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50 percent of women with Endometriosis face infertility: Study

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Fifty percent of the women suffering from Endometriosis -- a condition wherein the tissue lining inside the uterus grows outside -- are likely to suffer from infertility, a study said here on Wednesday. Around 50 percent of women suffering from endometriosis experience infertility. The disease can influence fertility in many ways, including distorted anatomy of ...

20 days ago
NHRC notices to health ministry, ICMR over dubious IVF clinics

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notices to the union health ministry and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) over media reports about dubious In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) clinics in Delhi. The notices were issued after a media report said that most IVF clinics, helping childless couples to become parents, were operating in D...

22 days ago
Kim expecting second child in December

Los Angeles, June 3 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West's second child with her husband Kanye West is due in December. Kim, who already has a 23-month-old daughter North with Kanye, confirmed she was pregnant earlier this week. She is expecting to give birth in December, a source told eonline.com. It is also thought that the family could have two more members by C...

1 month ago
Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress level and lifestyle related diseases, infertility becoming increasingly common among women, going for a check-up at the right age is crucial for healthy motherhood, say doctors. According to experts, early diagnosis of infertility problems can he...

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Ashish Juneja to enter 'Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar'

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actor Ashish Juneja has been roped in to play the role of Kartik in popular soap opera Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar. The character of Kartik -- a young doctor who is doing a thesis on IVF (in vitro fertilisation) -- is Suhani's (Palak Jain) boyfriend. Ashish, who began shooting for the show from Tuesday, said: I'm very thrilled to be a part of it. I'm a huge fan ...

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McGrath's second wife expecting their first child

Sydney, May 18 (IANS) Former Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath and his second wife Sara have revealed they are expecting their first child together. The delighted couple, who have been married for five years, announced the addition to their family on Monday with the baby due in October, reports cricket.com.au on Monday. McGrath has two children -- 15-year-old James and...

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Woman with small womb gives birth to twins

Gurgaon, May 15 (IANS) In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), a form of assisted reproductive technology, proved to be a boon for 27-year-old Archana who, despite having a smaller womb and several health complication, gave birth to twins at a city hospital here. The problem was not just on Archana's side who had a history of scant periods followed by loss of periods with passing time. Her husband...

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Fertility centre launches services in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, May 7 (IANS) A fertility clinic that goes beyond the clinical aspect of treating the problem with the help of research and academics has been opened here, a statement said on Thursday. Our aim will not only be limited to clinical aspect of fertility care but also research and academics so that all endeavours are made to ensure effective fertility treatment, Samit Sekhar of Gurga...

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New technique to improve IVF success rates

Taipei, April 29 (IANS) There is good news for couples wanting to start a family with the help of in vitro fertilisation (IVF). A technique Taiwanese researchers have developed could facilitate selection of the most viable embryos to implant, lead to higher IVF success rates and ultimately lower its cost. It will lower the stress level of patients greatly, if the number of IVF cycles an...

2 months ago
Nick Loeb sues former girlfriend Sofia Vergara

Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Actress Sofia Vergara's former boyfriend Nick Loeb has filed a lawsuit against her because she refused to preserve their IVF (in vitro fertilisation) embryos. According to the lawsuit, Loeb wanted to preserve the embryos while Vergara didn't agree to the preservation, reports aceshowbiz.com. In 2013, the couple underwent IVF treatment which produced ...

2 months ago
Gurgaon hospital to give free IVF treatment

Gurgaon, April 11 (IANS) On the occasion of National Safe Motherhood Day, a hospital in Gurgaon announced on Saturday that it would provide free IVF treatment to 100 women from poor sections of the society. on Saturday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated the W Hospital by Pratiksha, dedicated especially to women. Pramod Kumar Sharma, W Hospital by Pratiksha ch...

3 months ago
Now tap technology to get best sperm to do in-vitro job

New York, Mar 20 (IANS) The key for having a healthy baby via in vitro fertilisation (IVF) is to select the healthiest and best swimming sperm from semen. With new microfluidic technology, the task has become easier to improve sperm sorting, researchers report. Microfluidics - micro-scale technologies that were originally developed to enable high-throughput gene sequencing and for point-...

3 months ago
How can we dismiss IVF, surrogacy: Madonna

Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) Singer Madonna has spoken out in support of singer Elton John and against leading fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who are in the news for condemning in-vitro fertilisation and saying same-sex couples should not raise children. The 56-year-old took to photo-sharing platform Instagram on March 18 to post a Dolce and Gabbana 2010 campaign i...

3 months ago
Elton John vows to boycott Dolce & Gabbana

London, March 15 (IANS) Singing legend Elton John has vowed to boycott fashion label Dolce & Gabbana after the designers slammed same gender families. The singer posted a photograph of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on Instagram and branded them judgemental and archaic after they were interviewed in Italy's Panorama magazine, reports mirror.co.uk. We oppose gay adoptions,...

3 months ago
India to host 22nd World Congress on fertility

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) India will host the 22nd world congress on fertility which aims to promote education and research in the field of reproductive medicine and also raise the standards of its practice. The five-day International Federation of Fertility Societies World Congress (IFFS) will be held in September 2016 and will provide a platform for the Indian medical practitioners to ...

4 months ago
Faster visa clearance project on mission mode: Rajnath

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The government has undertaken implementation of the Immigration, Visa, Foreigners Registration and Tracking (IVFRT) service, a faster visa clearance system, on a mission mode, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Tuesday. The scope of the project covers 178 Indian Missions abroad and 13 Foreigners Regional Registration Offices (FRROs), 674 Foreigners Registrati...

4 months ago
Farah Khan's triplets turn 7

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Farah Khan's triplets - son Czar and daughters Diva and Anya - turned 7 Wednesday. The proud mother says they have given her a chance to enjoy a happy childhood. My kids teach me that it's never too late to have a happy childhood, tweeted the Happy New Year director, who had the three children via IVF at the age of 43. It is not a secret that Fara...

6 months ago
'Early detection can bring down mother-to-child transmission of HIV'

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Kunti Devi, a 39-year-old HIV positive patient, put her to-be-born child at risk of acquiring the virus as she was devoid of any treatment. Her child is not the only one to be a victim of mother-to child transmission, as experts point out that nearly 45 percent children borne by HIV-infected mothers are susceptible to the virus in the absence of any interventions.

8 months ago
Katy Perry's b'day wish comes true

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry's wish of getting her name on the Shakey's (pizza chain) signboard has come true. As the pop star's 30th birthday approaches, she decided to kick off her birthday week by making it known what she wanted on her birthday, eonline.com reports. All I want for my birthday is my name on the Shakey's Pizza marquee on Santa Monica Blvd (Boulev...

9 months ago
Bill to regulate surrogacy soon

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A bill to regulate assisted reproduction like surrogacy and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is likely to be introduced in the winter session of parliament, a senior health ministry official said Monday. The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2013, has been cleared after rounds of discussions with various ministries and other stakeholders and will be...

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