Fertility & Having Children

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Gene Crucial For Embryo Implantation Discovered; May Offer Important Insight Into Variety Of Infertility Issues

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 21, 2014

A study led by researchers from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has identified a crucial molecular key to healthy embryo implantation and pregnancy. The gene, called Wnt5a, was found to be absolutely critical for the healthy embryo implantation in the uterus wall, according to a press release.

'Our Family is Complete:' Legal Barriers Don't Stop Gay Couple from Having a Baby

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 18, 2014

Robin Delgatto spends his days in his Chicago home like most other stay-at-home parents. The 34-year-old father's time is spent feeding his two-month-old daughter Ivy Elizabeth Delgatto, changing her diapers and monitoring naps.

Pregnancy Loss Linked to Later Heart Disease

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 17, 2014

Miscarriages and stillbirths might be a marker for women at higher risk of developing heart disease later in life, an observational study suggested.

Stay Up Late? How It Could Hurt Your Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 17, 2014

Women who want to become pregnant or are expecting a baby should avoid light during the night, a new report suggests.

Zoo Elephants' Big Threat: Too Much Junk in the Trunk

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 16, 2014

African elephants in captivity are packing on the pounds, and experts warn that the rise in obesity is contributing to infertility, which could be detrimental to the survival of the species in zoos.

Fertility Clinics Scan for the Strongest Embryo

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 14, 2014

The chromosomal testing is one of the techniques now coming into use to help fertility clinics answer one of their most vexing questions: Which test-tube embryo or embryos will give a woman the best shot at having a baby?

NICHD Announces Funding for Study of Long-Term Outcomes of Assisted Reproduction

NIH Announcements July 11, 2014

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health has issued announcements for two new funding opportunities involving research on the long-term outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies.These funding opportunity announcements (FOA) encourage the extramural scientific community to submit applications to study potential long-term health and developmental outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and Non-IVF Fertility Treatments (NIFT).

Kannapolis Research Institute: Could Nutrition Affect Male Infertility?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 10, 2014

Goodson is looking into the hypothesis that the nutrient betaine, commonly found in foods such as beets and spinach, could improve sperm function in certain men.

Aromatase Inhibitor Boosts Fertility in POS

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 10, 2014

Letrozole (Femara) used off-label to treat infertility outperformed first-line treatment clomiphene, with higher rates of live births in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, researchers reported.

Cycling Doesn't Cause Male Infertility: Study

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 10, 2014

Cycling doesn't lead to male infertility and erectile dysfunction, but it may raise prostate cancer risk in cyclists over 50, a new study finds.  

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