Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her children

Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha died during pregnancy from a stroke. Doctors saved her nine-week-old embryos after their hearts continued to beat. Hospital staff sung and talked to her bump to replicate a mother's love. Doctors said the babies had no hope of surviving after their mother's death. They were born as healthy premature babies

Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her childrenA brain dead pregnant woman was kept alive for 123 days – the longest time ever – before delivering twins by emergency caesarean section. Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha, 21, from Campo Largo in south Brazil, died during pregnancy in October last year after suffering a stroke. Doctors decided to save the nine-week-old embryos after […]

Udaipur’s tiny brave heart ‘stable’ after surgery

Miracle baby, as the doctors call him, weighed just 470 grams at birth; underwent complicated heart surgery when he was just 15 days old

Udaipur’s tiny brave heart ‘stable’ after surgery‘Miracle baby’ – that’s what the doctors are calling the baby from Udaipur, who weighted merely 470 grams at birth and underwent a complex heart surgery just 15 days into this world. Now a month old, the infant is now ‘stable’, weighs 607 grams and is recuperating at Jivanata Children Hospital in Udaipur. Doctors and […]

Woman fights 7 tumours in her body using 100 billion cells of her own immune system

Celine Ryan, 50, has an unusual genetic makeup that allowed treatment to work. She is now cancer-free, though not considered cured. Treatment was a form of immunotherapy

Woman fights 7 tumours in her body using 100 billion cells of her own immune systemThe remarkable recovery of a woman with advanced colon cancer, after treatment with cells from her own immune system, may lead to new options for thousands of other patients with colon or pancreatic cancer, researchers are reporting. Her treatment was the first to successfully target a common cancer mutation that scientists have tried to attack […]

Mumbai woman amazes doctors, survives on dialysis for 17 years

31-year-old Ganisha Mohite, daughter of a handcart-puller, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease 17 years ago. Poverty and unable to find donor in family has forced her to undergo dialysis for so long

Mumbai woman amazes doctors, survives on dialysis for 17 yearsIt’s been 17 years since Ganisha Mohite has been visiting Holy Spirit Hospital thrice a week to undergo dialysis. Doctors treating Mohite say poverty and unable to find a suitable donor in family has forced Mohites to embrace this struggle for life. Mohite, a 31-year-old Andheri (Mumbai) resident, and her parents have however surprised doctors […]

‘Tortured by evil twin sister for 26 years,’ says woman who is relieved of a tumour in her brain

Ph.D. student Yamini Karanam suffered from the condition called teratoma for 26 years which severely affected her everyday living

‘Tortured by evil twin sister for 26 years,’ says woman who is relieved of a tumour in her brainWhen 26-year-old Ph.D. student Yamini Karanam began having trouble with her listening and reading comprehension, she grew more and more concerned. The condition got so severe that it became difficult to understand conversations and every day situations. Eating and talking became painful. Headaches became more frequent and severe. It got so bad that she couldn’t […]

London woman delivers baby using ovary removed and frozen at age 9, creates history

This breakthrough in fertility preservation could mean people who undergo cancer treatment in childhood no longer have to worry about potential infertility, as chemotherapy often causes infertility in women

London woman delivers baby using ovary removed and frozen at age 9, creates historyA woman in London has made medical history by being the first woman to successfully have a baby using an ovary that was frozen before puberty and retransplanted inside of her. This breakthrough in fertility preservation could mean people who undergo cancer treatment in childhood no longer have to worry about potential infertility. Moaza Al […]

140kg woman delivers baby with help from 16-member medical team in China

The team comprising obstetricians, anaesthetists, paediatricians, midwives and nurses, spent two hours assisting the woman. This is the second time she has become a mother

140kg woman delivers baby with help from 16-member medical team in ChinaOn Tuesday afternoon (Dec 13) at the delivery room of Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital in Changsha, came a touching moment: A pregnant woman with unusual weight successfully delivered a baby with the help of 16 medical staff members. The woman, who weighed 140kg with the baby, suffers from several diseases, including pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, pulmonary […]

She was dead for 15 minutes, today lives to tell a tale of a medical miracle

16-year-old who did not have any pulse or blood pressure for 15 minutes after a near-fatal road accident, is brought back to life after 7 complicated surgeries over two months

She was dead for 15 minutes, today lives to tell a tale of a medical miracleWhen 16-year-old Sneha Kagti (name changed on family’s request) was hit by a speeding truck while she was riding pillion on a Scooty on the way to a birthday party two months ago in Ulhasnagar, Thane, everyone including the doctors had almost given up on her chance of survival. Reason: Sneha was hit by a […]

Woman conceives twins 10 days apart despite having unprotected sex only once

It is believed only 10 cases of this rare phenomenon, known as superfoetation, have been documented across the world

Woman conceives twins 10 days apart despite having unprotected sex only onceKate Hill was receiving hormone treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition that meant she was not ovulating. She apparently conceived twins at different times despite only having unprotected sex once during that time. It is very rare for a woman to conceive a second time when already pregnant. Most twins are the result of […]

3D printed skull gives new life to seven-year-old

Teddy Ward lost the left half of his skull falling down a cliff in 2014 and spent two years wearing a helmet to protect his brain

3D printed skull gives new life to seven-year-oldThe impact crushed his head, shattering all of the bone on his left side. After surgery to replace the skull was unsuccessful, he was sent home with a helmet, ordered to wear it 24 hours a day. It meant Teddy – described by his mother as a ‘rambunctious kid’ – could not go to friends […]