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Police in Austria have found four preserved human fetuses in the home of a recently deceased woman. The woman, who was 68 when she died, reportedly asked her male companion to see to it that the fetuses "disappear" after her death. Instead, he called the police. There is no evidence of foul play as police wait for results of a DNA test to determine if the woman was also the mother.Police in Austria have found four preserved human fetuses in the home of a recently... more
A 9-year-old girl who went to hospital in central Greece suffering from stomach pains was found to be carrying her embryonic twin, doctors said Thursday.
Doctors at Larissa General Hospital examined the girl and surgically removed a growth they later discovered was an embryo more than two inches long.
"They could see on the right side that her belly was swollen, but they couldn't suspect that this tumor would hide an embryo," hospital director Iakovos Brouskelis said.
The girl has made a full recovery, he said.
Andreas Markou, head of the hospital's pediatric department, said the embryo was a formed fetus with a head, hair and eyes, but no brain or umbilical cord.
Markou said cases where one of a set of twins absorbs the other in the womb occurs in one of 500,000 live births.
The girl's family did not want to be identified, hospital officials said.
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Babies whose mothers develop pre-eclampsia in pregnancy may be at greater risk of cardiovascular disease in later life, a study suggests.
Pre-eclampsia, a relatively common pregnancy complication, or problems with the placenta can reduce the amount of oxygen the fetus receives.
This appears to retard growth and damage the baby's cardiovascular, metabolic and endocrine systems.
The findings are to be presented at a Society for Endocrinology meeting.Babies whose mothers develop pre-eclampsia in pregnancy may be at greater risk of... more
Mothers-to-be spend 9 months imagining the baby growing inside them. "Dreaming of Her Birth" by American Artist Charleen Touchette is a mixed media mural 108 x 48 inches. The multilayered painting weaves images of the growing fetus with a winding umbilical cord and handmade papers embedded with butterflies, plants, ferns and flowers. "Dreaming of Her Birth" was exhibited in the "O'Keeffe Revisited" show at The Roswell Museum in New Mexico in 1994 which showcased the art of Charleen Touchette as one of the featured artists.
Mothers-to-be spend 9 months imagining the baby growing inside them. "Dreaming of... more