The likelihood of pregnancy following in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is significantly reduced when male partners are aged 51 years and older, according to a retrospective study from the UK.
A handheld ultrasound device, which uses an integrated algorithm for measurements, provides epidural depth estimates comparable to those obtained with a console ultrasound machine, according to a new study.
Increased intake of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) during pregnancy appears to reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia and severe pre-eclampsia, while alpha-linolenic acid intake (ALA) is associated with a higher risk of severe pre-eclampsia, according to a Denmark study.
In addition to the known evils of maternal smoking during pregnancy on the sons' semen quality, prenatal exposure to paternal smoking can also be harmful, according to data from the large Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC) presented at the ESHRE 2019 Meeting.
Men, in general, are aware of the changes experienced by women during menopause transition, although they do not consistently relate the symptoms to menopause, according to data from the MATE study. Only about half of men know that treatments were available for menopausal symptoms, but they understand their influence on their partners’ menopausal symptom management.
Exposure to higher levels of criteria air pollutants carries an increased risk of gestational hypertension but a lower risk of pre-eclampsia, whereas greater exposure to volatile organic compounds poses a heightened risk of pre-eclampsia and has no effect on gestational hypertension, according to a recent study.
Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles may benefit from the administration of myo-inositol (MI) which improves oocyte and embryo quality due to alterations in gene expression in granulosa cells, according to a study presented at ESHRE 2019.
Systolic blood pressure appears to have a strong association with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) but not with unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA), whereas current smoking and female sex are risk factors for both conditions, a study has found.