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2012-01-25 08:00:00

The geographical and health sciences website EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of geographical and health science. The latest reviews cover Aurora borealis which are the Northern Lights caused by radiation emitted as light from atoms in the upper atmosphere as they are hit by fast-moving electrons and protons, and bayam which is amaranth, a herb with approximately 60 species and inflorescences and foliage ranging from purple to red and gold. The latest...

2009-01-07 14:56:08

A British woman said she was shocked to discover that she has two sets of reproductive organs. Lindsay Hasaj, 27, said she was two months pregnant when doctors told her she had two vaginas, two cervixes and two wombs, ABC News reported Wednesday. Dr. Ed Huang, associate director of the OB/GYN Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, told ABC News an estimated one in 3,000 women have the condition, which is known as uterus didelphys. He said he has only seen four cases...

2008-06-13 15:01:05

A young Indian girl born with eight limbs is learning to function on her own after having two arms and two legs removed from her body, her mother says Lakshmi Tatma was born in October 2005 with two sets of arms and two sets of legs in a village in northeast India's Bihar region, ABC reported Friday. The girl became famous around the world and was honored in her village as a representative of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, who also has several limbs. When Dr. Sharan Patil, an orthopedic...

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2007-11-09 03:00:00

By GAVIN RABINOWITZ BANGALORE, India - A 2-year-old Indian girl born with four arms and four legs regained consciousness Friday, wiggled her toes and smiled at her parents, 48 hours after massive surgery removed the extra limbs, doctors said. Lakshmi, who has been revered by some in her village as a reincarnation of the four-armed Hindu goddess she was named for, was still in intensive care. But she was "doing well" as doctors slowly stopped sedating her, said Dr. Mamatha Patil, Sparsh...

2007-07-01 03:15:56

By Loukas, Marios Clarke, Pamela; Tubbs, R Shane The presence of accessory breast tissue such as extra nipples (polythelia) and extra breast (polymastia) is relatively common, with a high incidence of being misdiagnosed in clinical medicine. Although polythelia is congenital in origin and is identifiable at childhood, polymastia may not be evident until the influence of sex hormones during puberty. In this article, we present a review of the literature concerning the historical background...

2006-03-26 07:29:35

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian girl who had an operation more than a year ago to remove the head of her underdeveloped twin has died following an infection in her brain, her doctor said on Sunday. Egyptian doctors operated on Manar Maged in February 2005, when she was 10 months old, to remove the second head which was capable of smiling and blinking but not independent life. "She was admitted to hospital in a very bad way ... She died at 3 a.m. (0100 GMT) on Saturday," said Abla...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.