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Stem cells 'link' to repeat miscarriages, say scientists - BBC News
[ is this a western phenomenon? sick population? not africa, not some parts of japan? ] Accelerated ageing "In fact, this may be the only way to really prevent miscarriages in these cases." The team found a shortfall of stem cells was the likely cause of accelerated ageing of the womb lining which resulted in the failure of some pregnancies. The lining has to renew itself each cycle and this renewal capacity is dependent on the resident stem cell population. Prof Brosens said: "Cultured cells from women who had had three or more consecutive miscarriages showed that ageing cells in the lining of the womb don't have the ability to prepare adequately for pregnancy." [...] "The real challenge now is to develop strategies to increase the function of stem cells in the womb lining," she said. The team will soon start piloting new interventions to improve the womb lining, she said. [ diet and lifestyle? ]
premature  ageing  chronic  diseases  telomere  genetics  epigenetics  sick  population  health  crisis  miscarriage  IVF  female  fertility  fertility  infertility  assisted  fertility  treatments 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
24 & ready to die - YouTube
Allow Me To Die: Euthanasia in Belgium - youtu.be/hCRpuTRA7-g //&! End Credits — Full documentary on euthanasia in Belgium (2013) - youtu.be/dcVIx0QujlU //&! youtu.be/60z1CEfWZ84 - PBS on Final Exit Network //&! 16x9 - Taking Mercy: Euthanasia debate - youtu.be/NxYmgrnGx_M //&! 16x9 - The Suicide Tourist: Assisted suicide documentary - youtu.be/vaR4xx2si6g //&! Assisted Suicide | Sandy's Trunzer's Story | Last Right Series - youtu.be/X6y975Xm3lI //&! BBC Panorama - I Helped My Daughter Die - youtu.be/QBMXpVLLfZ0 //&! The right to die in Belgium: An inside look at the world’s most liberal euthanasia law - youtu.be/eo8Hn0DEcpw //&!
assisted  suicide  assisted  dying  mental  health  mental  illness  euthanasia 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes - BBC News
But the University of Oxford study showed mutant spermatogonia gain a "tumour-like" competitive edge, leading to a greater proportion of sperm becoming defective. Experts said couples should consider having children earlier in life. A range of diseases including autism and schizophrenia are more likely with older dads due to mutations in their sperm. And the risk of very serious health problems goes from around four in every 200 births to five in every 200 once the father passes the age of 50.
female  fertility  fertility  assisted  fertility  treatments  IVF  Social  Freezing  public  health  policy  public  health  generationy  Millennials  epigenetics  gene  expression 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Why postcodes are determining fertility treatment - BBC News
austerity! >> IVF treatment is minority on budget and on peoples mind! // Health chiefs have blamed the cuts on "extremely challenging financial circumstances". Each IVF cycle costs individual CCGs anywhere between £1,300 and £6,000, depending on geography. Mid-Essex said it treated about 100 people a year, and could make annual savings of £750,000 by ending specialist fertility services. Its medical director, Dr Donald McGeachy, told Inside Out he could understand patients' "displeasure" at the cuts. But he said with a £9m deficit to plug, tough decisions had to be made. "We try very hard to provide everything that we need, but there are some things that we are not going to be able to do," Dr McGeachy added. [...] !!! One in six couples in the UK struggles to conceive, making fertility concerns one of the most common reasons women visit their GP. !!! //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=fertility
IVF  post  code  lottery  health  inequality  sick  population  health  crisis  NHS  austerity  minority  Transgender  NHS  Grampian  female  fertility  fertility  infertility  assisted  fertility  treatments  public  health  policy  public  health 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Social Freezing bietet keine "Babygarantie" - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Eizellen einfrieren und später Kinder bekommen - auch in Deutschland interessieren sich immer mehr Frauen für Social Freezing. Die Methode bietet jedoch keine "Babyversicherung", warnen Experten.
Social  Freezing  IVF  female  fertility  assisted  fertility  treatments  male  fertility 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
The right to die | The Economist
