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Spouse may "drive You to Drink" but also can Protect You from Alcohol

...cal Research in Brisbane, Australia, studied 5,974 twins born between 1902 and 1964 who were part of the Australian Twin Register. They also spoke with 3,814 of those twins' spouses for the study, published in the May issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. "As they say, 'like ...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Associated With Slow Wave Activity During Sleep

...sity of Michigan, focused on 13 pairs of identical twins discordant for CFS. Analyses, which were restricte...asures, did not differ between the CFS and healthy twins during a regular night's sleep. According to Armitage, it was only after a "challenge" to sleep regu...

Thailand Claims World’s First Successful Heart Separation in Siamese Twin

...d nurses and more than 50 days later the separated twins were still in stable condition. 'This was the fi...d that doctors have successfully separated Siamese twins joined by their hearts in which both survived the operation,' said Laohapensaeng, a pediatrician at ...

Younger Siblings of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Score Low

...e issue on autism spectrum disorders. Studies of twins and families indicate that autism and related disorders have a genetic basis, according to background information in the article. This includes milder conditions known as the "broader autism phenotype," consisting of traits that are similar to those ...

Canada’s Conjoined Twins Growing Normall

... great relief to the parents of Canada’s conjoined twins and to the public, who have been following the sto...e confirmed //after days of several tests that the twins are growing normally. The youngest conjoined twins, known by the names Krista and Tatiana Hogan cam...

Genes for Nicotine Dependence Identified

... tend to cluster in families, and large studies of twins previously concluded that the clustering is partly related to genetic factors. An important aspect of these latest studies is that rather than comparing smokers to non-smokers, the researchers compared addicted smokers to non-addicted smokers. "You...

Timeliness, a Critical Factor in Treating TTTS

...s fatal for at least 90 percent of twins, and both twins are at risk for severe complications. There are ...at, at six months, there was better survival among twins using laser vs. amnioreduction. The NIH-funded study, which began in 2002, required participants t...

Children’s Behavioral Problems Not Linked to Marital Discor

...dy had observed 1045 adult identical and fraternal twins and their 2051 children. According to this study, the trait of arguing with one’s partner is passed on to their children and this may pose a threat of causing behavioral problems in children like lying, shoplifting, bullying etc. These findings hav...

Successful Separation of ND Conjoined Twins in Mayo Clinic

...as successfully separated five-month-old conjoined twins from Bismarck, North Dakota// (ND) and now they ar...twin boys from Mankato in November. The Fitterer twins have been at Mayo Clinic since October when doctors implanted tissue expanders to slowly stretch the...

Conjoined Twins Ready to Leave Hospital & Could Be on Their Way Home

...nd delivers it through the spinal cord, making the twins even more unique than doctors would have thought p...eded, for determining how many brain functions the twins share, the girls have to grow a bit older to handle the dye used for the process. Now the question f...

Smoking Hinders Pregnancy

...s who became pregnant, around 60 percent expecting twins compared to 31 per cent of the non-heavy smokers. Further larger-scale studies were needed to establish the truth of these findings. While smoking has long been known to cause reduced fertility and low birth weight infants its effects on the uterus...

Childhood Stress May Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

...itutet, Stockholm, Sweden, assessed 19,192 Swedish twins born between 1935 and 1958. Kato found that individuals whose lives were stressful were 64 to 65 percent more likely to develop CFS. Source-IANS...

Conjoined Twins Will be delivered by C-Section on Thursday

...a Simms, a pregnant woman aged 21 years, expecting twins joined at the head , will undergo by caesarean section at the BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre// on Thursday. Attending a pre-operation press conference, Ms Simms, speechless with emotion, said in-between tears,...

Higher Risk of Premature Menopause in Twins

...//. The study was conducted on over 800 pairs of twins in the UK and Australia. The risk of premature ova...ure (POF) at the age of 40 was 3-5 times higher in twins than women from the general population. POF causes the ovaries to shut down ten years or earlier tha...

Breast Cancer Diagnosis for Topp twin

...en they need to be thinking positively. Both Topp twins have been actively involved in raising awareness about breast cancer over the last few years. NLA...

Indonesian Siamese Twins With Three Legs In Stable Condition

Siamese twins born with three legs and three arms on the Indonesian resort island of Bali were in stable condition Friday, a health official said//. "It's a tough case, but so far they are stable," Wayan Sutarga, director of medical treatment at Sanglah Hospital ...

At School Twins Perform As Well As Other Children

Danish researchers have found that twins are performing on par with other children from sin...verage students. Researchers felt this was because twins receive less attention from parents as well as have low educational motivation. The Danish study o...

Restricted Fetal Growth Increases Risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

... 3334 twin pairs, 1250 of whom were identical. The twins completed a comprehensive questionnaire about their health, including whether they had ever had IBS. This information was then matched with weight at birth, supplied by the national twin registry and divided into four groups, ranging from less than...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Pronounced With Low Birth Weight

...d the link, 3,334 pairs of identical and fraternal twins born between 1967 and 1979, were inducted as study subjects. The data of birth weight and the condition of the subjects with relation to IBS development was noted. The study revealed that the nearly one in 20 portrayed acute symptoms of Irritable ...

C-Section A More Common Choice Nowadays

...ny women to choose for C-sections to give birth to twins than is necessary. It has been estimated that about ten per cent of second twins are delivered by C-section after the first had been delivered vaginally while ten years ago this rat...

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