Flu season peaks in the cold winter month of February, but officials at the CDC are stumped as to why the flu has hit so hard and so early this year, especially in Boston.
Boston mayor, Thomas Menino, has declared a public health emergency after 18 flu-related deaths and a total of 700 reported cases of influenza have surfaced since October 1st- ten times the number of reported cases in 2011.
The city is offering free flu vaccines- the strongest safe guard against further transmission of the virus.
A new study proposes a way for women to see into the future of their partners' fertility.
Research out of the University of Sheffield in collaboration with Brown University of Rhode Island, says men born into a family with more brothers than sisters could have faster swimming sperm and better fertility overall.
Earlier this year, we blogged about ovarian tissue freezing as a form of fertility preservation- particularly for cancer patients. This procedure is fairly new, however, it has resulted in 20 pregnancies worldwide to date. The 20th case, announced just this week, was a first for Australian reproductive medicine. The Aussie doctor and his team have proven the effectiveness of freezing ovarian tissue in a 43-year-old patient post cancer treatment.