High Untreated Phytic-Acid In The Diet, May Lead To Mineral Deficiencies, Specifically, During Pregnancy

An article on mineral deficiencies during pregnancy related to highly untreated phytic-acid in the diet

All Species Are Haploid!

Every individual in any species, plant or animal, starts as a haploid egg with a complete set of chromosomes, (n). Bacteria stay like this and reproduce by simple mitosis.

Cutting off the power of sperm, a new male contraceptive revolution

People always use conventional methods to avoid pregnancy, such as condom or prophylactic.

1-alpha,25-dihydroxy-vitamin-D3 asnew immunotherapy in treatment ofrecurrent spontaneous abortion

Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is serious health problem affecting 2–5% of reproducing couples worldwide...

New insights into thalidomide-birth defect episode

Scientists in Germany have discovered why the medication thalidomide appeared safe in animal tests before going on the market 50 years ago, only to cause perhaps the most extensive outbreak of drug-induced birth defects in medical history.

Key proteins identified in the quest for male contraceptive

In an advance toward a long-sought new male contraceptive, researchers have identified key proteins in men that suppress production of sperm and could become new targets for a future male birth control pill.

A “lab on a chip” to improve success of in vitro fertilization

In a finding that could boost the success rate of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Maternal position during the first stage of labor: a systematic review

There has long been controversy regarding which maternal position is more appropriate during the first stage of labor.

Delays in seeking an abortion until the second trimester: a qualitative study in South Africa

This paper reports on results from a qualitative study that explored the factors that contributed towards women accessing abortion services in their second trimester of pregnancy.

Brazilian obstetrician-gynecologists and abortion: a survey of knowledge, opinions and practices

Abortion laws are extremely restrictive in Brazil. The knowledge, opinions of abortion laws, and abortion practices of obstetrician-gynecologists can have a significant impact on women's access to safe abortion

The prevalence of stillbirths: a systematic review

Stillbirth rate is an important indicator of access to and quality of antenatal and delivery care.

Females Promiscuous For The Sake Of Their Grandchildren

Female animals that mate with multiple partners may be doing so to ensure the optimum health of their grandchildren

Mate Or A Meal? Familiarity Decides If Wolf Spider Loves 'Em Or Eats 'Em

A Cornell University behavioral scientist has found that female wolf spiders prefer mates that are comfortably familiar.

What Gets A Female's Attention, At Least A Songbird's

Male songbirds produce a subtly different tune when they are courting a female than when they are singing on their own.

With Daily Alcohol Use, Male Fruit Flies Court Other Males

A team of researchers has used an animal model to reveal, for the first time, a physiological basis for the effect of alcohol on male sexual behavior

Electric Fish Conduct Electric Duets In Aquatic Courtship

Cornell researchers have discovered that in the battle of the sexes, African electric fish couples not only use specific electrical signals to court but also engage in a sort of dueling "electric duet."

The Best Both Of Worlds: How To Have Sex And Survive

Researchers have discovered that even the gruesome and brutal lifestyle of the Evarcha culicivora can't help but be tempted by that 'big is beautiful' mantra no matter what the costs.

Female Birds Boost Up Their Eggs When Hearing Sexy Song

In a new study published in the latest issue of Ethology researchers show that female songbirds can alter the size of eggs and possibly the sex of their chicks according to how they perceive their mate's quality.

Maternal position during the first stage of labor: a systematic review

This is a systematic review of the effect of maternal position during the first stage of labor.

Prospective assessment of Y-chromosome microdeletions and reproductive outcomes among infertile couples of Japanese and African origin

To compare the frequency of Y-chromosome microdeletions in Japanese and African azoospermic and oligozoospermic men and describe embryo characteristics and reproductive outcome following in vitro fertilization (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (