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Archive for December 2013

One in a million: California couple gives birth to identical triplets

A California couple has given birth to a rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets. Dr. William Gilbert, director of Sutter Women’s Services, says the odds of producing identical triplets without the aid of fertility medications ranges from 1 in 1 million to 1 in 100 million. Identical triplets are produced when one fertilized egg […]

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Tis the season: Drinking wine may create stronger sperm

A recent study published in Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine suggests that there may be good reason for men to indulge in a glass or two of wine this holiday season. Contrary to the findings of previous studies, the researchers from the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Lodz, Poland found that men who drank […]

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An unexpected pregnancy and a difficult decision

Hi, my name is Hazel. I’m 23 and just graduated from University. My mom has struggled with alcoholism and found it difficult to keep a job, so she wasn’t able to help me out while I was in school. My dad is out of the picture. So, I worked during my degree to support myself. […]

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Eating brussels sprouts may improve fertility for men and women

New research suggests that there may be good reason to eat your brussels sprouts: whether you are a man or a woman, if you are trying to get pregnant, brussels sprouts could help boost your fertility. You may be surprised to know that more babies are conceived in December than any other month of the […]

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