A new study finds many fertility patients have difficulty deciding what to do with their unused frozen embryos.
There are about 500,000 frozen embryos in storage in the U.S. Many of which are left over from fertility treatments.
A Duke University researcher questioned more than one thousand people storing frozen embryos about their plans to dispose of them.
She found a majority of patients would not consider thawing and discarding them, donating them to other couples or freezing them indefinitely.
Over half said they would be open to donating their embryos for research, which is an option that is not always available.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she won’t intervene in the “incredibly agonizing” case involving a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant, telling members of Congress that medical experts should make those decisions.
One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.