High salt diet may delay puberty: Study

Consuming excess dietary salt may result in late onset of puberty that can lead to behavioural problems, stress and reduced fertility, new research says.

New technique to improve IVF success rates

There is good news for couples wanting to start a family with the help of in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

Smoking and genetics can boost mother's chances to have twins: Study

A new study has revealed that African American mothers who smoke and have a specific genetic profile can boost their chances to have twins.

India to host 22nd World Congress on fertility

India will host the 22nd world congress on fertility which aims to promote education and research in the field of reproductive medicine and also raise the standards of its practice.

Obesity impact on fertility can be reversed

 Researchers have revealed how damage from obesity is passed from a mother to her children, and also how that damage can be reversed.

Japanese city takes steps to boost birth rate

With a growing number of women delaying motherhood in favour of their careers, the Japanese city of Urayasu will begin a programme from April to finance the freezing of eggs in order to boost the birth rate, media reported Friday.

Beware! Your make-up products can be risky

 Your make-up products can put you at risk of early menopause.

Vitamin B negates pesticide effects on fertility

Exposure to a common pesticide used to kill mosquitoes can increase the risk of early miscarriage in women, but those who have adequate levels of B vitamins in their bodies stay protected, new research says.

Terrorism can hamper fertility

 A significant study has revealed that on average, terrorism decreases fertility - reducing both the expected number of children a woman has over her lifetime and the number of live births occurring during each year.

Even limiting fertility or catastrophe not enough to control population explosion

Scientists have found that even stern restrictions over fertility or a catastrophic event would not be able to reduce the world population.

Single protein behind successful fertilisation

An international team of researchers has discovered how a single protein oversees the processing of DNA during sperm and egg generation for successful fertilisation.

Consuming beer every day doubles fertility in men

A new study has claimed that drinking around a pint and a half of beer per night could double their fertility rates.

Smoking during pregnancy may damage fertility of sons

Smoking during pregnancy can harm the developing foetus and mothers who smoke while they are pregnant or breast feeding may damage the future fertility of their sons.

Can't conceive? Let go of baby wish for healthy brain

Women who cannot conceive even after fertility treatments are at a greater risk of developing mental problems, warns a study.

Men with handsome faces have lower sperm quality

A new study has revealed that men with a handsome face have a lower quality of semen.

Vitamin D deficiency in women affects conceiving through IVF

A new study has suggested that women with lack of Vitamin D were nearly half as likely to conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF) as compared to women who had sufficient levels of the vitamin.

Dozen babies born using `safer` IVF treatment

Researchers led by an Indian-origin professor have successfully used a new and potentially safer method to stimulate ovulation in women undergoing fertility treatment.

New health tracker to diagnose flu, assess fertility

Leaving your house to take some lab tests could be a thing of the past! A new health-tracking device uses a swab of saliva, nasal fluid, or blood, to provide simple, at-home medical diagnosis.

Cannabis use hits young men`s fertility

Researchers have said that young men who use cannabis may be putting their fertility at risk by inadvertently affecting the size and shape of their sperm.

Study reveals stress degrades sperm quality

A new study has revealed that psychological stress is harmful to sperm and semen quality, affecting its concentration, appearance, and ability to fertilize an egg.