FROM Ronit Haimov-Kochman
Male Infertility: Why Are Men's Sperm Counts Falling? Sperm banks around the world have made a disturbing finding: the quality of what donors provide is declining. In Israel, it's happening twice as fast as any place else. So far, it's a development nobody can explain. Danish scientists discovered it first, but it's happening elsewhere, including in the United States. It's a potential crisis of human fertility. Birth rates aren't going down yet but male sperm counts are. Dr. Sherman Silber is Director of the Infertility Center of St. Louis. Dr. Ronit Haimov-Kochman is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility researcher at the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
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Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
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