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Frozen embryos result in just as many live births in IVF
Frozen embryos result in just as many live births in IVF (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Freezing and subsequent transfer of embryos give infertile couples just as much of a chance of having a child as using fresh embryos for in vitro fertilisation (IVF), research from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Adelaide, Australia has found. ... Read More »

Conception while using an IUD puts infants at risk
Conception while using an IUD puts infants at risk (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who conceive while using an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) have a greater risk of preterm delivery, low birth weight babies, bacterial infections, or losing a fetus, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Soroka ... Read More »

How can we give children a healthier start to life?
How can we give children a healthier start to life? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women and women planning a pregnancy are invited to take part in the BABY1000 study, exploring how our first 1000 days might influence our risk of developing obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in later life.  The BABY1000 study is ... Read More »

Conflict of interest in the IVF industry
Conflict of interest in the IVF industry (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An Australian-first study into the commercialisation of IVF treatments has found that some professionals in the artificial reproductive technology (ART) industry believe that there is a conflict of interest between IVF clinics operating as commercial businesses, which is, therefore, impacting ... Read More »

Women lack critical nutrient for pregnancy
Women lack critical nutrient for pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 40 percent of women are deficient in iodine, an essential mineral in developing healthy brains in babies, new research out of Westmead has found. Lead researcher Dr Jenny Gunton, from the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, the University ... Read More »

Hormones linked to onset of menopause not associated with chances of conception
Hormones linked to onset of menopause not associated with chances of conception (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Tests that estimate ovarian reserve, or the number of a woman’s remaining eggs, before menopause, do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study of women with no history of infertility. The ... Read More »

What drives up a pregnant woman’s biological age?
What drives up a pregnant woman’s biological age? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, a new study has found. Researchers at The Ohio State ... Read More »

Most IVF babies come from frozen embryos for first time
Most IVF babies come from frozen embryos for first time (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The latest report on Assisted Reproductive Techonology in Australia and New Zealand reveals that for the first time, more babies are born from IVF treatment using frozen embryos. For the first time, more live birth deliveries following IVF treatment are ... Read More »

What motivates men to donate sperm online?
What motivates men to donate sperm online? (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first QUT study into online sperm donor behaviour has revealed the importance men place on their family, friends and the risks associated with donation, has little impact on their motivation or psychology when choosing to donate their sperm to ... Read More »

Parental age influences new genetic mutations in children
Parental age influences new genetic mutations in children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The older the parent – especially the father – the higher the incidence of new genetic mutations in the offspring, according to a paper published online this week in Nature. The paper also reports the largest resource to date of ... Read More »

 
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