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Fertility Treatment Twins More at Risk for Hospitalizations

Couples using assisted reproductive technology should be made aware, researcher says WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to naturally conceived twins, those conceived through assisted reproductive technology (ART) are more likely to be hospitalized and admitted to neonatal ...

Conjoined Twins Separated by Surgical Team at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC During Complex, 24-Hour Procedure

The twins were conjoined from the breast bone to the groin PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, pediatricians and nurses at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has successfully separated conjoined twins during a 24-hour procedure. ...

Vaginal/Caesarean combo delivery of twins safe, UT Southwestern-led research finds

DALLAS Oct. 29, 2008 Doctors need not go straight to Caesarean section when delivering twins, but can start with vaginal delivery of the first twin in many cases, researchers have found in a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center. Should the second-born twin turn out to require a Caesar...

Uterus Size May Predict Risk for Premature Twins After IVF

Evaluation may help select women who are at lower risk for complications, study suggests THURSDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Measuring the height of the uterus of a women pregnant with twins after in vitro fertilization (IVF) can help determine her risk of having the babies born pr...

Parents of twins report more mental health symptoms than parents of singletons

Barcelona, Spain: Mothers and fathers of twins conceived either spontaneously or with assisted reproductive technology (ART) suffer more mental health symptoms after delivery and one year later than do parents of singleton babies, according to research presented to the 24th annual meeting of the E...

Baby Madness is Sweeping the Nation! Forty Sets of Twins and Triplets 'Hit the Court' in Discovery Health's BABY MADNESS: MULTIPLES

--Hosted by Comedian Andrew Kennedy, BABY MADNESS: MULTIPLES Offers Tips from Celebrity Moms Kate Gosselin and Michelle Duggar, and Hilarious Home Baby Bloopers-- SILVER SPRING, Md., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The signs of spring are everywhere ... warm temperatures, ...

Formerly Conjoined Twins Leave Packard Children's Hospital; Heading Home to Costa Rica

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Formerly conjoined twins Yurelia and Fiorella Rocha-Arias have left Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and are now home in Costa Rica. According to hospital officials, the girls left Packard Children's last Wednesday (30) and went to Southe...

Overweight Twins Battle the Bulge and Gain A New Lease on Life in National Body Challenge: Twins Edition on Discovery Health

- Starting January 7, Discovery Health Presents Five Nights of Active Viewing with NATIONAL BODY CHALLENGE: TWINS EDITION and Dr. Pam Peeke's Provocative FIT TO LIVE - SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewers will be seeing double when the National Body Chal...

Congenital heart defects increasing among IVF twins

The prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) among in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancies was similar to that of the general population, but there is an increasing risk of CHD among twins resulting from IVF, according to research by Yale School of Medicine researchers. Mert Ozan Bahtiyar...

Raipurs Separated Conjoined Twins are Doing Fine

Ram and Lakshman, the ten-month-old conjoined twins who were successfully separated after a gruelling operation by a team of five doctors at the Raipur Medical College Hospital here, are doing fine. Dr. Ashok, the Head of the Department of Surgery, said the operation had gone off well. ...

Condition of Separated Conjoined Twins Improving

The 10-month-old conjoined twins Ram and Laxman, who were separated by a rare surgical operation in Raipur , are improving although the doctors who operated on them said the next 24 to 48 hours are extremely critical. "They are improving, nothing to worry now, but it does not mean they are o...

Its Boy and Girl Twins for Gurinder Chadha

British director, Gurinder Chadha gave birth to twins at a hospital in London, where she underwent an emergency Caesarean section on Friday, June 9. The 47-year-old and her husband of ten years, Paul Berges, welcomed the boy and girl twins, that were due to arrive only next month. ...

Canada’s Conjoined Twins Growing Normall

In what will be a great relief to the parents of Canada’s conjoined twins and to the public, who have been following the story, doctors have confirmed //after days of several tests that the twins are growing normally. The youngest conjoined twins, known by the names Krista and Tatiana Hogan ca...

Successful Separation of ND Conjoined Twins in Mayo Clinic

Yesterday, the surgical team was led by Dr. Christopher Moir at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic has successfully separated five-month-old conjoined twins from Bismarck, North Dakota// (ND) and now they are on the challenging job of reconstructing their chest walls. Abygail and Madysen Fitterer, the twi...

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

Canadian Conjoined twin girls, Krista and Tatiana Hogan, who were born in late October, //could be going home for Christmas, leaving the hospital as early as Thursday – doctors reported on Wednesday, who added that no decision has been made on whether to attempt to separate them. After the prem...

Conjoined Twins Will be delivered by C-Section on Thursday

Felicia 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,...

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 in the Bali capital Denpasar, t...

At School Twins Perform As Well As Other Children

Danish researchers have found that twins are performing on par with other children from single births for the first time. Previously the performance of the twins// has been found wanting and they fared less better than other average students. Researchers felt this was because twins receive less att...

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 are being swamped by the many newborns.// A group of leading doctors have proposed that would-be mothers should l be allowed to have only one embryo implanted at a time. Although adopting this plan co...

Successfully Separated Conjoined Twins In A Critical Yet Stable Condition

A team of surgeons at Children's National Medical Centre in Washington, D.C had on Wednesday successfully separated 4-month-old conjoined twins who shared a spinal cord and were// joined at the lower back. It was reported that Mateo and McHale Shaw from Sheboygan, Wisconsin had undergone the ...

