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Link between depression and the contraceptive pill?

Posted on October 16, 2016

A Danish study recently published in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry has suggested that there may be a link between depression and the oral contraceptive pill. Many women may take a study like this at face value and be understandable concerned. How was this study done? The study looked at whether women who had used … Continue reading

The Zika Virus: tips for couples trying to get pregnant

Posted on August 4, 2016

Internationally, in Brazil and elsewhere, women who were infected with the Zika virus during their pregnancy have had babies born with severe birth defects. A big concern has been microcephaly, where a baby’s head and brain remain very small and fail to develop properly. Affected babies are likely to suffer severe developmental disabilities and may … Continue reading

Does caffeine affect fertility?

Posted on July 25, 2016

Chocolate, cappuccinos, tea, tiramisu… a lot of us love our daily caffeine fix! But how does caffeine affect fertility and is it safe for pregnancy? In Melbourne, the home of great coffee, a daily strong latte is pretty much the norm. The average woman consumes 100mg of caffeine each day, with the top 10% of … Continue reading

Men who smoke are putting their chances of fatherhood at risk

Posted on May 24, 2016

Picture: THINKSTOCK As posted in the Herald Sun – http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/men-who-smoke-are-putting-their-chances-of-fatherhood-at-risk/news-story/9dc52d7d125b70119be23a8880bbd042 MEN who smoke are putting their chances of fatherhood at risk, research shows. Long known to affect the fertility of women, studies are increasingly showing that cigarettes also damage men’s ability to reproduce. Research released today by Quit Victoria shows men who are moderate to … Continue reading