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Woman with two wombs, two cervixes gives birth to a miracle baby

A woman from South Wales discovered, to her shock, that she was born with a very rare condition that affects only three percent of women: she had a second uterus and cervix. Jane Woodhead, 38, was told of the anomaly in her reproductive system after a routine pap smear test, a standard procedure she had done regularly in the past. Never did she detect her double organs before. Her extra set of reproductive organs was a result of her uterus not forming properly when she was still a fetus. (Photo : Lunar Caustic) The rare condition called "uterus didelphys" occurs when a female fetus' uterus, which begins development as two small tubes, fail to fuse into a single hollow organ. In all females fetuses, the uterus develops from two small tubes. As the baby forms during gestation, the tubes eventually fuse into one larger organ. However, in rare cases, the tubes do not develop normally and can cause a woman to have two uteri, two cervixes, and sometimes, even two vaginas. The condition is known as "uterus didelphys," which simply means double uterus. Although a woman may go through her whole life without ever knowing she has an extra uterus, especially if she does not have an extra vagina, women born with uterus didelphys often have trouble getting pregnant and are at a higher risk of miscarriage and pre-term births. In rare instances, a woman with two uteri could also carry non-identical twins, with one fetus developing in each separate uterus. In the case of Woodhead, doctors tol...  

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Gripping: When the Mountain Changed its Clothing. Photo: Wonge Bergmann MUSIC     CLASSICAL  Tomorrow's Tognetti's Beethoven concert combines three of the influential German composer's central works with the Australian premiere of prolific film composer and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood's collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Water. ACO artistic director Richard Tognetti will direct and play violin, alongside the ACO's Timo-Veikko Valve on cello and Yevgeny Sudbin on piano, direct from Russia. A second and final performance will take place on Monday night.  Tognetti's Beethoven: Richard Tognetti (left) and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood. Photo: Lisa Tomasetti Tomorrow, 2.30pm, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $41-$129, 1300 182 183, artscentremelbourne.com.au Advertisement ROCK Enduring rock frontman Tex Perkins brings his band to the Caravan Club for a headline show. Perkins has written himself into Australian rock history as the singer of The Cruel Sea and pub rock outfit The Beasts of Bourbon, and collaborator in Tex, Don and Charlie. The Dark Horses, made up of Charlie Owen, Joel Silbersher, Murray Paterson, Stephen Hadley and Gus Agars, play with the big man at the show, with support from Benny Walker. Today, 8pm, Caravan Club, 95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh, $39-$52, 9568 1432, caravanmusic.com.au JAZZ  New York-based bassist and composer Desmond White has certainly earned his musical stripes. After...  

A Focus on Currencies, Brazil's Election, EU Politics and Ebola

There was also little notable price action in the EM space except the ruble, which continues to underperform and make new all-time lows. TRY and ZAR are weaker on the day. BRL closed at 2.50 yesterday, after making a cycle high of almost 2.52 ahead of Sunday’s election.  The MSCI Asia Pacific index was marginally higher, helped by a 1% gain in the Nikkei. European indices are down slightly near midday, while US futures are pointing to a lower open. Of note, oil is giving back some of its outsized gains yesterday, down nearly 1% today.  The headlines about a NY doctor testing positive for Ebola yesterday took off some of the enthusiasm for risk takings. Mali also confirmed its first case of Ebola. The S&P came off 10 points and futures are negative. Also weighing on sentiment, Amazon posted the largest losses since its IPO in 2004, leading shares 10% lower in after-hours trading.  Fourth quarter profits missed estimates by a significant margin.  Intra-EU politics is set to heat up again after it demands more funds from the UK and the Netherlands. Brussels is asking for €2.1 bln from the UK because of its relatively better economic health. The Netherlands is on the hook for €642 mln for the same reason. Needless to say, this comes at a very unpleasant time for Cameron, since it’s just a few weeks ahead of the Rochester by-elections, where the far right-wing party, UKIP, is holding a large lead. UKIP leader Nigel Farage has ...  

