In the fight against Alzheimer's, Down syndrome may hold vital clues
(Arizona State University) In new research, Antonella Caccamo and her colleagues explore a number of critical factors that appear to link the Down syndrome (DS) and Alzheimer's disease. In a new project, Caccamo will use DS as a window into the underlying mechanisms that may give rise to Alzheimer's pathology. Using this complementary approach, her $3.1 million NIH grant will explore the effects of a critical protein complex known as mTOR. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chiropractor crackdown: College gives ultimatum on misleading health claims
There is no acceptable scientific evidence that chiropractors can treat Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes, infertility, infections, autism, ADHD or Down syndrome. And yet, some practitioners in this province claim they can. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Nigeria:Physiotherapists Make Case for Children With Special Needs
[Leadership] Some physiotherapists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have called on governments, at all levels, to assist in training and rehabilitation of children with special needs, such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism. In an interview with LEADERSHIP, as part of this year's World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day celebration, an occupational physiotherapist, Agbapuonwu Vivian, frowned that Nigeria government is not doing anything at the moment to assist in the training of children affected by cerebral (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The 23-year-old busting myths about Down's syndrome
Heidi Crowter, 23, lives in her own flat, has a job, has a boyfriend... and wants to challenge the image of Down's syndrome (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New supplemental awards boost NIH funding for research on Down syndrome
The trans-NIH initiative will investigate critical health and quality-of-life needs for individuals with Down syndrome. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

My twin has Down syndrome: 22-year-olds on life sharing everything except one chromosome 
Julia Toronczak, 22, from San Diego, California, shares everything with her twin brother Michael. But he was born with Down syndrome and she wasn't - making them among the rarest in the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Test May Help Identify Alzheimer's in Adults With Down Syndrome Blood Test May Help Identify Alzheimer's in Adults With Down Syndrome
A blood test in the clinic may help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's disease (AD) in adults with Down syndrome, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

UTA biochemists study enzymes to provide keys for drug development
(University of Texas at Arlington) UTA biochemists are mapping the function of specific enzymes which may facilitate development of new drugs to fight bacterial infection, cancer and potentially neurodegenerative diseases like autism, Down syndrome, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Masimo, Dominion bury the hatchet in blood monitoring IP infringement suit
Diagnostic tech developer Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) and rival Dominion have settled a suit over blood monitoring patents, according to recently released court documents. The two companies said they reached a settlement deal over a suit brought against Masimo by Dominion claiming it infringed on patents related to noninvasive blood monitoring technology. The agreement does not include payments from either company, and leaves both sides to pay for their own legal costs, according to court documents. The settlement deal was signed by US District Judge Beth Freeman on Tuesday. Earlier this week, Masimo released results from a st...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Legal News Dominion Assets Masimo Source Type: news

Masimo touts study exploring pulse oximetry pre-screening for OSA in children with down syndrome
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) yesterday released results from a study exploring home pulse oximetry monitoring’s ability to serve as an initial screening method to determine which children with Down syndrome should be recommended to undergo sleep studies to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that children with Down syndrome are at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, which can only be reliably diagnosed using multichannel sleep studies, which are expensive and time-consuming. A total of 161 children with DS between 0.5 and 6 years old were selected for the trial, 25 of which were separ...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Masimo Source Type: news

Meet the high-powered Washington lobbyist with Down syndrome
Kayla McKeon is focused on passing a law that would make it illegal to pay people with disabilities anything less than minimum wage (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Being Tested To Prevent Dementia In People With Down Syndrome
BOSTON (CBS) – Local researchers are testing an experimental vaccine that may not only prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome, but in those without Down syndrome as well. People with Down syndrome are at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s-like dementia at a very young age. Michael Clayburgh, 29, has Down syndrome, but that doesn’t hold him back. “Michael has three jobs,” says Nancy Novelline Clayburgh, Michael’s mom.  “He works at Target, McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts.” Dr. Brian Skotko and Michael Clayburgh (WBZ-TV) He’s also qui...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Down Syndrome Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Namibia:Down Syndrome Association Gets New Home At Moreson Special School
[Namibia Economist] The Down Syndrome Association of Namibia (DSAN) recently opened their new offices, which are now housed at Moreson Special School in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World Down Syndrome Congress in Glasgow
Meet some people from the World Down Syndrome Congress, being held in Glasgow. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should It Be Harder to Get Abortions for Down Syndrome Babies? Should It Be Harder to Get Abortions for Down Syndrome Babies?
Should states prevent elective abortion of babies with Down syndrome? Ethicist Art Caplan weighs in on this controversial topic.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Coventry woman to speak at World Down Syndrome Congress
Heidi Crowter, from Coventry, is speaking at the World Down Syndrome Congress in Glasgow. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients With Down Syndrome May Have Keratoconus-Like Corneas Patients With Down Syndrome May Have Keratoconus-Like Corneas
Over 70% of people with Down syndrome (DS) - many more than previously thought - may have corneas similar in morphology to the corneas of people with keratoconus, a new study reports.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Brothers spread positive message about Down's Syndrome
Brothers Alex and Nick are making a documentary about Down's Syndrome. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Spot Gene Linking Down Syndrome, Early Alzheimer's
Title: Scientists Spot Gene Linking Down Syndrome, Early Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/3/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 3, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Scientists Spot Gene Linking Down Syndrome, Early Alzheimer's
MONDAY, July 2, 2018 -- British researchers are zeroing in on the genes that they believe are responsible for early onset Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome. The two conditions have long been strongly linked. The findings -- based on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

