Study shows a significant ongoing decline in sperm counts of Western men
4 hours ago
In the first systematic review and meta-analysis of trends in sperm count, researchers from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai ...
Women now have clearer statistics on whether IVF is likely to work
Jul 24, 2017
Australian women considering IVF will now, for the first time, have a more meaningful idea of their chances of having a baby, whether it's their first or subsequent round of IVF.
Study provides insights on preeclampsia
Jul 20, 2017
Researchers have developed a method that could help rapidly diagnose preeclampsia in pregnant women. They have also uncovered clues that might help explain why women with preeclampsia often develop an abnormal amount of protein ...
Healthy eating and exercise in pregnancy limits weight gain and lowers odds of caesarean
Jul 19, 2017
Encouraging healthy eating and physical activity during pregnancy limits excess weight gain and lowers the odds of having a caesarean section, finds a study published by The BMJ today.
Certain antibiotics during pregnancy may increase risk of birth defects
Jul 19, 2017
A new study has found links between certain antibiotics during pregnancy and major congenital malformations in newborns.
Pregnancy-related mortality ratio 17 deaths per 100,000
Jul 18, 2017
(HealthDay)—The pregnancy-related mortality ratio was 17 deaths per 100,000 live births from 2011 to 2013, and the distribution of causes of death categories remained stable from 2006 to 2010, according to a study published ...
About 10 percent present to ER after hysterectomy for benign disease
Jul 17, 2017
(HealthDay)—Overall, 9.1 percent of women who undergo hysterectomy for benign disease present to the emergency department and are not readmitted to the hospital, according to research published in the August issue of Obstetrics ...
Woman, 59, who tried for decades to get pregnant gives birth
Jul 17, 2017
During nearly four decades of marriage, Akosua Budu Amoako and her husband tried to have a child, without success. But last month, at age 59, Budu gave birth to her first child after fertility treatments.
What is pre-pregnancy carrier screening and should potential parents consider it?
Jul 14, 2017
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently recommended obstetricians, gynaecologists and other related health care providers offer pre-pregnancy carrier screening for genetic diseases to all patients.
Women exposed to smoke while in womb more likely to miscarry
Jul 13, 2017
Women exposed to cigarette smoke while in their mothers' wombs are more likely to experience miscarriage as adults, according to new research from the University of Aberdeen.