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Sperm washing helps couples – Breakthrough in focu

In many unfortunate instances we see couples who are HIV sero discordant but who would like to have a baby. If the husband is HIV –1 positive and the wife is negative and they are planning to have a child the problem arises because sexual intercourse carries a 1 in 500 risk of transmitting the virus to the female partner and through her to the fetus. Sperm washing is a risk-reduction opti...

Now you can identify Sperm and Egg donors

The British government, in a landmark decision, has ruled that henceforth donors of sperms and eggs can be identified if both the donor and recipient desire so. However if the donor feels not to reveal his/her identity, it will not be revealed. Prior to this ruling the identity of the donors of sperms and eggs have always been withheld. This would be a major ruling with far reaching conse...

Shapely sperm-a valuable indicator of fertility

According to a study, shapely sperm is the best indicator of a man's fertility, that rewrites the standards for analyzing semen samples. According to Dr. Dav Guzhik, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cleavland, every treatment for infertility depends upon first establishing what's normal and abnormal. The World Health Organization's widely used standards to class...

Elevated Ozone Levels Hurt Sperm Count

According to a new research, done one a huge men population, which evaluated more than 14,000 sperm samples, found that ozone can adversely affect a man's sperm, reducing their numbers as well as their crucial ability to move or "swim,". "Our most significant finding was that as the ozone level went up, the sperm concentration went down," said Dr. Rebecca Z. Sokol, a professor of medic...

Mutant sperm beat out healthy brethren in study

According to Researchers Men produce more mutant sperm as they get older //and they found to their surprise that some of these mutations give the sperm an edge. The deformed sperm increase the risk of disease in the men's offspring, but nonetheless are likely to beat out their healthy counterparts in the race to fertilize the egg, the researchers said. The research team was trying t...

Stem cells grown into sperm cells

Stem cells are the basic building blocks of animals, forming in the new embryo and later developing into the various organs and tissues as the fetus grows. The work is very preliminary, and was done in the laborator...

Is caries in primary and permanent tooth related?

According to a study in Journal of Dental Research, caries in primary teeth may cause developmental defects in permanent teeth.// A primary tooth can have caries for a wide variety of reasons such as gender, family health or history, socio-economic status, years of exposure to water fluoridation, disturbance to primary teeth, and early loss of primary teeth. Accounting for all these dif...

Peppermint or cinnamon smell can make drivers more alert

A new study had said that the scents of peppermint or cinnamon could make the drivers of motor vehicles more //alert and refreshed. Driving for long stretches of time makes the drivers of the vehicle angry, fatigued and physically exhausted. The study had monitored drivers who participated in the study under the conditions of three different types of odors of peppermint, cinnamon and n...

Possibility Of Treatment For Permanent Hearing Loss

Researchers from University of Iowa and Okayama University, Japan, have reported a possible cure// for a kind of permanent hearing loss from parallel studies with animals. The researchers gave a genetically deafened mouse interfering RNA that specifically prevents a gene from being expressed that would otherwise cause deafness. By preventing its expression, they had been able to preve...

Sperm washing helps couples

In many unfortunate instances we see couples who are HIV sero discordant but who would like to have a baby. If the husband is HIV –1 positive and the wife is negative and they are planning to have a child the problem arises because sexual intercourse carries a 1 in 500 risk of transmitting the virus to the female partner and through her to the fetus. Sperm washing is a ri...

Limiting sperm motility for contraception

An ion channel protein that plays a central role in sperm motility could be an enticing target for a new type of contraceptive that could be taken by either men or women to block the process of fertilization. The newly discovered protein, called CatSper, controls the flow of calcium into the tails of spermatozoa. This influx of calicum triggers the sperm’s motor proteins, causing the tail...

The Falling Sperm Count In Men

Over the last century the male sperm count has been gradually falling. Nobody knows the reason. Today the numbers of infertile men are much higher than it was during the last decade. The recent Male Fertility Study, compiled by Norwich Union Healthcare indicates that 2.5 million British men are affected//. It is estimated that one in 10 male has infertility problem due to low sperm count....

Anonymous Sperm Donor Traced On Internet

A teenager born to a donor sperm traces his genetic father using the DNA test and some Internet searches, raising ethical and social concerns about assisted reproduction that were not thought of when it started//. A 15-year-old boy who was born to an unknown father using a donor sperm has succeeded in tracking down his father, using just the DNA test, genealogical records and some ingen...

Declining Rates Of Sperm Donors Over The Past 5 Years

There has been a sharp decline in the number of men who volunteer for sperm donation since 2000 according to researchers at the Newcastle Fertility Centre. The observation could be because of lack of motivation among students to do so//. Sperm bank is a facility that collects freezes and stores semen sample for purposes of artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization or for research....

