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.

Now, a kit to test sperm quality at home

Before you rush to buy the pregnancy kit for your spouse, want to know if you are fertile enough to be a father?

Sex, pregnancy poorly understood by women: US study

Women are often in the dark when it comes to basic facts about sex, fertility, pregnancy and their own reproductive health, according to a US study Monday.

`Land location overrides fertility; threat to food security`

With industrialisation, the location of a land overrides the fertility factors which may pose a threat to country`s food security problems, said a study released today.

US fertility clinic mix-up brings calls, questions

The suspect is dead, the fertility clinic where he reportedly replaced a customer`s sperm with his own no longer operates, and the clinic left no records that might show the extent of the scandal, the University of Utah said today.

Red meat, pork improve fertility: Expert

Nutrients found in red meat play an important role in fertility levels and the general health of women and men planning a pregnancy, says an expert.

Why girls are preferred over boys by IVF parents

A new research has found that a majority of IVF parents undergoing embryo screening are choosing girls over boys in order to decrease the child`s risk of autism, as male babies are about 4 times likely as girls to develop the medical condition.

Eat Brussels sprouts to boost your chances of having a baby

Eating Brussels sprouts can boost fertility in both men and women, a UK nutritionist says.

High multiple births due to fertility treatments: Study

More than a third of twin births and more than three-quarters of triplets or higher-order births in the US are the result of assisted reproductive technologies, a new finding says.