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2013-12-31 23:25:50

Multiple births linked to fertility drugs: the latest report. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Over the past four decades, it has been well documented that increases in the use of fertility treatments have coincided with a significant boom in the rate of multiple births in the United States. The reason for this trend is that fertility treatments can sometimes create a situation where multiple embryos may implant simultaneously in a woman's womb. But physicians at Fertility...

Spermbots Remotely Controlled By Magnetic Fields
2013-12-15 05:41:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of German scientists has developed a sperm-based system that could aid in fertilization and drug delivery, according to a new study published in the journal Advanced Materials. New Scientist reports that the system involves placing a bull sperm inside a nanotube. The scientists are then able to remotely control the movements of the sperm using magnetic fields. The speed of the sperm can be controlled be changing the temperature...

2013-12-05 13:34:48

Non-IVF treatments become bigger contributor Fertility technology in the United States has a huge influence on the frequency of twins, triplets, and other multiple births, according to new estimates published Dec. 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Eli Y. Adashi, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Brown University, and his colleagues calculated that more than a third of twin births and more than three-quarters of triplets or higher-order births in the United States in...

2013-11-27 15:22:18

Research from Belgium has shown that if governments legislate to restrict the numbers of embryos transferred during fertility treatment, but combine it with a policy of reimbursing six cycles of assisted reproduction technology (ART), there is no detrimental impact on pregnancy and delivery rates. However, there is a greatly reduced risk of multiple births, which have associated health risks for mother and babies and are an increased cost to the state. A study, published online today...

2013-11-13 23:36:30

In a brief video, Philip Chenette, MD, board certified reproductive endocrinologist at Pacific Fertility Center (PFC), describes how comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) is changing the experience of in vitro fertilization (IVF) for PFC’s patients. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 A new genetic screening technique, Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS) is producing very high pregnancy rates with low risks of miscarriage, multiple gestation, and Down syndrome, reports...

Having Twins Nearly Five Times As Costly As A Single Delivery
2013-11-12 12:56:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Advances in reproductive technologies such as ovulation induction and in vitro fertilization (IVF) have helped many couples to start a family, but these medical advances have also resulted in an increase in multiple birth pregnancies. A new study in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology has found US pregnancies that end in the delivery of twins cost about five-fold more than singleton pregnancies, and the delivery of...

Lowest Preterm Birth Rate In 15 Years
2013-11-01 13:30:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United States was given an average score of ‘C’ in the new March of Dimes 2013 Premature Birth Report Card, meeting the organization’s target of 9.6 percent and hitting a 15-year low. In the annual report, the March of Dimes ranked each state individually on its pre-term birth rate. With a few exceptions, northern states tended to score higher on the report card than their southern counterparts. "Although we have made...

2013-07-09 17:37:03

Women who give birth to multiple babies following IVF treatment are at a higher risk of breast cancer than those giving birth to singletons or who remain childless. Dutch investigators from the Omega study group said the explanation may not be the multiple pregnancy per se but a maternal trait related to a higher implantation potential and to breast cancer itself. Although the results were derived from a large nationwide cohort study, the investigators emphasise that the findings should...

2013-05-09 23:33:37

Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) has designated the month of May as Healthy Baby Month, highlighting its commitment to building families, one healthy baby at a time. During Healthy Baby Month, PFC is educating the community about the risks of multiple gestations and showing how its cutting-edge fertility treatment reduces these risks while simultaneously achieving high pregnancy rates. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) has designated the month of May as...


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