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    Woman Gives Birth Two Days After Dying

    Woman Gives Birth Two Days After Dying
    Doctors in Oxford, England, say they kept a woman's body alive for two days after her death to allow her to give birth. The Daily Mail said Monday despite the fact professional ice skater Jayne Soliman was declared brain dead last week, doctors were able to keep her body alive long enough to deliver her unborn child via Cesarean section. David ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    'Kidney Stone' Turns Out To Be a Baby

    'Kidney Stone' Turns Out To Be a Baby
    CARBONEAR, Newfoundland, Jan. 8 - A Newfoundland woman who went to a hospital complaining of kidney pain was shocked when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy soon after. Juanita Stead, 36, was at a New Year's Eve party when the pain started and escalated to the point where her husband, Terry, took her to the hospital in the eastern ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Photo Captures Image of an 'Angel' in Hospital Hallway

    Photo Captures Image of an 'Angel' in Hospital Hallway
    When Chelsea Banton was born five weeks prematurely, doctors predicted she had 36 hours to live. Proving them wrong was the first miracle for Chelsea, now an Independence High School freshman. “She spent the first four months in a neonatal intensive care unit,” recalls her mother, Colleen Banton of Mint Hill. Before Chelsea was 2, she was admitted to the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins

    Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins
    MARQUETTE, Michigan — A Michigan woman with two wombs has given birth to twin daughters — one from each uterus. Twenty-one-year-old Sarah Reinfelder's babies were delivered seven weeks premature Thursday by Caesarean section at Marquette General Hospital in the Upper Peninsula, The Mining Journal and WLUC-TV reported. "I'm so excited," Reinfelder said after the twins were born. "I couldn't sleep at ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Little Fighter: Baby Born at 23 Weeks Survives

    Little Fighter: Baby Born at 23 Weeks Survives
    She arrived four months early, so small that she could fit in the palm of her father's hand. Six months on, Jessica Hawkins is still on the tiny side - but has beaten the odds by growing into a healthy baby girl. Yesterday her mother Sam, 35, a child-care assessor, said: 'She has amazed us and all the hospital staff who ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    To Some Psychiatric Patients, Life Seems Like Reality TV

    To Some Psychiatric Patients, Life Seems Like Reality TV
    NEW YORK – One man showed up at a federal building, asking for release from the reality show he was sure was being made of his life. Another was convinced his every move was secretly being filmed for a TV contest. A third believed everything — the news, his psychiatrists, the drugs they prescribed — was part of a phony, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Baby Born With 12 Fingers, 12 Toes

    Baby Born With 12 Fingers, 12 Toes
    SAN FRANCISCO - A baby born in San Francisco has six perfectly formed and functional fingers and toes on his hands and feet, say doctors at Saint Luke's Hospital. Kamani Hubbard's extra digits look so normal they weren't noticed at first, said his mother, Miryoki Gross, of Daly City. Extra digits run in the father's side of the family, said dad ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Calif. Octuplets' Mom's Veil of Secrecy Vanishes

    Calif. Octuplets' Mom's Veil of Secrecy Vanishes
    WHITTIER, Calif. – The veil of secrecy octuplets' mother Nadya Suleman shrouded herself in for more than a week was lifted Thursday with the release of public documents showing that the 33-year-old struggled with depression for years until she finally began to realize her childhood dream of having a huge family. Suleman, who now has 14 children, told doctors she battled ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    World's Second Set of Octuplets Born

    World's Second Set of Octuplets Born
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – A woman gave birth to eight babies in Southern California on Monday, the world's second live-born set of octuplets. The mother, who was not identified, gave birth to six boys and two girls weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds, doctors at Kaiser Permanante hospital told KCAL9. "It's a surprise," Dr. Karen Maples said. "Eight newborns are in ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Ex-Prison Nurse Weds Murderer in Jail Ceremony

    Ex-Prison Nurse Weds Murderer in Jail Ceremony
    A former prison nurse whose career may be in jeopardy over her relationship with a jailed murderer has married him in an intimate ceremony at Maghaberry Prison. Kathryn McClelland and glue-sniffing killer Paul Johnston (26) walked down the aisle in front of about half a dozen guests in the Co Antrim jail’s chapel last week. Johnston and his brother Stephen are ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Dr. Cures Baby's Brain Condition with Superglue