SNMMI: Cerebrovascular risk tied to Alzheimer's disease
PHILADELPHIA - A study on amyloid plaque accumulation, white-matter hyperintensity,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are amyloid PET scans ready for the clinical setting? PET links amyloid, vascular factors to cognitive decline PiB-PET study strengthens link between amyloid, dementia High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's SNMMI: PiB-PET finds unique Down syndrome trait (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Corneal Abnormalities Seen With Down Syndrome
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- Patients with Down syndrome (DS) have steeper and thinner corneas and more corneal aberrations than patients without DS, according to a study published online June 21 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Jorge L. Alio, M.D., Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Will people with Down syndrome unlock the mystery of Alzheimer's disease?
Michael Clayburgh, 29, is a person with Down syndrome participating in a clinical trial. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

10-year-old girl with Down syndrome held at border detention center
A 10-year-old Mexican girl with Down syndrome is among the thousands of children who have recently been separated from their parents at the southern US border, Mexico's foreign minister said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There May Soon Be a Blood Test for Predicting Premature Births
Each year in the U.S., one in 10 babies is born prematurely. Around the world, that number is slightly higher, affecting 15 million infants annually. In a new study published in Science, researchers led by a group at Stanford University report the first steps toward a blood test that can predict which pregnancies are most likely to result in early births. Stephen Quake, professor of bioengineering and applied physics at Stanford, and his team analyzed the roughly 20,000 genes in the human genome in a group of 38 women who were at higher risk for premature delivery. Of those women, 23 ended up delivering when their babies w...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Pair of toddlers with Down's syndrome become best friends
Clara and Cutler, both two,  from Grand Forks, North Dakota, have been inseparable since Clara's mother Lana Beaton, 39, and Cutler's mother Amy Sanders, 43, introduced them as babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Otsimo expands autism education app in US
Earlier this month Otsimo, a digital health startup focused on developmental disorders, rolled out an expansion of its app in the US to help kids with autism, down syndrome, and other cognitive learning disorders.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

His Tooth is Funny Looking. What is It?
Discussion Teeth are specialized anatomic parts of the human body that are developed between the ectoderm and ecomesenchyme in a complex process called odontogenesis. More than 300 genes have been identified that influence odontogenesis. Dental abnormalities can have significance for cosmesis, malocclusion, dental caries and periodontal diseases. It is not uncommon for more than 1 area to be affected. For example, Hutchinson teeth which are caused by congenital syphilis are smaller with wider spacing between the teeth within the arch, and also have a characteristic notching. Learning Point Some common dental problems that...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 14, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Compounds in green tea show promise in treating Down's syndrome; may even help prevent facial features associated with the disorder
(Natural News) Among the myriad of health benefits of green tea, studies suggest that green tea supplements may help treat Down’s syndrome in babies, and may even prevent the development of the classic facial features associated with the disorder. The researchers turned to the green tea compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) to inhibit the enzyme DYRK1A, which is the gene associated with Down’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PiB-PET study strengthens link between amyloid, dementia
The presence of amyloid on PET scans may be a sign that adults with no symptoms...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's PiB-PET could open window on common meningiomas SNMMI: PET shows tau may be Alzheimer's catalyst SNMMI: PiB-PET finds unique Down syndrome trait PiB-PET shows link between arterial stiffness and beta amyloid (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Living with a child with Down's syndrome
Kate and Mark Harris explain the adventure of raising their son James, who has Down's syndrome. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Wales Down's Syndrome test 'to cut miscarriage risk'
Pregnant women in Wales will become the first in the UK to receive a non-invasive test for Down's syndrome. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. appeals court blocks Indiana 'selective' abortion law
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional an Indiana law signed by then-Governor Mike Pence that banned women from having abortions because of the gender, race or disability, including Down's syndrome, of their fetuses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pennsylvania House votes to ban abortions for Down syndrome
A proposal to prohibit abortions in Pennsylvania when the sole reason is that the fetus has or may have Down syndrome is on its way to the state Senate after passing the House by a comfortable margin (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Toddler with Down syndrome who beat blood cancer twice gets to go home
Grace Rosnian, a 17-month-old from Strongsville, Ohio, was born in October 2016 with a rare form of leukemia that only affects less than one in ten children with Down syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:Down Syndrome Center Kids Give More Than They Take, Director
[SudaNow] The main characteristic of these kids is love, truthfulness and good manners. They are God's angels on Earth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mother honors her seven-month-old girl with Down's syndrome, 3 heart defeats and a stomach defect
Bonnie Witaschek, 36, shares her experience with daughter Kitty who was born with Down's syndrome and three heart defects in Boston, Massachusetts, in September. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Support Children With Down Syndrome - Govt Urged
[Daily News] THE government has been urged to set special facilities to support children with 'Down syndrome defects,' after a study revealed that they are still capable of participating in various activities in the society. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

