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Diabetes causing infertility among males: Doctors

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Diabetes is becoming a major reason for infertility among males, doctors have said. They said that may it be Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, in both the conditions, insulin producing cells in the body get damaged and cause health complications including infertility. As the problems of diabetes increase, it damages the nerves of the reproductive system. Cases h...

5 days ago
Need stringent action to check illegal adoptions: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) With the government set to undertake a campaign to map unregistered childcare homes, union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday urged the states to take action to check illegal adoptions in their respective jurisdictions. Though the current Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, does not propose any penal provision for violation of non-registrat...

7 days ago
Dolce and Gabbana apologize for controversial anti-IVF comments

Rome, Aug 16 (IANS) Domenico Dolce of Italian luxury industry fashion house Dolce & Gabbana says that after doing 'some soul-searching' he has realized that his IVF 'synthetic' children comments were 'inappropriate'. Dolce and Stefano Gabbana had previously criticized IVF and called the children synthetic, and opposed gay adoption. Now they have apologized for their controversial rem...

12 days ago
Mothers of IVF babies at increased risk of digestive disease

London, Aug 11 (IANS) Women who give birth to babies using in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) are at increased risk of a chronic digestive disease, says a new study. The researchers from Turkey compared two groups of women who had given birth to their first child at least one year earlier and found that those who had had IVF were three-times more likely to be diagnosed with gastro-oesophageal ...

19 days ago
China bans egg freezing for single women

Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Chinese authorities have banned single women from freezing their eggs to preserve fertility, a media report said. The health ministry said single women cannot use assisted reproductive technology to preserve fertility, while couples must present their marriage certificate, identity cards and birth permits and prove that at least one partner is suffering from fertili...

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Genital TB in 40-60 percent women causing infertility

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Genital Tuberculosis (TB) in 40-60 percent of the women is leading to infertility, doctors warned here on Friday. According to doctors, the only reason every two in 10 women, suffering from TB, are not able to bear child is the genital TB, which is increasing with the lack of awareness and lifestyle changes. In women, the TB leads to thinning of endometr...

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Jay Z, Beyonce expecting second child?

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Rapper Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles are reportedly expecting their second child together. It has been rumoured that she has conceived through in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The couple, who already have three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy together, are feeling incredibly lucky over their apparent impending arrival, reports femalefirst.co.uk. They've been tryin...

1 month ago
Yashoda Hospitals opens IVF-surrogacy centre

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In an attempt to provide one-stop solution for childless couples, Yashoda Group of Hospitals has launched a new test tube baby and surrogacy centre in Malviya Nagar in the capital city. Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the reproductive medicine centre named Seeds of Innocence (SOI) on Tuesday. SOI is built with the objective of making reproductive ...

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What's up, Doc, or should that be WhatsApp, Doc?

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) When you fall ill or want to seek medical advice, who do you turn to? Your family doctor or the neighbourhood medico, of course. But, say experts, you may have now another possibility: social media. As more Indians join social media platforms, WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook, among others, are helping to reach out to patients, guide them for treatments, provide co...

2 months ago
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 ...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months ago
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 ...

3 months ago
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...

3 months ago
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...

3 months ago
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...

3 months ago
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...

4 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 ...

4 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...

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