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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?

endometrial scratching

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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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


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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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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Woman about to get pregnant after having her frozen ovary re-implanted


A young woman form Dubai hopes to get pregnant through IVF after having her prior- puberty frozen ovary re-implanted. A cancer diagnosis can be very shocking for women of young age since usually at that time in life creating a family is a top priority, so it is really important to them to have fertility […]

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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

Time-lapse embryo

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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Embryo transfer media compounds boost IVF success rates

Embryo transfer media compounds

Current research suggests that specific compounds, called adherence compounds, when added into embryo transfer culture media boost IVF success rates. Assisted reproductive technologies are generally considered to be successful medical procedures, but not successful enough. Couples diagnosed with infertility are commonly given an IVF (in vitro fertilisation) or ICSI (intracytoplasmisc injection) treatment. These treatments are […]

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