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  1. Household Chemicals Linked to Early Puberty, Infertility

    Nov. 18, 2010 -- A growing list of common household chemicals may be linked to reproductive health problems, including early puberty and infertility. The list includes phthalates, the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA), perfluorinated compounds found in nonstick cookware, flame retardants, the anti

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  2. Infertility: No Link to Cerebral Palsy Risk

    Nov. 2, 2010 -- Infertility has been ruled out as a potential cause of cerebral palsy among children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) or by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), according to a study. Researchers led by Jin Liang Zhu, PhD, an epidemiologist at the Danish Epidemiology Scie

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  3. Blood Type O Linked to Fertility Problems

    Oct. 25, 2010 -- Researchers say having type O blood can affect a woman’s chances of getting pregnant. Scientists from Yale University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have produced a study that finds patients with type O blood were at double the risk of diminished ovarian (egg) reserve t

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  4. First IVF Babies Are Born After New DNA Screen

    Oct. 15, 2010 -- Three babies born to two 40-year-old women in Europe are the first IVF babies born from eggs screened for chromosomal abnormalities using a fast new DNA test. IVF -- in vitro fertilization -- often fails. A major reason is that implanted eggs have abnormal chromosome numbers. This i

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  5. IVF Pioneer Wins Nobel Prize

    Oct. 4, 2010 -- British scientist Robert Edwards, PhD, has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the development of in vitro fertilization (IVF). The Nobel citation says his achievements have made it possible to treat a medical condition affecting more than 10% of all coupl

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  6. New Method for Predicting IVF Success

    July 19, 2010 -- A new method for predicting IVF success that takes 52 variables into account works better overall than the commonly used age model, according to a new report. In IVF (in vitro fertilization), eggs and sperm are brought together in a lab dish to fertilize an egg. ''Our model is more

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  7. IVF Babies May Have Slightly Higher Cancer Risk

    July 19, 2010 -- Children conceived by in vitro fertilization, more commonly called IVF babies, have a slightly higher risk of developing childhood cancer than babies conceived naturally, according to a new Swedish study. But the study's main author emphasizes that childhood cancer is relatively rar

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  8. IVF Babies and Major Birth Defects

    June 11, 2010 -- Slightly more than 4% of babies born via assisted reproductive technology such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) may have major birth defects, such as heart and urogenital tract malformations, according to a new study. But U.S. experts are quick to point out that these risks are not m

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  9. Study: Blood Thinners Don't Prevent Miscarriage

    April 28, 2010 -- For women with a history of miscarriages, taking aspirin alone or combined with the blood-thinning drug heparin fails to prevent pregnancy loss, new research shows. The findings were published in the April 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Five percent of women have

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  10. Ovarian Transplant Recipient Gives Birth Twice

    Feb. 24, 2010 -- A former cancer patient in Denmark who had an ovarian transplant and gave birth to a daughter after IVF has had another child who was conceived naturally. Doctors in Denmark are hailing the case as a medical first. ''We performed IVF [in vitro fertilization] initially, and expected

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