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  1. Clomiphene Best for PCOS Infertility

    Feb. 7, 2007 -- One of the oldest treatments for a common cause of infertility is still the best treatment, according to findings from a study that experts say will have a major impact on clinical practice. The ovulation-stimulating drug clomiphene -- used in the U.S. to treat infertility for the pa

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  2. Trans Fats May Increase Infertility

    Jan. 12, 2007 -- Cutting trans fats from the diet may be especially important for women of childbearing age who want to have children. Eating these unhealthy fats has been strongly linked to an increased risk for heart disease . Now, new research suggests they also increase a woman's risk of inferti

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  3. The Fertility Diaries: When a Friend Is Pregnant — and You're Not

    By Gina Shaw After sharing the joys of new marriage, three friends looked forward to becoming first-time moms together. But they're learning that the road to parenthood can be more complicated — and more painful — than they'd ever imagined. Here, they share their journey of friendship and hope. Most

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  4. The Fertility Diaries: 3 Friends, 3 Paths to Pregnancy

    By Gina Shaw This month, Jody copes with the stressful reality of reproductive treatments, Jenny faces her fear about the health of her baby, and a pregnant Carrie learns from her friends' struggles and losses. In the first installment of The Fertility Diaries, we met three friends from the Clevelan

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  5. Fertility Diaries: They Dreamed of Motherhood Together

    By Gina Shaw As Jenny, Jody, and Carrie each face their own unique challenges, the friendship that has supported them on the path to becoming moms only grows stronger. For the past several months, REDBOOK has followed the lives of three friends from the Cleveland area on their moving journey through

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  6. New Trends in Infertility Treatment

    For one in eight couples in the U.S. plagued with fertility problems, getting pregnant is an elusive -- and frustrating -- dream. But if they seek medical help sooner rather than later, the outlook has never been brighter. Infertility treatments have improved, options have expanded, and doctors are

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  7. Gene May Affect Female Fertility

    Sept. 14, 2006 -- Female fertility may be affected by a gene that makes a protein called adrenomedullin. Female mice with only one copy of the gene have "significantly reduced fertility" compared with those with two copies of the gene, say researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hi

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  8. Male Infertility May Have Obesity Link

    Sept. 1, 2006 -- New research shows a possible link between male infertility and obesity. The link -- based on male BMI (body mass index, which relates height to weight) -- hasn't been proven and needs further study, the researchers stress. "To our knowledge this was the first study to examine male

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  9. Marijuana Use May Thwart Pregnancy

    Aug. 1, 2006 -- Marijuana's active ingredient may thwart pregnancy pregnancy, a new study shows. Marijuana's key ingredient -- called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) -- may make it hard for a fertilized egg to implant in the womb, says the study in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Vanderbilt Univer

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  10. Infertility Treatment: OK to Delay?

    July 13, 2006 - For some couples having trouble conceiving, no treatment at all is as effective as the most widely used first-line infertility therapy, new research suggests. About 10% of couples fail to conceive after a year of trying; for as many as one-third, no obvious cause can be found. Intrau

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