Record number of test tube babies born in the U.S.

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The growing percentage reflects, in part, the increasing average age at which women give birth for the first time.

In 2012, more test-tube babies were born in the United States than ever before, and they constituted a higher percentage of total births than at any time since the technology was introduced in the 1980s, according to a report released on Monday.

 

 

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Having children reduces a man’s risk of heart disease

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Having kids reduces a man’s risk of heart disease by 20%.

Having children could mean healthier hearts for men. A decade-long study of 135,000 men found that those who remained child-free had a higher risk of dying from heart disease than those who ‘sowed their oats.’  Men who had children reduced their risk of heart disease by 20%.

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Sperm Grown in Lab Could Cure Male Infertility

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Sperm grown in test tube is an important step toward curing male infertility.

Sperm has been grown in a test tube for the first time in a “small but important step” towards curing male infertility, a study claims.  Researchers removed stem cells and cultured sperm in the laboratory in a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments and drugs for men currently unable to have children.

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1 in 5 American Women in Their Early 40’s are Childless

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Number of childless women in their early 40’s has risen sharply since the 1970’s.

Nearly one in five American women in her early 40s is childless, according to a report that shows a striking increase in women who don’t have biological children.  The trend was much less common in the 1970s, when one in 10 women did not have children by 40 to 44, the age bracket researchers use to designate the end of childbearing years.

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Microwaves May Be Harmful During Pregnancy

Microwaves May Be Harmful During Pregnancy

Microwaves harmful to unborn baby 

It is hard to believe but true that the microwave oven you use to make food could be harmful to your unborn child, especially when the device is old or is wrongly used. Tests have shown that microwaves emit harmful electromagnetic radiation which could harm embryos and could lead to miscarriage.

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