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    1. 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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    2. Breast Cancer Drug May Help Women Fight a Leading Cause of Infertility: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have a better chance of getting pregnant if they take a breast cancer drug instead of the currently preferred medication, a new study suggests. Polycystic ovary syndrome -- the most

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    3. 'Generally Reassuring' Findings on Fertility Drugs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Use of fertility drugs doesn't appear to increase a woman's long-term risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers, new research indicates. The findings are "generally reassuring," said study co-author Dr. Humberto Scocci

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    4. Sperm Donor Age and Infertility Treatment Success

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A sperm donor's age doesn't affect the chances of a live birth resulting from fertility treatments using donor sperm, a new study says. There is emerging evidence that sperm quality declines as men age. However, the new st

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    5. Cell Phone Exposure May Harm Male Fertility

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who carry a cellphone in their pants pocket may harm their sperm and reduce their chances of having children, a new review warns. The research team analyzed the findings of 10 studies that examined how cellphone exposur

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    6. Pot Use Might Be Linked to Abnormal Sperm

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana use might affect the size and shape of a young man's sperm, possibly impairing his fertility, a new study claims. "Our data suggests that cannabis users might be advised to stop using the drug if they ar

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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