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    1. U.K. Moves Closer to 3-Parent Babies

      Feb. 4, 2015 -- The United Kingdom is on course to become the first country to approve the creation of babies using DNA from 3 people. The new in vitro fertilization technique, developed at Newcastle University, uses genetic material from a “second mother” to repair faulty DNA. Supporters have haile

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    2. Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports the notion that thyroid disorders can cause significant reproductive problems for women. The report's authors believe that testing for thyroid disease should be considered for women who have fertility

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    3. Fertility Treatments and Children's Health

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past two decades, the health of children born with the help of fertility treatments has improved substantially, according to a new study. Fewer babies are being born prematurely or with low birth weight.

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    4. Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in Past Decade

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although use of an IVF treatment for male infertility, known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), has doubled in the past decade, the procedure is not always associated with better outcomes, according to a

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    5. Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Assisted reproductive technology -- or fertility treatments -- to help conceive a baby is growing safer in the United States and is now a low-risk procedure, according to a new study. The researchers found the risk

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    6. Fertility Treatments, Birth Defects: No Strong Tie

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of birth defects is low among children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), according to a new study. Researchers examined more than 300,000 births in Massachusetts between 2004 and 2008. O

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    7. Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about half as likely as white women to become pregnant using the popular assisted reproduction technique, new research indicates, and the racial disparity per

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    8. Experimental IVF Tactic Seems Effective, Cheaper

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A crucial part of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- the incubation of embryos in a laboratory dish -- can instead take place in a device inside the vagina, new research suggests. Scientists from the United St

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    9. Infertility: Less Coffee, More Booze for Men?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man's love of coffee could hamper the success of a couple's infertility treatment, a small new study suggests. But mild alcohol use by would-be fathers might help boost the odds of pregnancy through in vitro fertilizatio

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    10. Ready to Get Pregnant? Dad's Health Matters

      When a couple is trying to have a baby, the advice for moms-to-be is plentiful --take prenatal vitamins, don’t drink alcohol, say no to sushi, get plenty of rest. But did you know a dad’s health at conception can affect the baby’s health as well? "Many men may not realize that the health of their sp

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