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Study aims to ease menopausal symptoms

Can the health supplement resveratrol curb the notorious hot flushes, insomnia, irritability and occasional mental lapses that often accompany menopause? ...

The phthalate DEHP undermines female fertility in mice

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Two studies in mice add to the evidence that the phthalate DEHP, a plasticizing agent used in auto upholstery, ...

BPA Can Disrupt Sexual Function in Turtles, Could be a Warning for Environmental Health

Understanding the effect on turtles could help researchers determine human implications ... Full story

BPA exposure in pregnant mice affects fertility in three generations

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When scientists exposed pregnant mice to levels of bisphenol A equivalent to those considered safe in humans, three generations of female mouse offspring experienced significant reproductive problems, including declines in fertility, sexual maturity and pregnancy success, the scientists report in the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. ... Full story

Study finds IVFpredict one of the most accurate ways of determining chances of IVF success

Accurately predicting the probability of a live birth after in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is important for both those undergoing the treatment and their clinicians. Findings from a comparison study that analysed the accuracy of the two most widely-used prediction models are published today [08 April] in the journal PLOS ONE. ... Full story

Adolescent drinking affects adult behavior through long-lasting changes in genes

Binge-drinking during adolescence may perturb brain development at a critical time and leave lasting effects on genes and behavior that persist into adulthood. ... Full story

Female embryos less likely to survive to birth

New research has challenged the prevailing belief that the higher proportion of male babies born in the general population results from a higher proportion of males being conceived. ... Full story

Steroid links fat accumulation with egg development

Baltimore, MD— Nutrition and metabolism are closely linked with reproductive health. Several reproductive disorders including polycystic ovary syndrome, amenorrhea, and ovarian cancer have been linked to malnutrition, diabetes, and obesity. ... Full story

UVA expert: Doctors should educate women on less-regulated menopausal hormones

As prescriptions for less-regulated, custom-compounded menopausal hormones approach the number of prescriptions for U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved hormones, a UVA Health System expert said doctors should educate patients on the differences between the hormones. ... Full story

Hormone Replacement Therapy for postmenopausal women: Does it help or harm your heart?

New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that hormone replacement therapy does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke. ... Full story

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