NIH-funded research team develops language test for people with Down syndrome
Language delays are common in people with Down syndrome. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New test to study language development in youth with Down syndrome
(University of California - Davis Health) A team led by UC Davis Health researchers tested and validated elaborated language sampling (ELS) as a reliable set of procedures for collecting, measuring and analyzing the spoken language of youth with Down syndrome in a naturalistic setting. They found that ELS can be used to detect meaningful changes in communication skills of individuals with Down syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study finds risk of leukemia higher than expected in children with Down syndrome
(University of California - Davis Health) The risk of childhood leukemia among kids with Down syndrome is higher than predicted, according to a new study led by UC Davis and UC San Francisco researchers. Early diagnosis of leukemia remains critical. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Crnic Institute discovery may explain high risk of leukemia in children with Down syndrome
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Children with Down syndrome are 20-times more likely to develop acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and 150-times more likely to develop acute myeloid leukemia (AML) compared to their typical peers. According to a new study by researchers at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the reason could be that children with Down syndrome are more likely to present with clonal hematopoiesis (CH), a process in which a blood stem cell acquires a genetic mutation that promotes replication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research underway to better understand eye condition prevalent among Down syndrome adults
(University of North Texas Health Science Center) Researchers want to better identify individuals with Down syndrome who are at risk of the disease and whether this disease can be prevented with medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Those with down syndrome are at increased risk of COVID-19 severity
Yale Medicine expert discusses how this population can stay safe and the importance of taking extra precautions to avoid infection. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Deciphering the links between psychological stress, depression, and neurocognitive decline in patients with Down syndrome - Poumeaud F, Mircher C, Smith PJ, Faye PA, Sturtz FG.
The relationships between psychological stress and cognitive functions are still to be defined despite some recent progress. Clinically, we noticed that patients with Down syndrome (DS) may develop rapid neurocognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease (AD) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

International study finds increased COVID-19 mortality among adults with Down syndrome
(Case Western Reserve University) A new study by an international team of researchers found that adults with Down syndrome are more likely to die from COVID-19 than the general population, supporting the need to prioritize vaccinating people with the genetic disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Down syndrome research biobank launched
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Cincinnati Children's Hospital and DownSyndrome Achieves launch a research biobank. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How your health records could be filled with mistakes
HILARY FREEMAN: I realised this was no hoax. Somehow, the NHS had concluded I had Down's syndrome and now needed to shield. How on earth had this happened? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a Spanish town pioneered dolls with Down's syndrome
The town of Onil has changed the lives of children everywhereThe first time Kelle Hampton glimpsed a doll with Down ’s syndrome, anger boiled up inside her. Its exaggerated features bore little resemblance to the sweet facial characteristics that she loved about her daughter Nella, who was born with the genetic disorder.The experience set the USblogger and author firmly against such dolls. But to her surprise, years later she found herself smitten with another doll. This time it had been carefully crafted to subtly capture the characteristics that made Nella unique. “This one was simply a beautiful doll any chi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ashifa Kassam in Madrid Tags: Down's syndrome Children Toys Spain Life and style Society World news Europe Health Source Type: news

Genes Could Raise COVID Risks for People With Down Syndrome
THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2021 -- Certain genetic factors in people with Down syndrome may increase their COVID-19 risks. Previous studies have found that people with Down syndrome are 10 times more likely to die from COVID-19, and experts have said they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Down's syndrome: Mother says she wouldn't change a thing
Kassie Carlyle hopes her experience will give comfort to those having babies with Down's in lockdown. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French doctor who made Down discovery closer to sainthood
The French doctor who discovered the genetic basis of Down syndrome but spent his career advocating against abortion as a result of prenatal diagnosis has taken his first major step to possible sainthood (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pandemic has been 'very hard' on families of people with Down syndrome, advocate says
Families of people with Down syndrome feel they've been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, says a local advocate. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Prenatal testing has halved the number of babies born with Down syndrome in Europe
(Massachusetts General Hospital) For the first time, a study has aggregated data on the number of babies born with Down syndrome in each European country. Researchers estimate the number of people with Down syndrome alive each year between 1950 and 2015. It is critical to have accurate estimates of the prevalence of Down syndrome so each country can evaluate the impact of prenatal testing on its population and to allocate appropriate resources to its citizens with Down syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People with Down syndrome face high risk from coronavirus
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wadman, M. Tags: Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Adaptations to swimming training in athletes with Down's syndrome - Gonzalez-Rave JM, Turner AP, Phillips SM.
This study aims to analyze the effects of a periodized swimming... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

