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Vaping may harm fertility in young women, finds study

Many young and pregnant women are using e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, but little is known about the effects on fertility and pregnancy outcomes. E-cigarettes are driving increases in tobacco product use among youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes […]

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What factors affect natural conception in couples?

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is the process of fertilization by extracting eggs from a woman’s womb, retrieving a sperm sample of a man, and then manually combining an egg and sperm in a glass dish. The embryo(s) is then transferred to the uterus, hoping that it will result in a positive pregnancy Today, IVF has emerged […]

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Want to boost your sperm quality? Try tomato puree 

Healthy men who took the equivalent of two tablespoons of (concentrated) tomato puree a day as a supplement were found to have better quality sperm. Male infertility affects up to half of the couples who cannot conceive. Fertility experts said more studies were needed involving men known to have fertility problems. National Health Service (NHS) […]

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

New 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 […]

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Soon KEM Hospital to have its own IVF clinic, thanks to ex-students

Behind India’s booming population is another story: declining fertility rates and desperate couples. Urban Indian fertility is now at levels seen in developed countries and in some places among the lowest in the world. Now to tackle this problem, two former students from KEM Hospital will be establishing an IVF centre. This will be beneficial […]

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Men who consume junk food at a higher risk of low sperm count, male infertility

A new study found that western diets were associated with low sperm count. The findings support prior research indicating that a healthy diet leads to healthy sperm. However, claims that the damage is permanent isn’t proven. According to some reports, eating junk food in adolescence could irreversibly damage sperm. Here’s why you’re reading the alarmist […]

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Smoking during pregnancy may damage daughters’ future fertility, reveals study

The findings of this study suggest that cigarette is an endocrine disruptor that can masculinise girls in the womb and that daughters of women that smoked during pregnancy may suffer from hormonal and reproductive health problems in the long-term. Smoking during pregnancy is widely known to be bad for the health of both mother and […]

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Finding it difficult to sleep? Going nude might help you fall asleep quicker

Many people wear pyjamas, large tees and underwear, or another type of comfortable attire in bed. However, there may be a number of health benefits associated with sleeping naked. In this article, we take a look at some of the potential health benefits of sleeping with nothing on. We also cover some tips for sleeping […]

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