A stunning report finds that sperm counts in the western world have halved in the course of a generation — why?
A study created by a team of international scientists and published by Human Reproduction Update finds that sperm counts in males in the Western world may have dropped by over half in the last 40 years.
A survey of surveys – the report brought together over 185 studies conducted between 1973 and 2011 – creating a compendium of tests of 43,000 males.
By highlighting results from ‘Western’ countries — including New Zealand – Australia and other developed nations with strong European heritages — researchers found that sperm counts fell from 99 million per ml in 1973 to 47.1 million per ml in 2011 within the relevant age cohort.
That’s a decline of 52.4 percent or 1.4 percent every year.Most interestingly this precipitous decline was not found in non-Western nations or the developing world.(cont..)
The brain scans focussed on the connection between striatum and the ventral medial prefrontal cortex and found the connection was weaker in psychopaths.
The ventral striatum is involved in your reaction to rewards and the ventral medial prefrontal cortex which is an area of the brain that shapes how you make decisions.
The research found is the weak connection between the two in psychopaths that could be why they are so reward focused and do not think about consequences.
During an interview with Howard Stern Rogen said edibles were a crapshoot.
He said his buddy Snoop Dog feels the same – recalling a time when Snoop told him that he didn’t eff around with edibles because ‘edibles ain’t got no off button’.
Rogen continued ‘I’ve done a lot of drugs in my life.
The most negative drug experiences I’ve ever had in my life are from weed edibles’.
Stern then clarified by asking Rogen if he meant even worse than acid or coke.
Rogen answered ‘Yes anything’ and that no amount of MDMA he’s done makes him feel more messed up than having one bite too many of a weed brownie.
Show kids that the tools for a positive outlook are well within their reach.
If you’re raising kids today it can be easy to focus on the negative.
Consider their world: The suicide rate is up – cyberbullying is rampant – the United States is more divided than ever and people are now live-streaming murder and suicide.
So it’s understandable if you don’t feel like putting on a happy face every day and keeping your kids optimistic about the future.
But don’t give up.
Ironically even though media and technology seem to be the cause of our collective pessimism they’re also essential for overcoming it – either by using them wisely or knowing when to put them away.
Here are six ways to find the silver lining in every cloud.