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Twins Conjoined in Highly Rare Way Separated in NYC

'Well, we did it,' said head surgeon after successful procedure on Anias, Jadon McDonald

(Newser) - Conjoined twin brothers Anias and Jadon McDonald, who've been attached at the head for their entire 13 months of life, were successfully separated at NYC's Montefiore Medical Center during a 16-hour-plus surgery that went into Friday morning, mom Nicole McDonald tells the New York Daily News . "Well,... More »

Warrant: Son Started to Plan Attack on Parents at Age 11

Ga. siblings accused of vicious attack said to be 'very nice kids'

(Newser) - "I'm sure they didn't just wake up and decide to kill their parents yesterday." That was a Gwinnett County police officer's speculation after two Georgia brothers allegedly drugged and attacked their parents earlier this month. It appears that conjecture may have been spot-on: A search... More »

Parents Decide Not to Separate Conjoined Twins

They share a heart, and surgery would be dangerous

(Newser) - Andrew Donovan Lee and twin brother Garrett Lee Donovan Stancombe are only 2 weeks old, but they've already defied some pretty big odds, reports WTAE . The brothers are conjoined twins connected from the breastbone to the waist. Doctors in Indiana, Pa., weren't sure the brothers would make it,... More »

Lots of Siblings? Your Divorce Risk May Be Lower

New study finds lower risk of divorce in those with multiple siblings

(Newser) - Don't want your kid to end up divorced? Provide him or her with multiple siblings. A new study suggests that for each additional brother or sister a person has, that person's chances of getting divorced go down by 2%. But don't go too crazy; the effect wears... More »

Brothers Have Babies an Hour Apart

Cousins born at same hospital

(Newser) - The babies are cousins—but they're practically twins. Two Long Island brothers found themselves at the same hospital yesterday, as their wives had babies less than an hour apart, CBS New York reports. "I sent my brother a text message, telling him that we were in the hospital,... More »

Going Blind, Deaf Twins Die by Assisted Suicide

Belgian brothers were inseparable, doctor says

(Newser) - A pair of deaf identical twins were euthanized last month in Belgium after learning they would go blind and not see each other again, ABC News reports. Unable to bear the thought, the 45-year-olds died by lethal injection at the Brussels University Hospital after having a cup of coffee. "... More »

Brain Scans of Addicts' Siblings Offer a Clue

They share abnormalities that make them more vulnerable

(Newser) - New hope in the treatment of addiction? A study shows that people hooked on drugs or alcohol have abnormalities in the brain that make them more susceptible. Researchers were able to determine that the abnormalities existed before the addiction set in because they found the same abnormalities in the brains... More »

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