People with Down syndrome can drive positive changes in their workplaces, communities and beyond
People with Down syndrome, their advocates and supporters gathered at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday to rally employers and make sure they saw the benefits of enabling people with Down syndrome and disabilities to make meaningful contributions in the workplace.     (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Green tea minimises the facial features linked to Down's syndrome
Researchers from  the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona found six out of seven children with Down's syndrome had 'normal' facial features when given the supplements. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carpool karaoke mums' Down's syndrome video goes viral
Rebecca Carless says the response to the video has been "mad" and they want everyone to see it. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal Judge Blocks Down Syndrome Abortion Ban in Ohio Federal Judge Blocks Down Syndrome Abortion Ban in Ohio
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked an Ohio law due to take effect later this month that would criminalize abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis, ruling that it violates a woman's right to choose.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Federal judge blocks Down syndrome abortion ban in Ohio
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday blocked an Ohio law due to take effect later this month that would criminalize abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis, ruling that it violates a woman's right to choose. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Judge blocks Ohio ban on abortions due to Down syndrome
A federal judge has put on hold an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

House defeats ‘ right-to-try ’ legislation to allow expanded use of experimental drugs
This post has been updated. In a major setback for Republicans, the House rejected “right-to-try” legislation Tuesday evening that would have allowed seriously ill patients to bypass the Food and Drug Administration to get access to experimental treatments. The vote came after a spirited debate in which GOP lawmakers portrayed the measure, which was strongly […]Related:Why more civilians are now learning military-grade techniques to save livesEmergency room data shows the opioid crisis continues to accelerateBabies with Down syndrome are put on center stage in the U.S. abortion fight (Source: Washington ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big patient groups urge House to defeat ‘ right to try ’ bill allowing greater use of experimental drugs
Dozens of patient groups urged the House to reject 'right to try' legislation — scheduled for a vote Tuesday — designed to allow seriously ill patients to largely bypass the Food and Drug Administration to get access to experimental treatments. More than 75 organizations, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Lung Association […]Related:Why more civilians are now learning military-grade techniques to save livesEmergency room data shows the opioid crisis continues to accelerateBabies with Down syndrome are put on center stage in the U.S. abortion fight (Source: Was...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infants kept suffering fractures and bruises at this hospital — and officials want to know why
A nurse has been suspended and a Wisconsin hospital is under review after five infants suffered unexplained bruises and fractures to their arms, legs and heads, according to a federal inspection report. The report, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said UnityPoint Health-Meriter in Madison did not take necessary steps to protect its tiniest, most vulnerable patients after […]Related:Why more civilians are now learning military-grade techniques to save livesEmergency room data shows the opioid crisis continues to accelerateBabies with Down syndrome are put on center stage i...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anyone can learn hemorrhage control on National Stop the Bleed Day
Laura Auel winced as Clif Castleman tightened a bright orange training tourniquet around her upper arm. “There we go,” Castleman said as he constricted the veins and arteries in the 21-year-old college student's right arm. “In some cases, and in some I’ve done in real life, people have said the tourniquet hurts more than the […]Related:Emergency room data shows the opioid crisis continues to accelerateBabies with Down syndrome are put on center stage in the U.S. abortion fightHere’s what you should know about the flu season this year (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why more civilians are now learning military-grade techniques to save lives
Laura Auel winced as Clif Castleman tightened a bright orange training tourniquet around her upper arm. “There we go,” Castleman said as he constricted the veins and arteries in the 21-year-old college student's right arm. “In some cases, and in some I’ve done in real life, people have said the tourniquet hurts more than the […]Related:Emergency room data shows the opioid crisis continues to accelerateBabies with Down syndrome are put on center stage in the U.S. abortion fightHere’s what you should know about the flu season this year (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency room data shows the opioid crisis continues to accelerate
Emergency room data is the latest dismal sign that the opioid crisis is not improving.Related:Babies with Down syndrome are put on center stage in the U.S. abortion fightHere’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis deadly flu season has peaked, but a late bump could loom (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news