Obstetrics & gynaecology

Conjoined twin sisters born in West Bank share one heart

A Palestinian woman gave birth on Thursday to conjoined twin sisters who share a heart, her husband said, as he launched an urgent search for funds to pay for their surgical separation abroad.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The biological origins of sexual orientation and gender identity

Male? Female? The distinction is not always clear. Exploring the scientific evidence for the biological origins of sexual orientation and gender identity must continue to both enhance patient care and fight discrimination.

Health

Routinely separating siblings in foster care is unacceptable

In order to protect children from harm, the state has the power to separate children from their parents. In exceptional cases it is sometimes necessary to separate siblings – to protect them from harm or ensure their individual ...

Surgery

Two sisters get lung transplants from same donor

They quibble, joke and share knowing looks, finishing each other's thoughts and making snide comments—like many sisters. But a recent heated argument was unlike any other they've had, and it ended in a most surprising way.

Health

Study shows how children relate to their pets

In a study of more than 1,000 school children, scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that the bond between a child and their pet is a significant part of growing up in families from a variety of social and ...

Medications

Deal in US suit on pregnancy drug

(AP)—Four sisters who claimed in a lawsuit their breast cancer was caused by synthetic estrogen their mother took during pregnancy in the 1950s have reached a settlement with the drug company Eli Lilly and Co.

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