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Sperm washing helps couples – Breakthrough in focu

...has recommended against insemination of women with semen from men infected with HIV. Current data from programs in Europe would suggest sperm washing to be a safe risk-reduction option for heterosexual couples wishing to bear a child Throug...

Pesticide impairs male reproductive function

...vels correlated to low levels of testosterone, low semen volume and low sperm count. However some health experts argue that the benefits of using DDT outweigh the potential health risks involved. Many developing countries including Mexico still use DDT in their fight against malaria causing mosquitoes. T...

Male infertility in relation to cancer

...increased risk of testicular cancer, men with poor semen quality overall were between twice and three times...ns. The researchers analysed the sperm quality of semen samples taken from over 32,000 men in England between 1960 and 1989. Sperm count, motility, and shap...

Male infertility in relation to pesticide

...say the dramatic nature of the observed changes in semen quality warrant further attention.// Among men seeking infertility treatment, those who were exposed to pesticides were most likely to have a very low sperm output - in the bottom 25 per cent of the male population. What's more, sperm concentration...

Infertility in relation with virus

... samples of testicular tissue taken from men whose semen was abnormal. The virus was found in these men far...lthood.// In the German experiments, 67 men with semen abnormalities were tested for traces of AAV. These were found in 28 of them - compared to only one o...

Shapely sperm-a valuable indicator of fertility

...tility, that rewrites the standards for analyzing semen samples. According to Dr. Dav Guzhik, chairman of ...h Organization's widely used standards to classify semen as normal if it contains 10 million sperm per milliliter and at least half of them are moving around...

Infertile men at cancer risk

... "some reassurance to men identified with abnormal semen characteristics" for the absolute increase in indi...idual risk is small. The study compared results of semen analysis conducted at Apollo laboratories between 1975 and 1995 with the incidence of testicular can...

Reduced fertility in men who mountain bike

...eek, and more than 3,000 miles a year. Analysis of semen of the two participating groups indicated a considerable reduction of sperm count and motility of the bikers. The sperm count and motility of bikers was 20 million/ml and 29 percent respectively. Analysts also fear that the continuous trauma to the...

Fertility After Testicular Cancer Questioned

... Researchers suggest to preserve future fertility, semen cryopreservation and sperm banking before treatment must be strongly recommended for men who are diagnosed with [testicular cancer]....

New Screening Method Found To Detect Testicular Cancer In Its Initial Stages

... problems and a group of healthy men. As the first semen samples were evaluated, the testicular cancer gene marker was detected in a sample from one of the healthy controls. The patient had no indications of testicular cancer and upon further clinical evaluation, including a biopsy, pre-testicular cancer c...

Tackling Prostate Cancer With A New Dietary Supplement

...rt of the urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen out of the penis. Nerves located next to the prostate take part in causing an erection of the penis. When a person is affected by prostate cancer, the cancer cells may spread outside the gland to other parts of the body. Most prostate cancers grow ...

Sperm washing helps couples

...has recommended against insemination of women with semen from men infected with HIV. Current data from programs in Europe would suggest sperm washing to be a safe risk-reduction option for heterosexual couples wishing to bear a child. Through this breakthrough procedure it is possible for couples t...

"An Armour against pleasure, and a cobweb against infection" – Has the condom withstood the test of time

...e STDs are passed through the body fluids like the semen or vaginal secretion. The STDs that are passed through semen and blood include HIV/AIDS virus, hepatitis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea, whereas syphilis, herpes and ...

Late Pregnancy Women Face The Risk Of Heartbreak, Fertility Problems

...waiting until they are older to father children as semen counts deteriorate with age, they say. Once an older woman does become pregnant, she runs a greater risk of miscarriage, foetal and chromosomal abnormalities, and pregnancy-related diseases. Clare Brown, chief executive of Infertility Network, Br...

Dermaseptins: Potent vaginal contraceptives

...evaluated. For the study, twenty samples of fresh semen were obtained from patients aged between 23 and 35 years. The data showed that sperm motility was inhibited with various concentrations of DS at different intervals ranging from 2 to 240 min. The action of DSs on sperm motility was observed to be dos...

The Falling Sperm Count In Men

...cording to a French study. The problem is that the semen quality once affected by pesticides may not return to normal even with treatment. Smoking : Smoking causes to the sperm to move sluggishly and the sperms are unable to reach the egg or not able to penetrate it as they become weak. Once smoking is...

Detrimental Effect Of Chronic Alcoholism On Male Fertility

...diction treatment for alcoholics, venous blood and semen samples were collected. Complete blood counts, bio... hormones FSH, LH, T, PRL, P, and E2 in blood, and semen parameters were followed during the study. In alcoholics, FSH, LH, and E2 levels were significantl...

DNA Identity Mix-Up In Bone Marrow Donors, And Miscarriages Of Justice Involved

...-and-shut case, a clear DNA match was made between semen from a serious sexual assault// and a blood sample from a known criminal. However, the criminal in question was in jail when the assault took place. Forensic scientists had already matched the crime sample to the DNA profile of another person who was...

Heavy alcoholism has adverse affects on sex life in healthy males

...hows that a high consumption of alcohol can impact semen volume; sperm count as well as the proportion of s...ing de-addiction therapy. The researchers compared semen samples of these 66 men with 30 healthy men with no smoking or drinking habits. The findings of the ...

Declining Rates Of Sperm Donors Over The Past 5 Years

...ank is a facility that collects freezes and stores semen sample for purposes of artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization or for research. The researchers believe that the fall is almost certainly linked to scrapping the right of donors to remain anonymous. The results have highlighted the need to ...

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