The economist explains the moral and legal arguments about the euthanasia debate. The Economist supports the right to die and gives really good reasons as to why. // http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/euthanasia/ &! http://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/feb/02/terry-pratchett-assisted-suicide-tribunal
right  to  die  Suicide  euthanasia  assisted 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Die Story: Das Geschäft mit dem Kinderwunsch | Kontrovers | BR - YouTube
1. Philosophy; you don't have freedom, you have freedom to choose between some options. // 2. medical evidence inconclusive and profiders are for-profit corporations and do in most cases not inform completely and transparently. // 3. Higher risk with being pregnant in later life +35 "high risk pregnancy" especially in our current "sick population" situation - "high risk pregnancy" cases will rise.
Social  Freezing  IVF  female  fertility  assisted  fertility  treatments  Capitalism  Gesellschaft  Soziale  Marktwirtschaft  exploitation  Leistungsdruck  gender  inequality  gender-based  discrimination  gender  politics  gender  role  medical  profession  high  risk  pregnancy  sick  population  public  health  public  health  policy  health  crisis 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Sterbehilfe: Ethiker fordern Recht auf Beihilfe zum Suizid durch Ärzte - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Palliativmediziner, Juristen und Ethiker: Ärzte müssen sterbenskranke Patienten in den Tod begleiten dürfen.
ethics  ethical  machine  ethical  assisted  suicide  Beihilfe  zum  Suizid 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
The Science of Kissing | It's Okay To Be Smart | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube
100 men, wearing the same t-shirt a week, women chooses the best during her fruitful cycle. chosen one donate sperm. because science. because on compatibility with woman's and man's immune system compatibility. chosen, selected by the woman via the smell of the t-shirt. = healthy new life with optimal immune system.
IVF  assisted  fertility  treatments  fertility  immune  system  pheromone  sweat  smelling  mating  kissing  kiss  science 
february 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Angelina's mastectomy... and other medical stories of 2013
And there is no doubt about the impact a poor night's sleep has on the whole body. The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people's sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week. [...] There was a shift in understanding psychiatric disorders when it was shown autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia all shared several genetic risk factors.
HIV  BRCA-1  BRCA-2  cancer  Cardiovascular  disease  infertility  female  fertility  assisted  fertility  treatments  IVF  breast  cancer  neurodegenerative  diseases  Alzheimer  dementia  public  health  policy  public  health  western  lifestyle  western  diet  neuroscience  neurology  neurobiology  stemcell  treatment  stemcell  Sleep  hygiene  sleeping  REM  epigenetics  genetics  active  lifestyle  lifestyle  zoonosis  Zoonotic  H7N9  post-antibiotic  era  antibiotics  psychiatric  disorders  psychology  Psychiatry 
december 2013 by asterisk2a
IVF: It brings joy to countless families, but as another disturbing study emerges, what is the truth about IVF and birth defects? | Mail Online
Risks

Some scientists suggest this is because ICSI subverts natural selection, in which only the best, strongest sperm wins the race to fertilise the egg.
This, they fear, could raise the embryo’s risk of congenital defects.

It should be pointed out that the vast majority of babies born via ICSI or conventional IVF are perfectly healthy. However, there are growing concerns about the possible risks associated with fertility treatment.
A recent study made shock headlines when it reported that ICSI babies are twice as likely as those conceived naturally or by conventional IVF to suffer birth defects such as cleft palate, heart and lung conditions, cerebral palsy and blood disorders.
Professor Michael Davies, author of the study into 6,100 children born from fertility treatment in South Australia over 16 years, described the ICSI risk as ‘sky high’.

Concerns over other forms of assisted conception have also been raised.
unintended  consequences  assisted  fertility  treatments  natural  selection  evolution  fertility  drugs  Clomid  Clomifene  clomiphene  citrate  ICSI  IVF 
may 2012 by asterisk2a

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