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11/14/2014

NIH study links ultraviolet filters to pregnancy delays
​​Certain sunscreen chemicals used to protect against ultraviolent rays may impair men’s ability to father children in a timely manner, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health and the New York state Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center. But the researchers caution that the results are preliminary and that additional studies are needed to confirm their findings.

7/9/2014

New treatment increases pregnancy rate for women with infertility disorder
The drug letrozole appears to be more effective than the standard drug clomiphene for helping women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to achieve pregnancy, according to a large study from a research network supported by the National Institutes of Health.

6/30/2014

June Wrap-Up: Promoting Men’s Health
In observance of Men’s Health month, the NICHD highlighted important men’s health information and resources throughout the month of June.

6/23/2014

New Research on Male Contraceptive Methods
Most forms of contraception target the female reproductive system to prevent pregnancy. However, NICHD research may lead to new contraceptive methods that control fertility in men.

6/11/2014

Men’s Health is the Focus in June
This Men’s Health Month, the NICHD joins with other government agencies and nonprofit organizations to raise awareness of men’s health issues and to highlight men’s health resources.

6/9/2014

Hormone treatment restores bone density for young women with menopause-like condition
Researchers have found that hormone replacement therapy in young women with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) led to increases in their bone mineral density, restoring levels to normal.

6/6/2014

May Wrap-Up: Promoting Women’s Health
In observance of National Women’s Health Week, the NICHD highlighted important information about women’s health throughout the month of May.

6/4/2014

Dr. Lisa Halvorson New Chief of Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch
Lisa M. Halvorson, M.D., has been named the new Chief of the Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch (GHDB), effective June 15, 2014, announced Dr. Catherine Spong, M.D., Director of the Division of Extramural Research.

5/30/2014

How Can You Improve a Woman’s Health? Study the Health of Populations.
From infertility to problems in pregnancy, the NICHD’s Epidemiology Branch tackles health issues from a population perspective.

5/20/2014

Estudio de los NIH vincula los niveles altos de colesterol a una fertilidad disminuida
Los niveles altos de colesterol pueden perjudicar la fertilidad en las parejas que intentan lograr un embarazo, según indica un estudio realizado por investigadores de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, la Universidad de Búfalo (Nueva York), y la Universidad de Emory, en Atlanta.

5/20/2014

NIH study links high cholesterol levels to lower fertility
High cholesterol levels may impair fertility in couples trying to achieve a pregnancy, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the University at Buffalo (New York), and Emory University in Atlanta.

5/20/2014

Podcast: Estudio de los NIH vincula los niveles altos de colesterol a una fertilidad disminuida
Las parejas con un nivel alto de colesterol son las que más se demoraron en lograr el embarazo.

5/6/2014

April Wrap-Up: Raising Infertility Awareness
The NICHD spent the last month highlighting activities and information related to infertility.

4/29/2014

Learning about Infertility Research at the NIH
Three reproductive health scientists at the NICHD share their perspectives on future directions in infertility research.

4/21/2014

Infertility Awareness: Share the Facts
Infertility affects millions of Americans—both men and women. Learn the facts this National Infertility Awareness Week and share answers to common questions with this infographic from the NICHD.

4/21/2014

La aspirina no previene la pérdida de embarazo, según un estudio de los NIH
Se halló un aumento en la tasa de bebés que nacen vivos en un subgrupo de participantes.

4/15/2014

Gene linked to excess male hormones in female infertility disorder
A variant in a gene active in cells of the ovary may lead to the overproduction of androgens—male hormones similar to testosterone— occurring in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health. The discovery may provide information to develop a test to diagnose women at risk for PCOS and also for the development of a treatment for the condition.

4/10/2014

Seeking New Treatments for Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus—the endometrium—grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis affects millions of American women, yet many women can’t get a timely diagnosis or find effective treatments.

4/9/2014

Join NICHD on April 23 for a Twitter chat on Infertility
For National Infertility Awareness Week, this April 20–26, the NICHD joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health (OWH), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Organization for a Twitter chat on infertility.

4/2/2014

Aspirin does not prevent pregnancy loss, NIH study finds
A daily low dose of aspirin does not appear to prevent subsequent pregnancy loss among women with a history of one or two prior pregnancy losses, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
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