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More than Just Hindering Fires – Can Flame Retardants Interfere with Fertility?

In a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a team of researchers investigated the potential connection between exposure to flame retardant chemicals found in household products— called PFRs — and pregnancy. While we can’t conclude from the results that products like yoga mats cause infertility, the findings bolster pre-existing research suggesting an association between […]

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Smartphone to Screen for Male Infertility

SA_Image_6: The smartphone-based semen analyzer can be used to test for male infertility from the privacy of your home. The 3D printed setup costing <$5 can analyze most semen samples in less than 5 seconds.

Smartphone Device Accurately Screens for Male Infertility

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a smartphone-based semen analyzer that can be used to test for male infertility in the privacy of your own home. The device can accurately analyze most semen samples in less than five seconds. The Challenge Male infertility affects almost half of the 45 […]

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Eating Soy May Help Women Undergoing IVF

Bisphenol A, also referred to as BPA, is a chemical found in many common food containers including plastic water bottles, with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that more than 96% of Americans have BPA in their bodies. It can mimic estrogen, an important female sex hormone, with 100 previous studies linking BPA to numerous health problems, […]

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