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AseanPlus News 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Parents call off Korean twins’ separation at last minute

THE operation on a pair of conjoined twins from South Korea, who were to have been separated at Raffles Hospital last week, did not go through because their parents got cold feet and pulled out at the last minute.

AseanPlus News 09 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tragic deaths highlight perils of surgical separation

B>PARIS:/BThe tragic deaths of Ladan and Laleh Bijani in an operating theatre in Singapore highlight the daunting challenge of separating conjoined twins - an operation where the surgeon's courage is as high as the success rate is low.

AseanPlus News 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bold effort to get mums to breastfeed

A GRAPHIC poster featuring a pair of babies suckling on their mother#8217;s breasts will be used to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week next month.

AseanPlus News 16 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Doctors create anus for conjoined infants

Indonesian surgeons yesterday created an anus for a pair of three-day-old conjoined twins born without one, but said the boys would have to wait at least six months for separation surgery.

Nation 18 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Calling all Merdeka babies

ARE you a Merdeka baby? If you are or someone in your family is (aged one year to 46), we'd like to invite you to join us in this year's National Day celebration.

Nation 20 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Group: Cameroon centre better option for gorillas

International primate conservationists have urged the Government to verify claims that a zoo in Pretoria, South Africa has a sound breeding programme before sending four baby gorillas there.

AseanPlus News 21 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pakistani girl well after treatment in India

B>BANGALORE:/BA two-year-old Pakistani girl who has become a symbol of South Asia peace hopes may be discharged within a week from an Indian hospital following complex heart surgery, a doctor said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 21 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indian parents abandon conjoined twins

B>NEW DELHI:/BA pair of newly born conjoined twins have been abandoned in India after their parents refused to care for them, a report said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 23 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indonesian conjoined twins in critical condition

Two-week-old Indonesian conjoined twins were in critical condition Wednesday with heart and lung problems, dampening hopes that they could undergo separation surgery.

AseanPlus News 23 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thailand's macabre museum

It's a rare museum where visitors are welcomed by the founder's skeleton. But the father of the Bangkok's Forensic Museum donated his body to his life's cause, and his bones now rest in peace at the entrance for medical students and ordinary onlookers to examine.