Category Archives: Body

In the News: Skeleton Regulates Male Infertility

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered that the skeleton acts as a regulator of fertility in male mice through a hormone released by bone, known as osteocalcin. Read More:  http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-skeleton-male-fertility.html

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In the News: Sperm ‘Cloak’ Mutation May Explain Male Infertility

Some men may be less fertile than normal because they have a genetic mutation of a protein that coats the surface of sperm, scientists have found….. Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/07/20/sperm-infertility-coat-protein.html?ref=rss

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In the News: Cellphones, Cancer and Infertility

…..potential health problem associated with cell phones is gaining attention. Researchers in Austria compared cell phone users to non-users and have found cell phone use capable of damaging sperm production and may be a contributing factor in male infertility….. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/07/11/cell-phones-cancer-and-infertility/#ixzz1TAlauiKA

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In The News: Bone Hormone May Impact Male Infertility

  A hormone produced by bone-building cells may have a role in regulating male fertility. Osteocalcin seems to promote production of the sex steroid hormone testosterone, and increase fertility, in male mice, according to a study led by Gerard Karsenty, … Continue reading

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Unwanted

I was speaking with a colleague who told me of a coworker who experienced infertility issues. He/she works as Child Protective Services social worker.  Her coworker was handed cases for which infants needed to be removed from their homes to keep them … Continue reading

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Resilency

This is somewhat unrelated, but a story of resiliency.   My sister-in-law has downs syndrome.  She participates in a choir for individuals with disabilities.  Last night they had a fundraiser. I was looking at the faces of all the choir participants … Continue reading

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Roll Of The Dice

One fear I think many women have entering fertility treatment is the possibility of multiples.  We hear all the stories about octomom in the headlines and don’t want to end up a mom with 8 babies all at once.  Parenthood … Continue reading

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