Thursday, November 21

Guatemalan twins return to UCLA, conditions remain uncertain

Formerly conjoined twins Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa Quiej-Alvarez were flown back to UCLA on Thursday after suffering medical setbacks in Guatemala. The twins, who were once joined at the head, were taken to the Mattel Children’s Hospital, where they had been cared for after separation surgery in August 2002. Read more...



Separated twin improves to “˜serious’ after surgery

Maria Teresa Quiej Alvarez, one of the formerly conjoined twins separated at UCLA last year, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition. She was moved out of the intensive care unit at the Hospital del Pilar in Guatemala City where she was being treated for E. Read more...


Twin admitted into hospital

Maria Teresa Quiej Alvarez, one of the formerly conjoined twins separated at UCLA last year, is in critical condition in a Guatemalan hospital. On April 15, doctors discovered a pump they inserted in her skull had become infected with E. Read more...


Virus hits over 13 countries

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, a deadly flu-like virus, has spread throughout the world with cases now being reported in over 13 countries. The worldwide epidemic, which is believed to have started in southern China, has reportedly infected 1,622 people since late last year, and 58 people have died resulting from the virus, according to the World Health Organization. Read more...


Video games have benefits

Avid computer gamers may be pleased to know the countless hours they spend playing computer games can actually help them perform better in school. A study released from the Children’s Digital Media Center at UCLA found the cognitive skills developed from playing computer and video games can help people in areas of science and technology. Read more...




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