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Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization

April 17, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report they have demystified how a sperm and egg couple, with new research in mice indicating that egg cells carry a special receptor that allows sperm to attach to and fertilize eggs.
The British study, published online April 16 in the journal Nature, may offer [...]

Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

April 3, 2014

THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Widely used fertility drugs don’t seem to increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,800 American women who were evaluated for infertility between 1965 and 1988 and followed until 2010. During the follow-up period, 749 of the women [...]

The Surprising Connection Between Stress and Fertility

March 24, 2014

Stress may increase a woman’s risk of infertility, new research suggests.

Obese Women May Need a Higher Dose of IVF Drug

March 21, 2014

Obese women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) might need a stronger dose of a certain medication to improve their chances of getting pregnant, new research suggests.

Girls Born Underweight May Have Increased Risk of Fertility Problems

March 11, 2014

Women who were very small or underweight when they were born may be twice as likely to have fertility problems as those who were normal size at birth, new research suggests.

FDA Explores ’3-Person’ Embryo Fertilization

February 25, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. Food and Drug Administration hearings opened Tuesday on a controversial fertilization technique that uses the DNA from three people — two women and one man — with the goal of preventing inherited genetic diseases.
The technique involves the unfertilized eggs, or “oocytes,” from two females. [...]

Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids

February 12, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Common infections, such as a cold or chickenpox, may increase the risk of stroke in children, according to several new studies.
The good news is that stroke in children is still quite rare, and one of the studies found that childhood vaccines appeared to offer [...]

Embryo Selection May Help Prevent Some Inherited Disorders

February 3, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When a 27-year-old woman wanted to have a baby using in vitro fertilization, there was one major problem — she was a carrier of Gerstmann-Straussler-Sheinker syndrome.
This rare, degenerative neurological condition is usually diagnosed in mid-life and is always fatal. Not wanting to risk having her [...]

Baby May Help Keep Couples With Fertility Problems Together

January 30, 2014

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Couples who seek evaluation for infertility problems are more likely to stay together if they are ultimately able to have a child, a new Danish study suggests.
Researchers followed couples after they first sought assistance with fertility issues. Women who didn’t have a child over the next 12 [...]

Wealthier Women More Likely to Use Fertility Services: CDC

January 22, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New U.S. government statistics show there’s still a major divide among women when it comes to infertility: Poor, nonwhite and less educated women are the least likely to seek services to get pregnant.
A federal report released Wednesday also showed that the percentage of women aged [...]


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