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In what doctors described yesterday as a world first, a Danish woman has given birth to two children after her fertility was restored using ovarian tissue that was removed, frozen, thawed and then reimplanted after cancer treatment.
 
Women will soon be able to tell how many eggs they have in their ovaries in a simple hormone test that Australian researchers said yesterday could revolutionize family planning and fertility treatment.
 
Simple training in how to help a newborn start breathing and to keep it warm and clean can slash the rate of stillbirths by a third in poor, rural areas of the world, according to a recent report.
 
A private London clinic has agreed to help a 59- year-old retired teacher conceive, making her the oldest woman ever to be offered fertility treatment in Britain, according to the Mail on Sunday.
 
Medical experts yesterday announced a major breakthrough through which allow parents with genetic disorders to give birth to healthy babies, local media reported.
 
Taiwan's first in-vitro baby has grown into a handsome man who, at 24, is now studying biomedicine at a graduate institute at National Taiwan University, medical sources said Monday.
 
When pregnant women get vaccinated against flu, their babies are bigger, healthier and less likely to be premature, researchers reported on Thursday.
 
Some 50 percent of Taiwan's pregnant women are exposed to secondhand smoke at home, according to the results of a survey on pregnant women released yesterday.
 
The latest population survey conducted by an organization of the United States showed that Taiwan has the world's lowest fertility rate, with an average of one child per woman.
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A cosmetic surgeon who reportedly snuck into a hospital outside his practice to sew up celebrity Wu Tan-Ju's stomach moments after her c-section was yesterday given a penalty of NT$40,000 for the illegal operation, reported the Department of Health (DOH) in Taipei.
 
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