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2011-08-11 06:18:07

A systematic review published in The Cochrane Library did not find compelling evidence to support the routine use of aspirin in women being treated for IVF. The researchers reported that taking aspirin during an IVF cycle did not seem to increase a woman's chances of becoming pregnant. The use of aspirin during IVF treatment is controversial. Part of the thinking behind any potential benefit is that aspirin may improve the blood flow to the womb and ovaries. However, there are also concerns...

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2011-07-06 05:45:00

Poor oral health is just as bad for fertility as obesity, and could delay the time of conception by as much as two months, Professor Roger Hart told the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology on Tuesday. "Until now, there have been no published studies that investigate whether gum disease can affect a woman's chance of conceiving, so this is the first report to suggest that gum disease might be one of several factors that could be modified to improve the...

2011-07-05 23:13:17

Fertility researchers in the UK have developed a reliable way of predicting the outcome of pregnancies that are threatening to miscarry "However, at present we have no way of predicting which threatened miscarriages will result in the end of the pregnancy and so we are unable to target attempts to rescue the pregnancy at the right women or to offer them counselling," she said. "This has led to wasteful and potentially harmful interventions, including unnecessary blood tests, ultrasound scans,...

2011-07-05 23:12:06

Professor Michael Davies will tell the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Wednesday) that the "vanishing twin" phenomenon, in which only one child is born from a pregnancy that originally starts as a multiple pregnancy, is linked to a nearly two-fold increased risk in any congenital malformation and to a nearly three-fold risk of multiple malformations. Prof Davies, who is an Associate Professor and co-director of the Research Centre for the...

2011-07-05 20:04:59

The research, presented at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, also showed that rates of preclinical abortion (defined as a miscarriage so early in the pregnancy that there is no clinical or ultrasound evidence of the pregnancy), miscarriage and overall pregnancy loss during the first trimester remained more or less constant until the age of 34, but increased steadily from the age of 35 onwards. Dr Dominic Stoop, a senior clinical fellow and...

2011-07-05 20:02:36

The researchers studied the records of 987 women with a minimum of three consecutive miscarriages, who had been referred to a specialist RM clinic between 1986 and 2008. Using data from the National Danish Birth Register they were able to see how many of the women had achieved a live birth after referral to the clinic. They also looked at the impact of maternal age at the time of referral, and the number of previous miscarriages as prognostic markers for future live births. The ages of the...

2011-07-05 19:49:54

Dr. Stef Kaandorp, from the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, said that his group's research was the first to look at time to natural conception in women with RM, and that its results would help health professionals to advise and treat patients appropriately. In a subset of the ALIFE study, which investigated the effect of aspirin alone or combined with low-molecular-weight heparin, compared to placebo, on the live birth rate in women with...

2011-05-09 13:44:40

Health outcomes explored at DDW 2011 Adalimumab (ADA), a drug often prescribed for women with Crohn's disease, actively crosses the placenta during the final trimester of pregnancy and remains in a newborn's bloodstream for at least three months, researchers at the University of California San Francisco have found. The new study has implications for pregnant women and their obstetricians and pediatricians because ADA is known to decrease the immune system's ability to fight infection. Infants...

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2011-04-11 09:01:22

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth, and low birth weight. But there are conflicting reports about how much alcohol, if any, it is safe for a pregnant woman to drink. New research published in Biomed Central's open access journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth looked at the amounts of alcohol women drank during their early pregnancy and showed the effect this had on their babies. Researchers in Dublin questioned more than 60,000...

2011-04-06 11:35:24

Women who are obese during early pregnancy have a significantly increased risk of their baby dying before, during or up to one year after birth, according to research published in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction today. A second paper also published in the journal today shows that obesity increases the risk of complications, such as bleeding and infections, during and after a hysterectomy operation. In the first paper, researchers from Newcastle University,...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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