CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1990 |
Women who have outwardly normal menstrual periods may lose bone rapidly if they do not ovulate during every monthly cycle, a study concludes. Lack of menstruation, such as occurs in women who exercise strenuously or do not eat enough, has long been associated with weakened bones. But until now, experts assumed that women who menstruated regularly also produced hormones that kept their bones healthy.
March 19, 1987 |
Question: I hope you can clarify for me a baffling advertisement that ran in a recent issue of the Los Angeles Times under the heading: "Gender Selection . . . Now You Have a Choice." The ad goes on to describe its product, GenderChoice, as "a completely natural product containing no drugs or chemicals, GenderChoice also offers a money-back guarantee (Limited Warranty--see package for details)."
August 14, 1992 |
A woman treated with fertility drugs is pregnant with a record number of 12 embryos, but chances are great that she will not be able to bring any to term, an Israeli doctor says. Dr. Jehoshua Dor of Tel Hashomer Hospital outside Tel Aviv said in an interview Wednesday that some of the embryos will have to be removed from the womb if the pregnancy is to succeed--but that the process risks damaging others.
November 2, 2009 |
Female fertility can be a mysterious business. No matter how carefully a woman tracks her ovulation or times her romantic encounters, there's no guarantee that a baby will be on the way. Women who have trouble conceiving get lots of free advice: Relax, take a cruise, try different intercourse positions, etc. But could the solution lie in a supplement? Two companies promise to boost female fertility through blends of herbs, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. The ingredient list for FertilityBlend for Women, manufactured by Daily Wellness Inc., includes the herb chasteberry ( Vitex agnus-castus )
August 3, 1986 |
After changing the face of medicine, aerospace and a host of other fields, high tech has finally come to sex. A Century City-based investment banking firm has formed a new venture with privately held Rabbit Computer Corp. of Beverly Hills to market an electronic device that lets a woman know up to a week in advance when her fertile days begin and end.
March 24, 2014 |
Stressed out women have more difficulty getting pregnant than women with less stress, according to a new study this week in the journal Human Reproduction. Although the relationship between stress and trouble getting pregnant has been hinted at before, it had never been scientifically proven before now. This new research marks the first time that scientists have found a direct link between stress and infertility. "Women should not look at these findings and feel guilty," said Courtney Denning-Johnson Lynch, director of reproductive epidemiology at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and the lead author of the paper.