fertility

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Drug Helps Breast Cancer Patients Keep Fertility

Doctors may have found a way to help young breast cancer patients avoid infertility caused by chemotherapy. Giving a drug to shut down the ovaries temporarily seems to boost the odds they will work after treatment ends, and it might even improve survival, a study found.

05/30/2014

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CDC: US Births Up For First Time In 5 Years, Improved Economy Cited

The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.

05/29/2014

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Study: Chemicals In Soaps, Toys, Sunscreens May Inhibit Sperm

They’re chemicals found in everyday products — but new research says they may have a harmful effect on fertility.

05/16/2014

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Fertility Doctors Aim to Lower Rate of Twin Births

In the five years since the “Octomom” case, big multiple births have gone way down but the twin rate has barely budged. Now fertility experts are pushing a new goal: One.

12/02/2013

The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world's population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images for Selfridges)

UN: World Population To Reach 8.1 Billion In 2025

The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world’s population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025, with most growth in developing countries and more than half in Africa. By 2050, it will reach 9.6 billion.

06/13/2013

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