How Can You Tell if Your Child Has Down Syndrome?
Title: How Can You Tell if Your Child Has Down Syndrome?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

‘The only thing he suffers from is ignorance’ Mum urges views on Down syndrome to change
DOWN syndrome is the name given to when a person is born with an extra chromosome. Linked to physical growth delays, mild to moderate intellectual disability and characteristic facial features, the condition has also been associated with negative preconceptions. One mum is looking to change that, with hope in the future the words ‘bad news' and ‘Down syndrome' will never be used in the same sentence again. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gestational Age Tied to Attention - Deficit Symptoms With Down Syndrome
Findings parallel known association in general population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Gestational Age Tied to Attention-Deficit Symptoms With Down Syndrome
FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2020 -- Gestational age is associated with symptoms of attention ‑deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in late‑preterm to full‑term children and adolescents with Down syndrome, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACR launches new PET/Alzheimer's study
The American College of Radiology (ACR) in collaboration with the Alzheimer's...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET links poor air quality to presence of amyloid plaque FDG levels show link between Alzheimer's, Down syndrome New tau PET tracer better targets source of Alzheimer's PET links amyloid to cognitive decline in A4 study Amyloid PET results prompt adults to rethink their future (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET links poor air quality to presence of amyloid plaque
PET scans of older Americans have revealed a potential link between the quality...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG levels show link between Alzheimer's, Down syndrome PET, MRI uncover women's predisposition to Alzheimer's PET links lower sleep levels with Alzheimer's risk IDEAS study confirms amyloid PET's value for Alzheimer's IDEAS study to explore amyloid PET and Alzheimer's (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Gestational age linked to ADHD in children with Down syndrome
(University of California - Davis Health) A new study by the UC Davis MIND Institute finds a connection between gestational age and ADHD in children with Down syndrome. An earlier gestational age is linked to higher ADHD symptoms later in childhood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fire At Controversial Holiday Lights Display In Waltham Ruled Arson
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Fernald Center Waltham News Source Type: news

Fire At Site Of Controversial Holiday Lights Display In Waltham
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Fernald Center Waltham News Source Type: news

Drug reverses age-related cognitive   decline within days
(University of California - San Francisco) Just a few doses of an experimental drug can reverse age-related declines in memory and mental flexibility in mice, according to a new study by UC San Francisco scientists. The drug, called ISRIB, has already been shown in laboratory studies to restore memory function months after   traumatic brain injury (TBI), reverse cognitive impairments in   Down Syndrome, prevent   noise-related hearing loss, fight   certain types of prostate cancer, and even   enhance cognition   in healthy animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early signs of Alzheimer's disease in people with Down's syndrome
(Karolinska Institutet) Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied the incidence and regional distribution of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers in the brains of people with Down's syndrome. The results can bring new possibilities for earlier diagnosis and preventive treatment of dementia. The study is published in Molecular Neurodegeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Court: Tennessee can enforce Down syndrome abortion ban
A federal appeals court has ruled that Tennessee can begin outlawing abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

‘ Disgraceful ’ : Advocates Want Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show Moved From Former Waltham Mental Facility
WALTHAM (AP) — A battle is underway in a Boston suburb over whether it is appropriate to hold a joyous holiday celebration at the site of a now-closed institution where developmentally disabled children were once abused, neglected and warehoused under deplorable conditions. The Waltham Lions Club drive-thru Greater Boston Holiday Light Show, a fundraiser for the service organization, is planned for the site of the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center. Calling use of the site “disgraceful,” a coalition of disability rights advocates has asked Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy to pull the club’s perm...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Waltham News Source Type: news

Gona Rubian Ranesa: Reynols New Studio Album
New music studio album Gona Rubian Ranesa by Reynols, one of the longest running inclusive rock bands led by Down Syndrome drummer/singer Miguel Tomas ín (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 11, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Communication Source Type: news

