News Clips for Oct. 6-8, 2018

Ovarian cancer risks may be lowered with aspirin

A study has found that women who reported recent, regular use of low-dose aspirin (100 milligrams or less) had a 23 per cent lower risk of developing ovarian cancer when compared with women who did not regularly take aspirin, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The research team also found that long-term heavy use of non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

Regular aspirin use may lower risk for liver, ovarian cancers

The study, co-led by the Moffitt Cancer Centre, found that women who reported taking a low-dose aspirin every day had a 23 per cent lower risk of ovarian cancer compared to nonaspirin users.

Engineers Discover Visualizing Bad Air Quality in Your Home Can Help Mitigate Pollution

What if you could see nasty microscopic air pollutants in your home? Engineers from the University of Utah’s School of Computing conducted a study to determine if homeowners change the way they live if they could visualize the air quality in their house. It turns out, their behavior changes a lot.

If you could see how chores impact your home’s air quality, you might do them differently, Utah study says

Olive oil, vacuum cleaners and clothes dryers were among the indoor air pollution culprits Utah homeowners identified when researchers gave them air monitors and asked them to keep track of what they were doing when the air got dirty.

Water in the city

Developing cities around the world are facing challenges in modernising their urban water systems to serve the increasing demand and, at the same time, bringing down the costs of water extraction, treatment, and distribution

Sperm counts dropping rapidly as unhealthy lifestyles take their toll

The quality of sperm is falling rapidly because men are eating too much fast food and not getting enough exercise, researchers say.

Spermageddon: Fresh fears over survival of humans as major study finds quality of men’s sperm is plunging due to pollution and junk food

Men's sperm quality is falling every year, according to a study, with experts fearing that modern life is destroying male fertility. Fertility clinics found that the number of moving sperm – or ‘swimmers’ – in men’s samples has dropped by 1.8 percent each year.

Men with small penises 'are more likely to be infertile'

Scientists on US study of 815 men observe "clear statistical significance" of infertile subjects having a smaller penis on average

Men with small penises 'more likely to be infertile,' study finds

Men who are less well-endowed could also be less fertile, a study has claimed.

Male Infertility: Can Penis Size Affect Chances Of Conceiving?

Just how much does size matter? Till date, there is no evidence that the length of a penis directly affects fertility. But a new study has suggested that men with smaller penises may be more prone to fertility problems compared to the others.

Health: Male Infertility: Can Penis Size Affect Chances Of Conceiving?

Just how much does size matter? Till date, there is no evidence that the length of a penis directly affects fertility. But a new study has suggested that men with smaller penises may be more prone to fertility problems compared to the others.

Chinese studying overseas battle dark clouds

Challenges of living abroad can lead to psychological issues