Low Sperm Count in Men with Prolonged Infertility

Lower sperm counts and other parameters of impaired sperm were observed in men having a longer duration of infertility problem. From the study of 1644 infertile men, old age and higher body mass index were also associated with longer duration of infertility. These findings are reported in the journal BJU International.

Approximately 15 percent of couples of reproductive age fail to achieve a wanted pregnancy within a 12-month period, despite regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Prolonged infertility has been considered a psycho-social stress for the infertile couple that may lead to poor marital adjustment and decreased quality of life, but the potential role of the duration of infertility in terms of couple’s reproductive health remains understudied.

‘Longer duration of infertility leads to psycho-social stress among infertile couples, that causes poor marital adjustments and low quality of life.’

“Our results suggest that duration of infertility should be considered a potential risk

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Menstrual Cramps and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Medication Guide

Menstrual cramps and PMS medication facts

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Breast Cancer Surgery Choice may Affect Quality of Life

A new research has found that choice of surgery may affect quality of life for young breast cancer survivors. Even as more young women with breast cancer opt to have mastectomies, many experience a persistent decline in their sexual and psychosocial well-being following the procedure, as detailed in new research by Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. The findings, to be presented today at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, underscore the importance of counseling patients about the potential long-term physical and emotional consequences of the procedure, researchers say.

“Historically, it was felt that 75 percent of breast cancer patients should be eligible for breast conserving surgery. Over time, however, more women, particularly young women, are electing to have a mastectomy,” says the lead author of the study, Laura Dominici, MD, a surgeon at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.

‘The decision of whether to have a

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Is Corn a Grain, Vegetable, or Fruit? The Answer is D, All of the Above

What is corn? It’s an age-old question considering corn — a.k.a. maize — is an approximately 10,000-years-old crop. While it depends on who you ask, there’s case for each camp: grain, vegetable, and yep, even fruit.

Why Corn Is a Fruit

Ready for your mind to be blown? According to Encyclopedia Britannica, “Fruit, in its strict botanical sense, [is] the fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds.”

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If you think about a typical fruit, like apples, that makes sense. The apple flesh surrounds a core containing seeds. But in corn’s case, each kernel is what’s called a caryopsis, basically a type of dry fruit where the ovary wall and the seed coat are fused into one layer.

Why Corn Is a Grain

The plants that produce these special fruit-seed combos all belong to the same family … read more

Men's Health

Stress and Men’s Health

Stress and the Male Sex Drive

Viewer Question: I’ve been under a prolonged period of stress, which seems to have diminished my sex drive. I recently read that stress can affect hormone levels. What can I do to counteract stress and improve my sex drive?

Doctor’s Response: You are not alone in your concern. A diminished interest in sex is one of many symptoms that can develop as a result of increased psychological stress, and studies show that a decreased sex drive is a common complaint in people who have stressful jobs and work long hours. Fortunately, taking steps to manage your stress can help you regain some of your lost sexual energy.

Stress management is a highly individual practice, and each person must choose the stress control techniques that work best for them. However, stress control methods most often include a combination of exercise, relaxation … read more

Yoga Asanas for Full Body Pain Relief

By Varsha Vats
,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Nov 19, 2018

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  • Yoga can treat body pain effectively
  • Yoga asanas help in toning the whole body
  • Know yoga asanas to cure body pain

Yoga is the most effective and traditional method to lead a healthy life. It helps in toning the whole body. It makes your body more flexible and provides strength to your body. Yoga is also the best natural way to treat body pain. Anyone suffering from a headache, joint pain, back pain or any other body pain can rely on yoga for treatment. Here are few yoga asanas that can help you treat body pain naturally. These yoga asanas will not only cure body pain but will also give other health benefits. The best time to perform these yoga asanas is early with an empty stomach. If you do not have enough time in the morning then

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5 Fashion Items that Might Ruin your Health

By Varsha Vats
,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Nov 23, 2018

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  • Fashion items can take a toll on your health
  • They can lead to muscle pain and other problems
  • Know five fashion items that may ruin your health

When it comes to fashion and style everyone loves to be on the top without missing any trend that’s going viral. From uploading the best picture on the internet to looking great at your office, fashion maintenance is required everywhere. But do you know many things in your wardrobe are harmful? Certain fashion items which have become a part of your daily routine can ruin your health in many ways and you are completely unaware about it. Apart from proper hygiene and clean clothes you should also be very particular about the types of clothes you choose. Here are five fashion items that may ruin your health in some way or

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