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IVF success rates, safety improving
IVF success rates, safety improving September 9, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The chances of having a baby following IVF treatment are steadily improving, according to a new UNSW report. The Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New Zealand 2014 report, by UNSW’s National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU), shows the live birth rate ... Read More »

Potent method for improving drug-free fertility treatment
Potent method for improving drug-free fertility treatment September 1, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian and Belgian medical scientists have discovered how to improve a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant using a less invasive and cheaper alternative to IVF. For those facing infertility, IVF has long been the established option to have a baby. ... Read More »

Frozen embryos more effective than fresh in PCOS
Frozen embryos more effective than fresh in PCOS August 20, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who receive frozen embryos during in vitro fertilisation have safer and more successful pregnancies than those who get fresh embryos, according to the results of a recent collaboration between Penn State College of Medicine and Chinese ... Read More »

3 in 10 women able to conceive naturally after infertility treatment
3 in 10 women able to conceive naturally after infertility treatment August 13, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who have IVF/ICSI infertility treatments have a 29% chance of conceiving naturally within six years of the cessation of treatments. These are the findings of an Internet survey conducted by a group of gynaecologists presented in the journal Human Fertility. ... Read More »

Women planning pregnancy urged to consider BMI
Women planning pregnancy urged to consider BMI August 4, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women are being encouraged to ensure their body mass index (BMI) is within a healthy range before pregnancy to ensure the best outcomes for their babies. A new study by University of Queensland researchers has shown that BMI prior to conception could ... Read More »

Young and well educated men in demand as sperm donors in global life market
Young and well educated men in demand as sperm donors in global life market July 25, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With commercial sperm banking giving women more opportunities to become mothers, a world-first QUT study has found the age and education of sperm donors are the most important characteristics considered. What women want in their sperm donor: A study of more than ... Read More »

Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread
Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread July 11, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid (in Australia) and iodine (in Australia and New Zealand) was introduced in 2009 to address two important public health issues: to reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects (serious birth defects such as ... Read More »

Reversing impact of malnourished dads’ health on kids
Reversing impact of malnourished dads’ health on kids July 4, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from the University of Adelaide has shown it may be possible to prevent millions of the world’s malnourished fathers from passing on poor health to their children, if they’re given antioxidant and vitamin supplements before conceiving. The results of ... Read More »

Help for infertile couples
Help for infertile couples April 25, 2016 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Scientists at the University of Sheffield are launching a pioneering study to investigate if a simple extra nutrient can boost male fertility. Studies have already shown that lycopene, the red pigment compound found most readily in sun-ripened tomatoes, can boost ... Read More »

Couples’ pre-pregnancy caffeine consumption linked to miscarriage risk
Couples’ pre-pregnancy caffeine consumption linked to miscarriage risk April 6, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A woman is more likely to miscarry if she and her partner drink more than two caffeinated beverages a day during the weeks leading up to conception, according to a new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health ... Read More »







 
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