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Articles from July, 2011

Drugs May Help Obese Women Conceive

_Article no longer available_   Taking fertility drugs can help level the fertility of heavy women who have difficulties getting pregnant, according to a new study. In a study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, in which 477 women were asked to take fertility drugs, scientists say that a higher dose of ovulation-stimulating drugs…. read more

Predicting IVF Success App for That

?Courtesy: Time Magazine?? In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a money-, time-, and dignity- gobbling exercise with lower than a third chance of success. Nobody would bother with it, except that it can result in a whole new human being, and how could you put a price on that? (Well, apart from the $12,400 per cycle…. read more

Building a Brighter Kid Consider IVF

Studies done at the University of Iowa (UI) have shown that IVF babies scored better than age- and gender-matched peers on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. These tests are used to evaluate students’ abilities — and the Iowa Test for Educational Development (ITBS/ED), which is generally considered an objective measure of educational outcomes. Researchers found…. read more

Study IVF Does Not Increase Cancer Risk

In the wake of Elizabeth Edwards’ death, many women are wondering whether the fertility treatments the former Senator’s wife underwent to bear children late in life — she leaves behind two young children, ages 10 and 12 — could have contributed to the breast cancer that killed her. It’s a plausible concern, given that fertility…. read more

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