Posts tagged “In Vitro Fertilisation”

Can Laughter Make You Pregnant?

March 17th, 2011
Can Laughter Make You Pregnant?

In an interesting piece of research, scientists in Israel found that pregnancy rose from 20% to 36% in women undergoing IVF treatment when they were entertained by a clown. The research was carried out by Dr. Shevach Friedler at the Assaf HaRofeh Medical Centre in Tel Aviv. After embryo implantation women were entertained for 15 […]

Soya Oil – A New Infertility Treatment?

January 26th, 2011
Soya Oil – A New Infertility Treatment?

Infertility for both men and women can be as devastating to couples as any other medical problem. It can be more aggravating when you have had IVF treatment only to find it hasn’t worked. But there may be a new kind of therapy on the way using soya oil. One of the major problems attributed […]

Irish charity supports IVF parents

December 13th, 2010
Irish charity supports IVF parents

An Irish charity, set up by two mothers from Dublin, aims to provide couples from the Republic of Ireland with cash and support to help them undergo IVF treatment. Pomegranate.ie hopes to raise enough money to be able to offer the cash for one IVF cycle to couples who can’t afford to pay for the […]

IVF funding cuts worry campaigners

December 13th, 2010
IVF funding cuts worry campaigners

Plans by no less than ten Primary Care Trusts in England to cut or even suspend the financial support for infertility services has worried supporters of the treatment such as the National Infertility Awareness Campaign (NIAC). The reason given the the NHS is “affordability”, yet the government has insisted that any spending cuts in the […]

Study finds no link between cancer and IVF

December 3rd, 2010
Study finds no link between cancer and IVF

Women who are undergoing IVF will be relieved to hear that the results of a new study has found no link between their treatment and an increased risk of cancer. Previous studies had found some evidence of a link between the hormonal treatments used in IVF and breast and cervical cancer, but the most recent […]

Nobel Prize awarded for work on infertility

October 6th, 2010
Nobel Prize awarded for work on infertility

Test tube baby innovator, Robert Edwards, was recently awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in recognition of research that has since revolutionised attempts in dealing with infertility across the globe. Awarding Mr Edwards with 10 million Swedish Kroner (€1.08 million), the Nobel committee reported that his accomplishments “have made it possible to […]

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