A 21-year-old man has made history as the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon
Special Olympics athlete Chris Nikic crossed the finish line on Saturday to become the first person with Down syndrome to complete an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH award funds data coordinating center for Down syndrome research
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Leading scientists and data experts are joining forces to create the world's first centralized platform for Down syndrome researchers to share, access, and analyze data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New conditions added to shielded patient list ahead of England-wide lockdown
Adults with Down's syndrome and those with stage 5 chronic kidney disease should be added to the shielded patient list, NHS England has told practices, ahead of the nationwide lockdown this week. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 3, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Non-invasive prenatal Down syndrome screening & quot;affordable & quot; in Canada
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - November 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

People With Down Syndrome Face Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19
Title: People With Down Syndrome Face Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/27/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/28/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Advocates Welcome Down Syndrome Guidance for Adults Advocates Welcome Down Syndrome Guidance for Adults
"These guidelines totally changed things for us and for our families," she says."We'll all be more informed about issues to watch for so we can take action much sooner to ensure better health outcomes."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

People With Down Syndrome Face Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19
TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 -- When adults with Down syndrome contract COVID-19, their risk of dying is much higher than the norm, a large, new study finds. The researchers found that of over 8 million British adults, those with Down syndrome were four... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sister of actor Jamie Foxx, former Global Down Syndrome Foundation envoy DeOndra Dixon dead at 36
DeOndra Dixon, the younger sister of actor Jamie Foxx and the 2011 Global Down Syndrome Foundation ambassador, died Monday, Oct. 29,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Down Syndrome Tied to Tenfold Risk for Death From COVID-19 Down Syndrome Tied to Tenfold Risk for Death From COVID-19
People with Down syndrome face elevated risk of hospitalization and death if they contracted COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Advocates Welcome Down Syndrome Guidance for Adults
Life expectancy has increased dramatically -- from 25 years in 1983 to 60 years today -- which is why advocates say these guidelines are sorely needed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID - 19 - Related Death Up for Adults With Down Syndrome
Hazard ratios for COVID - 19 - related death, hospitalization 10.39 and 4.94 in adjusted analyses (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

COVID-19-Related Death Up for Adults With Down Syndrome
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- Adults with Down syndrome have an increased risk for COVID-19-related death, according to a research letter published online Oct. 21 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Ashley Kieran Clift, M.B.B.S., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Causes Joint Pain?
DiscussionMusculoskeletal problems are common problems in pediatric practice with up to 15% of acute care visits being for this problem. Joint pain is a common concern for families but the differential diagnosis is extensive and needs thoughtful consideration. History is a key to discerning the potential diagnosis but also in guiding the physical examination and laboratory examination. Family history especially for systemic diseases should be considered. On physical examination all joints should be examined include sacroiliac and temporomandibular joints. Is this arthritis or arthralgia? Distinction between inflammatory...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Down's syndrome: 'In all honesty we were offered 15 terminations'
Mothers of babies with Down's syndrome reveal the pressure they felt to terminate their pregnancies. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plant compound reduces cognitive deficits in mouse model of Down syndrome
Mice treated with apigenin had better memory and developmental milestone scores. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists Just Discovered A Way To Treat Down Syndrome Prenatally — In Mice
For humans, a drug made from a plant compound that has anti-inflammatory properties represents a possibility for prenatal treatments that are personalized to meet the needs and metabolisms of individual babies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rebecca Coffey, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Some Parents Are Demanding In-Person Schooling as the Pandemic Stretches On
Shalyse Olson knows there are risks associated with sending her children back to school during the coronavirus pandemic, but the mother of four in Salem, Oregon says virtual learning “has been nothing but frustrating and sad.” That’s why she is among parents in several school districts around the country who are demanding a return to in-person, the latest escalation in the polarizing debate over how to educate children as it becomes clear that the pandemic is not subsiding. Olson, whose children are enrolled in kindergarten through 10th grade in Salem-Keizer Public Schools, says she understood the need ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Mortality Risk in Down Syndrome: Results From a Cohort Study Of 8 Million Adults, Annals of Internal Medicine
Study of 8.26 million adults in England of whom 4053 had Down syndrome, estimated 4-fold increased risk for COVID-19 related hospitalisation and a 10-fold increased risk for COVID-19 related death, in persons with Down syndrome, a group that is currently not strategically protected. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news