Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated In 6-Hour Surgery

Twin sisters are recovering and sleeping apart for the first time in their 15 months of life after undergoing a six-hour separation surgery. Nima and Dawa Peldon, of Bhutan, were born joined at the torso and shared a liver, but as they grew it became difficult for them to sit…

Should You Take Aspirin Every Day? Here’s What The Science Says

Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only become clear in recent years. Here’s what the latest science says about the health benefits and side effects of…

‘Remarkable’ Decline In Fertility Rates

There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a “baby bust” – meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size. The researchers said the findings…

Fermented Dairy Products Could Cut Heart Disease Risk

Eating fermented dairy products could protect against heart disease, a study has suggested. But consuming a lot of regular dairy products was linked to a heightened chance of developing a cardiovascular condition. Emerging evidence suggests fermented foods have the power to prevent heart disease, but the results have been inconclusive. Fermentation involves…

Surgeon Mistakenly Removes Woman’s Kidney

A Florida doctor removed a woman’s kidney during back surgery after mistaking it for a cancerous tumor. Surgeon Ramon Vazquez was assisting then-51-year-old Maureen Pacheco’s anterior spinal fusion when he removed the organ, an administrative complaint revealed. The general surgeon was working at Wellington Regional Medical Center in Florida when the error occured…

Man Bleeding From His Eyes Diagnosed With Rare Condition

It sounds like a scary Halloween costume: a man with bloody tears pouring down his face. But for a man in Italy, such tears were the real thing, the result of a rare condition that causes people to cry blood. The 52-year-old man went to an emergency room after bloody tears…

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