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COVID-19 may impact male fertility, study finds

Severe cases of COVID-19 might harm the quality of a man’s sperm and possibly impact his fertility, according to a recent study published in the journal Reproduction. “This report provides the first direct evidence to date that COVID-19 infection impairs … Continue reading

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Father’s health a factor in pregnancy loss, study finds

A father who is in bad health before conception may increase the odds for pregnancy loss, a new study in the journal Human Reproduction reports. Researchers looked at data on 958,804 pregnancies between 2007 and 2016, and correlated that with … Continue reading

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Researchers reveal why heat stress damages sperm

University of Oregon biologists have used the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans to identify molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm and contribute to male infertility following exposure to heat. In humans, the optimal temperature for sperm production is just … Continue reading

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Sperm quality lowered by light from devices at night

Men might want to think twice before reaching for their smartphone at night. A new study found correlations between electronic media use at night and poor sperm quality. Preliminary results show that greater self-reported exposure to light-emitting media devices in … Continue reading

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Lab-grown sperm could let infertile men have children

Infertility affects one in seven men of reproductive age worldwide. One idea for treating male sterility is spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) therapy. In this approach, sperm stem cells in the testis are transferred to a test tube, cultured and nudged … Continue reading

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Diet has rapid effects on sperm quality

Sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in Sweden, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study, published in PLOS … Continue reading

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Chlamydia affects men’s fertility too, research finds

The potential impact of undiagnosed sexually transmitted chlamydia infection on men’s fertility has been highlighted in a study led by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), which for the first time found chlamydia in the testicular tissue biopsies of infertile men … Continue reading

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New computational method could aid in male infertility treatment

Scientists have devised a new computational method that reveals genetic patterns in the massive jumble of individual cells in the body. The work will immediately apply to male infertility. The discovery, published in the journal eLife, will be useful in discerning … Continue reading

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Marijuana impairs male fertility, study finds

“Marijuana is the most consumed illicit drug in the world, with approximately 200 million users, considered by many as an inoffensive and relaxing habit,” the authors of a recent study in the Journal of Urology write. They wanted to study … Continue reading

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Duration of infertility linked to poor sperm quality, study finds

The longer a man is infertile, the lower his sperm count and other parameters of impaired sperm. That’s the conclusion in a BJU International study of 1,644 infertile men. Older age and higher body mass index were associated with a longer duration … Continue reading

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