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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Genetic Differences for 'Test Tube' Babies?

    Feb. 22, 2010 -- Babies born via IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have more genetic differences than do babies conceived naturally, according to a researcher, although the majority of the ''test tube'' babies he studied are still within the normal range. ''There's not a big dif

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  6. Flame Retardant Exposure May Harm Fertility

    Jan. 26, 2010 -- Women with higher blood levels of flame retardants known as PBDEs, found in some household objects, took about twice as long to become pregnant as women with lower blood levels, according to a new study. ''For every tenfold increase in PBDEs in the blood, we saw a 30% to 50% decreas

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  7. Gene May Inspire Male Contraceptive

    April 3, 2009 -- Scientists have discovered gene mutations linked to male infertility that may lead to new infertility treatments and a male contraceptive. The mutations lie in the CATSPER1 gene, which makes a protein that's needed for normal sperm movement. The mutations make it hard for the CATSPE

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  8. Octuplets' Birth Sparks Fertility Debate

    Feb. 10, 2009 - As the mother and grandmother of the two-week-old California octuplets squared off on competing morning talk shows this week, infertility specialists continue to voice their dismay over the fertility treatment that led to the birth of the eight babies. In an interview that aired on N

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  9. Common Chemicals May Affect Fertility

    Jan. 28, 2009 -- Exposure to a type of chemical found in everyday items such as clothing, carpets, and food packaging may be adversely affecting women's fertility, delaying the time it takes them to become pregnant, according to a new study. In the study, the higher the concentrations of these chemi

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  10. New Estimates for IVF Live Birth Rates

    Jan. 14, 2009 -- Although many statistics on in vitro fertilization focus on the number of resulting pregnancies, a new study sheds light on the likelihood IVF results in a live birth. Beth Malizia, MD, from the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harv

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