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  • Indian baby is born with an additional HEAD attached to its stomach

    Indian doctors have given a new lease of life to a baby girl who was born with a head attached to her stomach.

    They managed to remove the appendage of her parasitic twin in a complicated four-hour operation at JK Lone Hospital, in Jaipur.

    It was feeding off of her blood supply - depriving her of vital nutrients needed for her healthy development, surgeons said.

    As well as being born with an extra head, which had no ears and eyes due to being partly developed, the infant also had a third hand

    An unnamed 21-year-old woman presented herself to doctors at the Ram Snehi Hospital, in Jahazpur, after experiencing pain during her pregnancy.

    She was immediately referred for a sonography scan and an ultrasound and were told that she was carrying twins – but were unaware they would be parasitic.

    Unlike conjoined twins, one is incompletely formed or wholly dependent on some bodily functions of the complete foetu

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  • Being obese increases your risk of these 11 cancers

    They reviewed 204 previous studies that examined associations between weight gain, body mass index, waist circumference and 36 cancers.

    They conclude other links “may be genuine” but “substantial uncertainty remains”.

    The risk is greatest for cancers of the digestive organs and parts of the body related to hormones.

    The 11 cancers are oesophageal, colon, rectal, pancreatic, womb, kidney, multiple myeloma, breast, stomach, ovarian and biliary tract.

    At the top end of the scale, the risk of biliary tract system cancer – a collective term for the liver, gall bladder and bile duct – increases by 56 per cent for every five unit rise in body mass index.

    A five unit increase is enough to take someone from a healthy BMI of 20 to an overweight BMI of 25, or from an overweight BMI of 25 to an obese BMI of 30

    At the opposite end, every five unit increase in BMI raises the risk of colorectal cancer by 9 per cent.

    The risk of postmenopausal breast cancer increased by 11 per cent for every 5kg (11lbs) of weight gained among women who had never used hormone replacement therapy.

    And the risk of womb cancer increased by 21 per cent for each 0.1 increase in waist to hip ratio, the British Medical Journal reports.

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