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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

Babies with Down syndrome are put on center stage in the U.S. abortion fight
Karianne Lisonbee stepped up to the lectern to talk about what she called “a terrible form of discrimination.” The Republican state representative in Utah had just introduced a bill that would make it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion if a woman is seeking one “solely” because the fetus has Down syndrome. “In recent […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis deadly flu season has peaked, but a late bump could loomA teen was told he likely had the flu. It turned out to be late-stage cancer. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A surgeon is suspended for operating on the wrong patient — and his colleagues go on strike
Hundreds of doctors are protesting the suspension of a colleague who is accused of performing brain surgery on the wrong patient at a hospital in Kenya. A neurosurgeon and medical team at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi — a main referral hospital for the Ministry of Health — reportedly opened the wrong patient's skull last month to remove a blood clot after two patients' identification tags were […]Related:Babies with Down syndrome are taking center stage in the U.S. abortion fightHe thought it was a blister. Now his foot has been amputate...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies with Down syndrome are taking center stage in the U.S. abortion fight
Karianne Lisonbee stepped up to the lectern to talk about what she called “a terrible form of discrimination.” The Republican state representative in Utah had just introduced a bill that would make it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion if a woman is seeking one “solely” because the fetus has Down syndrome. “In recent […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis deadly flu season has peaked, but a late bump could loomA teen was told he likely had the flu. It turned out to be late-stage cancer. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ban on abortions due to Down syndrome challenged in lawsuit
The ACLU has filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lawsuit filed against ban on abortions due to Down syndrome
The ACLU has filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Gerber Baby First With Down Syndrome
Lucas' family will receive $50,000 and appear on Gerber's social media channels throughout the year. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lucas Warren: Baby with Down's becomes face of Gerber
Lucas Warren is the first baby with Down's syndrome to be selected as a Gerber model. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For the first time in its history, the Gerber spokesbaby is a child with Down syndrome
This cutie with a contagious smile is 18-month-old Lucas Warren. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This year's Gerber baby has Down syndrome
A one-year-old boy from Georgia, who has Down syndrome, is named as this year's "spokesbaby" for Gerber. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Down's Syndrome boy left on a school bus for six hours
EXCLUSIVE: Reuben Wilson, nine, from Chew Magna, Bristol, was found still strapped into his seat on the school bus after teachers, carers and the bus driver all forgot to check he had gotten off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Down's syndrome 'super genome'
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Only 20 percent of foetuses with trisomy 21 reach full term. But how do they manage to survive the first trimester of pregnancy despite this heavy handicap? Researchers from UNIGE and UNIL have found that children born with Down's syndrome have an excellent genome - better than the average genome of people without the genetic abnormality. It is possible that this genome offsets the disabilities caused by the extra chromosome, helping the foetus to survive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Down syndrome 'super genome'
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Only 20 percent of fetuses with trisomy 21 reach full term. But how do they manage to survive the first trimester of pregnancy despite this heavy handicap? Researchers from UNIGE and UNIL have found that children born with Down syndrome have an excellent genome -- better than the average genome of people without the genetic abnormality. It is possible that this genome offsets the disabilities caused by the extra chromosome, helping the fetus to survive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Praise, contempt for Down syndrome abortion law
Anti-abortion group says Ohio law banning doctors from performing abortions based on diagnoses of Down syndrome will give unborn babies with genetic disorder 'a shot at life'; abortion rights groups argue it's a blow to women's constitutional right (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ohio bans doctors from performing Down syndrome abortions
Ohio is prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, joining two other states with similarly strict legislation (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ohio moves to ban abortions for Down syndrome
Bill could face legal challenges if Gov. John Kasich signs it into law (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ohio bill would prohibit abortions in Down syndrome cases
A bill that could keep women from having abortions after tests reveal that a fetus might have Down syndrome is heading to Ohio Gov. John Kasich's desk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ohio Passes Law Barring Abortion Over Down Syndrome Diagnosis Ohio Passes Law Barring Abortion Over Down Syndrome Diagnosis
Women in Ohio would be prohibited from receiving abortions because of a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis under a bill that passed the state senate on Wednesday and is heading to Republican Governor John Kasich ’ s desk.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Ohio passes law barring abortion over Down syndrome diagnosis
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Women in Ohio would be prohibited from receiving abortions because of a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis under a bill that passed the state senate on Wednesday and is heading to Republican Governor John Kasich ’s desk. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bill banning Down syndrome abortions heads to Ohio governor
Ohio lawmakers have taken a major step toward making it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK Doctors Test Less Invasive Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome UK Doctors Test Less Invasive Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome
Pregnant women may get accurate screening results for Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, and two rarer chromosomal disorders with a finger-prick blood test that reduces the need for more invasive diagnostic procedures, a UK study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cardiff University Down's syndrome vision research prize
Pioneering research helps children with Down's syndrome overcome vision problems - and wins an award. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK doctors test less invasive prenatal screening for Down syndrome
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women may get accurate screening results for Down syndrome – also known as trisomy 21 - and two rarer chromosomal disorders with a finger-prick blood test that reduces the need for more invasive diagnostic procedures, a UK study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Supporting Latino families: The power of relationships
Cecilia and Sara Navigating a child’s medical journey can be difficult on any parent. But for a mother or father not familiar with the U.S. healthcare system or whose first language isn’t English, the journey is much more complex. Just ask one of the attendees at Fuente de Luz (“Fountain of Light”), the monthly informational group for Spanish-speaking families at Boston Children’s Hospital. On the first Tuesday of every month, around eight to ten Latino mothers — and occasionally fathers — get together to share their experiences and receive support from each other. There are hands ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nicole Nover Tags: Parenting Source Type: news

New approach to studying chromosomes' centers may reveal link to Down syndrome and more
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new technique may force the centromere -- the mysterious stretch of DNA in the center of every chromosome -- to give up its secrets at last. The first test of the approach has yielded clues about the role of centromeres in Down syndrome, and further use may accelerate research on other conditions that may have roots in centromere-related problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dad creates comic book character with Down syndrome for his son
"I wanted my son to think that he, too, could dream just as big as I dreamed when I was little kid" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Essex baby with heart defect died waiting for operation
Iris Day, who was born with a heart defect and Down's syndrome, died on December 2 last year, a week before she was due to have surgery on December 9 at a London hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news