Tough. Bold. Badass. Those are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the Bella Twins over the course of their career as arguably the most famous female wrestlers ever. And the descriptions track. Nikki broke her neck in the ring, had surgery, and returned triumphantly to the WWE before retiring
Why female fertility declines with age: Scientists blame the decay of a protein that acts like a ‘rubber-band’ inside eggs Decay of a protein called cohesin weakens vital structures of chromosomes This is believed to cause an abnormal amount of chromosomes in older eggs Too many or too few chromosomes may lead to failure of the
A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, reveals a unique and strong association between firearm ownership and the risk of domestic homicides. For each 10 percent increase in household gun ownership rates, the findings show a significant 13 percent increased incidence of domestic firearm homicide. The homicide risk differed
Last year, singer Jessie J revealed during a concert that doctors told her she’s infertile. Now, she’s opening up about the steps she’s taking to try to change that. In a new interview with the Heart Breakfast radio podcast, Jessie said that she’s changed her diet and lifestyle in hopes of having biological children one day. “I’ve always
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found, in mice, that treatment with an antibiotic reduces the size of lesions caused by endometriosis. The researchers are planning a large, multicenter clinical trial to test the drug metronidazole in women who have the painful condition. The study is published online April 30
Ninety-one nations are not producing enough children to maintain their current populations, while the opposite is true in 104 countries where high birth rates are driving population increases, according to a new scientific study. Total fertility rates (TFR), a summary measurement representing the average number of children a woman would deliver over her lifetime, have
In the good ol’ days, keeping track of your period was a matter of marking a red dot in the diary and assuming it would arrive at the same time next month. These days, however – thanks to advances in tech (and a little know-how) – it’s lot easier to predict Aunt Flo’s next visit.
For thousands of women it seems a perfect safety net for motherhood – freezing their eggs for the future “just in case”. But is it really? The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has warned women to be cautious about egg freezing as it does not guarantee future live births and there are storage limits.
The physical abilities of male and female tennis stars decline at the same rate as they age, new research shows. Men and women are known to have different patterns of ageing — so University of Exeter scientists were surprised to find “similar patterns of decline” among tennis professionals. Using data on first-serve speed and accuracy
The world’s first baby born via in-vitro fertilization turned 40 years old this summer. Still, after four decades, IVF is a relatively new field with ongoing debate on how to get the best results for families who have placed their hopes — and often their personal savings — into fertility treatment. IVF experts disagree about
Endometriosis has an ugly distant cousin and it impacts around twenty percent of women before the age of 40. So why is adenomyosis flying under the radar? Professor Anusch Yazdani’s description of a uterus affected with adenomyosis can’t be unheard – “A big, boggy, pear-shaped organ.” He is explaining the disease that causes severe pelvic pain, bloating,
A research team found a novel function of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2), a self-renewal factor for spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) which is the origin of the sperm production. Although it has demonstrated that both FGF2 and glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is indispensable for SSC self-renewal and survival in vitro, the present study
Contrary to common suggestion, women are opting to freeze their eggs not to pursue education or careers but for reasons “mostly revolving around women’s lack of stable partnerships with men committed to marriage and parenting.” This is the conclusion of the largest qualitative study so far in elective egg freezing; 150 subjects from four IVF
With the average age of new mothers increasing, many couples are waiting longer to start their family. Unfortunately, one of the consequence of delaying pregnancy until later in life is that age is the most important factor when it comes to conceiving. Quite simply, women are less likely to conceive in their 40s because they
There are a number of signs that you might be pregnant, many of which can occur quickly after conception. Some women experience them all and some won’t notice a single one. Here are eight of the most common symptoms of early pregnancy. 1. Missed period This pregnancy symptom is probably the most well known –
Pregnancy loss and the death of a newborn baby are devastating events, and as of today around 25% of these perinatal deaths are unexplained despite autopsy. Discovering the cause of such a loss is of great importance for the bereaved parents, both in providing an explanation and in helping them to understand the likelihood of
New research presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, shows that giving women different types of virtual reality (VR) sessions prior to sedation for IVF treatment reduces their anxiety and could improve successful pregnancy rates. The study was conducted by Professor Fabienne Roelants, Saint-Luc Hospital, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium, and colleagues.
Using male individuals has long been a tradition in scientific mice studies. But new research enforces the importance of using a balanced population of male and female mice. In a paper published May 22 in the journal Cell Reports, scientists studying the locus coeruleus brain structure in mice unexpectedly found substantial differences in the molecular
Research on transgender teens’ and their parents’ attitudes regarding fertility preservation will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2018 Meeting in Toronto. A new study found that while more research is needed on the subject, fertility preservation is a major factor for only a minority of transgender teens and their parents in deciding
Researchers from UCLA and several other institutions found surgeries performed by older surgeons — age 50 and up — have lower patient mortality rates than those performed by younger surgeons, and that patient mortality rates do not differ significantly based on whether the surgeon is male or female. Broken down by age group and adjusting