Medical News

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National Effort To Preserve, Restore Fertility In Women With Cancer Underway
The Oregon National Primate Research Center and the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine have been named to a national team of institutions hoping to preserve or restore fertility in women battling cancer
Procedure Predicts Embryos Most Likely to Result in Pregnancy
To address the high rate of multiple births resulting from in-vitro-fertilization (IVF), researchers at Yale School of Medicine and McGill University have developed a procedure that estimates the reproductive potential of individual embryos, possibly leading to a decrease in multiple-infant births and a higher success rate in women undergoing IVF.
Sperm made from human bone marrow
Scientists say they have successfully made immature sperm cells from human bone marrow samples.
Older Moms Have More C-Sections
Study Shows 40% of First-Time Moms Aged 40-44 Had Cesarean Sections
New Project To Analyze Why Polycystic Ovary Syndrome And Insulin Resistance Are So Closely Linked
Understanding the link between Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and insulin resistance is the aim of a new project, funded by the charity WellBeing of Women. It is known that women with PCOS have a 3-fold increase in their risk of developing type-2 diabetes, where the body does not produce enough insulin or cannot use insulin properly. Insulin resistance is an important factor in the condition, which is the most common female hormone disorder. PCOS affects between 5 and 10 per cent of women and is a major cause of infertility.
Fertility & IVF Experts: Don't Bet All On Late Motherhood
In the wake of yet another new record for becoming the world's oldest mother, fertility experts are encouraged by recent research showing that older moms are as capable of good parenting as younger women -- but are increasingly concerned about women naively postponing pregnancy till later in life.
Ultrasound scan reveals likely outcome of IVF
Simple ultrasound scans could be equally good at predicting a woman's chance of IVF conception success as the expensive, invasive and time-consuming hormone tests currently used, researchers say.
Age and stress associated with pregnancy loss
NEW YORK - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A UK population-based study of risk factors for first-trimester miscarriage confirms the importance of established risk factors, such as maternal age, and finds no support for popular beliefs about the effects of caffeine and working during pregnancy.
Nonsurgical Therapy Highly Effective For Pain And Infertility In Men
Research shows that nonsurgical embolization is 98 percent effective, offers a lower recurrence rate and much quicker recovery than surgery for the treatment of varicoceles (varicose veins in the testicle and scrotum). Varicoceles can cause pain, atrophy or infertility?and impact quality of life.
IVF Patients Ignore Data, Keep Hoping for Twins
Dr. Thomas Toth has helped boost the rate of single-embryo transfers at Massachusetts General Hospital to 25 percent.

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