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IVF Kids May Have Higher Odds of Autism, Study Finds

March 19, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children conceived through assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization, are twice as likely to have autism as those conceived without assistance, a new study finds. But researchers only found an association, which may be explained by multiple births and other risks, not the […]

Physically Tough Jobs May Harm a Man’s Fertility: Study

March 9, 2015

MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hard physical work, high blood pressure and taking multiple medications are among the factors that may lower sperm quality and make men less fertile, new research finds.
“Nearly 15 percent of American couples do not get pregnant within their first year of trying,” and male infertility plays a major […]

In Vitro Births Continue to Rise in U.S.

March 3, 2015

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More babies in the United States are being conceived by in vitro fertilization, a new report shows.
Nearly 2,000 more infants were born with the help of this assisted reproductive technology in 2013, compared with 2012, the researchers reported.
Almost 175,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles led to the birth […]

How Thyroid Problems Could Harm Women’s Fertility

January 28, 2015

A new study supports the notion that thyroid disorders can cause significant reproductive problems for women.

Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions

January 27, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for a number of serious health problems, new research suggests.
“PCOS has profound implications for a women’s reproductive health, as well as her long-term risk of chronic illness,” wrote study author Dr. Roger Hart, of the University of Western […]

Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments

January 20, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Over the past two decades, the health of children born with the help of fertility treatments has improved substantially, according to a new study.
Fewer babies are being born prematurely or with low birth weight. There are also fewer stillbirths or children dying within the first year of life, […]

Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in the Past Decade

January 20, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although use of an IVF treatment for male infertility, known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), has doubled in the past decade, the procedure is not always associated with better outcomes, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
During ICSI, a single sperm […]

Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

January 6, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Assisted reproductive technology — or fertility treatments — to help conceive a baby is growing safer in the United States and is now a low-risk procedure, according to a new study.
The researchers found the risk of complications was low for both “autologous procedures” — where women use their […]

Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds

December 10, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Defects in sperm within semen may be linked to a variety of health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and skin and glandular disorders, a new study suggests.
The defects probably don’t cause these problems. It’s more likely that semen quality reflects overall health, the […]

No Link Seen Between Celiac Disease, Infertility

December 9, 2014

TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most women with celiac disease are not at increased risk for fertility problems, new research contends.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 2 million women of childbearing age in the United Kingdom and found that, overall, women with celiac disease were no more likely to have fertility problems than […]


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