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Diet soda and cardiovascular disease?

New research that links diet soda consumption with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke has doctors urging caution about the controversial and preliminary results. According to a study of more than 2,500 people presented today as a poster at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles, people who drank diet…

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Eggs and Embryos Bar Coded?

In an exciting development, a team in Barcelona, Spain, was able to bar code eggs and embryos so that the chance of mixing or loosing them becomes nil. The government of Catalonia has granted the team permission to tag eggs and embryos for fertility centers in Spain  http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/11/theres-something-in-my-eggs.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

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Northern Virginia Top Doc

Dr Sharara was nominated as one of Northern Virginia Top Docs in Reproductive Endocrinology in the February issue of Northern Virginia Magazine that is now in stands. We thank our peer doctors and patients for their vote of confidence. Dr Sharara has been rated a Top Doc in the Washingtonian magazine since 2005.

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Alcohol and IVF success

 In a study published this month, researchers at Harvard showed in a large study of women undergoing 4,729 IVF cycles that women drinking at least 4 drinks/week have a 16% lower chance at having a live birth compared to non-drinkers. For couples in which both partners drink at least 4 drinks/week the odds of live…

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Buyer Beware!

Some couples undergoing gestational surrogacy (GC) are going to India in an attempt to save money, making the surrogacy business in India a $445 million a year business. Recently, a Canadian couple who underwent DNA testing as part of the adoption of twins they assumed were their offspring discovered that they had no genetic link…

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