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Why tomato puree might improve male fertility

Why tomato puree might improve male fertility

Health
Lycopene - a nutrient found in tomatoes - may boost sperm quality, a study has suggested.Healthy men who took the equivalent of two tablespoons of (concentrated) tomato puree a day as a supplement were found to have better quality sperm.Male infertility affects up to half of couples who cannot conceive.Fertility experts said more studies were needed involving men known to have fertility problems.NHS advice for men experiencing fertility problems currently suggests they adopt a healthy lifestyle and wear loose-fitting underwear.It also suggests reducing stress as much as possible and ensuring they have regular sex around the time their partner ovulates to maximise the chances of conception.But the idea that certain nutrients could boost male fertility has ...
Rouhani: U.S.-Iran relations won’t improve until sanctions are lifted

Rouhani: U.S.-Iran relations won’t improve until sanctions are lifted

World
Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A day after U.S. President Donald Trump indicated he'd be open to talks with Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said there will be no progress in U.S.-Iran relations until Washington lifts sanctions off Tehran, according to state-run media. "In the relations between Iran and the United States, we will not witness any positive development unless the United States abandons the sanctions and corrects the wrong path it has chosen," Tasnim News Agency reported Rouhani as saying during a ceremony in the nation's capital. He said Iran is not looking to create tension and prefers regional security and will abide by its commitments to a 2015 landmark multination accord aimed at preventing Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon if other countries uphold their end of the bargain. Trump...
Scientists seek better understanding of mouse, human brains to improve research

Scientists seek better understanding of mouse, human brains to improve research

Science
Aug. 22 (UPI) -- For decades, scientists have used experimental drugs to cure mice of brain disorders like Alzheimer's disease, glioblastoma and depression. But on human brains, these treatments often don't work. Now, researchers have pinpointed specific differences in the largely similar brain structures of humans and mice, according to a study published Thursday in Nature. The discovery of these differences could open a gateway to understanding why so many treatments that work with mice do not translate to good treatments for humans. "Just as we can use our genes to build our family trees or find long-lost relatives with services like ancestry.com or 23andme, we're letting the genes tell us the story of our brains and their evolution," said Ed Lein, a researcher at the Allen Institute ...
China kicks off new Shanghai tech board as it tests new ways to improve volatile stock market

China kicks off new Shanghai tech board as it tests new ways to improve volatile stock market

Finance
Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission Yi Huiman presides over the launch ceremony of the SSE STAR Market or its Nasdaq-style tech board during the 11th Lujiazui Forum 2019 on June 13, 2019 in Shanghai, China.Zhang Hengwei | China News Service | VCG via Getty ImagesChina is trying again to boost the credibility of its volatile stock market.On Monday, China launched a new Nasdaq-style tech board — the Science and Technology Innovation Board, or "STAR Market" — on which 25 companies were listed, as the country attempts to address investor concerns like market volatility and lack of governance.China boasts the world's second-largest equity market, just behind the U.S. More foreign capital is expected to flow into mainland Chinese stocks with their inclusion in major investmen