Decline in Dog Fertility May Have Human Implications

A study was conducted over the course of 26 years that found there to be a decline in the quality of dog sperm and it may also help to bring light on fertility changes that human men experience. The study also implies that environmental chemicals could be a factor for this infertility.

Samples of semen were taken from Labradors, border collies, German shepherds and golden retrievers. They used them to help breed dogs that are intended to help people who are disabled. Over 232 different dogs were tested with a rate of between 42 and 97 dogs each year. Read more ›

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US Fertility Rate is Falling

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released statistics showing that the US fertility rate has fallen to its lowest point on record. They began keeping record of the fertility rate over a century ago.

This rate is based on the number of births that occur out of 1000 for women who are aged 15 to 44 and the government began tracking this information in 1909. It was within the first three months of 2016 that this rate fell to its lowest level of 58.8 births per 1000 women. Read more ›

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Study Links Cancer Drug Given in Pregnancy to Fertility of Daughters

Study suggests that a cancer drug given to pregnant women could affect daughter’s fertility

A new study has come forward with the suggestion that a chemotherapy drug that is given to pregnant cancer patients could have an impact on their daughters. The drug in question is called etoposide and researchers have discovered that it can cause damage to an animal’s ovarian tissue and it could also have an impact on humans. Read more ›

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Celebrity Fertility Struggles

For many people becoming pregnant is not always easy and some celebrities know this struggle as they too have faced it. There are several celebrity parents who struggle with fertility for many years before they were able to have children.

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy and his wife struggled with fertility for five years before making the decision to have a surrogate pregnancy. He is one of few celebrity dads that has talked about his fertility struggles. Read more ›

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Report Links Smoking in Pregnancy to Schizophrenia

It is safe to say that smoking during pregnancy will increase the risk for there to be many different health problems for the baby which can include birth defects and even infant’s death. However, researchers are now saying that there is a chance that a child’s mental health will also be affected and can increase the risk for them to have schizophrenia.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) have stated that in 2011 around 10 percent of women in the US reported they smoked during the last three months of their pregnancy in spite of the risks it will have for both the mother and the child. Read more ›

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5 Ways Pregnancy Affects Vision

A woman’s body goes through many different changes during pregnancy and the eyes and vision may also be affected. Most of the hormonal changes during pregnancy can be responsible for these changes which are usually temporary, but could signal conditions that are more serious. If you have any changes you are worried about it is best to talk to your doctor. These are the top five eye and vision changes that can happen during pregnancy. Read more ›

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Fighting Cancer with Food

exercise fertilityWhen someone receives the news that they have been diagnosed with cancer, the last thing on their mind is food. However, nutrition can pay a big role in survival rates of cancer. Many cancer patients are often diagnosed with having malnutrition and 50 to 80 percent of patients suffer this condition.

Cachexia, which is sever wasting of muscle and tissue is accounted for in 30 percent of cancer-related deaths. The stats for this is 30 to 50 percent of deaths in patients with gastrointestinal tract cancers and up to 80 percent of deaths in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. Even though these numbers can be shocking, up to 80 percent of these patients never receive a referral to dietitian or nutritionist with a specialty in oncology. Read more ›

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Maria Menounos Shares IVF Struggles Via Snapchat

Making the decision to become pregnant is a personal one and it is up to you whether or not you want to publicly discuss your decision. Sometimes it is not always easy to become pregnant ad due to this it can make talking about it harder. A lot of people who are public figures and celebs already have their lives put out on display for the masses and as a result it makes it difficult to discuss this topic. However, Maria Menounos decided to share the struggles with IVF that she was having on social media. She has even been very open with her fans for the past several months about the steps she has been taking to become a parent.

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Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency

exercise fertilityResearches have conducted studies that have found there are many people who are not getting enough vitamin D and that the levels of vitamin D in the U.S. population has actually dropped between 1988 and 1994 and then another drop occurred between 2001 and 2004. Over 75 percent of those participating in the study had levels of vitamin D in their blood that is inadequate. Read more ›

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What Men Should Know About Fertility

exercise fertilityWhen it comes to conception and pregnancy the media and even social attention seems to be focused on women. This is understandable seeing as how it is the woman’s body and that it is mostly about the woman. However, they are naturally wrong seeing as how it does take two people to make a baby and male fertility is equally important. There are seven key things that every man needs to know. Read more ›

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