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Study presenting decline in puppy fertility may have human implications

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd July 2017

26-year study of canine sperm presents an overall decline in quality, and may also shed light on fertility changes seen in male humans Britains dogs are becoming less fertile. Researchers who have systematically analyzed canine sperm over a span of 26 years say that overall sperm quality has been in decline. Environmental chemicals are implicated. […]

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The human who may have secretly parent 200 infants

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd July 2017

When Esther-Louise Heijs son asked if she could trace his genetic parent, she began a battle to find out whether she was deceived by her late doctor, Jan Karbaat, who is suspected of fathering up to 200 of his patients children Twenty five years ago, when she was 35, Esther-Louise Heij induced two decisions that […]

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My fertility problems stimulated me feel like a failing | Sarah Fletcher

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd July 2017

After two years of struggling to conceive and an ectopic pregnancy, I eventually became pregnant. Women must not be made to feel that infertility is their fault When I started trying to conceive aged 26, I knew it wouldnt be easy I had endometriosis, polycystic ovaries and periods so infrequent that if everyone were like […]

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More men are testing their sperm at home–and some docs are worried

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd July 2017

BY TRACY CLARK-FLORY Earlier this week, Puneet Masson, a male fertility specialistin Philadelphia, had a concernedpatientcome in for a semen analysis.Unlike the usual scenario of a human who makes an appointmentafter simplytrying unsuccessfully for a pregnancy with his partner, this human hadtaken an at-home, over-the-counter sperm test and get deterring results. Over the last year, […]

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Fitbit accuracy questioned in suit

Published in Odd and Fun on 21st July 2017

( CNN) Your favorite fitness tracker may not be totally accurate, according to a study used in an amended complaint filed Thursday against Fitbit. The class-action lawsuit, filed earlier this year, argues that the PurePulse technology used in the Fitbit trackers that measure your heart rate doesn’t do it as well as the company’s marketing […]

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WHO elucidates Zika pregnancy guidance — again

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th July 2017

( CNN) Are you considering get pregnant and live in an area where Zika is actively circulating? Then the World Health Organization wants you to do the following 😛 TAGEND JUST WATCHED Hope for abandoned newborn with Zika birth defects

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Fewer teens pregnant, but it’s not because they’re having less sex

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th July 2017

Teen pregnancy is way down. And a study suggests that the reason is increased, and increasingly effective, utilize of contraceptives. From 2007 to 2013, births to teens age 15 to 19 dropped by 36 percent; pregnancies fell by 25 percentage from 2007 to 2011, according to federal data( PDF ).

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UN recurs criticism of Ireland’s ‘cruel and inhumane’ abortion statutes

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th July 2017

Human rights committee finds in favour of Siobhn Whelan, who was denied abortion despite fatal foetal syndrome diagnosis The United Nations has again ruled that Irelands abortion statutes have subjected a woman to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment. It is the second time in 12 months that the UNs human rights committee has denounced the […]

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Some call it ‘stealthing, ‘ others call it sexual assault

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th July 2017

( CNN) Some people call it “stealthing” — a practice where humen secretly remove or injury condoms without their partners’ knowledge. Others call it sexual assault. But dedicating it an official name could be a major support for survivors of sexual assault, many of whom face an uphill battle in the legal system, according to […]

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Zika virus: Will this newborn be OK?

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th July 2017

( CNN) Zulmarys Molina arrives at the high-risk pregnancy clinic in San Juan, Puerto Rico, soon after dawning, excited to see her baby. Inside the examining room, she creates her shirt so Dr. Alberto de la Vega can put an ultrasound wand on her belly.

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