COVID-19 vaccination does not affect the chances of conceiving a child, according to a study of more than 2,000 couples that was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Flame retardant exposure may lead to fertility problems
Study links reduced fertility to flame retardant exposure – Women with higher blood levels of PBDEs, a type of flame retardant commonly found in household consumer products, took longer to become pregnant compared with women who have lower PBDE levels.
Birth control pills may alter choice of partners
Unnatural selection: Birth control pills may alter choice of partners – There is no doubt that modern contraception has enabled women to have unprecedented control over their own fertility. However, is it possible that the use of oral contraceptives is interfering with a woman’s ability to choose, compete for and retain her preferred mate?
Stress may lead to obesity and heart disease
New research links social stress to harmful fat deposits, heart disease – Social stress could be an important precursor to heart disease by causing the body to deposit more fat in the abdominal cavity, speeding the harmful buildup of plaque in blood vessels, a stepping stone to the number one cause of death in the world.
PCOS gets better with acupuncture and exercise
For women with PCOS, acupuncture and exercise may bring relief, reduce risks — Study finds acupuncture and exercise decrease a key marker for disease. – Exercise and electro acupuncture treatments can reduce sympathetic nerve activity in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), revealed by researchers.
Female hormone cycle affects knee joints
New research from the University of Calgary has found a connection between the laxity of a woman’s knee joint and her monthly hormone cycle. – New research from the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary has found a connection between the laxity of a woman’s knee joint and her monthly hormone cycle.
Acupuncture during IVF improves pregnancy chances
Acupuncture given within one day of IVF with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation cycle (IVF), revealed by US researchers. – Acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation cycle (IVF), revealed by US researchers. Acupuncture given within one day of IVF proved beneficial.
Why some young women are at greater risk of developing anorexia nervosa
Young women with past anorexia nervosa show vastly different patterns of brain activity compared to similar women without the eating disorder.
– Even after more than a year of maintaining a normalized body weight, young women who recovered from anorexia nervosa show vastly different patterns of brain activity compared to similar women without the eating disorder, Walter H. Kaye, M.D., professor of psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues report in the December issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry.