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Conjoined Twins Born in Brazil

A 25-year-old woman in Brazil has given birth to conjoined twins (though the tabloid press isn’t being very polite about it, calling the twins “a baby with two heads”). While the twins have separate brains and spines, they share a heart, lungs, liver, and pelvis; they weighed 9.9 pounds at birth. The mother was poor and had no ultrasounds during pregnancy; she found out about her children’s condition just minutes before she gave birth. She has named them Emanoel and Jesus, and both appear to be healthy and feeding.