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  1. Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have demystified how a sperm and egg couple, with new research in mice indicating that egg cells carry a special receptor that allows sperm to attach to and fertilize eggs. The British study, pu

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  2. FDA Explores '3-Person' Embryo Fertilization

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration hearings opened Tuesday on a controversial fertilization technique that uses the DNA from three people -- two women and one man -- with the goal of preventing inherited genetic diseases

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  3. Cinnamon May Help Ease Common Cause of Infertility

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Cinnamon has long been used to add flavor to sweet and savory foods. Now, preliminary research suggests the spice may also help jump-start irregular menstrual cycles in women affected by a common infertility disorder. A sma

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  4. New Test May Spot Which Embryos Stand Greatest Chance of Survival

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have unveiled a new test for determining which embryos have the best chance of survival. The amount of mitochondria found in the cells of an embryo appeared to be a marker of its health, doctors reported Monday at the

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  5. New Infertility Treatment Leads to First Baby, Researchers Report

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- An innovative infertility treatment for women with premature ovarian failure has yielded its first success story, an apparently healthy baby boy born in Japan, researchers report. The boy's 30-year-old mother had suffered fro

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  6. Infertility Rate Declines Among U.S. Couples

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the rise in fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization, infertility rates have actually decreased among U.S. women of childbearing age, a government report released Wednesday shows. Infertility "decreased s

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  7. IVF Tied to Small Risk of Mental Deficits in Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Despite some concerns, children born by in vitro fertilization do not seem to have an increased risk of autism, a large new study finds. They may, however, have a slightly higher-than-normal chance of being intellectually impaired.

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  8. This Spurs Couples to Seek Fertility Treatment

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Public funding of assisted reproductive technology, including in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, broadens the range of couples who seek treatment for infertility by attracting a more diverse population, according to ne

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  9. Infertility Treatment May Raise Birth Defect Risk

    Oct. 20, 2012 -- Babies conceived with the help of high-tech fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) have an increased risk for birth defects, a new study shows. Compared to infants born to mothers who conceived without assisted reproduction, those born following treatments like IV

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  10. Walnuts May Improve Sperm Quality in Healthy Men

    Aug. 15, 2012 -- If you aspire to fatherhood, it might not hurt to go a little nuts. Walnuts, that is. Eating 2.5 ounces of walnuts a day -- a little more than half a cup -- for 12 weeks improved sperm quality in healthy young men, researchers report. Their study is part of a growing body of evidenc

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