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Risk of birth problems doubles after assisted conception

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 15:29

A new study has shown that the risk of serious complications such as stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal death is around twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared with naturally conceived babies.

Pregnant women to get free medical treatment from conception

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 17:38

The Centre will provide free pre-natal health care and ambulance facilities to pregnant women across the country, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced on Tuesday.

New IFV technology helps couple conceive

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 15:12

A newly developed technology, embryoscope, has revolutionised IVF by allowing pictures to be taken of embryos every few minutes without disturbing them in their incubators.

Smoking damages DNA of hopeful dads; ups cancer risk in offsprings

Last Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 13:41

Cigarette smoke damages DNA in the reproductive cells of fathers and these changes are inherited by the offspring, a new study has found.

Dieting at time of conception may up obesity and diabetes risk of babies

Last Updated: Friday, April 06, 2012, 14:31

Twins and babies of mothers who diet around the time of conception and in early pregnancy, may be more vulnerable to obesity and type 2 diabetes throughout their lives.

`Infertile women can still conceive`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 13:53

One in every four women with a history of infertility can still conceive without treatment, says new research.

Drinking coffee `can hinder conception`

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 00:00

Caffeine impairs the transport of eggs from the ovaries to the womb.

Anti-ageing pills boost chances of conceiving

Last Updated: Sunday, July 25, 2010, 00:00

DHEA is produced in the brain, ovaries and testes and is the most common hormone in the human body.

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