Anneli Miettinen and colleagues at the Population Research Institute, Väestöliitto, Finland, have, perhaps for the first time, performed a study to examine whether housework might be linked in some way to (in)fertility. Results of their enquiries, published in the May 2015 issue of the journal Acta Sociologica : “[…] show that women’s housework hours were […]
Professor Victor Grech MD, PhD (Malta), PhD (Lond.), FRCPCH, MRCP(UK), DCH is Associate Professor of Paediatrics, at the University of Malta. The professor points out, in a paper for The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, that : “In the current ‘publish or perish’ milieu, the generation of original papers is vital.“ (see: ‘How to […]
In the first study of its kind, a team of medics from the Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, have investigated whether male mouth-organ players might suffer abnormally high rates of infertility. They were following the hypothesis that the hard blowing associated with harmonica playing might mimic the so-called Valsalva maneuver which, say the […]
Doctors are not allowed to sit on patients’ beds — at least in many British hospitals they’re not. Dr. Iona Heath explains in the BMJ: Still trying to come to terms with the widespread banning of flowers from hospital wards (BMJ 2009;339:b5406, doi:10.1136/bmj.b5406), I learnt recently from senior nursing colleagues that sitting on a patient’s […]
In summary, we observed… an inverse association between intake of high-fat dairy foods (especially whole milk and ice cream) and this disease. So says the study “A Prospective Study of Dairy Foods Intake and Anovulatory Infertility,” J.E. Chavarro, J.W. Rich-Edwards, B. Rosner and W.C. Willett, Human Reproduction, vol. 22, no. 5, 2007, pp. 1–8.