Thursday, August 30, 2018

Could active folate help boost IVF chances? Fertility study backs 5-MTHF over folic acid

Couples undergoing fertility treatments may benefit from genetic screening and supplementation with 5-MTHF glucosamine salt (active folate), instead of the high doses of folic acid traditionally used, say researchers. - By Nathan Gray

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

'Babies given solid food sooner sleep better'

A recent study has found babies who have solid foods introduced earlier sleep an average of 16 minutes longer per night than those who are not fed solids. Experts say not to feed babies solid foods before 4 months. See the full article by Laurel Ives for specific food recommendations.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Stress Won't Undermine Fertility Treatment Success: Study

Researchers at Stony Brook University in New York conducted a study involving stress and fertility treatment success.

They found no evidence that emotional stress levels compromise a couple's chances of a successful fertility treatment.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Infertility: Six things that decrease a couple's ability to have children

Factors such as a genetic disorders, polluted environment, everyday habits, among others affect male and female fertility. In the past several years, "[experts] blamed sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy eating habits, and environment which is highly polluted, for increasing infertility rates." - Quote by Times Now Digital (

Six things that can impact a couple's ability to have a child:

1) Household chemicals 2) Age 3) Weight 4) Smoking 5) Drinking 6) Stress

See the full article for full details.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Study: Lack of Partners Driving More Women to Freeze Their Eggs

"A new study from Yale University that shows that college educated women are increasingly freezing their eggs because they are having a hard time finding suitable partners. Marriage rates have fallen in recent decades at the same time as women have become the majority of college graduates, law-school graduates and medical-school graduates." - Quote by Dan Holly for AMI Newswire

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Protein's novel role in embryo implantation studied

"Women who had repeated IVF failure apparently had reduced levels of OVGP1 protein."

"A large number of couples are infertile and in many cases IVF is not successful and there are repeated failures. In a latest development, Mumbai-based researchers have shown the molecular features of embryo–endometrium crosstalk that helps in embryo implantation." - Quotes by R. Prasad for The Hindu

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