I wanted to take a moment to point out a little-recognized fact of medical news reporting: there isn't much real medical news out there though there are a ton of new medical news articles present on any given day. I have studied the medical news more or less every day since January 2008 by reading thousands of RSS headlines and here are the broad categories of medical news that isn't really news. 1. Biomarker studies. "Researchers have found that x increases the risk for y." Or "Researchers have found that x affects the prognosis of y." These studies are for the most part useless.
The Cornell Medical Center's Peter Schlegel and Cigdem Tanrikut have published a new study linking antidepressants with reduced male fertility. The drugs which are prescribed to millions of American men are though to impair fertility by damaging the sperm's DNA. This new study follows on from a 2006 project at the Cornell Medical Center in New York City in which two male patients had developed low healthy sperm counts having been prescribed two different selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs are the most common prescribed class of antidepressant drugs.