Men really DO remember to take the male ‘Pill’, say doctors


[ad_1] Men really DO remember to take the male ‘Pill’ despite women’s fears that they’ll forget to take it, say doctors In study involving 35 men aged 18 to 50, 90% remembered to use a contraceptive gel every day for a year The gel, rubbed on the shoulder, suppresses testosterone more effectively than tablets so […]

I had a mole removed out of vanity, only to be told I had a rare blood cancer


[ad_1] ‘I am so grateful that I got that silly little cyst removed — it saved my life,’ says Laura, 28, a chartered legal executive from Long Eaton, Derbyshire Laura Windsor thanks her lucky stars that a moment’s vanity helped save her life. It was only after she decided to get an unsightly cyst on […]

New method preserves viable fruit fly embryos in liquid nitrogen — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Cryopreservation, or the long-term storage of biomaterials at ultralow temperatures, has been used across cell types and species. However, until now, the practical cryopreservation of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) — which is crucial to genetics research and critical to scientific breakthroughs benefiting human health — has not been available. “To keep alive the […]

Women’s fertility may decline with age due to impaired RNA levels — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Age may adversely affect women’s fertility by impairing levels of RNA molecules which in turn alter the function of genes involved in key biological pathways during the final maturation stage of a human egg cell, according to the findings of a new study published today in the journal Aging Cell. Researchers from the Centre […]

If I’m too old to have HRT, how can I stop night time sweats? DR ELLIE CANNON answers your questions


[ad_1] I am 74 and suffering terribly with night sweats. The doctor says there is nothing she can do as I am too old for HRT. Night sweats are one of the most common symptoms of the menopause, related to the drop in fertility hormones. But the menopause is not always to blame.  Night sweats […]

Endometriosis: Woman claims she was refused hysterectomy due to age


[ad_1] A woman with endometriosis has revealed how she ‘pleaded’ with her doctors for a hysterectomy to remove her womb – but claimed she was refused due to her age and childless status. Hannah Lockhart, 23, from Bangor, Northern Ireland, suffers from the long-term condition which sees tissue similar to the womb lining grow in […]

Covid-19 UK: More than 30% of black over-60s in England have yet to get their coronavirus vaccine


[ad_1] More than 30 per cent of black over-60s have still not had their first Covid vaccine despite No10’s PR blitz to encourage uptake among BAME people, data has shown. The proportion of black people who have not had a jab is nearly seven times higher than it is for white over-60s and higher than […]

Results bolster previous studies finding no growth, development differences with IVF — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Compared to newborns conceived traditionally, newborns conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) are more likely to have certain chemical modifications to their DNA, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The changes involve DNA methylation — the binding of compounds known as methyl groups to DNA — which can […]

Why I made a film about my struggle to have a baby


[ad_1] Charlotte (pictured) and her now husband were told that the pregnancy was ectopic — rather than growing in the womb, the fertilised egg had lodged in one of her fallopian tubes Young filmmaker Charlotte Carroll went to hospital writhing in agony, convinced she had a hernia. But as she waited on the trolley, she received […]

How to defuse the male fertility timebomb


[ad_1] Could a toxic soup of chemicals in everyday life be destroying men’s ability to father children?  That is the latest claim from a U.S. expert, Dr Shanna Swan, who made headlines in 2017 with research that suggested human sperm counts are plummeting. Dr Swan, a professor of environmental medicine and public health at the […]

UK ‘has made great strides’ in reaching out to Covid vaccine sceptics, says minister


[ad_1] Britain ‘has made great strides’ in reaching out to coronavirus vaccine sceptics and boosting uptake among black people, a cabinet minister said today. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng blamed ‘misinformation’ and ‘people sharing things on social media’ for some getting scared of having jabs.  But he claimed there had already been ‘huge improvements’ in willingness […]

DR ELLIE CANNON: Help! Sex is painful at 72 but I can’t take HRT pills to cure it


[ad_1] I am 72, very fit and active, and recently met someone I’d like to have a relationship with – but I’m finding sex painful. My GP says HRT is the only thing that will help, but I can’t take it as I have a family history of breast cancer. What can I do? Pain […]

Doctors eye new drug that could end the monthly agony for women with endometriosis


[ad_1] For tens of thousands of women, a diagnosis of endometriosis means a life of debilitating pain. Despite it affecting one woman in ten in the UK, from teenagers through to middle age, treatment options remain limited.  There is no cure and the available treatments often have significant side-effects, affecting fertility, for example, because they […]

More than 20% of Gen Z-ers say they will NOT get a Covid vaccine, survey finds


[ad_1] More than one-fifth of Generation Z says they don’t plan to get a coronavirus vaccine when it comes available to them, a new survey finds. Conducted by STAT-Harris Poll, it showed that 23 percent of 18-to-24 year olds are not going to receive a COVID-19 shot. This is a much higher percentage than the […]

Hadaka Matsuri: Japan’s famed Naked Festival cancelled for all but a select few


[ad_1] (CNN) — This time a year ago, thousands gathered for Japan’s annual Hadaka Matsuri — also popularly known as the “Naked Festival”– in Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Honshu island. In today’s climate of social distancing, the video highlights from last year’s event (see above) are a surreal reminder of how much […]

Coronavirus hits Italian birth rate


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The coronavirus crisis has hit Italy’s already historically-low birth rate, new projections from the national statistics agency reveal. Italy had last year already recorded its lowest number of births for 150 years, at 420,000, but this could fall to 408,000 in 2020 and 393,000 in 2021, according to Istat. The […]

Disputes over when life begins may block cutting-edge therapies like mitochondrial replacement


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court has once again pushed the debate over when life begins into the headlines, which could have far-reaching effects on access to both current and emerging reproductive technologies. In 2006, Judge Barrett was one of the signatories on a […]

Pregnancy complications linked to heightened risk of heart disease and stroke in later life


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, diabetes in pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and pre-term birth are linked to a heightened risk of heart disease in later life, suggests an overarching (umbrella) analysis of data published by The BMJ today. Several other factors related to fertility and pregnancy also seem to be […]