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One embryo good for IVF, study finds

Embryologist Ric Ross places human embryos onto a petri dish at the La Jolla IVF Lab in La Jolla, Calif. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Bloomberg via Getty Images)) Infertile women undergoing IVF are much more likely to end up with a healthy baby if they only have one embryo transferred during...

By Rob Stein  | December 22, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Kids' health, Motherhood, Parenting, Pregnancy, Reproductive Health, infertility  
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New tobacco warnings from surgeon general

Everyone knows that smoking is a terrible thing to do for your health and the health of those around you who are exposed to tobacco fumes. But the Surgeon General released a new report Thursday detailing how tobacco causes cancer, heart attacks and so many other ailments and why it is so addictive.

By Rob Stein  | December 9, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Cancer, Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Conditions, Diabetes, Smoking, infertility  
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Home fertility tests questioned

There's some new research out that is raising questions about those home fertility tests that are being sold in drug stores. A new study found that the tests may incorrectly label women infertile even though they are still capable of having babies. Increasingly, women have been delaying having babies until...

By Rob Stein  | October 26, 2010; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Motherhood, Parenting, Pregnancy, Reproductive Health, Women's Health, infertility  
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