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

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

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