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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). The researchers have found that the syndrome may be triggered before birth.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects up to one in five women worldwide, three-quarters of whom struggle to fall pregnant. It can cause symptoms, from infertility to hair growth, pelvic pain, hair thinning or excessive hair growth, and hormonally induced sleep issues, because the cysts affect ovarian function and alter the body’s hormonal balance. Researchers at […]

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Male infertility tools: FISH analysis and DNA fragmentation test

FISH analysis and DNA fragmentation test

ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) advances have now provided couples with accurate genetic screening tests like FISH analysis and DNA fragmentation test, as diagnostic tools for male infertility aiding them in improving theirs chances of pregnancy. Infertility is not primarily a woman’s problem, as it is mistakenly believed. It is estimated that infertility for about half of […]

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Male Fertility Declines with Age

It now appears that women are not the only one who have to worry about their biological clock since male fertility declines with age as well, research reveals. Although, there are differences between male and female fertility, experts now advise male population wishing to have biological children, to avoid losing time. ’’Men too cannot afford […]

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Acupuncture help IVF success rates

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Nowadays, IVF has become the most common infertility treatment however its success rate is still relatively low. So how can the success rate of IVF be increased? Can acupuncture make a difference? Well according to research, acupuncture may actually be beneficial for couples undergoing IVF. Acupuncture is an ancient therapeutic method, used quite often as […]

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Pesticides may increase risk of endometriosis

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Pesticides may increase the risk of endometriosis research study warns. Study findings warn about the environmental effects on the health of women of reproductive age. Research conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center revealed that two organochlorine pesticides are linked to endometriosis in women of reproductive age. Researchers collected data from two study groups: […]

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The top 10 superfoods that help you conceive

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If you have decided it is time to build a family, make sure you enrich your diet with the following superfoods that can help you conceive. The good news for all of you who are trying to get pregnant is that a balanced diet, rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, is directly linked to fertility. […]

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Intralipid infusion therapy: boosting IVF success rates

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Intralipid infusion therapy is now used by many IVF specialists as a treatment for boosting IVF success rates, reducing the risk of miscarriage. Nowadays, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) appears to be the most popular among fertility treatments. That is mainly due to its effectiveness and its relative simplicity as a medical procedure that couples can follow […]

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Could endometrial scratching boost IVF success rates?

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Could endometrial scratching boost IVF success rates? A simple scratch is capable of significantly increase, and even double, pregnancy chances through IVF, doctors believe. Even though IVF is an assisted reproduction technique with the highest success rates among other fertility treatment, sadly, repeated IVF failures are not uncommon. In some cases failed IVF treatments could […]

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Chemicals threaten male fertility?

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Research findings suggest that common chemicals threaten male fertility by affecting sperm quality. Chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, soaps and sunscreens could affect the sperm cells behavior, scientists warn. For the first time a study presents evidence of a link between chemicals contained in household products and sperm abnormalities. Researchers report that the chemicals found […]

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Endometriosis as a cause of infertility

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Endometriosis is a common pathogenic condition of women that, in the past, it has been associated with infertility. But is endometriosis a cause of infertility? Quite often women diagnosed with infertility happen to be diagnosed endometriosis with as well. Scientists ponder however whether there is indeed a link between the disease and infertility or endometriosis […]

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Do Women treated with donor eggs pass on DNA?

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Do women treated with donor eggs pass on DNA to their babies? According to new research the answer is positive. It has been previously shown by a study conducted at the University of Southampton that the environment in which an embryo grows, that is the womb environment, can affect the embryo’s development. According to experts […]

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ERA test (Endometrial Receptivity Analysis) improves IVF implantation rates

ERA test - Endometrial Receptivity Analysis

A novel IVF test, called ERA test (Endometrial Receptivity Analysis) , that assesses the activity of genes of the womb lining seems to improve successful implantation rates according to fertility experts. Quite often you may hear patients undergoing IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) treatment wondering what is the reason of their failed IVF attempt: ‘’my embryos […]

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Cinnamon: a fertile spice

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Did you know that cinnamon apart from sweet and tasty is also a ‘’fertile’’ spice? It is pretty much known that cinnamon has many health benefits but now new research suggests that its properties make cinnamon a great ally for infertility problems. One of the most common causes of infertility in women is PCOS (polycystic […]

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Squeezable IVF embryos

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Is squishiness of IVF embryos indicative of their viability? In other words, are squeezable embryos the most viable among others? This is the question that a research team from Stanford University has addressed. The idea for this study objective originated from an anecdotal tip from the director of Stanford’s IVF lab, Barry Behr, that some […]

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55+ tips για πετυχημένη εγκυμοσύνη μέσω Εξωσωματικής Γονιμοποίησης (IVF)

Εξωσωματική γονιμοποίηση - IVF

Πολλά είναι τα μυστικά για μια πετυχημένη εγκυμοσύνη μέσω εξωσωµατική γονιµοποίησης (IVF). Στον οδηγό που ετοιμάσαμε μπορείτε να διαβάσετε όλα όσα θα πρέπει να γνωρίζετε προκειμένου να επιτύχετε το σκοπό σας. Μέσα σε αυτό το ebook, θα μπορέσετε να διαβάσετε ότι τελευταίο έχει να επιδείξει η ιατρική τεχνολογία σχετικά με την υπογονιμότητα και την εξωσωματική […]

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Top 55+ tips for getting pregnant through IVF

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by Dr Mantas Dimitris, PhD│Last updated November 22, 2016. As the number of infertile couples rises in all over the world, more and more couples visit fertility clinics in all over the world. The contribution of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) in the rapidly growing field of medical technologies and healthcare […]

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Common chemical may be linked to male infertility

Men’s exposure to common chemical, DEHP (a so-called phthalate), may be linked to male infertility, new study suggests. Approximately 15% of couples are infertile. That means they can’t conceive even if they have unprotected intercourse on regular base for a year or longer. For about half of those couples, the inability to conceive is related […]

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Egg freezing. The new Era

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Would you freeze your eggs? New study supports that in fact many women would go for it. But why would they do it? And the correct answer is: Egg freezing for social reasons. Nowadays, there is a clear trend over older motherhood as young women are aware of the implications of having children and want […]

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Time-lapse embryo imaging may increase IVF success

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Time-lapse embryo imaging in IVF labs may increase IVF success rates, according to British research, by selecting embryos with the highest implantation potential. But what is time-lapsing imaging and what is the innovation of it that outbalances other methods for embryo selection? Time-lapse embryo imaging refers to constant recording of embryos developing in the stable environment […]

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Are bald men less fertile?

Are bald men less fertile?

Are bald men less fertile? Well they are not as fertile as you may think: men who have lost their hair by the age of 30 have fewer spermatozoa, study reveals. Even though a common a belief is that baldness is a sign of fertility in men, a new study reveals that men who lose […]

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