T he first time she was pregnant it didn't enter Karen Rodger's head that she might be having twins. Likewise, the second time. Today, Karen and her husband, Colin, have defied odds of 88, to one to produce three sets of non-identical twins. Throughout the afternoon I spend with her at the family home overlooking the river Clyde outside Glasgow, her smile never wanes.
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Battles between the sexes have been waged endlessly, but a study gave a definite edge to females. Researchers at the Helen Schneider Hospital for Women and the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel concluded that outcomes for twin pregnancy are enhanced when at least one of the twins is a girl. The study evaluated more than 2, twin pregnancies and contrasted the outcomes for girl-girl, boy-girl, and boy-boy twins. The researchers found that the incidences of preterm deliveries were higher in boy-boy twins, and the babies had lower average birth weights and lower growth rates when both twins were male. Meanwhile, girl twins had fewer respiratory and neurological problems. Interestingly, the results showed that it only took one girl to improve the outcome for a boy; across the board, boys with a twin sister fared better than sets of boy twins. Researchers cited a "male offending factor," explaining that interfetal transport of hormonal substances from a male fetus has a negative effect on the other twin.
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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, now 32, have been famous since they were in diapers, starting their careers as child actresses before they were even a year old. Now they're known for their high-end fashion line The Row, which has won the CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year twice, and their truly unique ability to make "luxury witch at a music festival" look like the only aesthetic anyone would ever need. Here, take a look back at their evolution from identically dressed cherubs into the fashion icons they are today. Look at these adorable toddlers! Mary-Kate and Ashley were cast in Full House when they were just six months old, and started filming when they were nine months.
The babies were conceived when Samantha Sammii Humphries was 14, and her boyfriend Daniel Sargent was The news comes amid the uproar over Alfie Patten, who became a father at the age of 13 a fortnight ago. Teenage parents Sammii 15 and Daniel 16 proudly show off pictures of twins Ryan and Liam.