Stressed pregnant moms may mean lower sperm counts for offspring, finds study

Men whose mothers suffered stressful events such as divorce or job loss in early pregnancy are more likely to have fewer and less active sperm, researchers said Thursday

Stressed pregnant moms may mean lower sperm counts for offspring, finds studyAmong Australian 20-year-olds born of women who experienced at least three such events during the first 18 weeks of foetal growth, sperm count was a third lower and mobility down by 12 per cent compared to other men their age, they reported in the journal Human Reproduction. Testosterone levels were also lower, by about ten […]

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 […]

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

Male contraceptive pill crosses the human clinical trial hurdle

Birth control pills have been around for the past six decades but have been for use of women only. A team of researchers this week have announced the success of the first male birth control pill that could safely prevent pregnancy

Male contraceptive pill crosses the human clinical trial hurdleThe findings of the study were presented on March 24 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual conference. The results of the study are published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 104, Issue 3, March 2019. The team announced that the new drug called 11-beta-MNTDC, has passed a 28-day trial with the […]

Five reasons for reduced sex drive in men and women

There is technically no ‘normal’ level when it comes to sex drive. But if you have noticed a significant drop from your usual levels of desire or ability, it may be explained by one of the following

Five reasons for reduced sex drive in men and womenThyroid disease Hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid, is linked to a variety of symptoms which might include sexual dysfunction. Due to the disruption in hormone production, some women may find their vaginal lubrication decreases which can result in painful intercourse. Though the condition is less likely to affect men than women, it could still cause equivalent […]

4 health problems which can be treated by light therapy

Light therapy is a treatment in which you’re exposed to an artificial light source. Though the pain-relieving qualities of green LED are clear, exactly how it works remains a puzzle

4 health problems which can be treated by light therapyRats in a new study out of Arizona State University were given the green light, or rather, they got a dose from green LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, in research that tested whether the light treatment could alleviate chronic pain. Results showed the rodents were able to withstand more heat and touch after the treatment, though […]

Study reveals: Urological problems lead to depression, sleep issues in men

The research found that risk of depression and sleep problems was common among the men, particularly older ones and those who were overweight or experiencing ‘lower urinary tract symptoms’

Study reveals: Urological problems lead to depression, sleep issues in menThis was the main conclusion that investigators at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) came to after studying 124 men aged 54, on average, who were attending a clinic specialising in men’s health. The men completed detailed questionnaires about mental and general health, sleep, and urologic conditions, such as erectile function and ease or difficulty […]

Women face a higher risk of developing cancer due to diabetes, reveals study

Diabetes and obesity, one of the main causes of the most common form of the disease, are both independent risk factors for a variety of cancers

Women face a higher risk of developing cancer due to diabetes, reveals studyPeople with diabetes are more likely to develop certain cancers than those without the condition, and a new analysis suggests that the increased risk is greater for women than for men. Some previous research suggests that this may be due at least in part to biological changes caused by these conditions such as high blood […]

Women with PCOS might be likely to have children with autism

The chances of having a child with autism are higher among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to new research from Cambridge University, England. PCOS creates a hormonal imbalance in the female body by producing excess levels of the male hormone testosterone

Women with PCOS might be likely to have children with autismThe study titled ‘Polycystic ovary syndrome and autism: A test of the prenatal sex steroid theory’ was published in the journal Translational Psychiatry on August 01. In a 2015 study, the research team found children with autism had elevated levels of ‘sex steroid’ hormones before they were born. One possible theory the researchers considered was […]

5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier life

Our bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels

5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier lifeDo you know the natural ways to balance your hormones ? Our bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels. And those levels are important — raging hormones are just as dangerous as lacklustre […]