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2011-07-20 17:03:29

Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant," says Sean Ward, professor of physiology and cell biology, at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, who conducted the study. Ward's study was recently published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Human...

2011-05-31 06:43:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb, according to a new study. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant," Professor Sean Ward from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, was quoted as saying. Human eggs are microscopically small, but need to travel to a...

2011-05-26 13:42:29

Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant," says Professor Sean Ward from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, USA. Ward's study is published today in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Human eggs are microscopically small, but need to...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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