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  1. Sperm Swim Against the Current, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sperm are highly adept at swimming against a current, new research shows. This finding may help explain how sperm cells can travel the long distances necessary to reach and fertilize an egg. And, that could lead to more e

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  2. High Cholesterol May Delay Parenthood

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Couples with high cholesterol levels may have to wait longer to become parents, a new study finds. When both the prospective mom and dad had high cholesterol levels, it took longer to conceive compared to those with lowe

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  3. Older Infertile Couples and In Vitro Fertilization

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged couples who want to have a baby but are having trouble conceiving should go straight to in vitro fertilization (IVF), skipping other types of fertility treatment, a new clinical trial recommends. Researchers f

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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