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 […]


Scientists Spot ‘Switch’ That Helps Sperm Penetrate Egg

March 29, 2016

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The “switch” that triggers the sudden tail whip that sperm use to penetrate and fertilize an egg has been pinpointed by researchers.
The finding could help identify a possible cause of male infertility. And, the study authors suggested, the switch could be a potential target for new contraceptives that […]


Anxiety, Depression May Reduce Women’s Success With IVF: Study

March 15, 2016

TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Depression and anxiety — but not necessarily antidepressants — are associated with a lower chance of becoming pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study suggests.
The research included more than 23,000 women in Sweden who underwent IVF since 2007. Just over 4 percent of the women […]


Surgeons Perform First U.S. Uterus Transplant

February 26, 2016

FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Cleveland Clinic surgeons this week performed the nation’s first uterus transplant, an experimental procedure offering women without a womb the possibility of pregnancy.
The transplanted uterus came from a deceased donor, and the 26-year-old recipient was in stable condition following the nine-hour procedure, her doctors said Thursday.
“Cleveland […]




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