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Frozen embryo transfer could be better than the fresh one

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A new study carried out by a research team at The University of Western Australia and Fertility Specialists of Western Australia has found that women undergoing IVF who have had embryos fail to implant have more success using frozen ones than fresh ones. “The study results demonstrate that a frozen embryo implantation is more successful […]

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Men with low sperm counts are likely to have important co-existing health problems

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Men with low sperm counts are more likely to have a number of health issues that put them at increased risk of illness, new research suggests. A study of 5,177 men found those with low sperm counts were 20% more likely to have more body fat, higher blood pressure and more “bad” cholesterol. They were […]

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A Second Baby Has Been Born Via Uterus Transplant in the U.S.

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A second woman in the U.S. born without a uterus has given birth to a baby, thanks to a uterus transplant. The birth took place at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

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Pioneering treatment with stem cells therapy reverses the symptoms of menopause.

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Breakthrough raises the prospect of women having babies in their 50s with stem cells therapy. Pioneering treatment that reverses the symptoms of early menopause has raised hopes that women affected could go on to have children naturally. Stem cells from bone marrow were injected into the ovaries of 33 women suffering premature ovarian failure (POF) […]

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Complex structure at the tip of the sperm tail

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New study led to the discovery of a novel, complex structure at the tip of the sperm tail that has never been seen before. Since sperm motility and morphology are determinants of male fertility, understanding the functional role of the TAILS complex may have clinical implications relating to male infertility and contraception.

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Why choose IVF? 10 + 1 reasons

Why choose IVF

Why choose IVF? 10 + 1 reasons IVF is likely to be recommended for the following fertility problems: 1. Damaged or blocked fallopian tubes, which stop the sperm from reaching the egg. 2. Ovulation disorders, which result in fewer eggs available for fertilization. 3. Premature ovarian failure (loss of normal ovarian function before the age […]

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Big Breakfast improves pregnancy chances


A big breakfast in the morning improves pregnancy chances by helping women dealing with their reproductive health problems. Women struggling to conceive would be wise not to neglect eating their morning meal and have a big nutritional breakfast daily. This is what a study suggests, as it appears that consuming more calories in the morning […]

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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


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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Novel IVF technique gives hope to older women


Novel IVF technique gives hope to older women by rejuvenating the old oocytes according to recent preliminary data provided by scientists in the US. British fertility scientists have applied to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for permission to use a novel treatment which they claim to boost pregnancy rates for women with poor egg […]

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Χημικές ουσίες σε έπιπλα και στρώματα γυμναστικής θα μπορούσαν να καταστήσουν τις γυναίκες υπογόνιμες.

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Χαμηλότερα ποσοστά επιτυχίας στην εξωσωματική γονιμοποίηση – IVF έχουν συνδεθεί με τα επιβραδυντικά φλόγας που απαντώνται συνήθως στα οικιακά αντικείμενα. Τα ευρήματα αυτά προέρχονται από μελέτη που δημοσιεύτηκε ώστε να βρεθεί η σχέση μεταξύ επιβραδυντικών φλόγας οργανοφωσφορικών (PFRs) και αναπαραγωγικών αποτελεσμάτων στις γυναίκες. Τα PFR θεωρούνται ασφαλέστερη εναλλακτική λύση έναντι των επιβραδυντικών φλόγας, τα οποία […]

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Alcohol ‘’kills’’ fertility

Alcohol "kills" fertility

Alcohol practically ‘’kills’’ fertility, or at least that is what collective data from multiple studies on alcohol and fertility indicate so. Alcohol can dramatically impact both male and female reproductive system. It has been found that, in men, alcohol negatively affect major male sex hormones such as testosterone as well as the quality of the […]

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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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Conception and Pregnancy after 40

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Nowadays, an increasing number of women consider conception after the age of 40. The incidents of women over 45 year old becoming mothers through assisted conception keep growing. According to ESHRE, the percentage of women turning to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) for making a baby has increased significantly. Over the last 15 years, it is […]

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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?


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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Mobile phone addiction hurts male fertility

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Mobile phone addiction hurts male fertility, scientists warn! Are you using your phone while charging it? Keeping it in your pocket or perhaps talking on the phone for over an hour daily? Well, if you are a man and these habits sound familiar to you then you are more likely to deal with fertility problems […]

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Endometriosis as a cause of infertility


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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