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  • Oldest woman to give birth dies, leaving twins

    07/15/2009 9:29:38 AM PDT · by edcoil · 70 replies · 3,050+ views
    AP ^ | 7-15-09 | edcoil
    MADRID – A Spanish woman who deceived a U.S. fertility clinic about her age and become the oldest woman to give birth (66) has died at 69, leaving behind 2-year-old twins.
  • Clearwater Beach twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon reach Playmate of the Month (19 going on 40)

    06/27/2009 5:18:22 PM PDT · by devane617 · 40 replies · 4,602+ views
    St Pete Times ^ | 06/27/2009 | Keith Niebuhr
    Living at the legendary Playboy Mansion in California, becoming big-time models and being the girlfriends of Hugh Hefner has been a blast, even more so than Karissa and Kristina Shannon could have imagined. Yet the 19-year-old twins admit they sometimes get a little homesick. In particular, the onetime Clearwater residents miss Clearwater Beach, Ybor City's nightlife, their favorite radio station (WLLD-FM 98.7), their friends, and of course, their family. "We try as much as we can to visit," Kristina Shannon said in a phone interview this week. Every time they do, they're a little more famous. A year ago, the...
  • World’s Oldest Twins Reunited at Age 104

    06/27/2009 4:12:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 755+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | Jun 23, 2009
    On June 10, the world’s oldest living twins sisters were reunited at age 104. In the tradition of visiting relatives after the spring wheat harvest, the older twin, Cao Daqiao, visited her sister, Cao Xiaoqiao, in Fanjialing Village of Weifang City, Shandong Province. Although both sisters live in Weifang City, they live in different villages and rarely get to see each other. Born in 1905, the sisters are recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest twins. Since their husbands both had the same last name Liu, last year Guinness named them Qiao Senior and Qiao...
  • Sextuplets mother ignored advice to abort

    06/13/2009 4:51:29 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 8 replies · 1,502+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 Jun 2009 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    The mother of the UK's first sextuplets for more than a quarter of a century has told how she ignored medical advice to abort several of the foetuses. Nuala Conway, 26, from Dunamore in Co Tyrone, said she was warned about the high risks of carrying on with the multiple pregnancy, but decided to put her faith in God. She was given the option of terminating some of the unborn babies at 14 weeks and was advised that this was the best option. However, Mrs Conway, who is a Roman Catholic, said that the suggestion of a termination made her...
  • Latest Twin Study Confirms Genetic Contribution To SSA(Same Sex Attraction)Is Minor (less than 10%)

    05/26/2009 8:24:45 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 1,219+ views ^ | 4 June 2008 | By N.E. Whitehead, Ph.D.
    Neil Whitehead, Ph.D. Twin studies are favorites of mine because of the potential light they throw on the origins of same-sex attractions (SSA). The latest one (Santtila et al., 2008) is three times larger than any previous study - in fact, larger than all the rest put together.Does this latest study teach us something new? Quick answer: No. It confirms the best recent studies, which tell us that genetic factors are minor; non-genetic factors are major.The paper's title is "Potential for Homosexual Response is Prevalent and Genetic." This implies to the average reader that homosexuality is sometimes hidden, but commonly...
  • Doctors Discover Dallas Twins Have Two Different Dads

    05/18/2009 5:20:59 PM PDT · by JohnD9207 · 78 replies · 3,371+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05/18/2009 | Sky News
    A Texas mother of twins got the shock of her life when doctors revealed that her 11-month-old boys do not have the same father. Mia Washington decided to get some expert advice when she and her partner noticed that twins Justin and Jordan had different facial features. Paternity tests then revealed what had happened — two eggs had been fertilized by two different sperm and there was a 99.99% chance the twins had different dads. Doctors at the DNA lab in Dallas, Texas had never seen such a result. Washington later admitted she had had an affair and got pregnant...
  • Indian village with 250 sets of twins

