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New clues in mice link cholesterol to fertility

By Julia Evangelou Strait - Whether made by the body or ingested through diet, cholesterol plays a vital role in cells. Cholesterol ...

More Frequent Overnight Hot Flashes Linked with Brain Scan Changes

PITTSBURGH – Women who experience more hot flashes, particularly while sleeping, during the menopause transition are more likely to have brain changes ...

Population Council’s Progesterone Contraceptive Vaginal Ring Added to WHO 2015 Essential Medicines List and Included in Medical Eligibility Criteria Guidance for Providers

The World Health Organization released its 2015 updated Essential Medicines List and for the first time included the progesterone contraceptive vaginal ring (CVR), a contraceptive safe and effective for lactating women in the postpartum period. ... Full story

Black women often cope with infertility alone

ANN ARBOR—African-American women are equally, if not more, likely to experience infertility than their white counterparts, but they often cope with this traumatic issue in silence and isolation, according to a new University of Michigan study. ... Full story

TSRI Study: Hormone ‘Erases’ Male Smell for Female Mice

LA JOLLA, CA – Everyone knows that a plate of food doesn’t look as delicious after you’ve already eaten a big meal. But imagine if your internal state actually made you blind to food. ... Full story

Taking Hormones During Menopause Doesn't Hurt Women's Cognition

Madison, Wisconsin - Women who hope to remain mentally sharp after menopause shouldn’t worry that menopausal hormone therapy (HT) will harm their cognitive skills. ... Full story

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? ... Full story

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, baby toys, building materials and many other consumer products, can undermine female reproductive health, in part by disrupting the growth and function of the ovaries. ... Full story

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

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