Obstetrics & gynaecology

What couples considering IVF need to know

(HealthDay)—In vitro fertilization (IVF) is widely used in the United States to help infertile couples have children. But there are a number of things people should know when considering it, an infertility specialist says.

Cancer

TGF-beta pathway protects against uterine cancer

Two new mouse models of uterine cancer shed light on how this disease—the most common gynecological cancer in the U.S. - happens. Led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the team of scientists found that the Transforming ...

Cancer

Cryopreservation giving kids with cancer a brighter future

In recent years, significant strides in pediatric cancer research have drastically decreased the odds of children dying after they are diagnosed. As the chances of children dying from cancer are decreasing, health care providers ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

For women undergoing IVF, is fresh or frozen embryo transfer best?

The world's first baby born via in-vitro fertilization turned 40 years old this summer. Still, after four decades, IVF is a relatively new field with ongoing debate on how to get the best results for families who have placed ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Training model protects embryo transfer success rates

(HealthDay)—In an academic practice, a training model using ultrasound-guided embryo transfer (ET) results in similar live birth rates for reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) fellows and attending physicians, ...

Health

BPA linked to a common birth defect in boys

A new study links fetal exposure to a common chemical pollutant, bisphenol A (BPA), to defects of a testicular hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles. The results, which were presented Monday at The Endocrine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New relief for gynecological disorders

The creation of new blood vessels in the body, called "angiogenesis," is usually discussed in connection with healing wounds and tumors. But it's also an ongoing process in the female reproductive tract, where the growth ...

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