Researchers from the UK have stated that there is very little effect of lifestyle choices on sperm count and other options can also get delayed due to lifestyle advice given to tackle male infertility.
The semen quality is not affected by smoking, alcohol consumption and being obese, their study said.
It was also stated that it is better to avoid them as avoiding them was still `good health advice'.
It was however stated that a link with higher sperm levels was established with wearing boxer shorts rather than tighter underwear.
According to a report, it is right that life-threatening disorders can be prevented by fertility treatment which creates embryos from two women and one man.
Genetic material from three people is there in children born through ‘three-person IVF’.
Children who are suffering from very severe and debilitating disorders could be freed by using this technique, the UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics said.
The technique was cited as dangerous and unnecessary by other groups.
A man who was in his 50s has died following Legionnaires’ disease and he also had underlying health conditions. Apart from this, two women along with 13 men are getting treatment at the intensive care following the outbreak.
One man has allowed to go home after being treated. Health experts are also investigating about 15 cases that are suspected and this includes five women and 10 men.
South-west Edinburgh has reported a majority of the confirmed cases.
Public is not aware of the dangers linked to smoking cannabis and the impact is being underestimated, experts are warning.
A survey of about 1000 adults was conducted by the British Lung Foundation and it was seen that about a third did not feel that cannabis was harmful for health.
It was also seen that tobacco cigarettes were taken to be more harmful by about 88 per cent people whereas, the risk of lung cancer due to cannabis was 20 times more.
According to the BLF this unawareness was a cause of severe concern.
In England, an eight-year peak has been reached by the number of patients facing waiting times of more than four hours in accident and emergency units.
NHS performance data stated that a rise of more than a quarter has been seen in the proportion of people facing the lengthy wait for treatment and since 2004 has reached its highest level.
From January to March, a wait of more than four hours was witnessed by 4.2 per cent of A&E patients, the King Fund’s report stated. Last year this number of people who did so was 3.4 per cent.
Dark chocolate is good for you and this is what scientists say as it can help in keeping heart problems and diabetes away.
It was stated that a comparison between the effectiveness of drugs and chocolates cannot be made but there are no side-effects of dark chocolates whereas drugs have side effects, depending on circumstances.
Scientists took a mathematical model to predict the effects as well as the cost effectiveness of dark chocolates. People were assessed for about 10 years.
The cause of Parkinson's disease will be studied by a Glasgow-based doctor and he is supposed to lead the world's biggest research study into this.
In the UK alone, about 130,000 people are affected by this brain condition.
Dr Donald Grosset, a neurologist at Glasgow University, stated that enhanced ways to figure out the disease and treat it is what he hopes to find.
About 3,000 people are needed for this study and Charity Parkinson's UK is on a look out for people who are suffering from this condition to urge them and their siblings to be a part of this study.
According to new figures, years later the high rates of smoking among women in the ‘Mad Men’ era of the 1960s is showing after effects.
In 2009 the number of women who were diagnosed with lung cancer was 18,000, according to statistics released by Cancer Research UK.
In 1975 about 22 women out of 100,000 people were affected by the disease but now out of 100,000 women about 39 people are affected.
When it comes to high smoking rates and a rise in cancer cases, there exists a time lag of about 20 to 30 years.
Researchers have stated that the risk of obesity and diabetes is high among shift workers because of lack of sleep due to their schedule.
About 21 people were taken for the study by researchers and they controlled their lives that included sleep hours and meals.
It was seen that if normal sleep pattern was changed then the body had to make attempts to keep the sugar levels under control.
Within weeks, symptoms of diabetes were seen in some participants.
Shift work has been associated with a host of health problems.
An artificial heart device kept a toddler alive for a record time and this led to a transplant.
The toddler’s name was Joe Skerratt and he is just three years old and he now looks healthy after he was given a new heart.
He was on the transplant list at the Great Ormond Street, London, and for about 251 days he was kept alive on a device, called a Berlin Heart.
Barth syndrome is a rare genetic disease and it affects about 100 people across the world and Joe is unfortunate to have it.
One of the most common age-related blindness might get stopped among people as scientists have stated that a chemical has been discovered by them that will avoid macular degeneration from getting developed and that too in just one-off jab.
Central vision gets hampered due to deterioration and death of cells in the macular, the part of the retina used to see straight ahead. Eyes are then slowly affected by the more common ‘dry’ form and this sometimes takes many years.
Population of the red squirrel is something that needs a boost and this has been realized by a conservation group and people are being urged to protect red squirrels.
A study will be carried out in which hair of the red squirrels will be collected for analysis by about 100 volunteers after visiting 270 woodlands from the Yorkshire Dales to Northumberland over the next two months.
A virus carrying greys is threatening these squirrels and how far have the efforts gone into conserving the native squirrels have been successful will be analysed by the data that will be used.
A vomiting and diarrhea bug has hit two Northern Ireland hospitals and one of the hospitals has closed down a ward following this.
No new admissions are being made at an elderly ward at the Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry and heightened infection controls have been brought in.
Vomiting and diarrhea also hit some people at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital and this led to the closure as well.
At the RVH there have been no wards closed down but there is a restriction for visitors, however.
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