IVF Won’t Raise Risk for Breast Cancer

July 19, 2016

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) to boost their odds of having a baby aren’t at increased risk of breast cancer, according to Dutch researchers.
Their study of more than 25,000 women found no “significant increase in the long-term risk of breast cancer among women treated with these […]


Many Smartphone ‘Fertility Apps’ May Not Work

July 1, 2016

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A smartphone app probably won’t help you get pregnant or avoid pregnancy, researchers report.
“Smartphone apps are increasing in popularity because more and more women are interested in using natural or fertility awareness-based methods of family planning,” said study leader Dr. Marguerite Duane.
These women want “to feel empowered with […]


Who’s Most Likely to Seek Infertility Help

July 1, 2016

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of people with infertility problems don’t seek treatment, according to a new British study.
“One of the important and concerning findings in our study is the difference in educational attainment and job status between people who sought help for infertility and those who did not,” said study […]


Fertility Treatments Not Linked to Twins’ Birth Defects

June 21, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Twins born after fertility treatments may be susceptible to different — and fewer — birth defects than other twins, new research suggests.
The study confirms that twins have a higher risk of birth defects than singletons, but it questions the notion that fertility treatments contribute to […]


Fertility Info Lacking for Young Women Who Beat Cancer

May 23, 2016

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many young female cancer survivors say they don’t receive enough information about preserving their fertility, a new study finds.
These women are at risk for early menopause because of their cancer treatment. If they want to have children but are not yet ready to start a family, they may […]


Study Finds Websites and Apps That Calculate Fertility Are Often Inaccurate

May 16, 2016

Websites and apps that promise to calculate a woman’s most fertile days may often be off base, a new study suggests.


Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies

April 28, 2016

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although it’s long been known that fraternal twins run in families, researchers say they’ve just pinpointed two genes that seem to be associated with having such twins.
Fraternal twins occur when two separate eggs are fertilized with two separate sperm, creating two genetically unique children in the same pregnancy.
One […]


Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies

April 28, 2016

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although it’s long been known that fraternal twins run in families, researchers say they’ve just pinpointed two genes that seem to be associated with having such twins.
Fraternal twins occur when two separate eggs are fertilized with two separate sperm, creating two genetically unique children in the same pregnancy.
One […]


Why Fewer Triplets and Quadruplets Are Being Born in the U.S.

April 28, 2016

Since 1998, births of three or more babies at once have fallen by more than 40 percent in the United States, new government statistics reveal.


Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women’s Fertility: Study

April 20, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A gene mutation that is linked to a greater risk of breast cancer may also be tied to potential fertility problems, researchers report.
The BRCA1 gene mutation, which raises the risk of breast cancer by 80 percent, may be linked to having fewer eggs in the […]



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