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 […]

Obesity surgery can control blood sugar in diabetic patients

Pune-based surgeon Dr Shashank Shah wins award for his path-breaking study

Obesity surgery can control blood sugar in diabetic patientsObesity surgery is no more restricted to weight loss. A study presented by a Pune-based bariatric surgeon at the recent American Diabetes Association conference showed that obesity surgery can control blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. The doctor also won an award for the clinical research. Dr Shashank Shah, who conducted the study, said a […]

‘I can’t wait to put them beside each other and then see each other,’ says mother of separated US twins

‘I can’t wait to put them beside each other and then see each other,’ says mother of separated US twinsFrom his bed next to the window, Jadon squeezes his father’s finger with all his might, even under heavy sedation. Anias rests in a bed near the door of the room, a testament to strength and resilience. Just the sight of the boys in separate beds came as a surprise to their parents. “It’s shockingly […]

Four womb transplant surgeries in US give hope to women born sans uterus

The four surgeries took place between September 14 and 22 and this is the first time living-donor womb transplants have been performed in the United States

Four womb transplant surgeries in US give hope to women born sans uterusFour American women received womb transplants from living donors at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, as reported by the TIME. This is the first time living-donor womb transplants have been performed in the United States. The four surgeries took place between September 14 and 22, and three womb transplants were removed after tests revealed […]