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Sperm Comet Test Solves 80% of Unexplained Infertility

Medical News Today,  Nov 15, 2012

November 15, 2012

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, say a recent discovery accounts for 80% unexplained infertility cases. Typically, infertility is the result of female factors 1/3 of the time, male factors 1/3 of the time, and unexplained factors 1/3 of the time. There are approximately 7.3 million people in the United States diagnosed with infertility.

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NIH Study Supports Claim: Environmental Chemicals Disrupt Fertility

USA Today,  Nov 14, 2012

November 14, 2012

Exposure to Polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, cause fertility problems says a recent study out of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

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Average Sperm Length Gives Insight to Male Factor Infertility

Medical News Today,  Nov 13, 2012

November 13, 2012

A recent study out of Brown University, published in the journal Human Reproduction, says variation in sperm length is an indicator of decreased motility, a male factor infertility condition.

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Pregnancy and Birth Risks with Bipolar Disorder

US News Health,  Nov 12, 2012

November 12, 2012

In a study published by BMJ on November 8, 2012, scientists discovered a link between pregnant women with bipolar disorder and subsequent risk of pre-term labor before 37 weeks.

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Celiac Disease May Cause Infertility, Miscarriage

Celiac Central,  Nov 8, 2012

A study conducted by Thomas Jefferson University's Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, presented at the 2012 American College of Gastroenterology meeting shows women with celiac disease have greater fertility and pregnancy complications, like miscarriage, than those without the disease.

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Does Weight Loss Improve Ovulation?

Medical News Today,  Nov 1, 2012

Especially for the infertility patient with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), weight gain and loss is a common concern. PCOS plagues 10% of women of reproductive age and somewhere between 33-50% of these women are overweight or obese. A study out of Penn State College of Medicine and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism says weight loss might not improve fertility, but can improve attitudes toward sex and its frequency.

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Sperm Restoration Promises Fertility For Youth And Adult Cancer Patients

Science Daily,  Nov 1, 2012

November 1, 2012

Sperm producing stem cells show potential for restoring post-cancer fertility according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Magee-Womens Research Institute. Their findings in a primate study, published in Cell Stem Cell, show that an injection of previously frozen stem cells not only restore sperm production, but also fertilize eggs successfully.

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Genetic Deletion Responsible for Male Infertility

Science Daily,  Oct 29, 2012

A study published by Cell Press in the American Journal of Human Genetics has discovered genetic alterations which cause Severe Spermatogenic Failure (SSF), a male factor infertility condition

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