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Baby separated from parasitic twin in risky operation

A baby girl whose twin failed to develop properly and fused to her growing body in the womb is recovering after a successful operation in the US. In this extremely rare case, Dominique’s parasitic twin was attached to her back and shoulder, making her look like she had two extra …

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Luke Jenkins death: Family to receive High Court settlement

News Jenkins family . Luke Jenkins suffered a cardiac arrest after being moved from intensive care onto a ward The family of a child who died following heart surgery are expected to receive a financial settlement at London’s High Court later. Luke Jenkins, seven, from Cardiff, suffered a cardiac arrest …

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Prescriptions to rise by 20p in England

News Science Photo Library The cost of an NHS prescription in England will increase by 20p to £8.60 from the start of April, the government has announced. Health minister Philip Dunne said prescription charges were expected to rise “broadly in line with inflation”. In other parts of the UK, prescriptions …

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Three-person baby licence granted

Doctors in Newcastle have been given the first UK licence by the fertility regulator to create babies from two women and one man. The advanced form of IVF will be used to prevent children dying from genetic diseases. The first child could be born, at the earliest, by the end …

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French weather presenter with Down syndrome scores a hit

 A young woman with Down syndrome presented the weather on French national television, attracting the biggest audience of the season. France 2 said Wednesday that Melanie Segard’s presentation on Tuesday night drew 5.3 million viewers. More on this… Segard, 21, arrived early at the network for hair and makeup and appeared about halfway through …

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