Male circumcision ‘doesn’t affect sexual satisfaction’

The Mail Online says: “It’s official: Circumcision doesn’t affect sexual pleasure”. The story follows publication of a study reviewing the scientific literature to find out whether there is any difference in sexual performance and satisfaction between circumcised and uncircumcised men. An Australian systematic review concludes that the controversial practice has no adverse effect on sexual function […]

How does working part-time versus working full-time affect breastfeeding goals?

While many women intend to breastfeed despite returning to work, a new study finds that mothers who plan to breastfeed for at least three months but return to work full-time are less likely to meet their breastfeeding goals. Conversely, there is no association between women who return to work part-time and failure to reach the […]

Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies, study shows

A seven-year study of women who take antipsychotic medication while pregnant, proves it can affect babies. The observational study reveals that while most women gave birth to healthy babies, the use of mood stabilizers or higher doses of antipsychotics during pregnancy increased the need for special care after birth with 43 per cent of babies […]

Bisphenol A (BPA) at very low levels can adversely affect developing organs in primates

Bisphenol A is a chemical that is used in a wide variety of consumer products and exhibits hormone-like properties. Fetuses, infants, children or adults exposed to the chemical have been shown to exhibit numerous abnormalities, including cancer, as well as reproductive, immune and brain-behavior problems. Now, researchers have determined that daily exposure to very low […]