Sperm stem cells could be an alternative to embryonic stem cells in future

Stem cells are one of the fascinating areas of biology today, with new experiments continually replacing our existing knowledge about the potential applications of stem cells. Scientists have now been successful in manipulating rat // sperm cells to behave like embryonic stem cells, which are capable of giving rise to various cell lineages such as a nerve cell, blood cell or a skin cel...

Parents' Permission Required For Tattooing

The written permission of parents will be required by teenagers in Scotland who wish to get tattooed, or their bodies pierced. Piercing and tattoo studios will also be subject to mandatory licensing// to ensure better safety standards and regulate hygiene. This is applicable to all those who are less than 16 years of age. The object behind the exercise is to reduce the possibilities of...

Canada May Not Permit Bextra To Reenter Market

Health Canada has announced a ban on the anti-inflammatory drug Bextra, meant for those who suffer from arthritis. The benefits derived from the drug were outweighed by the cardiovascular risks, including the possibility of // triggering strokes and heart attacks, according to an expert safety panel. The drug is also known to cause severe skin reactions which can even prove to be fat...

Euthanasia To Be Permitted In Swiss Hospital

Terminally ill patients will be assisted to commit suicide on the premises of a hospital in Switzerland, even though the conditions for euthanasia will be very strict. // This has been revealed by the University Hospital at Lausanne’s spokesman. The practice is legal in Switzerland.Until now, hospitals across Switzerland had refused to allow assisted suicide on site and patients wishing t...

Conroy’s May Not Be Permitted To Resume Production Soo

Conroy's Smallgoods has been accused by John Hill, the South Australian Health Minister of indulging in media games after a deadly bacteria infected its factory. Hill called upon the company set right the problem at the // earliest. A strain of the listeria virus was found in the Bowden factory of the company by the Health Department, resulting in its corned beef unit being closed down fo...

Excess Intake of Alcohol Results in Permanent DNA Damage.

In Australia a research headed by Dr Michael Fenech studied the damage of excess alcohol on human DNA. The results of the study stated that excess intake of // alcoholic beverages resulted in increased risk of permanent damage to the DNA. During the course of the study, six men aged 21-26 stuck to a diet low in plant phenols for two days, and then drank 300 millilitres of...

Inadequate labeling in sandwiches sold at UK supermarkets

As per an accusatory report by a consumer group UK supermarkets have been exposed due to inadequate nutritional labeling.// The claims made by the group include that UK supermarkets and high-street stores bulk out the chicken in pre-packaged sandwiches with a combination of water, starch and preservatives while boosting flavour with chicken stock and artificial flavorings. The...

Sperm Retrieval, Difficult in Klinefelter’s Syndrome Patients after 35 Year

A Japanese researcher Dr. Hiroshi Okada with his colleagues conducted a study which proved that the Sperm extraction is very difficult after the age of 35 in case of men suffering from Klinefelter's syndrome. // The study was conducted at the University School of Medicine in Tokyo. The results of this research were published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. Klinefelter’...

Gay men cannot donate sperm

Newzelander Gay man was very much disappointed when he was not accepted to donate his sperm. The health policy does not allow Gay man to donate his sperm legally as the policy makers feel that Gay man are most prone to homosexuality and they are prone to HIV, which could lead to transmission of the virus.// The Gay man is not happy with the decision and does not accept the discriminat...

Planning Permission Delayed In Scotland

A new survey conducted by the Scottish Executive revealed that around 20,000 applications from across Scotland were held up. A large number of people have witnessed delays // in the processing of their application in order to get a planning permission for home improvements. According to the latest figures from the planning audit unit, out of the 32 authorities meant for this purpose o...

Researchers Identify Role Of Protein In Sperm Hyperactivation

Reserachers from the Harvard Medical School have been able to identify a vital component of the mechanism that a sperm uses to speed up its integration with the egg so that fertilization can take place. Reserachers say this study could provide useful pointers when examining the issue of male infertility.// "No one had ever seen inside sperm cells to measure all the currents that contr...

Nature’s fury leaves permanent scar

Children exposed to the trauma of earthquake devastation are susceptible to psychological problems, drug use, crime, exploitation and human trafficking, a United Nations report has revealed. // The report elaborates on how Women and Children are targets of Human rights violation and are displaced by coercion. Relief supplies play truant with them as does the, services and economic opp...

Sperms not silent in the Female reproductive Tract

The 15th Issue of Genes & Development has carried a paper that gives us a different depth into understanding changes in cells in a sperm, when they are in the female reproductive tract. //This paper gives us a different perspective of the genetics of successful fertilization. Previous theory contends that the spermatozoa are really quiet in the female reproductive tract. Gur and Haim Br...