Arsenal FC defender Laurent Koscielny out for several more weeks

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool FC will 'deal with' Mario Balotelli over shirt swapBrendan Rodgers plans to "deal with" an incident which saw Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli swap his shirt at half-time against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.... Cesc Fabregas could become next Chelsea FC captainJose Mourinho has suggested that Cesc Fabregas could one day succeed John Terry as Chelsea captain.... Everton FC expect Ross Barkley to be fit to face Burnley FCEverton manager Roberto Martinez is confident Ross Barkley will be available for Sunday's Premier League game away to Burnley.... Fulham FC vs. Charlton Athletic - Live Stream, Team News and Championship Match PreviewFulham vs. Charlton takes place tonight in the Championship.... Brendan Rodgers to deal with Liverpool FC striker Mario Balotelli over shirt swappingLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has vowed to "deal with" Mario Balotelli after the striker swapped his shirt at half-time during Wednesday night's 3-0 defeat at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League.... Man Utd defender Rafael says MUFC can beat Chelsea FC this weekendRafael believes Manchester United can hand Chelsea their first defeat of the season when the two clubs meet in the Premier League this weekend.... Liverpool FC to axe Balotelli? Valdes to Man Utd? Khedira to Arsenal FC? Friday's back pagesThe top stories making Friday's back pages in the UK...... Chelsea FC striker Diego Costa hospitalised with virusChelsea striker Diego Cost...  

In search of the world's best cruise ships

On large ships, Douglas Ward evaluates 400 separate items in his meticulous quest to rate cruise ships for the Berlitz guide. (Photo: Insight Guides )When it comes to cruises, Douglas Ward isn't easily fooled by flash.He inspects everything from anchors to appetizers to the drains in the cabin bathrooms. The British author of the new 30th-anniversary edition of Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2015 (Insight Guides, $25.99) began meticulously evaluating ships worldwide nearly four decades ago.Among the criteria? He looks at obvious things like entertainment and dining but also nitty-gritty stuff few passengers check, like the state of the caulking, cleanliness of stairways, signage, vibration, noise, even communication skills of the bartenders.We caught up with him by phone from England for the lowdown on what's new in cruising.Question: Everywhere travelers look there are "best of" travel lists. Why should we believe you?Answer: Berlitz's evaluations have to be totally objective. Ever since we started, they have to stand up in a court of law. They can't be subjective. It's not what I personally like or dislike. For the big ships our evaluation includes 400 separate items. I had also worked aboard ships for about 17 years. My background comes totally from ships.Q: How many cruises have you actually taken? A: It's now up to 1,067.Q: Any 2015 ship coming out that travelers will get excited about?A: The one to watch out for is Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas. It is siste...  

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, 2014 El Clásico preview: Accounting for key absences

David Ramos Gareth Bale and Sergio Busquets appear doubtful for the biggest match in club football. How Real Madrid and Barcelona make up for those losses could be the biggest key to El Clásico. In a continuation of their absurd and hysterical arms race, Real Madrid and Barcelona both bought some of the biggest attacking stars in world football this summer. But because we've already had the pleasure of watching quite a bit of James Rodriguez in a white shirt, the spotlight in this edition of El Clásico is on one man in blaugrana: Luis Suarez. More from our team sites Barcelona Real Madrid Through pure coincidence, FIFA decided that this was the first game Suarez would be eligible for upon the expiration of his suspension for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. He's played friendlies for Barcelona, but this will be the first time that fans will get to see him take the pitch for the team in a competitive match, and that match just happens to be the most glamorous and closely-followed rivalry match in the world. Meanwhile, though Suarez is dominating the storylines, there's a lot to like about the Madrid and Barcelona players who have actually played this season. Despite some early domestic slip-ups, Los Merengues are doing well in the league, and they're coming off a dominant 3-0 win away to Liverpool in the Champions League. Barca aren't doing quite as well in that competition -- they lost to Paris Saint-Germain on the second matchday -- but they're atop La L...  

