Tuesday, July 09, 2019 by: Tracey Watson Tags: #nutrition, Diets, exercise, Fertility, fitness, getting pregnant, goodhealth, healthy lifestyle, hormone health, Infertility, men's health, mind body science, natural health, natural remedies, PCOS, polycystic ovaries, pregnancy, prevention, remedies, weight management, women's health (Natural News) Infertility – defined as the inability to get pregnant after actively trying to do so for 12 months while not using any contraceptives during that period – is a common problem. Around 15 percent of couples struggle to have a baby, with about a third of these issues attributable to the woman, a third to the man, and the other third to a combination of problems or to an unknown issue. Although there are some fertility problems that cannot be overcome, the good news is that there are a few simple lifestyle changes that can boost fertility by a whopping 69 percent, giving couples who have all but given up on falling pregnant new … [Read more...] about Boosting your fertility naturally
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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists announced a milestone in their efforts to preserve the fertility of young boys undergoing cancer treatments. Writing in the journal Science, the researchers announced the birth of a monkey born using this advance — using cryopreserved testicular tissue to produce sperm for in vitro fertilization — and said the success paves the way for human trials. “It’s a huge step forward” that should give hope to families, said Susan Taymans of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which helped fund the research. “It’s not like science fiction. It’s something that seems pretty attainable.” She said it raises hope that the technique can be developed for use in regular medical practice. “Before it was just a concept: Can we make mature sperm from immature tissue? Now we’ve shown it can lead to healthy sperm that can fertilize an egg and can result in a … [Read more...] about Advance offers new hope for fertility preservation for boys with cancer
In the UK, we’ve always had something of an ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach to our health. While traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda have long adhered to the idea that prevention is better than cure, we’ve been pretty slow to catch on. An eye-watering £97bn of public money is currently spent on treating disease but only £8bn on preventing it. But times are changing. Last November, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that the NHS will be shifting emphasis towards preventative healthcare, and called on people to take greater responsibility for their own health by staying active, quitting smoking and reining in alcohol, sugar, salt and fat intake. And last week, Theresa May laid out the Government’s 10-year plan for the NHS, a major focus of which will be better prevention of disease. Whatever your thoughts on their policies, there’s no denying that a proactive approach to health makes sense. So why not take … [Read more...] about Testing, testing: The new clever health checks in town
PUBLISHED: 17:12 07 January 2019 | UPDATED: 17:12 07 January 2019 Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool during her visit where she launched the NHS Long Term Plan. Photo: Charlotte Graham/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire A “cruel and desperately unfair” postcode lottery which locks some Norfolk families out of accessing fertility treatment on the NHS could come to an end after announcements made as part of a long term plan for the health service. File photo of a newborn baby as announcements made in the NHS Long Term Plan could end IVF inequality in Norfolk. Photo: PATheresa May yesterday hailed the launch of a 10-year plan for the NHS in England as a “truly historic moment”.Health chiefs say that up to 500,000 lives could be saved under the plan, which involves greater use of high-tech treatments and diagnostic testing and could prevent 150,000 heart attacks, strokes and dementia cases.But it could also mean joy for women … [Read more...] about Could new NHS plan see an end to Norfolk’s ‘cruel and desperately unfair’ IVF postcode lottery?
Mansfield Woodhouse mum Caroline Gilbert had almost given up hope of having children - but now she looking forward to celebrating her second daughter's first new year's eve. Caroline found out five years ago that her fallopian tubes were blocked. With the support of electrician husband Christopher, she was referred on the NHS to CARE Fertility at Nottingham Business Park.After treatment, they overjoyed when to discover she was expecting their first child - Indie - who was born in 2015 without any complications.A few years down the line and hundreds of nappy changes later, the Gilberts, of Muirfield Way, Mansfield Woodhouse, decided to try for a second child.This time they paid privately, with 34-year-old Caroline sharing half her eggs to hopefully give the gift of life to another.Although the outcome of her generous donation remains confidential, Caroline is thrilled she has been able to help another struggling woman possibly conceive.And there was another happy outcome for the couple, … [Read more...] about Mansfield Woodhouse parents celebrate the new year after IVF joy