Study: Male Fertility Plummets 62% Worldwide, Is Accelerating

The collapse in male fertility rates around the world is accelerating, according to journal Human Reproduction Update.

Sperm counts dropped by 62 percent in under 50 years — a decades-long trend that is picking up pace.

A low sperm count can contribute to adverse men’s health outcomes, including “testicular cancer, hormonal disruption and genital birth defects, as well as declines in female reproductive health.”

Hagai Levine, lead author of the study, called the issue a “crisis,” warning the steep decline could get to an irreversible point.

“We have a serious problem on our hands that, if not mitigated, could threaten humankind’s survival,” he added. (Read more from “Study: Male Fertility Plummets 62% Worldwide, Is Accelerating” HERE)

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New Study Finds Sperm Concentration Has Halved Worldwide, Problem Accelerating

A new study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that sperm concentration has fallen drastically among men worldwide since the 1970s, and the drop is accelerating.

The study published in the Human Reproduction Update built on data from a study published five years ago that gathered information on sperm concentration in men from Western countries, The Guardian reported. The newest study looked at data from 57,000 men in 53 countries around the world, finding that sperm concentration dropped 51% between 1973 and 2018, from 101.2m per ml to 49.0m per ml.

Sperm counts dropped 1.2% per year between 1973 and 2000, but the rate accelerated to 2.6% per year from 2000 to 2018, which the study’s lead author, Professor Hagai Levine, called “an amazing pace,” according to USA Today.

“The key point that needs to be made is that this is desperately bad news for couple fertility,” said Professor Richard Sharpe, an expert in male health at the University of Edinburgh.

Sharpe added, “These issues are not just a problem for couples trying to have kids. They are also a huge problem for society in the next 50-odd years as less and less young people will be around to work and support the increasing bulge of elderly folk.” (Read more from “New Study Finds Sperm Concentration Has Halved Worldwide, Problem Accelerating” HERE)

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Pack of 10 Poodles Attacks California Beachgoer and Her Elderly Corgi Service Dog

A violent dogfight broke out at a California beach last month — as 10 vicious poodles attacked a 13-year-old corgi and her owner, according to a report.

Kathrin Burleson was walking her corgi Emma on Trinidad State Beach with a friend on Oct. 29 when the pack of standard poodles jumped out of a nearby car and began sprinting towards them, according to the Mad River Union newspaper. . .

The two were quickly plowed over by the crazed pack of poodles.

“Then they jumped us,” Burleson told the paper. “We were at the bottom of a pack of 10 snarling, biting dogs.” . . .

As she tried to fend off the pack of poodles, Burleson felt her finger being bitten. She was stunned when she realized it was the owner of the poodles, who was allegedly biting her finger, the paper said. (Read more from “Pack of 10 Poodles Attacks California Beachgoer and Her Elderly Corgi Service Dog” HERE)

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Cancer Breakthrough: This Fruit Found to Significantly Fuel Tumor-Fighting Immune Cells

A new study shows that a substance found in pomegranates significantly boosts the immune system to fight cancer—triggering a constant supply of endless rejuvenated T cells.

German scientists studying therapies for colorectal cancer discovered that a metabolite in the red fruit, known as urolithin-A, rejuvenates immune T cells to make them better at fighting tumors. . .

A team in Frankfurt led by Professor Florian Greten is now closer to solving the problem. Their discovery shows that urolithin A recycles and renews mitochondria—the so-called power plants inside T cells—through a process known as mitophagy.

When the pomegranate agent is introduced, old and damaged mitochondria in the T cells are removed and replaced by new, functional ones. This changes the genetic make up of the T cells, which are then more capable of fighting the tumor.

“Our findings are particularly exciting because the focus is not on the tumor cell but on the immune system—the natural defense against cancer,” said Dr. Dominic Denk of the Frankfurt University Hospital and first author of the study. (Read more from “Cancer Breakthrough: This Fruit Found to Significantly Fuel Tumor-Fighting Immune Cells” HERE)

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Have Arthritis or Crohn’s? It Might Be Because Your Ancestors Survived the Plague

Scientists now believe that descending from a survivor of the Black Death, the plague which wiped out one-third of Europe nearly seven hundred years ago, makes individuals more susceptible to certain medical conditions.

There are four particular DNA variants that were associated with surviving the plague as it first swept across the world in the mid-1300s, according to a new paper published in Nature. At least two of those mutations, which are carried by small mammals and the fleas that accompany them, are now linked to autoimmune disorders like Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

McMaster University professor Hendrik Poinar told The Washington Post the genes “provided tremendous protection during hundreds of years of plague,” but that they’re now linked to autoimmune conditions, as they contribute to hyperactive immune systems. (Read more from “Have Arthritis or Crohn’s? It Might Be Because Your Ancestors Survived the Plague” HERE)

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Woman Shoots and Skins Dog She Mistook for Wolf

A Montana woman has come under fire after posting photos of a skinned Husky she shot and killed after mistaking it for a wolf.

Amber Rose provoked widespread ire and condemnation after posting graphic photos of the carcass of a Siberian Husky she killed on a bear hunt, which she identified as a ‘wolf pup.’

