Lawmakers seek to lift ban on IVF treatments for veterans

Veterans whose injuries have left them unable to conceive children may soon be getting long-sought help as congressional negotiations on legislation funding the Department of Veterans Affairs near a close.

Medical research

Radiant zinc fireworks reveal human egg quality

A stunning explosion of zinc fireworks occurs when a human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme, and the size of these "sparks" is a direct measure of the quality of the egg and its ability to develop into an embryo, according ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Freezing eggs to halt the biological clock

She is 44 and single, but journalist Sarah still dreams of having a child, while TV producer Susanah, 38, is waiting for her younger boyfriend to be ready.

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