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Research may predict outcomes for newborns with rare disease

Up until now, scientists have understood that there are two main subtypes of the disease- known as diffuse and focal. Diffuse CHI affects the entire pancreas, whilst focal CHI affects just one area of the organ, forming a focal lesion. The team from Manchester now understand that focal CHI can be further categorised into two types- spreading focal lesions and isolated… Read More »

Twins battling rare condition undergo life-saving surgery in the WOMB

Twins battling rare condition undergo life-saving surgery in the WOMB to defy just a five per cent chance of survival Tabitha Rean, 26, underwent the surgery at 18 weeks pregnant to save her twins Isla and Jemima were diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome An uneven blood supply could have caused them to die without surgery… Read More »

FDA warns against honey pacifiers after Texas infants hospitalized with ‘rare’ illness

The FDA issued the warning after receiving reports of four infants in Texas hospitalized with botulism. (iStock) Parents, be warned: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning caregivers to not give honey to babies under one year of age, as four infants in Texas were recently hospitalized after using pacifiers that contained the… Read More »