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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Ready to Get Pregnant? Dad's Health Matters

      When you and your partner are trying to have a baby, you'll hear a lot of advice that's geared to the mom-to-be: Take prenatal vitamins, don't drink alcohol, say no to sushi, and 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

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    6. 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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    7. '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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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