

Crowdfunding: UK couple have baby after Facebook group funds IVF treatment

Marisha Chaplin, 26, and Jon Hibbs, 29, who met while undergoing cancer treatment, had already had a daughter through IVF but could not afford a second round. A band of social media mums secretly raised £2,000 for the couple, despite never having met them

Crowdfunding: UK couple have baby after Facebook group funds IVF treatmentA couple who underwent IVF treatment paid for by friends from a Facebook group have had a baby girl. Marisha Chaplin gave birth to Isla on Saturday via Caesarean section. The new mother-of-two, from Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, said she broke the news to members of the Facebook group as soon as she could. “I messaged them […]

Wearing boxer shorts can help improve sperm counts, finds study

Men who wear boxers most of the time may be more fertile than those who opt for jockeys and briefs, a new study suggests

Wearing boxer shorts can help improve sperm counts, finds studyWearing looser underpants could be a simple way for men to improve their sperm count and the hormones that control it, a US study suggests. In a study of 656 men, by researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, in the US, boxer short wearers had a 25% higher sperm concentration than men […]

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate

World chocolate day is celebrated every year on July 7.  When consumed in large amounts and frequently chocolate will cause weight gain, consumed in moderation and the right kind of chocolate certainly has unique health benefits

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolateAccording to experts, dark chocolate is beneficial for overall health as it is packed with antioxidants and contains various essential nutrients. Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalakar, shares some scientifically proven fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate: For enhancing chances of conception Arginine, one of the vitamins found in dark chocolate is a building block of the chemical […]
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