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U.K. doctors reveal separation of twins joined at the head

LONDON — Two-year-old twins joined at the head have undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to separate their skulls, brains and blood vessels, doctors said on Tuesday. The highly complex surgery involved multiple operations on Safa and Marwa Ullah, who were born in Pakistan in January 2017 with a condition known as “craniopagus” in… Read More »

Mother-of-two, 29, dies of cervical cancer after doctors ‘took 10 MONTHS to diagnose her’

Mother-of-two, 29, dies of cervical cancer after doctors ‘took 10 MONTHS to diagnose her despite being told about her constant bleeding’ Josephine Suffolk, from Dover, died on May 18 less than a year after diagnosis  She said in December: ‘I feel like I have been so let down by my doctors’ The NHS lists abnormal bleeding… Read More »

Brigham and Women’s finds doctors sleep more when hours are cut

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who… Read More »

Doctors trying to prevent recurrent miscarriages were misguided in looking only at women

Faulty sperm may be the reason why women suffer multiple miscarriages, scientists suspect, after finding that men whose partners struggle to carry a child to term have more DNA errors. Researchers at Imperial College investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had experienced three or more consecutive miscarriages. After comparing the results with… Read More »