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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 ...

4 days 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...

26 days 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-...

27 days 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...

1 month 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,...

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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...

2 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...

4 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.

5 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...

6 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...

9 months ago
Researchers make IVF safer for women

London, July 19 (IANS) Researchers could have just made IVF - an assisted fertilisation therapy - treatment safer for women after successfully using a new method to stimulate ovulation. Our study has shown that natural hormone 'kisspeptin' can be used as a physiological trigger for egg maturation in IVF therapy, said Waljit Dhillo, a professor in endocrinology and metabolism at London's Imp...

9 months ago
IVF: Quality of sperm, not donors' age matters

London, June 30 (IANS) It is the sperm quality of the donor and not his age that matters in the success of fertility treatment with sperm donation, a study says. The age of the sperm donor was of little significance in couples having sperm donation for fertility treatment, the findings showed. It is sperm quality rather than male age that matters, said Meenakshi Choudhary, from Brita...

10 months ago
Sperm-inspired microbots to deliver drugs

London, June 3 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have developed sperm look-alike robots that can be used for drug delivery, in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), cell sorting and other applications at the microscopic level. The sperm-inspired microbots, developed by the team of Islam Khalil and Sarthak Misra, can be controlled by oscillating weak magnetic fields. The ...

1 year ago
Decoded: Why chromosome errors are high in women's eggs

London, March 19 - Scientists have revealed, for the first time, the mystery behind why chromosome errors are high in women's eggs. It is estimated that up to 60 percent of eggs are affected by errors in how their chromosomes divide - making it the leading cause of infertility - a study has said. Chromosome errors also lead to conditions such as Down Syndrome and early pregnancy loss...

1 year ago
Decoded: Why chromosome errors are high in women's eggs

London, March 19 - Scientists have revealed, for the first time, the mystery behind why chromosome errors are high in women's eggs. It is estimated that up to 60 percent of eggs are affected by errors in how their chromosomes divide - making it the leading cause of infertility - a study has said. Chromosome errors also lead to conditions such as Down Syndrome and early pregnancy ...

1 year ago
Nova Specialty re-brands as hospital for growth

Bangalore, Jan 6 - Nova Specialty Surgery, a part of the city-based Nova Medical Centres, Monday re-branded as Nova Specialty Hospital to drive its next phase of growth. The re-branding of the 13 multi-specialty and short-stay surgical centres will consolidate us into a healthcare brand and facilitate our next growth phase, with each centre functioning as a fully-equipped, standalone hospit...

1 year ago
High multiple births due to fertility treatments: Study

Washington, Dec 5 - More than a third of twin births and more than three-quarters of triplets or higher-order births in the US are the result of assisted reproductive technologies, a new finding says. The researchers from Brown University gathered data on multiple births from 1962 to 1966 before any medical fertility treatments were available and from 1971 through 2011, when data on in vitr...

1 year ago
South India's first IVF baby in Kerala government hospital

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 22 - State-owned S.A.T. Hospital here created a record of sorts when it became the first government sector hospital in south India to have test tube babies. S.A.T. Hospital is the women's and children's wing of the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital. Head of the fertility clinic Sheela Balakrishnan told reporters the couple who underwent IVF treatment...

1 year ago
Foreign institutional investors to visit Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Nov 20 - A 20-member delegation of venture capitalists and foreign institutional investors will visit Uttar Pradesh Thursday, an official said here Wednesday. The delegation is coming to Lucknow for exploring possibilities of active participation in infrastructure and industrial development projects in the state. The investors are scheduled to meet senior government official...

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