Reproductive Health News

Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancerOct 25, 2016
Understanding what affects the uterus’ ability to prepare for pregnancy might someday help prevent or treat female infertility and cancer.
Missed menstrual periods could indicate polycystic ovarian syndromeOct 12, 2016
Dr. Amy Schutt discusses polycystic ovarian syndrome, a common reason for missed or irregular periods.
Men who improve sleep quality may decrease their chances of developing urinary tract issuesOct 4, 2016
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have determined a link between sleep quality and lower urinary tract symptoms in men.
Reproductive Health Research Day will include information on impact of neglected diseases on womenSep 21, 2016
Neglected diseases and their impact on women is a featured topic at the upcoming Reproductive Health Research Day on Oct. 5.
International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day aims to help ensure healthy pregnanciesSep 7, 2016
The CDC awarded Baylor College of Medicine a grant to train primary care providers and social workers how to ensure women have healthy pregnancies and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Parents: Focus on protective factors to delay teen sexual activityAug 18, 2016
Baylor Teen Health Clinics director Peggy Smith offers tips to parents worried about teens becoming sexually active.
Simple blood test developed to screen for life-threatening liver diseaseAug 10, 2016
A new way to detect biliary atresia and other neonatal liver diseases in newborns could reduce the number of infants needing liver transplantation.
Maternal high-fat diet during pregnancy can affect baby’s gut microbesAug 8, 2016
Researchers find the community of microbes – the microbiome – living in a baby’s gut can be influenced by the mother’s diet during pregnancy.
Scientists cut “Gordian knot” in the human genomeJul 18, 2016
Emerging field of 3-D genome surgery sheds light on female development in mammals.
Fifty-four mouse testis-enriched genes are not needed for male fertilityJun 27, 2016
New research into which genes are required for male fertility could lead to a better understanding of the genetic changes that lead to male infertility, and to design strategies to overcome them.