These 10 stocks are like playing with fire

CREDIT: Quantrell Colbert, NBC There’s nothing better than some market volatility to show investors which stocks are so hot to handle they’re like playing with fire. There are 10 stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500, including energy firm Newfield Exploration (NFX), video streamer Netflix (NFLX) and solar company First Solar (FSLR) that qualify as being stocks that will have burned you — if you weren’t careful. All 10 of these stocks have swung 25% or more from their low to their high points during the volatile month of October, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from S&P Capital IQ. It’s been a crazy month for stocks to be sure. The Standard & Poor’s 500 has swung 5.7% from its low mark during October to its high. But that’s nothing compared with these high-octane stocks. Investors are wise to pay attention to stocks that act wild during market dislocations, so they can be positioned when the market makes a sustained move downward. Given the volatility in oil prices during the crazy month of October, it’s not surprising to see lots of movement in energy related stocks. And Newfield certainly delivered. The stock’s high print during October was $36.16 notched on Oct. 1 — and it’s been downhill since. Shares hit a low during October on the 15th of the month and shares are down 21% during the month. Disappointing earnings are also a good w...  

China Launches Test Orbiter for Lunar Mission

MOSCOW, October 24 (RIA Novosti) - China has launched an unmanned spacecraft, named Chang’e-5, on Friday, with hopes the probe will carry out the country’s first mission to the Moon and back, CCTV reported. The mission is aimed at testing technologies which are vital for the success of the country’s first lunar mission which will return to the Earth. The launch of Chang’e-5 took place at 18:00 UTC. The lunar orbiter was carried by an advanced Long March-3C launch vehicle from the LC2 launch complex of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The spacecraft separated from the rocket and entered the expected orbit shortly after the liftoff, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense said. The orbiter will head into Lunar Transfer Orbit, then perform a flyby around the Moon and re-enter terrestrial atmosphere. The whole mission will take about eight days. On its return, the test spacecraft will approach the atmosphere at a speed of nearly 11.2 kilometers per second, then it will slow down and re-enter the atmosphere. The landing will take place in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The flagship mission is planned to obtain experimental data and validate the technologies such as navigation and control, heat shield and trajectory design for the future lunar mission. The probe Chang’e-5 is expected to be sent to the Moon, collect samples and return to Earth in 20...  

Sayreville baseball coaches among those suspended in district hazing probe

SAYREVILLE — When the Sayreville Board of Education upheld the indefinite suspensions of five Sayreville War Memorial High School football coaches earlier this week, its members also affirmed the removal of two of the school’s baseball coaches, NJ Advance Media has learned. Documents obtained by NJ Advance Media, along with a source with direct knowledge of the high school’s staff, confirm that in addition to his contracted duties as an assistant football coach, Michael Novak, who works as a full-time tenured teacher at the high school, also serves as head coach of the school’s varsity baseball team. Timothy Ballard, another member of the football coaching staff that was suspend, heads the high school’s freshman baseball team. The source asked to remain anonymous because they are not authorized to speak publicly about the issue. Reached Thursday evening at his home, Novak declined to comment on his suspension and the sexual assault allegations that led to the arrest of seven members of the Sayreville football team. Attempts to reach Ballard for comment were unsuccessful. In the first public comments made by a representative of any of the five coaches since NJ Advance Media first broke news of their suspensions, Timothy Smith, a lawyer hired by Novak, said his client is cooperating with the concurrent ongoing investigations into the allegations by the Sayreville school district and the Middlesex Prosecutor’s Office. Novak also "fully ...  

Getafe vs. Atletico Madrid: Key Issues That Will Shape La Liga Game

Suarez Should Start El Clasico for Barcelona from Bleacher Report Ancelotti 'Planning Surprise' vs. Barcelona from Bleacher Report Suarez Will Make Barcelona Debut vs. Madrid from Bleacher Report El Clasico's Greatest-Ever Players from Bleacher Report Enrique: Suarez 'Ready' for El Clasico from Bleacher Report Busquets 'Without Any Problem' for Clasico from Bleacher Report Jump to the Bleacher Report homepage ...  


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