Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
BACKGROUND: The influence of acupuncture on female fertility is of interest to people in clinical practice and acupuncture researchers. Despite developing research in the field, there is a marked absence of research defining an adequate treatment to support and treat women experiencing delays in conceiving.
Anorexia nervosa was explored as the possible expression of an aberration of the processing of information which ordinarily has value in life protection or extension. Each of 6 areas was briefly reviewed, and noted to have the potential for failure to balance 2 or more factors. Anorexia nervosa may prove to be a psychiatric disorder in which there is altered handling of signals which otherwise are useful in survival/longevity.
According to Article 14 of the Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine of the Council of Europe, the use of techniques of medically assisted procreation shall not be allowed for the purpose of choosing the sex of a future child, unless serious hereditary sex-related disease is to be avoided. In Israel and the United States of America, pre-conception sex selection for the purpose of family balancing is legal. The European health culture does not regard reproductive justice as part of social justice. From this aspect, the situation is very similar in China and India.
Sweet-scented geranium (Pelargonium graveolens L'H�r), a plant belonging to the Geraniaceae family, has medicinal and aromatic properties and is widely used in the cosmetic, soap, perfume, aromatherapy, and food industries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of fertilization and the use of different colors of plastic mulch on sweet-scented geranium biomass and essential oil.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity of retrospectively reported maternal behaviors while attempting pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: Participants in a prospective pregnancy cohort study with periconception enrollment were queried about use of cigarettes, alcohol, vitamins and caffeine and the consumption of sport fish while attempting pregnancy. Prospective longitudinal data reported in daily diaries (gold standard) were compared with data obtained a decade later using a self-administered questionnaire. Agreement was assessed by percent agreement and Kappa coefficients.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Clinical studies of women from the United States demonstrate a sensitivity of the ovarian system to energetic stress. Even moderate exercise or caloric restriction can lead to lower progesterone levels and failure to ovulate. Yet women in many nonindustrial populations experience as many as a dozen pregnancies in a lifetime despite poor nutritional resources, heavy workloads, and typical progesterone levels only about two-thirds of those of U.S. women. Previous cross-sectional studies of progesterone may, however, suffer from inadvertent selection bias.