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5 days 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...

24 days 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...

1 month 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 ...

4 months 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...

4 months 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 ...

6 months 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...

7 months 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...

8 months 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...

8 months 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...

10 months ago
Pre-conception counselling becomes the norm

New Delhi, Sep 22 - When 32-year-old Amita - and her husband went to see a gynaecologist after she suffered a miscarriage, they were shocked to know that the anti-pimple cream she uses regularly could be the reason for causing difficulties in her pregnancy. Lack of awareness, stress and late pregnancy are all factors that can cause difficulties while trying to conceive, making pre-conception couns...

10 months ago
Australian doctors create history in IVF technology

Melbourne, Sep 2 - A team at Melbourne IVF and the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia have achieved a breakthrough by helping an infertile woman to conceive through an ovarian tissue transplanted into her abdomen. The breakthrough, in a world first, has the potential to revolutionise the existing fertility treatment, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Twenty six-year-old Vali ...

10 months ago
Australian doctors create history in IVF technology

Melbourne, Sep 2 - A team at Melbourne IVF and the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia have achieved a breakthrough by helping an infertile woman to conceive through an ovarian tissue transplanted into her abdomen. The breakthrough, in a world first, has the potential to revolutionise the existing fertility treatment, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Twenty six-year-old Vali is 2...

11 months ago
Not every girl child is as lucky as me: Priyanka Chopra

New Delhi, Aug 21 - From Bareilly to Boston to Bollywood - Priyanka Chopra's success story is testimony to how, if small town girls from middle-class families are given the freedom to choose their life's course, they can do wonders. A positive change in people's attitude towards the girl child is something that the country truly deserves, she says. She owes it all to her parents, who let...

11 months ago
Not every girl child is as lucky as me: Priyanka Chopra

New Delhi, Aug 21 - From Bareilly to Boston to Bollywood - Priyanka Chopra's success story is testimony to how, if small town girls from middle-class families are given the freedom to choose their life's course, they can do wonders. A positive change in people's attitude towards the girl child is something that the country truly deserves, she says. She owes it all to her parents, who let he...

11 months ago
Childless couples taught how to get babies

New Delhi, Aug 18 - Surinder Pal, 38, married Sushma Pal, 35, 12 years ago, but the couple were longing for their little bundle of joy. The distraught couple recently saw a glimmer of hope when they attended a counselling session at a Delhi hospital on the right ways to have a baby. The psychosexual counselling session focussed on help related to increasing the probability of having a ch...

11 months ago
Childless couples taught how to get babies

New Delhi, Aug 18 - Surinder Pal, 38, married Sushma Pal, 35, 12 years ago, but the couple were longing for their little bundle of joy. The distraught couple recently saw a glimmer of hope when they attended a counselling session at a Delhi hospital on the right ways to have a baby. The psychosexual counselling session focussed on help related to increasing the probability of having a child...

1 year ago
Junaid is bright, will support his decision: Kiran Rao

Mumbai, June 14 - Filmmaker Kiran Rao, busy promoting Ship of Theseus, says her husband Aamir Khan and his ex-wife Reena's son Junaid is a bright boy and she will support the youngster in his decision to join filmdom. Junaid is now assisting Rajkumar Hirani in 'PK'. I don't know what are his plans, but my complete support is with him. He is a bright boy. I would be the happiest person if...

1 year ago
Junaid is bright, will support his decision: Kiran Rao

Mumbai, June 14 - Filmmaker Kiran Rao, busy promoting Ship of Theseus, says her husband Aamir Khan and his ex-wife Reena's son Junaid is a bright boy and she will support the youngster in his decision to join filmdom. Junaid is now assisting Rajkumar Hirani in 'PK'. I don't know what are his plans, but my complete support is with him. He is a bright boy. I would be the happiest person if he...

1 year ago
Adoption helped overcome miscarriages pain, says Jackman

Los Angeles, Dec 18 - Actor Hugh Jackman says adopting his first child Oscar with wife Deborra-Lee Furness helped them cope with the pain of miscarriages. The 44-year-old actor talked about his wife's miscarriages and adoption plan on Katie Couric's talk show Katie. Until you go through it, you understand it's not talked about a lot. By the way, to be clear, Deb and I always wanted t...

1 year ago
Grandma becomes carrier mom for daughter's baby

London, Oct 15 - A 45-year-old woman from the US state of Georgia has given birth to her grandson after IVF treatment because her daughter could not conceive. Angie Stockton's daughter Krista Saxon asked her to bear her child as a gestational carrier because she was unable to carry the baby through pregnancy herself, the Daily Mail reported. The baby named Tucker spent nine months in...

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