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Parents of Yemen conjoined twins worry only one will survive

Conjoined twins born sharing the same body but with their own heart, lungs and backbones face fight for survival Twins Abdul-Khaliq and Abdul-Rahim were born conjoined at the neck in January They are in an incubator in intensive care, currently in a ‘stable’ condition Doctors said they need care outside of Yemen, a war-stricken country  […]

Kids Health

Fractures in children often indicate abuse

Physical abuse in children often remains undetected. Atypical fractures may indicate such abuse. Everything that doctors should be particularly alert to and aware of in this setting is the subject of an article by Oliver Berthold and colleagues in the current issue of the Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2018, 115: 769-75). Fractures due […]

Kids Health

Today’s children reach bone maturity earlier, study reveals

Children born in the most recent century have bones that reach full maturity earlier—by nearly 10 months in girls and nearly seven months in boys—according to a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. “Our findings show there is a “new normal” for timing when kids’ skeletons will reach full maturity,” said […]