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Taller Women More Likely to Have Twins

...rding to his study, 105 of them had given birth to twins and 24 to triplets, reported newswise wire. Steinman found that the multiple-birth mothers averaged 5 feet, 5 inches tall, over an inch taller than the US average for adult females of about 5 feet 3 inches. The suspected culprit is the insulin-li...

Skilled Obstetricians to avoid unnecessary Caesareans

... baby in twins. They wrote: "About 10% of second twins are delivered by Caesarean section after the first has been delivered vaginally: 10 years ago the rate was 5%. As many as two-thirds of these Caesareans are preventable and are due to operator inexperience." Chris Spencer, a consultant obstetrician...

IVF Twins May Soon be a Thing of the Past

Soon there may be a ban on having twins through IVF treatment because intensive care units...ear since the late 1970s. In addition mothers of twins are at a six times greater risk of suffering from pre-eclampsia or high blood pressure during pregna...

Successfully Separated Conjoined Twins In A Critical Yet Stable Condition

...esday successfully separated 4-month-old conjoined twins who shared a spinal cord and were// joined at the ... doctors have announced that the conditions of the twins are still critical, though stable, Dr Keating said it would be days or weeks before their recovery c...

Disabling Fatigue in Children Is Due to Genetic Inheritances

...s. They explained that all the participants were twins from Wales and North West of England twins. It was shown that around 1,468 parents of twins and 930 older pairs of twins took part in the study. The researchers in the study analysed both shor...

Separation of Spinal Cord of Conjoined Twins Completed Successfully

The separation of the spinal cord of the conjoined twins from Wisconsin has been completed successfully by ...uld then take about two to three hours more. The twins were born on May 10 joined at the lower back with conjoined spinal cords. Keating said, “The boys ...

AMD influenced by Variation in 3 Genes

... high (46% to 71%) in a large US cohort of elderly twins (Arch Ophthalmol 2005), and that another common CFH variant as well as smoking and higher body mass index are independently related to advanced AMD (Human Heredity 2006). A decade ago they reported the increased risk of AMD attributable to cigarette ...

Study Of Twins May Solve Aging Questions

...e questions about aging. // 'Even though we have twins that are identical, there are vast differences bet...ied in greater detail. The study has 150 identical twins and another 150 sets of non-identical twins. Participants will be assessed three times and provide a...

Conjoined twins doing well after separation

4-year-old conjoined twins were separated after a lengthy surgery. 3 weeks la...ed to be the first successful surgery on conjoined twins with shared kidney, according to Dr. Rebecka Meyers, who led the eight-member surgical team. On the ...

Rethinking on Best Times for Delivery of Twins

...esearch had indicated the// likelihood of risks if twins are delivered after 40 weeks, new research seems t...am found that the most appropriate time to deliver twins was between 38 and 39 weeks. This does not compare well with the practice in United Kingdom, where t...

Multiple Sclerosis in Genetically Susceptible Twins is Augmented by Northern Environment

A new study of twins suggests that living farther north of the equator ...ntal factor. By following more than 700 pairs of twins diagnosed with MS, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern Califo...

Successful Separation Of Conjoined Twins

...urgery. Doctors pronounced the separation of the twins born with their bodies joined at the abdomen succe...se Twins, is about 5 to 25% after separation. The twins shared kidney and a liver, besides being able to control one leg each. The Hospital's Chief of P...

ADHD Children Are Being Under-Medicated

...talin or Concerta. The researchers studied 1,610 twins between the ages of 7 and 17. Of those, 359 met fu...ility." Reich says the eventual goal of studying twins is to learn what elements of ADHD are passed down in families. She says some aspects of the disorder...

Doctors Optimistic on Separating the Conjoined US Twins

...ke City was billed as the first to try to separate twins who share a kidney. Kendra and Maliyah Herrin are ... at Primary Children's Hospital is successful, the twins will each have one leg with Kendra getting the kidney and Maliyah getting a kidney transplant from h...

Treatment For ADHD In Kids Inadequate

...italin or Concerta. The researchers studied 1,610 twins between the ages of 7 and 17. Of those, 359 met fu...bility." Reich says the eventual goal of studying twins is to learn what elements of ADHD are passed down in families. She says some aspects of the disorder...

Woman Pregnant with Conjoined Twins

... the arteries.’ Doctors have told Simms that the twins could be delivered by caesarean section when she i... to the facility during her pregnancy. Conjoined twins are rare, about one in 200,000 births and those joined at the head are said to make up only two per ...

Teens High on Mothballs

..., as health officials report. The sicker of the twins recovered fully only after six months. Fortunately her twin with "bagging" of only a few weeks, recovered after three months. Feuillet said that a cleaning lady had discovered the mothballs in the drawer of the patient's night table. He said that...

Different Disease Response In Identical Twins Linked To Genes

Identical twins are a rare breed. They share just about everything...University of Michigan Medical School have studied twins extensively and are in a position to know why one twin is more prone to develop diseases like rheuma...

Telomere Plays an Important Role in Ageing

...y compared the length of telomeres of 1,552 female twins in Britain between the age of 18 and 75. The participants were also adjusted for other factors such as obesity, smoking and exercise. The scientists found that telomeres in women who belong to lower economic status were significantly shorter as they...

Age difference: Gaping 'age' divide between the rich and the poor

...rchers compared the telemore length of 1,552 women twins in Britain, categorized as per the National Statistics' Socio-Economic Classification and in the 18 and 75 age bracket. The study found that, after considering factors like obesity, smoking and exercise, which can have a bearing on ageing, the tel...

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