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Live Birth through IVF could succeed till Nine Cycles

Live Birth through IVF could succeed till Nine Cycles

As per a new report published in Wednesday’s edition of the Journal of the American Medical Assn., women could keep increasing their chances of having live birth through in vitro fertilization (IVF) by up to nine cycles. In most of the cases, women abandon IVF treatment after three or four unsuccessful attempts. But, after analyzing more than 250,000 in vitro fertilization attempts by more than 150,000 women over nearly a decade, researchers found that the odds of success can continue to rise through as many as nine cycles.

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Yahoo to notify users whose accounts are targeted by state-sponsored hackers

Yahoo to notify users whose accounts are targeted by state-sponsored hackers

After Google, Facebook and Twitter, it is Yahoo, which will start informing its users whose accounts as per it are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Yahoo’s chief information security officer, Bob Lord, said that the users will be asked to authorize suspicious login attempts, apply new passwords and take other precautionary measures if Yahoo thinks that their accounts have been attacked.

Electronic toys for infants linked with low quantity and quality of language

Electronic toys for infants linked with low quantity and quality of language

Though electronic toys producing lights, words and songs look attractive, they badly affect quantity, quality of language in infant playtime. When compared with traditional playing methods including books, wooden puzzle, set of rubber blocks and shape sorter, electronic toys were found to be associated with poor quantity and quality of language.

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Boston Dynamics releases holiday video showing team of its Spot robotic dogs pulling sleigh

Boston Dynamics releases holiday video showing team of its Spot robotic dogs pulling sleigh

Google-owned robotics company Boston Dynamics has released a holiday video on Tuesday that features a team of its Spot robotic dogs pulling a sleigh stepping delicately on a snowless ground. Boston Dynamics envisions to have robots of all shapes and sizes that may drive cars, check customers into a hotel room and assisting the US military.

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Twin birth rate reaches record high and vice-versa for triplets, quadruplets and more in 2014: CDC Report

Twin birth rate reaches record high and vice-versa for triplets, quadruplets and more in 2014: CDC Report

An annual report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics has unveiled that the rate of twin births in America was at an all-time high in 2014 and the rate for triplets, quadruplets and more was the lowest in the last 20 years.

In 2014, nearly four million babies were born and out of them, more than 135,000 were twins, which means around one in every 29 babies was twin. Such was not the case in 1980 when only one in every 53 babies was a twin.

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Alcohol-related fatality rate setting new records in United States

Alcohol-related fatality rate setting new records in America

Shockingly, deaths related to alcohol in America have increased to a level not seen in the past 35 years, unveils the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. In 2014, 9.6 deaths from alcohol-induced causes per 100,000 people have taken a rise by 37% since 2002.

In 2014, more than 30,000 Americans lost their lives owing to alcohol-related reasons like alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis. The study researchers affirmed that these figures do not include deaths from drink-and-driving, other accidents and homicides committed under the effect of alcohol.

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A First: USPTF recommends adults aged 40 and above to start preventive statin use

A First: USPTF recommends adults aged 40 and above to start preventive statin use

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF) has issue a draft recommendation in which it has suggested that adults aged between 40 and 75 who face risk of having heart attack or stroke should take statins.

People with a 10% of heart attack or stroke risk in the next 10 years should take statins. The government task force has also suggested statin use to those having low risk as much as 7.5% but depending on individual diagnosis.

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Mars Chocolates Pulled From Stores Due To Presence of Undisclosed Ingredients

Mars Chocolates Pulled From Stores Due To Presence of Undisclosed Ingredients

Mars Chocolate North America has announced that it is recalling its Dove brand Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes after they found presence of an undisclosed ingredient that could affect people having allergies to peanuts wheat and eggs.

The chocolate snowflakes that are being recalled were sold across the nation in purple 24 oz. bags with Item number 10139802, UPC number 400050521, and lot codes 537CG4PA30, 537DG4PA30, 538AG4PA30, 538AM4PA30, 541AG4PA20, 542EM4PA20, said Mars Chocolate.

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AstraZeneca’s gout drug Zurampic receives US approval

AstraZeneca’s gout drug Zurampic receives US approval

Lesinurad (Zurampic, AstraZeneca) has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 200 mg once every day for the treatment of gout-associated hyperuricemia, in mixture with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor (XOI).

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Increased demand for biofuels brings alarming dip in Wild Bee population in US

-Increased demand for biofuels brings alarming dip in Wild Bee population in US

Significant decline has come in population of wild bees in some of the main agricultural regions of America, unveiled the first national map of bee populations. The researchers have pinpointed 139 counties that are especially at greater risk.

The researchers noticed a trend that wild bees, important pollinator for many crops, are declining and farmland for crops heavily dependent on these pollinators is on rise. The counties at high risk include Northwest, the upper Midwest and Great Plains, west Texas and the southern Mississippi River valley.

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