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IVF gaining popularity among villagers: Expert


September 20th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) With a success rate of nearly 40 percent, in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has been steadily gaining popularity among rural couples suffering from infertility, an expert said here ... Read more...

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Britain’s Bourn Hall opens second IVF clinic in India


September 7th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 7 (IANS) Britain-based Bourn Hall Clinic, responsible for the world's first test-tube baby in 1978, Friday opened its second hi-tech infertility treatment facility in India and announced that ... Read more...

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Thai sextuplets named after car brands


July 7th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Thai woman who delivered six children this May has named them after her favourite car brands -- Audi, Fortune (Toyota Fortuner), Porsche, Mini, Volkswagen ... Read more...

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India becoming a designer baby factory: Author Kishwar Desai (With Image)


May 31st, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Life is no longer a gift of love; it is being created with care to fit specifications furnished by parents in the age of surrogacy ... Read more...

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Women’s rights being violated in India’s surrogacy capital


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) A study by the New Delhi-based Centre for Social Research (CSR) has pointed to a grave violation of the women's rights at India's surrogacy hub, ... Read more...

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16 years after son died, child born to elerly Haryana couple


February 29th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Feb 29 (IANS) An accident 16 years ago snatched away their only child, a son aged 21. But the parents, a teacher couple now in their 60s, have ... Read more...

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Infertile women can still conceive


February 21st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) One in every four women with a history of infertility can still conceive without treatment, says new research.The study, led by Danielle Herbert, from the University ... Read more...

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Tax telecom sector more to recover fuel losses, Greenpeace urges


January 18th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Calling for a drastic change in the country's energy policies, Greenpeace Tuesday appealed to the government to levy additional taxes on the telecom service providers ... Read more...

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Indian surrogacy brings twin delights to Australian couple


January 8th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) They cannot speak or hear and yet, their desire for a child made a couple fly all the way from Australia - to be rewarded ... Read more...

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Premature, underweight triplets doing well


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Faridabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The premature triplets born in this industrial town in Haryana a month ago via in vitro fertilisation (IVF) method have gained weight and are doing well, ... Read more...

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Skinny women have low fertility


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Being too skinny is far worse for women than being too fat when trying for a baby.A study found that such women are less likely to ... Read more...

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IVF clinics mushroom under toothless ICMR guidelines (Feature)


October 19th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) While one-year-old Chirag takes small steps in the courtyard, his mother Savita Bhati lies still with swollen legs on a cot at her sprawling residence ... Read more...

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IVF centres lack counselling facilities: Survey


October 13th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Even as the number of IVF (In-vitro fertilisation) clinics providing hope to childless couples are increasing in the capital, the basic requisite of proving psychological ... Read more...

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Stress, hectic lifestyle raises IVF demand


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Once upon a time, In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) was largely popular among middle-aged women to resolve pregnancy problems. But now young urban women who are unable ... Read more...

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Does dad’s stress affect his kids?


September 1st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) An individual's risk for stress-related disorders may be determined by his or her father's life exposure to stress, according to a new study. Most of the ... Read more...

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Antioxidants boost sperm health


July 19th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Antioxidants vitamin E and beta-carotene help maintain male fertility and offer the best protection against sperm damage. In a study of crickets, researchers found that a ... Read more...

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Singapore fertility centre fined due to sperm mix-up


June 22nd, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 22 (IANS) A medical facility in Singapore offering fertility procedures has been fined after a different person's sperm was used in an in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) process, Channel NewsAsia ... Read more...

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Womb transplants possible next year: Expert


March 27th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Womb transplants that would allow childless women to have babies could be possible early next year, according to a medical expert. The forecast will bring hope ... Read more...

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Test-tube sperm promises cure to male infertility


March 25th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Scientists have succeeded in growing sperm in test tube for the first time, potentially opening the way to curing male infertility, and young boys undergoing chemotherapy ... Read more...

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2 new plants found in Spain


February 16th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Biologists have discovered two new plants in Spain, further confirming the country's privileged position as a hotbed of biodiversity.Just when everyone thought that almost every plant species on ... Read more...

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‘Control center’ for sperm production discovered


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): A new study into the intricacies of sex in flowering plants have shown that a gene in plants, called DUO1, acts as a master switch to ensure twin ... Read more...

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Ayurvedic physician among medicine Padma winners


January 26th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Late ayurvedic physician K. Raghavan Thirumulpad is among the Padma award winners from the field of medicine this year. A total of 10 awards were given in ... Read more...

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The more sex partners you have, the more fertile your offspring will be


January 20th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): In a new study, scientists at the Centre for Evolutionary Biology, University of Western Australia, have found being polygamous could be more than being monogamous, when it comes ... Read more...

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Fertility treatment doesn’t up cancer risk, says IVF study


December 5th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Fertility treatment which includes in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) does not up a woman's risk of cancer despite the hormones used.Some previous studies had suggested that fertility drugs might be ... Read more...

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IVF ‘does not increase risk of cancer’


December 4th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study from the University of Lund in Sweden has shown that fertility treatment such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) does not increase a woman's risk of cancer ... Read more...

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Not genes, negative parenting fosters aggressiveness


December 3rd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, Dec 3 (IANS) A new study has found that the role of positive and negative parenting practices are linked to children's mental health problems, specifically depression and aggression.The study, based on ... Read more...

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Nurture, not nature, influences aggression in kids


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has found that nurture rather than nature influences aggression in children.The study compares genetically related and genetically unrelated children born to parents using in-vitro fertilisation ... Read more...

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Cancer survivor to become father with years old sperm


November 30th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Christopher Stone, aged 33, was just 17 when he was told he had testicular cancer. His testicle was removed but samples of his sperm were stored. And now, ... Read more...

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Celebrity cougar Charmyne Palavi-Browne in India for her 3rd baby


November 17th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 17 (ANI): Celebrity cougar Charmyne Palavi-Browne has posted a video footage on her Facebook site that reveals the identity of her newly selected Indian surrogate - and it is ... Read more...

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50-yr-old Mexican woman gives birth to gay son’s baby


November 11th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): A fifty-year-old Mexican woman has given birth to a child whose biological father is her gay son.The woman, whose name has been withheld, decided to offer her womb ... Read more...

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Alex Reid is envious of big families


November 7th, 2010 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Cage fighter Alex Reid is "envious" of couples who have big families.Reid, who has undergone two unsuccessful attempts at In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) with wife Katie Price, loves his ... Read more...

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No medical reason behind Katie’s conceiving delay


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Model Katie Price's husband Alex Reid, who is optimistic about having a child with his wife, says there is no medical reason why they have not yet conceived.The ... Read more...

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Growing number of 50-plus women giving birth


November 1st, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) A growing number of women are giving birth in their 50s, as more and more in vitro fertilisation (IVF) clinics relax rules on treating older patients.More than 100 ... Read more...

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Celine Dion was expecting triplets


October 30th, 2010 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Singer Celine Dion has revealed she was initially expecting triplets, but lost one of the babies at the beginning of her pregnancy.The singer and her husband Rene Angelil ... Read more...

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Celine Dion inspired by Mandela for baby name


October 30th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Singer Celine Dion and her husband Rene Angelil named their twin sons Eddy and Nelson after record producer Eddy Marnay and former South African president Nelson Mandela.Dion and ... Read more...

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