Obstetrics & gynaecology

Growth differences during twin pregnancy have effect later in life

A child who receives fewer nutrients in the womb than their identical twin brother or sister is more likely to have developmental problems later in life. This is what researchers from the Leiden University Medical Center ...

Medications

Pre-birth steroids reduce chance of death in premature twins

Giving steroids to women pregnant with twins at risk of premature delivery reduces the chance of infant death and respiratory distress syndrome, according to a new review of existing studies by the University of Aberdeen.

Health informatics

Seeing double: Using virtual twins to help personalize medicine

Digital twins—virtual doubles of things in the real world—was an idea born in 2002 as a way of looking at the lifespan of products, like space rockets and jet engines, enabling repairs remotely and helping to predict ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mothers of twins are not more fertile, just lucky

Are women who have twins more fertile? While previous studies concluded they are, a detailed analysis of more than 100,000 births from pre-industrial Europe by an international team of scientists shows they are not. The results ...

Oncology & Cancer

Using AI to predict bone fractures in cancer patients

As medicine continues to embrace machine learning, a new study suggests how scientists may use artificial intelligence to predict how cancer may affect the probability of fractures along the spinal column.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Two-mother families face more birth, pregnancy risks, study finds

Mothers with partners who also identified as mothers had substantially higher rates of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes, including life-threatening complications such as postpartum hemorrhage, than mothers with partners ...

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Twin

Twins are two offspring resulting from the same pregnancy, usually born in close succession. They can be the same or different sex. Twins can either be monozygotic (MZ, colloquially "identical") or dizygotic (DZ, colloquially "fraternal" or "non-identical").

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