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Could IVF Raise Children’s Odds for Blood Cancer?

February 4, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) might have a slightly increased risk of developing blood cancer, a new study suggests.
Children born via IVF had a 67 percent increased risk of leukemia and a more than tripled risk of Hodgkin’s lymphoma compared to children conceived […]


Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Female Infertility

January 20, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For a small number of women with infertility, mutations in a particular gene may be to blame, a new study finds.
The results, reported in the Jan. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, apply to a rare form of female infertility. But experts […]


Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study

January 4, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Preschoolers who were conceived through fertility treatments don’t seem to have any special risk of developmental delays, a new study suggests.
The researchers said the findings, published online Jan. 4 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, should be reassuring to the growing number of U.S. […]


Hormone Therapy May Help Young Breast Cancer Patients Preserve Fertility

December 22, 2015

Chemotherapy can affect a young breast cancer patient’s fertility, sending her into premature menopause, so in many cases doctors provide patients with hormonal therapy during chemo to prevent this side effect.


More IVF Tries Improve Odds of Having a Baby

December 22, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Couples having trouble getting pregnant may have a better chance if they have more than the usual three-to-four cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new British study suggests.
Among more than 150,000 women in the study, 29.5 percent had a baby after the first cycle. […]


How Secondhand Smoke Is Linked to Early Menopause and Infertility in Women

December 16, 2015

Smoking and being exposed to secondhand smoke may trigger early menopause and infertility in women, a new study suggests.


Men With Infertility at Higher Risk for These Health Conditions

December 8, 2015

Infertile men may have a higher risk of developing other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and substance abuse disorders.


Controversial Fertility Treatment Resulted in Live Births

November 18, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Embryos with a mix of normal and abnormal chromosomes implanted during in vitro fertilization (IVF) can develop into healthy newborns, a small new study suggests.
Researchers in Italy transferred so-called “mosaic embryos” — characterized by irregular numbers or arrangements of chromosomes in some cells — into […]


Male Infertility Might Signal Higher Odds of Testicular Cancer

November 16, 2015

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men with reduced fertility could be at increased risk for testicular cancer, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at over 20,000 men who underwent semen analysis as part of infertility treatment between 1996 and 2011. They were compared to a control group with the same number of men […]


First Uterus Transplant Planned in U.S.

November 13, 2015

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Crossing new frontiers in infertility treatment and organ transplantation, Cleveland Clinic doctors hope to transplant a uterus from a deceased donor into a woman without one.
The innovative procedure — tentatively scheduled for the next few months — would enable a woman with ovaries but no uterus to become […]



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