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Men who maintain weight loss can double their sperm count: study

Men all over the world are suffering from deteriorating semen quality — often referred to as an outright fertility crisis. Now, however, there may be good news for some of the men who are experiencing problems. In a new clinical … Continue reading

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COVID-19 alters levels of fertility-related proteins in men, study suggests

Many people who recover from COVID-19 experience long-term symptoms, such as brain fog or heart problems. Increasing evidence suggests that the virus can also impair fertility. Now, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology have analyzed protein levels in semen … Continue reading

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Delivering proteins to testes could treat male infertility

Problems with sperm development are often to blame for male infertility. Recently, researchers reported in ACS Nano a way to deliver a protein important for sperm cell production directly to mouse testicles, where it restored normal sperm development and allowed previously infertile … Continue reading

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COVID-19 unlikely to be transmitted through semen, study shows

COVID-19 is unlikely to be spread through semen, according to University of Utah Health scientists who participated in an international study of Chinese men who recently had the disease. The researchers found no evidence of the virus that causes COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Study finds antioxidant supplements do not improve male fertility

Antioxidant supplements do not improve semen quality among men with infertility, according to a new study supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study … 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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Can ‘sperm races’ help IVF succeed?

Perhaps, according to a presentation at the American Physical Society March Meeting in March. A microchip device that pits sperm racing against one another is being developed by Afrouz Ataei from Florida Atlantic University and may help to improve IVF … Continue reading

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A clue to the cause of male infertility

A new study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility finds that male infertility as a result of poor semen quality may be associated with specific medical conditions, including hypertension, peripheral artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, non-ischemic heart disease and skin and … Continue reading

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Men, de-stress for fertility success

Stress has been linked to many health problems, including heart disease, asthma, obesity and depression. Now, a new study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility suggests that stress can reduce sperm and semen quality, which could affect for male fertility. Researchers … Continue reading

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Semen analysis: Q&A

When is a semen analysis useful? How does it work? The American Association of Clinical Chemistry answers these and other questions: Q: How does it work? A: A semen analysis should be performed on a minimum of two samples at … Continue reading

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