Japan is dealing with what economists call a “demographic time bomb.”
Japan is experiencing a vicious cycle of low fertility and low spending.
This year, there were fewer births than ever recorded in the 118 years Japan has collected data. The trend has social scientists worried for the financial and social future of the country.
The growing percentage reflects, in part, the increasing average age at which women give birth for the first time.
In 2012, more test-tube babies were born in the United States than ever before, and they constituted a higher percentage of total births than at any time since the technology was introduced in the 1980s, according to a report released on Monday.
At first glance, it may seem kind of silly, but radiation proof underwear certainly has more to it than meets the eye.
Having kids reduces a man’s risk of heart disease by 20%.
Having children could mean healthier hearts for men. A decade-long study of 135,000 men found that those who remained child-free had a higher risk of dying from heart disease than those who ‘sowed their oats.’ Men who had children reduced their risk of heart disease by 20%.
Sperm grown in test tube is an important step toward curing male infertility.
Sperm has been grown in a test tube for the first time in a “small but important step” towards curing male infertility, a study claims. Researchers removed stem cells and cultured sperm in the laboratory in a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments and drugs for men currently unable to have children.
Start clowning around when your are going downtown.
Strange, but true. A recent study led by Shevach Friedler published in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility showed that laughter can promote pregnancy…
Cycling may cause infertility.
Men who spend more time riding a bicycle could be pedalling their fertility away, suggests a new study. The research showed that those riding more than 180 miles a week had fewer than four per cent normal sperm. It means their chance of fatherhood is extremely low.
Number of childless women in their early 40’s has risen sharply since the 1970’s.
Nearly one in five American women in her early 40s is childless, according to a report that shows a striking increase in women who don’t have biological children. The trend was much less common in the 1970s, when one in 10 women did not have children by 40 to 44, the age bracket researchers use to designate the end of childbearing years.
Unable to have a baby of her own, Amy Kehoe became her own general contractor to manufacture one. For Ms. Kehoe and her husband, Scott, the idea seemed like their best hope after years of infertility.
Sperm created in a lab
Human sperm have been created using embryonic stem cells for the first time in a scientific development which will lead researchers to a better understanding of the causes of infertility.
Microwaves harmful to unborn baby
It is hard to believe but true that the microwave oven you use to make food could be harmful to your unborn child, especially when the device is old or is wrongly used. Tests have shown that microwaves emit harmful electromagnetic radiation which could harm embryos and could lead to miscarriage.