Effect of suboxone or xanax on sperm

July 1, 2008

Question:

My husband is on long term suboxone and xanax. We are thinking about starting a family soon. Do either of these drugs have any effect on sperm morphology? I am nervous about this and can`t seem to find any good information on it.

Answer:

Suboxone is a brand of buprenorphine and Xanax is a brand of alprazolam. Neither buprenorphine nor alprazolam have been reported to effect sperm shape and structure.

Discuss your concerns with your family doctor. Your doctor could order semen analysis to check the sperm if your doctor determined such testing to be beneficial and necessary.

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US Ranked Number 16 In World Happiness

July 1, 2008

We’re number 16 … in world happiness. Feel the joy.

The United States ranks ahead of more than 80 countries, but below 15 others in happiness levels, according to new World Values Survey data released in the July issue of the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.

The World Values Survey (WVS) is the work of a global network of social scientists who perform periodic surveys addressing a number of issues. The latest surveys, taken in the United States and in several developing countries, showed increased happiness from 1981 to 2007 in 45 of 52 countries for which substantial time series data was available. Survey analysis was funded by the National Science Foundation.
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Reducing The Carbon “Hoofprint” Of Cows

July 1, 2008

Milk goes green: Cows that receive recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rbST) make more milk, all the while easing natural resource pressure and substantially reducing environmental impact, according to a Cornell University study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (June 30, 2008.)

Producing milk uses large quantities of land, energy and feed, but rbST – the first biotech product used on American farms – has been in agricultural use for nearly 15 years. Now it is found to reduce the carbon hoofprint by easing energy, land and nutritional inputs necessary to sustain milk production at levels sufficient to meet demand.
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Supercomputer Used To Track Pathways In Myoglobin

July 1, 2008

Some 50 years ago, after decades of effort, John Kendrew determined the structure of the small globular protein, myoglobin, which is responsible for oxygen storage in cells. For this discovery, he shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry with Max Perutz, who did similar work on hemoglobin. But a mystery remained: Exactly what paths does oxygen follow as it moves in and out of myoglobin?

An interdisciplinary team led by researchers at Virginia Tech has provided a computational solution to the decades-old puzzle.
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Rules Of Grammar Remain The Same When Using Gestures

July 1, 2008

The mind apparently has a consistent way of ordering an event that defies the order in which subjects, verbs, and objects typically appear in languages, according to research at the University of Chicago.

“Not surprisingly, speakers of different languages describe events using the word orders prescribed by their language. The surprise is that when the same speakers are asked to ‘speak’ with their hands and not their mouths, they ignore these orders – they all use exactly the same order when they gesture,” said Susan Goldin-Meadow, the Bearsdley Rum Distinguished Service Professor in Psychology and lead author of the paper, “The Natural Order of Events: How Speakers of Different Languages Represent Events Nonverbally” published in the current issue of the Read the rest of this entry »