“So this morning I set out for a solo predator hunt for a fall black bear however I got the opportunity to take another predator wolf,” Rose wrote, “was a great feeling to text my man and say I just smoked a wolf pup. #firstwolf #onelesspredatorMT.”

Huskies are more visually similar to their canid cousins than many other breeds of dog, however, they are noticeably smaller: full grown Huskies are 20-23.5 inches tall typically weigh 35-65 lbs, while a gray wolf stands between 26-32 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 50-110lbs. The size discrepancy could explain why Rose identified it as a juvenile rather than an adult, but Huskies also have a broader snout and various minute differences in coloration and build when compared to wolves. (Read more from “Woman Shoots and Skins Dog She Mistook for Wolf” HERE)

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Costco Exec Reveals Whether Historic Inflation Will Raise Price of Hot Dog and Soda Combo

Costco CFO Richard Galanti revealed last Thursday that its famous hot dog-and-soda combo deal of $1.50 will remain in place despite record-high inflation.

At an earnings call, Galanti said the profit margins the company is seeing in the gas and travel sectors allow Costco to make up for losses at the food court.

“Those things help us be more aggressive in other areas, or as you mentioned, hold the price on the hot dog and the soda … forever,” Galanti told an analyst from Truist Securities.

Galanti said Costco was fortunate in that it did not struggle like other businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The enormity of the improvement in the bottom line … we’re better than we were two years ago,” he said. (Read more from “Costco Exec Reveals Whether Historic Inflation Will Raise Price of Hot Dog and Soda Combo” HERE)

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Tastes Like Chicken? Fake Meat Exec Bites Man’s Nose

An executive at a fake meat company was arrested this weekend for biting the flesh off another man’s nose during a fit of rage, the latest indication that veganism could contribute to mental decline.

Beyond Meat COO Doug Ramsey was charged on Saturday with terroristic threatening and third-degree battery following a road rage incident at the University of Arkansas football stadium. Ramsey attacked a Subaru driver whose vehicle brushed Ramsey’s Ford Bronco in a parking garage after the Arkansas Razorbacks game. Local news outlets report Ramsey punched through the Subaru’s rear window and repeatedly hit the Subaru driver before “ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose” with his own teeth.

The Subaru driver claimed Ramsey threatened to kill him after noshing on his schnoz. Police arrested Ramsey a little before 10:30 p.m., and he was held in Washington County jail on a $10,000 bond. It is unclear whether the driver of the Subaru, owned in the United States predominantly by hippies, was a grass-fed vegetarian. . .

The “Beyond Burger” manufacturer was an odd landing place for the nugget-slinging, Bronco-owning Ramsey, who fits the profile of a typical meat-eater. A Free Beacon analysis was unable to determine whether Ramsey’s attack was the result of a psychotic break brought on by protein deprivation, the chemicals in vegan meat, or prolonged exposure to progressives. (Read more from “Tastes Like Chicken? Fake Meat Exec Bites Man’s Nose” HERE)

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Stunning Discovery: Developer Says He’s Broken Into “Some ‘Backdoor’ in Mathematics Itself” That Proves That the Universe Has a ‘Creator’

. . .[Voxengo’s Aleksey] Vaneev posits that: “‘intelligent impulses’ or even ‘human mind’ itself (because a musician can understand these impulses) existed long before the ‘Big Bang’ happened. This discovery is probably both the greatest discovery in the history of mankind, and the worst discovery (for many) as it poses very unnerving questions that touch religious grounds.”

The Voxengo developer sums up his findings as follows: “These results of 1-bit PRVHASH say the following: if abstract mathematics contains not just a system of rules for manipulating numbers, but also a freely-defined fixed information that is also ‘readable’ by a person, then mathematics does not just ‘exist’, but ‘it was formed’, because mathematics does not evolve (beside human discovery of new rules and patterns). And since physics cannot be formulated without such mathematics, and physical processes clearly obey these mathematical rules, it means that a Creator/Higher Intelligence/God exists in relation to the Universe. For the author personally, everything is proven here.”

Vaneev says that he wanted to “share my astonishment and satisfaction with the results of this work that took much more of my time than I had wished for,” but that you don’t need to concern yourself too much with his findings if you don’t want to. (Read more from “Stunning Discovery: Developer Says He’s Broken Into “Some ‘Backdoor’ in Mathematics Itself” That Proves That the Universe Has a ‘Creator’” HERE)

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Electric Car Castrates Man on Biden’s Watch

The American people got a terrifying glimpse into the tech-driven childless dystopia President Joe Biden and his liberal allies are striving to achieve after a urologist in Texas last week performed what is believed to be the world’s first vasectomy powered by an electric vehicle.

Dr. Christopher Yang congratulated himself on Twitter for using his $70,000 Rivian electric truck to power the castration-esque procedure after his clinic in Austin (where else?) suffered a power outage. “Power in clinic went out, patient didn’t want to reschedule cause he already had time off,” Yang wrote. “Procedure went great!”

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This is the future liberals want. Biden is already plotting a “nationwide shift away from oil” in an effort to combat so-called climate change. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg wants to force Americans to buy electric “cars” that cost more than the median household income in the United States. (Read more from “Electric Car Castrates Man on Biden’s Watch” HERE)

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