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    1. Fertility Treatment Not Tied to Twin Birth Defects

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Twins born after fertility treatments may be susceptible to different -- and fewer -- birth defects than other twins, new research suggests. The study confirms that twins have a higher risk of birth defects than singleton

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    2. Infection Caused U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A common fungus caused the complication that forced Cleveland Clinic doctors to remove a transplanted uterus from a 26-year-old woman just two weeks after the groundbreaking procedure was performed, hospital officials sa

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    3. Anxiety, Depression May Reduce Women's IVF Success

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and anxiety -- but not necessarily antidepressants -- are associated with a lower chance of becoming pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study suggests. The research included more than 23,000

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    4. Woman Who Had 1st US Uterus Transplant Loses Organ

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The first U.S. woman to receive a transplanted uterus has had the implanted organ removed due to an unnamed "sudden complication," her doctors at the Cleveland Clinic announced Wednesday. "At this time, the circumstan

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    5. Embryo Gene Editing Gets Go-Ahead in U.K.

      Feb. 1, 2016 -- The group that oversees the use of embryos in fertility research and treatment in the United Kingdom has become the first in the world to approve gene editing of human embryos. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's (HFEA) decision follows a change in the law Parliament m

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    6. Soy May Counter BPA Effects in Women Having IVF

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A soy-rich diet may protect women undergoing infertility treatments from the harmful effects of a chemical widely used in food containers, a new study suggests. Bisphenol A (BPA) -- which is found in such items as polyc

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    7. Gene Mutations Tied to Rare Form of Infertility

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For a small number of women with infertility, mutations in a particular gene may be to blame, a new study finds. The results, reported in the Jan. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, apply to a rare form of fe

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    8. IVF Kids: No Higher Developmental Delay Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who were conceived through fertility treatments don't seem to have any special risk of developmental delays, a new study suggests. The researchers said the findings, published online Jan. 4 in the journal JAMA Ped

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    9. More IVF Tries Improve Odds of Having a Baby

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Couples having trouble getting pregnant may have a better chance if they have more than the usual three-to-four cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new British study suggests. Among more than 150,000 women in the

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    10. Controversial Fertility Treatment

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Embryos with a mix of normal and abnormal chromosomes implanted during in vitro fertilization (IVF) can develop into healthy newborns, a small new study suggests. Researchers in Italy transferred so-called "mosaic emb

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