New App Let’s Males Check Their Sperm Count Proving There Truly Is An App For Everything!

(PCM) It has been said many times that there truly is an app for everything and we can certainly agree, especially now that it has been revealed that there is a new app that allows males to check their sperm count. We suppose there is not very much difference between this and the ovulation predictor apps geared towards women.

The app comes from the folks over at Medical Electronic System and is called Yo Home Sperm Test. The company is labeling the app as the world’s first sperm tester to be powered via a smartphone app. Men now have the ability to test their sperm counts from the comfort of home and the company has even created several hilarious how-to-videos to teach men just the way the app and device operate.

Analyzing how fast sperm is moving can be vital to determining fertility, so it is definitely something that men should want to keep an eye on especially if they are in the process of trying to start a family. The company claims that their app also allows men to avoid the awkwardness of going to the clinic to have their sperm count tested several times a month.

The testing process involves the app taking a video of the sperm under the microscope, and then completing a series of simple analyses from the clip. The test takes just two minutes to provide results. The app provides users with in-depth information about their result, which the company claims to be 97 per cent accurate.

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26 Women May Have A Major Baby Daddy Mix-Up Thanks To An IVF Mistake

(PCM) What a Dutch IVF treatment facility is calling a “procedural error” may have led to 26 women becoming impregnated with the wrong sperm. Sadly, the clinic reveals that half of these women have either already given birth or are currently pregnant. The major issue is that these women may have given birth to a child who shares a completely different gene pool than their partners.

You may be wondering just how such a major blunder could occur and the answer is even more shocking. It seems that the lab technicians were using a contaminated pipette to inject sperm between April 2015 and and November 2016. The way that Utrech University Medical Centre conducts their IVF treatments is a bit different, as they use a process called Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) where a single sperm is injected directly into a woman’s egg. According to the medical center the lab technicians were using different pipettes, but the same rubber top.

When tested the rubber top revealed traces of sperm meaning that this may have happened 26 times. Another technician reported the incident and the medical center now claims to have the situation under control. While it may be under control for them, what about the 26 women who now have to deal with finding out whether or not their baby daddy is actually their baby daddy. Sounds like a bad episode of “Jerry Springer”!

The medical center is meeting with all the couples who have been affected and are offering up free DNA testing for those that would like to know the truth. Definitely scary stuff, as IVF treatments are a very serious thing for couples looking to have a child and have been unable to conceive the natural way. To think this type of thing could happen is certainly quite unsettling.

 

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A Christmas Carol Tradition

A Christmas Carol may be the greatest piece of classic literature ever written, it can definitely be said that is the most popular ever written.  Very few people do not know the story, in fact even the name of the main character, Scrooge, has passed into our language as name to call someone who is mean and stingy.  But A Christmas Carol is much more than that.

A Christmas Carol was written in 1843 by Charles Dickens.  Dickens was strapped for cash and had just participated in a lecture series about the social injustices of the time.  In a brain storm Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 6 weeks and published it himself, It was an immediate best seller and sold out quickly.  Dickens did not make much money on the first run of the book, the expense of self-publishing was greater than he had anticipated, but the book would go on to become his most popular work and would eventually show a strong profit.

To get a strong view of A Christmas Carol you must remember that it was published in 1843 and the branch of science known as psychology had not even begun to be recognized if even thought of at all.  If Freud was around he would have been in diapers.  A Christmas Carol is however a story of redemption as well as a fantasy of psychological therapy.

We find out at the beginning of the book that Scrooge is tight fisted with money, a rotten guy to work for, a guy with a mean personality and a man who is generally disliked.  His old partner, suffering the consequences of his having the same general attributes, does an intervention on Scrooge’s behalf.  The Scrooge in a single night’s time is shown his past, then is shown his present followed by being shown the inevitable consequences for his future if he does not change.

This is basically what happens in therapy.  We discuss the pain of our past which could include sexual or emotional abuse.  We evaluate our present, in the light of the knowledge that our past has led us to the existence we are currently experiencing, and then we look at the future and figure out what will happen if we stay the way are and finally come up with a plan to change our future.  If we stick to the plan our future becomes better as we become better people.

Christmas is a great time to evaluate our lives.  To take a hard look at where our past actions have led us to and then evaluate our current situation ending with adjusting our lives so our future will be better.

