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Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments

Posted 17 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 – Older women who get pregnant through assisted reproduction may be less likely to have babies with birth defects than those who conceive naturally, a new Australian study suggests. The findings challenge the widely held belief that assisted reproduction increases the risk of birth defects in all women, according to the researchers at the University of Adelaide. "There's ...

Fertility Treatments Not Linked to Twins' Birth Defects

Posted 21 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 – Twins born after fertility treatments may be susceptible to different – and fewer – birth defects than other twins, new research suggests. The study confirms that twins have a higher risk of birth defects than singletons, but it questions the notion that fertility treatments contribute to those abnormalities. "Our results suggest that the risks of specific types of ...

Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study

Posted 4 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 – Preschoolers who were conceived through fertility treatments don't seem to have any special risk of developmental delays, a new study suggests. The researchers said the findings, published online Jan. 4 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, should be reassuring to the growing number of U.S. couples seeking help with infertility. There have long been lingering concerns about the ...

For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment

Posted 23 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 – A breast cancer drug that is sometimes used to treat infertility may reduce a couple's risk of having a pregnancy with multiple babies – but it might also slightly lower their chances of having a baby at all, a new clinical trial suggests. The study did not find the cancer drug letrozole (Femara) more effective than standard fertility drugs for women with unexplained ...

Breast Cancer Drug May Help Women Fight a Leading Cause of Infertility: Study

Posted 10 Jul 2014 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 – Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have a better chance of getting pregnant if they take a breast cancer drug instead of the currently preferred medication, a new study suggests. Polycystic ovary syndrome – the most common cause of female infertility in the United States – causes higher than normal levels of the male hormone androgen, infrequent periods and small ...

'Generally Reassuring' Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women's Cancers

Posted 3 Jul 2014 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 – Use of fertility drugs doesn't appear to increase a woman's long-term risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers, new research indicates. The findings are "generally reassuring," said study co-author Dr. Humberto Scoccia, of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Still, he urged that women who use fertility drugs be closely monitored as they age. Nearly 10,000 women ...

Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Posted 3 Apr 2014 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 – Widely used fertility drugs don't seem to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,800 American women who were evaluated for infertility between 1965 and 1988 and followed until 2010. During the follow-up period, 749 of the women developed breast cancer. Overall, women who took Clomid (clomiphene ...

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