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Low Sperm Count May Signal Serious Health Risks for Men

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – A low sperm count may do more than affect a man's ability to have children. It also may be linked to a number of health problems, new research suggests. A study of nearly 5,200 Italian men found that those with low sperm counts were 1.2 times more likely to have more body fat, higher blood pressure, higher bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and lower levels of good ...

Cycling Won't Sabotage a Man's Sex Life: Study

Posted 18 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 – Men who are avid cyclists needn't worry that hours spent on the bike will translate into problems in the bedroom or bathroom, new research claims. Reportedly the largest study of its kind involving bikers, swimmers and runners, the findings buck prior reports that cycling could harm sexual or urinary function due to prolonged pressure on the buttocks and the perineum ...

Health Tip: Talk to Your Youngster About Adoption

Posted 16 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If you are a parent of a young adopted child, it may be time to talk about the child's birth story. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Be honest, and make your explanation simple and direct. Tell the child that he or she was born to other parents who could not take care of the youngster. Explain to the child why you chose to adopt him or her. Talk about how much you and your spouse ...

Smoggy Air May Spawn Weaker Sperm

Posted 22 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 – Men who have trouble conceiving may have the air they breathe to blame, a new study by Chinese researchers suggests. Microscopic particles in the air called particulate matter (PM2.5) may affect the quality of sperm, which in turn can make it difficult to fertilize a woman's egg, the researchers said. PM2.5 stands for particulate matter with a diameter 2.5 micrometers ...

As Men's Weight Rises, Sperm Health May Fall

Posted 20 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 – A widening waistline may make for shrinking numbers of sperm, new research suggests. Indian scientists studied more than 1,200 men and found that too much extra weight was linked to a lower volume of semen, a lower sperm count and lower sperm concentration. In addition, sperm motility (the ability to move quickly through the female reproductive tract) was poor. The ...

America's New Dads Are Older Than Ever

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 – New dads may sport a few more gray hairs than in years past, a U.S. study finds. The average age of new fathers has risen in recent decades, research shows, raising questions about the possible social and public health impact. The study, which analyzed federal birth records, found that fathers of newborns are now 3.5 years older, on average, than their counterparts in ...

Sperm Counts Continue to Decline in Western Nations: Review

Posted 25 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 – Sperm counts in Western countries have decreased by half in recent years, suggesting a continuing and significant decline in male reproductive health, a new evidence review reports. Sperm concentration decreased an average 52 percent between 1973 and 2011, while total sperm count declined by 59 percent during that period, researchers concluded after combining data from ...

Dad-to-Be's Age Can Affect Fertility Treatment Success

Posted 10 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 – A man's age makes a difference in whether or not a couple undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) ends up having a baby, a new study suggests. The older the potential dad-to-be, the less likely the couple will have a live birth from IVF, the research showed. For the study, the investigators examined nearly 19,000 IVF cycles performed with more than 7,700 couples in ...

Most Relationships Survive Struggles With Infertility

Posted 7 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 – There's good news for couples who are struggling to conceive. Those who are undergo fertility treatment are no more likely to break up, according to a new study. It's been suggested that the disappointment of infertility and the stress of treatment can push relationships to the breaking point. But a study of more than 40,000 women in Denmark who had fertility treatment ...

Guys, a Noisy Bedroom May Not Be Good for Your Fertility

Posted 7 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 – Men, take note: A quiet bedroom might make for strong, healthy sperm. South Korean researchers found that men who slept where the noise level routinely exceeded that of a suburban neighborhood had worse fertility than men who rested in quieter quarters. "I think any sort of stressor can contribute to infertility ... and I would say bedroom noise can be a chronic stressor ...

Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?

Posted 21 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 – In a finding that might bring older Dads some peace of mind about their sons' future job prospects, a new study shows these kids are more likely to be "geeks." Previous research has shown children of older fathers have higher odds of autism and schizophrenia, but this study highlights the benefits of being the son of an older dad. "We have known for a while about the ...

Shift Work May Put Damper on a Man's Sex Life

Posted 15 May 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 – Male shift workers listen up: Two new studies link sleep disorders common in these men to urinary problems and erectile dysfunction. And a third report links the repercussions of shift work to lower-quality semen, which could make it harder for men to father children. The research doesn't prove that shift work and its accompanying sleep issues cause these problems. ...

Health Insurance a Key to IVF Success, Researchers Say

Posted 28 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 – Having health insurance that covers in vitro fertilization (IVF) boosts the odds the treatment will lead to childbirth, a new study finds. For women undergoing IVF, "the biggest hurdle may not be the fertility treatment, but the cost," said study lead author Dr. Emily Jungheim of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. A single IVF treatment costs $12,000 ...

Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health

Posted 23 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 – A new smartphone device has shown early promise as a convenient way for men to check the health of their sperm in the privacy of their home. The infertility test analyzes semen using a disposable rubberized microchip that's designed to enclose and handle samples. The microchip is slid into an attachment that can be plugged into a smartphone. The semen sample is kept ...

TV Ads Help Drive Testosterone Supplement Sales

Posted 21 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 – TV ads have helped spur a boom in testosterone treatments, convincing many men that they need hormone replacement therapy, a new study suggests. In places where testosterone therapy ads ran, researchers discovered increases in testing for low T, initiation of testosterone replacement in new patients, and testosterone treatment without proper testing to see if hormone ...

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