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 surgeons but a lot more work remains ahead of them.// The lead surgeon, Robert Keating, said “Things are going well. We feel optimistic about the preservation of neurological function.” ...

Study Of Twins May Solve Aging Questions

University of NSW researchers in Australia are conducting a study involving 300 pairs of older twins. The study could answer some questions about aging. // 'Even though we have twins that are identical, there are vast differences between them,' study leader Professor Perminder Sachdev said. '...

Conjoined twins doing well after separation

4-year-old conjoined twins were separated after a lengthy surgery. 3 weeks later, they have been moved out of the ICU.// According to their father, it is an indication of their recovery. Kendra and Maliyah Herrin were born in February 2002. They were conjoined at the trunk and shared several in...

Multiple Sclerosis in Genetically Susceptible Twins is Augmented by Northern Environment

A new study of twins suggests that living farther north of the equator significantly increases risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) among those with genetic// susceptibility due to some environmental factor. By following more than 700 pairs of twins diagnosed with MS, researchers from t...

Different Disease Response In Identical Twins Linked To Genes

Identical twins are a rare breed. They share just about everything including the genes. No wonder people cannot tell them apart. However a surprising thing is that sometimes disease strikes only one twin when it should realistically strike both of them.// Scientists at the University of Michiga...

South African Siamese Twins to be Separated in Four Months

The first ever pair of South African Indian Siamese twins are doing well and are expected to be separated in four months//. Danielle and Danika Lowton, born on June 21 at the Arwyp Medical Centre here, are healthy and tolerating their oral feeds. "They are gaining weight and are healthy,...

One Of China's Conjoined Twins Dies

A Shanghai hospital official said that one of the 10-month-old conjoined twins, who were separated last week in a complicated surgery has died. //The surgery, which took place on Thursday, was hailed as a "miracle" by the press and hospital alike, but apparently, one of the twins, Hu Jingxuan, was ...

More Parents Want Twins Through IVF

A study presented at the 22nd annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Prague, has found that many parents //are comfortable with the thought of having twins via in vitro fertilization. However the Iowa researchers found that they were often not aware ...

Dairy Intake Relates With Twins Birth – Research Find

According to a study conducted by Gary Steinman, (M.D. of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York) high dairy consumption //in women links with twins birth. This study not only reported about eating habits of dairy products but also about women who doesn’t consume ani...

High Levels Of Folic Acid May Increase The Chances Of Twins After IVF

Researchers at the Rowett Research Institute and Aberdeen University in Scotland found that women with high levels of folic acid were more likely to have twins// following in vitro fertilization. They found that the supplement might be linked to higher rates of multiple births after fertility treat...

Conjoined Twins Separated by Saudi Doctors

Four month old Moroccan conjoined twins have been successfully separated by Saudi Arabian doctors. The surgical team of King Abdulaziz National Guard// Medical City in Riyadh separated the conjoined twin girls, reported the Saudi Press Agency. The twins, Hafsa and Ilham had a conjoined abdome...

French Doctors Successfully Separate Twins Joined At Spine

Doctors in France have successfully operated on 15-month-old twins Mohamed and Souleymane, who were joined at the level of the spine. This is the first operation of its kind in France. // The surgery was performed on December 15 and follows in the steps of similar operations in Britain, South A...

Female Twins Have More To Share Than Just The Similarity: Risk Of Early Menopause

The birth of twins in a family is always a source of family interest and general curiosity. Twins occur in over 1 % of all pregnancies and also cause pregnancy related complications for their mothers //and are subject to ill health problems as newborns and infants. But this is not all, it has now ...

Conjoined Indian Twins See Hope On The Horizon

After conducting a battery of tests, doctors at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi expressed hope that the 10-year-old conjoined twins; Saba and Farah Shakeel can be successfully separated. // The twins who are joined at the skull are currently in New Delhi’s Apollo Hospital and do...

Inherent similarities in identical twins may not be so strong

Identical twins may be more different from each other than that can be perceived//. The primary similarities they have may be lost over the time that can leave them very different form each other. Researchers have reported that this difference in identical twins is the direct result of their e...

Higher Risk of Premature Menopause in Twins

According to a recent study, women with a twin are at upto 5 times higher risk of suffering from premature menopause than those without one//. The study was conducted on over 800 pairs of twins in the UK and Australia. The risk of premature ovarian failure (POF) at the age of 40 was 3-5 times h...

Taller Women More Likely to Have Twins

Taller women are more likely to have twins, says a new study.Gary Steinman, an obstetrician known for his research into multiple-birth pregnancies //at the Long Island Jewish Medical Centre here, compared the heights of 129 women. According to his study, 105 of them had given birth to twins ...

Rethinking on Best Times for Delivery of Twins

Scientists do not second the idea of early delivery of twins, much in contrast with the delivery timing for single babies. Though earlier research had indicated the// likelihood of risks if twins are delivered after 40 weeks, new research seems to be pointing at grave risks with an early delivery. ...

Successful Separation Of Conjoined Twins

Doctors at the Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City have successfully separated four-year-old Conjoined twins, Kendra and Maliyah Herrin,// after a 16-hour surgery. Doctors pronounced the separation of the twins born with their bodies joined at the abdomen successful, but cauti...

Doctors Optimistic on Separating the Conjoined US Twins

After 12 hours of surgery to separate four-year-old conjoined twin girls, surgeons in the US have separated their intestines and pelvis and are working// to separate their liver. The operation in Salt Lake City was billed as the first to try to separate twins who share a kidney. Kendra and Mal...
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