    Dr. Cures Baby's Brain Condition with Superglue
    Toddler Dafi Evans owes his life to nothing more than a blob of glue. Using a revolutionary technique hours after his birth, doctors used Histoacryl - similar to superglue - to plug a leak in his brain that would otherwise have killed him in a few days. He was suffering from Vein of Galen malformation, in which missing capillaries between arteries ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Moms Offer Sober Reality Check on Multiple Births

    Moms Offer Sober Reality Check on Multiple Births
    CHICAGO – Nadya Suleman's daunting future of raising octuplets into adulthood may best be understood by the exhausted but proud parents of other multiples and the researchers who study them. And if there's anyone who could give Suleman some frank advice, it's a mom with five toddlers. "There's a lot of hype for the first few months and everybody is interested ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    With Shows Like 'Hawthorne' and 'Nurse Jackie,' Is Nursing Now Considered Trendy?

    With Shows Like 'Hawthorne' and 'Nurse Jackie,' Is Nursing Now Considered Trendy?
    Feb. 15--For years, audiences have tuned in to prime-time medical dramas such as "ER" and "Grey's Anatomy" to watch doctors juggle their messy personal lives along with saving the lives of others. An accurate portrayal of nurses sometimes has been missing, though, some nurses say. That's one reason why Sandra "Mac" McCarthy used to change the channel whenever a medical show ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Pregnant Woman, 66, Defends Right to Give Birth

    Pregnant Woman, 66, Defends Right to Give Birth
    The woman expecting to become Britain's oldest mother tried to have a child through IVF around five years ago, a friend said yesterday. Elizabeth Adeney, 66, was left 'emotionally exhausted' by the process and considered giving up. But she persevered after seeking advice and is now expecting her child - understood to be a son - weeks before her 67th birthday. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Chain Results in 10 Kidney Swaps Among Strangers

    Chain Results in 10 Kidney Swaps Among Strangers
    When Matthew Jones decided to donate a kidney to a stranger, the Michigan father of five had no idea he'd be starting a lifesaving, "pay it forward" chain. His kidney donation to a Phoenix woman in 2007 set off a long-running organ swap that resulted in 10 sick people getting new kidneys over a year. It hasn't ended yet. This chain ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    1st US Case of Marburg Fever, Type of Ebola Virus, Confirmed in Colo.

    1st US Case of Marburg Fever, Type of Ebola Virus, Confirmed in Colo.
    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The first U.S. case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in Colorado, and authorities say the patient — who contracted the rare illness while traveling in Uganda — has since recovered. The disease, caused by a virus indigenous to Africa, spreads through contact with infected animals or the bodily fluids of infected humans. Centers for Disease ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Texas Girl Gets New Heart; Sis Awaiting Transplant

    Texas Girl Gets New Heart; Sis Awaiting Transplant
    DALLAS – A 7-year-old girl received a new heart Monday, more than eight months after she and her older sister were put on the transplant list because of the same rare ailment. Their mother said Shayde Smith is relieved now that her sister Emily has received a transplant. "She's still nervous about it, but she said that now that Emily's made ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Formerly Conjoined Twins Remain in Critical Condition

    Formerly Conjoined Twins Remain in Critical Condition
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Twin girls remain in critical condition following surgery to separate the formerly conjoined infants. The twins were separated on Monday by surgeons at Children's Hospital at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center during an operation that lasted a little more than three hours. Preslee Faith Wells and Kylee Hope Wells had been joined at the chest since they ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Tumor in Colorado Newborn's Brain Contained Foot

    Tumor in Colorado Newborn's Brain Contained Foot
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A pediatric neurosurgeon says a tumor he removed from the brain of a Colorado Springs infant contained a tiny foot and other partially formed body parts. Dr. Paul Grabb said he operated on Sam Esquibel at Memorial Hospital for Children after an MRI showed a microscopic tumor on the newborn's brain. Sam was 3 days old and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Oldest Man in the US Dies at 112

    Oldest Man in the US Dies at 112
    SAN FRANCISCO – George Francis, the nation's oldest man, who lived through both world wars, man's first walk on the moon and the election of the first black president, has died. He was 112. Francis died Saturday of congestive heart failure at a nursing home in Sacramento, his son, Anthony Francis, said Sunday. "He lived four years in the 19th century, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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