Rise in Mercury Levels in Supermarket Fish

Washington state Health Department survey reported an increased level of mercury in some halibut and Pacific red snapper sold at Washington supermarkets. // There were state wide tests conducted in the fish from grocery stores. They said that children and women of child-bearing age should eat only one meal a week of those two species. According to the Environmental Protection Agency guide...

Work Permit Required For Indian Doctors in Britain

London. The overseas doctors in Britain are alarmed as new rules are being implemented that will make them require work permit before they can work// in hospitals of the National Health Service (NHS). There are currently thousands of doctors from the Indian subcontinent who could suddenly find themselves unemployed. In the event of a job vacancy if there are no local doctors avail...

Non-Hormonal Male Contraceptive Based on Sperm Block Underway

A novel, non-hormonal male contraceptive device that targets sperms, called Intra Vas Device (IVD) has been approved by the FDA for a study// involving 90 men. Men and women have long been promised a male version of the female contraceptive pill. However, this first male contraceptive to be marketed market may not be hormonal at all. The study, to take place in Seattle, Washington and...

Sperm Cells attracted By Ovary Scent, Even in Weakened State

A new study by scientists at Indiana University Bloomington have reported that mouse sperm cells are capable of tracking the faintest of scents. //Sperm cells were bang on target, even when ovary extracts were extremely diluted. "Sperm are known to exhibit chemotaxis toward extracts from various female reproductive organs, but the role of chemotaxis in reproduction is not known," said I...

First Generic Version of Lexapro permitted by US

The first generic version of Forest Laboratories Inc.'s antidepressant Lexapro permitted by Food and Drug Administration, U.S.// An application from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Was allowed by FDA to sell escitalopram, a generic immitator of the oral drug as per Reuters. Complete rights on the drug are retained by the Forest Labs till March 2012 and Teva has been sued fo...

Milk Chocolate, Cinnamon, And Peppermint Scores Good For Brain

In Wheeling Jesuit University some researchers found that milk chocolate containing caffeine has been good for keeping brain alert, controls impulses// and having better reaction times. Hence, chocolate lovers were found to have better cognitive abilities than others. Adding value to the above study, an under graduate student, with the guidance of his Professer, Dr. Bryan...

Medicos Seek President’s Permission For Self-Immolatio

As many as 25 junior doctors here who have been protesting the central government decision to implement 27 percent reservations for other backward classes have sought// President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's permission for self-immolation. They have faxed a letter to the president seeking his "permission to immolate themselves", informed Ashutosh Dixit, who is leading the protesting doctors. <...

Lack Of Sperm Donors - Scottish IVF Clinic Closed

Due to reduced number of sperm donors nationally, the Scottish IVF clinic at the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital has been forced to say ‘no’ to its new patients//. Patient enrolled in the fertility treatment at Scotland has been plunged into crisis because government has said patients treated halfway may need to register in next city’s waiting list due to sperm lack. Sandra K...

Police Team Permitted to Interrogate Rahul Mahajan

Hospital authorities treating Rahul Mahajan, the son of late Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Mahajan, for a suspected case of drug overdose Monday gave the go-ahead to Delhi Police to interrogate him//. 'We have declared Rahul as fit for interrogation and he will soon be out of the intensive care unit,' said a senior doctor of the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. 'A...

Age-Related Sperm DNA Damage

A new study by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore Berkeley National Library revealed that the DNA in the sperm of men begins to fragment //as they age, and the effects of dwarfism begins to take its toll. The study was carried out on the sperms collected two years ago, over a four-month period, .from 97 healthy men between the age of 22 and 80 years .A technique called flow cytometry w...

Docs In Scotland Want Cigarette Buying Permissible Only To People Aged 18 And Over

Doctors in Scotland are calling for an increase in the age from 16 to 18 to be able to legally buy cigarettes. This is the latest attempt to deter young people// from getting hooked on cigarettes. This call was made at the opening of the annual conference of BMA Scotland. A report released on the occasion said that the current law of 16 year olds being allowed to buy cigarettes was m...

AIIMS medical Superintendent confirms that salary release has not been permitted

New Delhi: The Medical Superintendent and Officiating Faculty In-charge of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences here, Dr. D. K. Sharma//, has completely refuted the charge that the Institute Director, Dr. P. Venugopal, had ordered the release of salaries for the in-living doctors, during the strike period. According to him, there has not been any formal approval from either the...

Scientists Create Live Birth Using Artificial Sperms Produced In Vitro

Scientists hoping to find a solution for male infertility have in an experiment for the first time ever, produced and used artificial sperms to create a living being// (mice). Professor Karim Nayernia and team, from Georg-August University, Gottingen, Germany, have created artificial sperm in a lab from the mouse embryonic stem cells. Professor Nayernia, who has now moved to the Newc...
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