Apart from 40 per cent of infertile cases due to males, as many as 2 per cent of all men will exhibit suboptimal sperm parameters. By Dr Isha Khurana The birth of a child is a life-changing event as in one miraculous moment the entire pattern of life of a couple changes. Infertility and problems of impaired fecundity have been a concern through ages and is also a significant clinical problem today, which affects eight to 12 per cent of couples worldwide. Men account for 40 per cent of infertility cases However, due to the patriarchal nature of our society the burden of infertility primarily falls upon the female. However, it has been reported that 40 per cent of infertility cases were related to men, 40 per cent to women and 20 per cent to both sexes. Even in times of the Ramayana and Mahabharata, the male factor infertility has been known but societal pressures have always been directed towards the female partner. Recent studies report that apart from 40 per cent of infertile cases … [Read more...] about Male infertility, busy lifestyles raise fertility challenges
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Email By Inga Ting, Mark Doman, Ri Liu and Nathan Hoad Updated March 13, 2018 15:35:10 Map: Australia Video: Big or small Australia? You decide (ABC News) Australia's population has quadrupled in the past century, with the number of people tipped to reach 25 million this year.If current trends continue the population could top 40 million within 40 years, stretching hospitals, schools and transport if government spending doesn't keep pace. On the other hand, it also means more people to produce goods and services, and to pay the taxes that fund government services.Some say Australia should have stopped growing decades ago. Others point out Australia is a wealthy country with plenty of space to welcome more.So we took a closer look at what different population sizes mean for Australia.The chart below shows 24 potential paths for Australia's future population, based on the latest projections from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Each assumes different levels of births, … [Read more...] about You decide Australia’s population, we’ll show you how it looks
A lot of women today are having their first child in their 30s. Experts weigh in on the challenges associated with planning a baby at a later stage. Late pregnancy is on the rise across many parts of the globe. A lot of couples are now delaying their plans of having a baby owing to several factors, such as consolidating their relationship. prioritising career goals over life goals and ensuring financial security to fulfill a child’s needs. The fight for gender equality is also gradually altering a woman’s take on pregnancy in terms of the right to her own body and an identity beyond motherhood, which in turn, is also influencing their decision about having a baby and at what age. In United States, a lot of women were found having their first child at the age of 35, according to a CDC report. In India too, about 20-30 per cent of women are reportedly opting for late motherhood. This includes celebrity mothers too, from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Rani Mukerji, who had … [Read more...] about Yes, you can have a baby after the age of 35, but should you?
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers D.V. Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday that importance would be given to promoting coastal tourism in the State. He was speaking after inaugurating the beach cleanliness drive under the Swachh Bharat Mission organised by the district administration and other organisations at the Padukere beach, here. Mr. Gowda said coastal tourism in the State should be developed on the lines of that in Kerala and Goa. In both Kerala and Goa, coastal tourism had developed a lot. There was lot of potential for development of coastal tourism in the State as it had lot of natural beaches, including Malpe and Padukere. He would pursue the coastal tourism development projects from the State with the Tourism and other ministries at the Centre. Mr. Gowda said nearly 65% of the population in the country was below the age of 35. It was essential to channelise the youth power. It was necessary to involve the youth in the cleanliness drive. “Students could start by … [Read more...] about ‘Priority for promoting coastal tourism’
WASHINGTON - A team of scientists at the University of Georgia has succeeded in gene-editing reptiles for the first time, creating a pair of albino lizards the size of a human index finger. In a paper describing the breakthrough in the journal Cell Press on Tuesday, the researchers said the lizards could help us better understand vision problems in humans with albinism. The powerful gene-editing technology, known as CRISPR, has led to big breakthroughs in mice, plants and humans, but getting it to work with reptiles has been more difficult because of key reproductive differences. "For quite some time, we've been wrestling with how to modify reptile genomes and manipulate genes in reptiles, but we've been stuck in the mode of how gene editing is being done in the major model systems" said Doug Menke, co-author of a paper wrote in Cell Press. CRISPR gene-editing is usually performed on freshly fertilized eggs or single-cell zygotes, but the technique is difficult to apply to egg-laying … [Read more...] about It’ll be all white: US scientists create albino lizards with gene-editing tech