Dr. Elena Yanushpolsky, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • reproductive endocrinology & infertility

Affiliation:

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- White, straight women are much more likely to seek treatment for infertility than minority, bisexual or lesbian women, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined data gathered from nearly 20,000 American women, aged 21 to 44, who took part in poll...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary new research points to the possibility that some infertile men could benefit from boosting a protein shield that protects sperm cells from germs.

    While it's too early to know if the research will lead to any new treatments, one infe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have a better chance of getting pregnant if they take a breast cancer drug instead of the currently preferred medication, a new study suggests.

    Polycystic ovary syndrome -- the most common cause of female inf...Full Article

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    MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who carry a cellphone in their pants pocket may harm their sperm and reduce their chances of having children, a new review warns.

    The research team analyzed the findings of 10 studies that examined how cellphone exposure may affect male fertili...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana use might affect the size and shape of a young man's sperm, possibly impairing his fertility, a new study claims.

    "Our data suggests that cannabis users might be advised to stop using the drug if they are planning to try and start a fam...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study suggests that higher levels of stress may hurt the quality of men's sperm, potentially making it more difficult for them to impregnate women.

    The findings aren't definitive and don't prove cause-and-effect, since it's possible t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sperm are highly adept at swimming against a current, new research shows.

    This finding may help explain how sperm cells can travel the long distances necessary to reach and fertilize an egg. And, that could lead to more efficient artificial insem...Full Article

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    SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a low sperm count doesn't seem to determine whether a man's children will be born with birth defects, a new study indicates.

    With infertile couples, men are partially or fully responsible for the inability to conc...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men rendered infertile due to defects in their semen and sperm are more likely to die early than men with normal semen, new research suggests.

    Over a period of about eight years, men with two or more abnormalities in their semen had a risk of death...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged couples who want to have a baby but are having trouble conceiving should go straight to in vitro fertilization (IVF), skipping other types of fertility treatment, a new clinical trial recommends.

    Researchers found that women aged 38 and...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new attempt to treat male infertility, animal research shows it may be possible to take stem cells harvested from a man's skin and coax them into becoming sperm.

    This approach to treating azoospermia -- a genetically linked inability to produ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have demystified how a sperm and egg couple, with new research in mice indicating that egg cells carry a special receptor that allows sperm to attach to and fertilize eggs.

    The British study, published online April 16 in...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used fertility drugs don't seem to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,800 American women who were evaluated for infertility between 1965 and 1988 and followed unt...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) might need a stronger dose of a certain medication to improve their chances of getting pregnant, new research suggests.

    In IVF, sperm is mixed with an egg outside a woman's body and the result...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration hearings opened Tuesday on a controversial fertilization technique that uses the DNA from three people -- two women and one man -- with the goal of preventing inherited genetic diseases.

    The technique involves th...Full Article