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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. First Uterus Transplant Planned in U.S.

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Crossing new frontiers in infertility treatment and organ transplantation, Cleveland Clinic doctors hope to transplant a uterus from a deceased donor into a woman without one. The innovative procedure -- tentative

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    4. Good Results From IVF Egg Donors Over Age 35

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Results of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles using eggs from older donors are as good as those using eggs from younger women, a new study finds. Because egg quality declines with age, most IVF centers only accep

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    5. IVF Tied to Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk?

      Oct. 20, 2015 -- Women who undergo in vitro fertilization to have a baby are over a third more likely to get ovarian cancer than those who don't have the treatment, a new study suggests. The actual risk of that happening is "very small," though, one expert says. Scientists at University College Lond

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    6. This May Help Fertility After Cancer Treatment

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who have ovarian tissue removed and stored for later transplantation have a chance at a successful pregnancy, a new study finds. Powerful chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer can impair a woma

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    7. Breast Cancer Drug vs. Standard Fertility Meds

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A breast cancer drug that is sometimes used to treat infertility may reduce a couple's risk of having a pregnancy with multiple babies -- but it might also slightly lower their chances of having a baby at all, a new clini

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    8. Early Egg Harvest May Up Pregnancy Odds for Some

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Collecting eggs from older women at an earlier stage for vitro fertilization could improve the chances of pregnancy, researchers report. Previous studies have shown that IVF success declines from nearly 24 percent among

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    9. Fresh Donor Eggs May Mean More Births Than Frozen

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infertile women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be less likely to give birth if they use frozen eggs from donors instead of fresh donor eggs, a new study finds. Use of frozen donor eggs is increasing, and some

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    10. Woman Has Baby; Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In what researchers are hailing as a medical breakthrough, a 27-year-old woman gave birth to a healthy baby conceived from ovarian tissue that had been surgically removed and frozen when she was a child. Although this

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