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2006-07-08 21:28:34

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A conjoined twin girl was in critical condition on Sunday, three days after an operation to separate her from her sister, Xinhua news agency said. The 11-month-old girls, Hu Jingxuan and Chen Jingni, underwent almost 13 hours of surgery on Thursday in Shanghai under the care of 70 doctors and nurses working in shifts. Chen Jingni was breathing with the help of a respirator and was in stable condition, a hospital source told Xinhua. "But Hu Jingxuan's condition is...

2006-06-15 17:25:22

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Conjoined baby sisters from California, fused from breast to pelvis, were successfully separated and in serious but stable condition on Thursday, doctors said. Renata and Regina Salinas Fierros, born in Los Angeles in August, were moved to intensive care Thursday after separation surgery and reconstruction of the chest walls and pelvic regions at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. "Seeing the girls today, beginning to wake up and move and respond is great...

2006-06-13 18:20:00

LONDON -- Children inherit their taste for meat and fish but when it comes to vegetables and desserts it's more nurture than nature, according to a study on Wednesday. Scientists who compared the food preferences of identical and fraternal twins found that some tastes are inherited while others are acquired. "This is the first study to include significant numbers of protein foods and the first to show a high heritability for these," said Professor Jane Wardle of the charity Cancer Research...

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...

2006-01-10 13:20:00

By Graciela Flores NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Genes apparently have a larger role in women than in men in the risk of developing major depression, based on the results of a new twin study appearing in the current issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. "Previous studies gave us hints of two different kinds of genetic differences between men and women: quantitative -- whether the overall role of genes and environment differs -- and qualitative -- whether the actual liability genes are...

2005-10-04 07:25:06

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Doctors who conducted a series of tests on 10-year-old conjoined Indian twins said on Tuesday they believed it was possible to surgically separate the girls who were born fused at the head. Saba and Farah Shakeel, a roadside food stall owner's daughters, have been through a battery of tests at Apollo Hospital in the capital. Doctors say the separation surgery will be complicated because the girls share a major blood drainage vessel in the brain. Another big...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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