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  • Water is important!

    Fifteen benefits of drinking water It lubricates the joints It forms saliva and mucus It delivers oxygen throughout the body It boosts skin health and beauty It cushions the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues It regulates body temperature The digestive system depends on......

  • How to Prepare Your Older Children for a New Baby

    A new baby brings joys and challenges to a family. You’re excited, but you may also be nervous about how your older children will react to the newborn. All sorts of questions come up: How should we tell our older children that they are going......

  • Everyday chemicals contribute to air pollution mortality

    Air pollution is responsible for the deaths of around 7 million people each year — and 91% of the global population is exposed to air that exceeds the limits on pollution levels set by the World Health Organization (WHO). Fine particulate matter is a key......

  • Human health ‘intricately linked’ to ocean health

    In the paper, which appears in the American Journal of Public Health, the authors say that restoring the health of oceans should not just be the priority of marine scientists but also the medical community and the public more broadly. Ocean health The ocean covers......

  • Top tips for successful IVF Treatment

      Are you looking for ways to increase chances of a successful treatment?   Tip #1 Educate It’s a reality that as we grow up, we are often taught how not to get pregnant! So, the first tip is to learn as much as you......

  • Personalized Medicine in Fertility

    by Dr Elias Tsakos * MD, FRCOG Scientific Manager of EmbryoClinic Assisted Reproduction Unit, Thessaloniki Dr. Elias Tsakos’ article on personalized medicine in fertility was selected for publication by: cityportal.gr Personalized Medicine opens a new chapter in fertility, increasing the probability of success of treatments,......

  • Greece – Fertility destination 2021

      Embryoclinic is proudly sharing the great experience of fertility care for international patients and is joining forces to highlight Greece as the perfect fertility destination. Every team member is dedicated and experienced to provide high standards of care and uninterrupted communication and support to......

  • Suspension of fertility treatments during COVID-19 has mental health impacts

      The suspension of fertility treatments due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of psychological impacts on women whose treatments were cancelled, but there are several protective factors that can be fostered to help in the future, according to a new study by......

  • Follicle stimulating hormone

      What is follicle stimulating hormone? Follicle stimulating hormone is one of the gonadotrophic hormones, the other being luteinising hormone. Both are released by the pituitary gland into the bloodstream. Follicle stimulating hormone is one of the hormones essential to pubertal development and the function......

  • 4 Reasons to Go Abroad for Fertility Treatment

    Fertility treatment abroad is becoming more and more popular. The benefits of seeking options away from home include: 1. Treatment Cost 2. Donor options 3. Perception of better IVF success rates abroad 4. Seeking treatment in a less stressful environment Specifically in Greece, There are......

  • Fertility Treatment using Donor Sperm

    Using donated sperm can help many women and couples grow their family. We might recommend donor sperm if:     you’re not producing sperm     your own sperm are unlikely to result in a pregnancy     you have a high risk of passing......

  • Semen Analysis

    Semen analysis constitutes the first examination in assessing male fertility. The sample should be collected after a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 5 days of sexual abstinence. The whole sample should be collected in a clean, wide-mouthed container, in a private room......

  • Endometrial Polyps & Recurrent Miscarriage

    Endometrial polyps are benign and often asymptomatic growths of the lining of the womb, affecting between 11% and 45% of women. Polyps can alter the micro-environment of the womb and interfere with sperm/egg movement, fertilisation and implantation. Endometrial polyps are also the most commonly detected......

  • Understanding Luteinising Hormone

    Luteinizing hormone (LH) is produced and released in the anterior pituitary gland. This hormone is considered a gonadotrophic hormone because of its role in controlling the female and male reproductive system. What does Luteinising Hormone (LH) do? LH has several functions regulating the reproductive cycle:......

  • All about egg and sperm freezing

    Having children later in life If you are planning to have children later in life, you are not alone. More and more people are choosing to prioritise their careers and work life. This gives them the financial freedom to buy a house, find a partner......

  • Staying Positive Throughout Your Fertility Journey

    Infertility is a physically and emotionally draining struggle for many couples. However focusing on positivity in the face of fertility challenges can provide major benefits. IMPROVEMENT OF YOUR OWN HEALTH AND WELL BEING Infertility takes a toll, especially if it’s been a lifelong struggle. It......

  • Getting Pregnant with Endometriosis

    Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age in the UK. It happens when the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus (endometrium) grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis often reduces the woman’s ability to get pregnant. In this article we talk about......

  • 5 Tips for Fertility Treatment Abroad

    Crossing borders and having fertility treatment abroad is becoming increasingly popular. In study by Fertility Network UK, 93% of people trying to conceive would consider going abroad, and those who had been abroad for fertility treatment, would go back again.1 The main reason for IVF......

  • Fertility and Aging

    In today’s society, there is a remarkable delay of early family formation. Modern-day couples postpone early family formation for many, different reasons (financial, social, medical, religious, etc). Whatever the reason, many couples or individuals find that it’s just not the right time to have a......

  • Human Genome Editing

    In 1978, Louise Brown was the first baby born through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). Whereas suspicion, hostility and fear of the consequences were triggered by the announcement of her birth, it brought hope to millions of couples. IVF is now an established technique worldwide and......

  • Smoking and Fertility

    Smoking is internationally recognized as a harmful habit and long term campaigns aim to reduce tobacco use in all ages.  As a matter of fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) referred to “The Greek tobacco epidemic” in a study published by Harvard in 2011 with......

  • Fertility Preservation

    Oocyte Vitrification: The revolutionary technique that made possible the “freezing of time” for women. During the last decade, the implementation of the vitrification technique in the embryology laboratory routine has permitted the efficient application of fertility preservation programs, both for cancer patients and for social......