    05/12/2009 7:34:27 PM PDT · by metmom · 11 replies · 481+ views ^ | Last Updated: 2:19PM BST 11 May 2009
    The phenomenon has seen almost six times as many twins born than the global average in the remote village of Kodinhi, in Kerala. In 2008 alone 15 pairs of twins were born in the village out of 300 healthy deliveries and this year is expected to top that number. In the last five years alone up to 60 pairs of twins have been born, with the rate of twins increasing year-on-year.
  • Face of Defense: Marine Twins Reunite in Kuwait

    05/08/2009 4:49:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 1,022+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Michael T. Knight,USMC
    CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait, May 8, 2009 – If enemies fear one Marine, they now have twice the reason to be afraid. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Robert I. Johnson, right, and his twin bother, Marine Corps Sgt. Tracey R. Johnson, enjoy a brief reunion on Camp Virginia, Kuwait, April 23, 2009. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Michael T. Knight  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Robert I. Johnson and Sgt. Tracey R. Johnson, twin brothers, enjoyed a brief reunion here, far from their small hometown of Albany, La. Robert, currently deployed to Kuwait, met up...
  • Abortion Survivor Sarah Smith

    04/07/2009 9:01:40 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 33 replies · 1,634+ views ^ | unsure | Sarah Smith
    Twins -- one aborted, one survives! Sarah tells her story . . . "Twenty-nine years ago, my mother decided to have an abortion. At the time, she was pregnant with twins, but nobody knew this, not even her doctor. My tiny brother and I were both there growing in her womb, until that dreadful day. Before the abortion, we were both alive. Moments later, I was alone. It's frightening to think I was almost aborted when my mom had a D&C abortion. Somehow, miraculously, I survived! My twin brother wasn't so lucky. Andrew was aborted and we lost him forever....
  • Spanish 'man' is pregnant with twins: report

    03/23/2009 11:10:52 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 23 replies · 1,592+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3/23/09
    A 25-year-old transsexual Spaniard claims to be pregnant with twins after artificial insemination in the first such case in Spain, local media reported on Sunday. "I am six-and-a-half weeks pregnant," Ruben Noe Coronado Jimenez, initially named Estefania, told the popular magazine Pronto, saying he took treatment to restart his menstrual cycle.
  • Woman With TWO wombs Delivers A Twin Daughter From Each

    03/01/2009 5:17:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 1,816+ views
    Dail Mail (UK) ^ | March 01, 2009
    Woman with TWO wombs delivers a twin daughter from each By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 02nd March 2009 A woman with two wombs has given birth to twin daughters - one from each uterus. Sarah Reinfelder's two babies Kaylin Joy and Valerie Marie were delivered seven weeks premature on Thursday by Caesarean section. The 21-year-old from Michigan in the U.S. has a condition known as uterus didelphys, in which the womb develops in two parts, each with its own fallopian t
  • The genetic puppeteer (ever wonder why genetic twins look progressively different over time?)

    02/18/2009 8:49:26 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 98 replies · 2,072+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | David White
    The genetic puppeteer by David White Back in 2005 a group of researchers published a landmark study on a question that has long puzzled geneticists: why aren’t identical twins … identical? Considering that they have the same DNA sequence in each of their cells, it seems a bit strange that they often possess a number of physical differences, such as different fingerprints, and different susceptibilities to disease. This raises the question: if two people can have identical DNA sequences and yet be so different, is there more to our genetic blueprint than just DNA?...
  • Diabetes Can Double Odds of Alzheimer’s

    01/31/2009 11:32:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 813+ views
    WebMD Health News ^ | Jan. 29, 2009 | Caroline Wilbert
    Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD People Diagnosed With Diabetes Before Age 65 Are More Than Twice as Likely to Develop Dementia, Study Shows Diabetes increases the risk of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, according to a new report. The study, which focused on the health of 13,693 Swedish twins, found that people who are diagnosed with diabetes before age 65 have more than double the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The link was not as strong for people diagnosed with diabetes late in life. Weili Xu, PhD of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and colleagues write that their...
  • Octuplets surprise doctors - Doctors say newborn octuplets appear healthy

