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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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