I have a personal tradition in regards to A Christmas Carol.  As the book is 5 chapters long, I read one chapter a night starting on the 21st of December for 4 nights and then I read the last chapter on the morning of December 25th.  In doing so I have the chance to contemplate my own life making adjustments as I read.  When Christmas day comes I can revel in the day first by reading about the joy of Scrooge’s own changes and then enjoying the day itself knowing that my own future looks a bit brighter.

I have kept the tradition for many years and it has brought me great joy.  I’ve even done it with the film versions of the story.  Watching a portion of the movie each night and ending with the last bit on Christmas day.  However you decide to spend Christmas this year, I highly suggest bringing A Christmas Carol into your own celebration.  If you can’t read the book, put its principles into action.  Evaluate your life and have an incredible New Year.

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Woman Insists ‘Sperm Smoothies’ Have Incredible Health Benefits

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(PCM) Health and fitness blogger, 29-year old Tracy Kiss, has made the bold claim that consuming a “sperm smoothie” each day has some truly amazing heath benefits. She is touting the drink as new miracle health product that is both all natural (of course) and vegan friendly.

It seems that Kiss is also a strong advocate for other benefits of semen other than just in smoothies. She has also sung the praises of the seman facial (and no, it’s not what you are probably picturing right now).  She claims that both the semen facial and sperm smoothie are non-sexual and she has a special donor who is tested for STD’s to be sure she is not putting her body at risk.

We love that she uses the word “harvested” to describe how a friend donates a tub full of semen for both the smoothies and the facials to her home three times a week. That’s definitely one heck of a good friend!

Kiss claims that to make the sperm smoothies she mixes the donated semen with fruit, seeds, and either coconut or almond milk. She also has no issue drinking just the plain semen on it’s own saying that it has properties that ward off the flu. She feels it gives her amazing amounts of energy and boosts her mood as well.

When speaking with Vice about her somewhat odd ingredient choices, Kiss reveals “In relationships, you put fingers in holes, you taste things, and you don’t see it as cringeworthy. But when you take away the passion and say it’s scientific, people don’t like it.”

Doctors are refuting Kiss’s claim saying there are no health benefits associated with consuming semen, but hey, to each their own!

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What Happens When You Consume Too Many Energy Drinks?

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(PCM) An eye-opening article was recently featured on Gizmodo.com about just what can happen to your body if you consume too many energy drinks on regular basis. A 50-year old male construction worker openly admitted to consuming around four to five energy drinks every day for a period of three weeks as a way to boost his energy level on the job. The rest of the man’s diet remained the same. He eventually ended up at the emergency room with dark colored urine, abdominal pains and jaundiced skin.

The culprit? Consuming too many energy drinks in a short time period gave his man a life-threatening case of hepatitis. He initially believed he had come down with a case of the flu, however when a biopsy was done on his liver it tested positive for hepatitis C. The doctors believe that the hepatitis C was brought on by all of the Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, that the man was consuming on daily basis. It seems that each energy drink contains about 40mg of niacin per serving.

Doctor’s hope that this man’s case will heed warning to other energy drink enthusiasts, as they said in their report “As the energy drink market continues to rapidly expand, consumers should be aware of the potential risks of their various ingredients. Vitamins and nutrients, such as niacin are present in quantities that greatly exceed the recommended daily intake, lending to their high risk for harmful accumulation and toxicity.”

It is not hard to believe that consuming too many energy drinks can lead to some pretty significant health issues. In this particular case the man is fully recovered, however in the future others many not end up some lucky!

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Tokyo Woman Farts During Surgery And Catches Fire

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(PCM) A Tokyo woman who was undergoing an operation on her cervix at the Tokyo Medical University Hospital in Shinjuku Ward when she passed gas on the operating table and subsequently caught herself on fire.

If you are wondering just how something like this happened, it seems that a surgical laser that was being used during the operation created enough heat to ignite the woman’s fart and start a fire. The woman suffered serious burns on the lower half of her body including her waist and legs when the fire caused the surgical drape to ignite as well.

The hospital claims that all of their equipment was in proper working order and no other flammable materials were present in the operating room, so therefore the conclusion can safely be drawn that the fart was definitely to blame.  Scary stuff!

 

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