    01/28/2009 2:06:47 AM PST · by Caipirabob · 5 replies · 519+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tue Jan 27, 4:42 pm | JOHN ROGERS,
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – Newborn octuplets in Southern California are a feisty bunch that appear healthy even at nine weeks premature, a doctor said Tuesday. Three babies are being given oxygen but appeared to be doing well, said Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center. Two of the newborns were initially on ventilators but no longer need them. At least four could be ready for their first oral feeding later Tuesday.
  • Mom delivers rare octuplets

    01/27/2009 11:26:12 AM PST · by gallaxyglue · 25 replies · 2,263+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | Jan 27, 2009 | Raquel Maria Dillon
    By Associated Press Writer Raquel Maria Dillon, Mom delivers rare octuplets AP A woman gave birth Monday to eight babies, only the second time in history octuplets have survived more than a few hours, doctors said. The mother gave birth to six boys and two girls weighing between 1 pound, 8 ounces, and 3 pounds, 4 ounces, doctors at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center said. The hospital had scheduled a Caesarean section for seven babies, but doctors were surprised when an eighth came out at 10:48 a.m. "My eyes were wide," Dr. Karen Maples said, explaining her reaction to the...
  • Mother gives birth to octuplets in SoCal hospital

    01/26/2009 5:02:42 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 71 replies · 2,712+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | (01-26) 16:27 PST
    A mother has given birth to eight babies in a hospital south of Los Angeles, the world's second live-born set of octuplets. Dr. Karen Maples told KCAL-TV that the babies were born Monday at Kaiser Permanante and were "doing quite well." The hospital says the mother, who asked not to be identified, gave birth to six girls and two boys weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds. Dr. Harold Henry told KCAL that "they were all screaming and kicking around very vigorously."
  • British couple has 'black-and-white twins' - again

    01/04/2009 2:53:03 PM PST · by llevrok · 33 replies · 1,971+ views
    LONDON -- A mixed-race British couple has defied the odds - twice - by producing two sets of twins in which one sibling appears to be black and the other white. Dean Durrant's newborn daughter Miya has dark skin like him. Twin sister Leah has fair skin like her blue-eyed, red-haired mother, Alison Spooner. Their older siblings Lauren and Hayleigh, born in 2001, also have strikingly different skin tones and eye colors. "There's no easy way to explain it all. I'm still in shock myself," Durrant, 33, told Sky News on Wednesday. Both sets of twins are fraternal rather than...
  • Tiny Siamese Twins Born Arm-in-Arm (parents rejected advice to abort)

    11/30/2008 12:10:46 AM PST · by baa39 · 17 replies · 1,222+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Nov. 30, 2008 | Elizabeth Sanderson
    They each have ten fingers and ten toes, chubby little legs and a perfectly upturned nose. Snuggling under a blanket and with a woolly hat each to keep them warm, here are Faith and Hope Williams, the Siamese twins who some doctors believed would never be born. Their mother, Laura, had initially been advised to terminate the girls, but last Wednesday, at 9.40am, she made medical history by becoming the world's youngest mother of conjoined twins at just 18 years of age. Now in an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, she and her husband, Aled, 28, tell of...
  • I have a theological question on abortion

    09/08/2008 8:30:13 AM PDT · by Prime Mover · 134 replies · 304+ views
    I've been arguing with a pro-choice relative of mine, and she made the following statement: "If life begins at conception, do identical twins only have half a soul?" I know the science of how "twinning" occurs. A single fertilized egg splits and then both halves implant in the uterus. But since conception involved one egg and one sperm only, if life began at that moment, wouldn't that indicate only one soul? I'm interested in any theological arguments that have been made in this area. Thanks
  • Two in a Million: Twins Born - One Black, One White

    07/17/2008 4:51:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1,557+ views
    Sky News ^ | July 17, 2008
    <p>Twins with different skin colors — one black and the other white — have been born in Berlin, Germany.</p> <p>Doctors say it is an extremely rare occurrence, but it is possible if genes combine in a certain way.</p> <p>The twin boys, named Ryan and Leo, are the offspring of a mixed-race couple.</p>