Archive for March 2014

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Father’s age linked with decreased fertility and greater risk of disorders in offspring

Two recent studies confirm the link between paternal age and fertility outcomes.  The longer a man delays fatherhood, the poorer the quality of his sperm. Children fathered by older dads also appear to have an increased risk of developing autism, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and bipolar disorder. The first study was conducted in […]

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How successful is female fertility preservation?

A recent meta-analysis conducted at the New York Medical College and the University of California Davis provides age-specific probabilities of achieving a live birth using IVF and eggs that were previously frozen using a slow freezing method (SF) and a more recent technique called vitrification (VF). The study was published in Fertility and Sterility, and […]

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A different path to motherhood

My name is Patrice. I’m 43. My health is great – I work out most days, I eat well, do yoga, and generally live a fairly balanced and stress-free life. Most people think I’m in my early 30s, and to be honest, that’s how I feel. 40 is the new 30 – right? Little did […]

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HIV drug may prevent cervical cancer

A new study suggests that the HIV drug lopinavir kills off the human papilloma virus (HPV) that leads to cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by infection with HPV. Approximately 300,000 women die from cervical cancer every year. Around 40,000 British women are found to have abnormalities in the cervix each year, with approximately 1,000 […]

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