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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Coffee, Fats May Affect Fertility Treatment

    July 5, 2012 -- What a woman drinks and eats -- especially coffee and fat -- may affect her chances of success with infertility treatments, two new studies suggest. "If you drink more than five cups of coffee a day, you reduce your chances of achieving pregnancy during IVF treatment by 50%," says re

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  5. Infertility Treatments May Raise Birth Defect Risk

    May 5, 2012 -- Babies born after the use of certain infertility treatments have a higher risk of birth defects than babies born to couples with no history of infertility, a large new study shows. But experts say it's still not clear whether fertility treatments or the underlying medical problems tha

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  6. Egg-Producing Stem Cells Found in Human Ovaries

    Feb. 26, 2012 -- Scientists say they have found a way to use ovarian stem cells to perhaps one day help infertile women get pregnant -- or add years to a woman’s reproductive cycle. In a study published in Nature Medicine, researchers report finding egg-producing stem cells in human ovaries. They al

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  7. Is Your Office Making You Sick?

    Jan. 20, 2012 -- Could your office be toxic? Indoor office air is an important source of worker exposure to the potentially toxic substances known as PFCs, or polyfluorinated compounds, according to a new study. ''Workers who spend their day in a typical office environment are likely to have exposur

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  8. IVF: Are 3 Embryos Too Many to Transfer?

    Jan. 11, 2012 -- Transferring more than two embryos during an IVF cycle is a dangerous practice that does not improve a woman’s chances of delivering a baby, a European study finds. Researchers analyzed close to 125,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles performed in the U.K. over a five-year perio

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  9. IVF May Raise Risk for Less Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

    Oct. 27, 2011 -- Women who undergo ovarian stimulation as part of IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment may be more likely to develop "borderline" ovarian tumors, but not invasive ovarian tumors, later in life, Dutch researchers report. The researchers defined borderline ovarian tumors as low-grade

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  10. How Fast Is Your Biological Clock Ticking?

    Aug. 9, 2011 -- Science may soon be able to predict more accurately how long a woman will remain fertile. A survey of healthy women carried out at the University of St. Andrews and by experts from both the University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow, all in the U.K., has revealed the normal ra

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