Key part of Arizona genetic-abnormality abortion law blocked
A federal judge has blocked a key portion of a new Arizona law that would have let prosecutors bring felony charges against doctors who knowingly terminate pregnancies solely because the fetuses have a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Woman with Down syndrome loses challenge of UK abortion law
Two top British judges on Thursday rejected a legal challenge from a woman with Down syndrome over a national abortion law that allows... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with Down syndrome loses UK abortion law challenge
A woman with Down syndrome has lost a court challenge against the British government over a law allowing the abortion up until birth of a fetus with the condition (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

People with Down's syndrome are most at risk of death after having two Covid vaccines, study finds
UK researchers found that those with certain conditions are up to 12-times more likely to be hospitalised or die from Covid after being vaccinated, compared to healthy people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People with chronic conditions among most at risk from Covid even after jabs
Research finds those with Down ’s syndrome, Parkinson’s and other conditions may benefit from booster doseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople living with chronic conditions such as Down ’s syndrome and dementia remain among the most vulnerable to Covid-19 even after vaccination, research has found.The study, based on data from more than 6.9 million vaccinated adults, 5.2 million of whom had received both doses, found that being vaccinated offers powerful protection against hospitalisation for almost all groups. However, a risk calculator based on the data shows that so...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Tags: Coronavirus Science UK news Down's syndrome Vaccines and immunisation Health Parkinson's disease Dementia Source Type: news

Appeals court blocks Tennessee Down syndrome abortion ban
A panel of federal judges has reversed course and block a Tennessee restriction that outlaws abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, or because of the race or gender of the fetus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Walmart should be under tighter scrutiny because of wrongful firing of employee with Down syndrome, EEOC says
A jury found that the big-box retailer violated federal law when it fired a longtime employee with Down syndrome and refused to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric COVID-19 Cases Are Surging, Pushing Hospitals —and Health Care Workers—to Their Breaking Points
Aug. 20 was a good day in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. Carvase Perrilloux, a two-month-old baby who’d come in about a week earlier with respiratory syncytial virus and COVID-19, was finally ready to breathe without the ventilator keeping his tiny body alive. “You did it!” nurses in PPE cooed as they removed the tube from his airway and he took his first solo gasp, bare toes kicking. Downstairs, Quintetta Edwards was preparing for her 17-year-old son, Nelson Alexis III, to be discharged after spending more than two weeks in the hospital with COVID-19—fir...
Source: TIME: Health - August 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme/New Orleans, La. Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Lawsuit Seeks to Block Arizona Ban on Down Syndrome Abortion Lawsuit Seeks to Block Arizona Ban on Down Syndrome Abortion
Abortion rights advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn a new Arizona law that would ban abortions because of Down syndrome or other genetic abnormalities.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Lawsuit seeks to block Arizona ban on Down syndrome abortion
Abortion-rights advocates have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn parts of a new Arizona law set to take effect next month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Can leukemia in children with Down syndrome be prevented?
(University Health Network) For the first time, Princess Margaret researchers have mapped out where and how leukemia begins and develops in infants with Down syndrome in preclinical models, paving the way to potentially prevent this cancer in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The burden of dementia due to Down syndrome, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and traumatic brain injury: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 -
BACKGROUND: In light of the increasing trend in the global number of individuals affected by dementia and the lack of any available disease-modifying therapies, it is necessary to fully understand and quantify the global burden of dementia. This work aimed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Cooper Vetoes NC Bill Banning Down Syndrome Abortions Cooper Vetoes NC Bill Banning Down Syndrome Abortions
In a veto message, Gov. Roy Cooper (D) cited privacy concerns, arguing the bill would have made it difficult for patients to get medical information and have honest conversations with their doctors.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome
The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 20, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study reveals COVID-19 risk factors for those with IDD
(Syracuse University) A study of nearly 550 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities receiving residential services in New York City found that age, larger residential settings, Down syndrome and chronic kidney disease were the most common risk factors for COVID-19 diagnosis, and heart disease was most associated with COVID-19 deaths. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

N. Carolina ban on Down syndrome abortions goes to governor
North Carolina's Senate has approved a measure to prohibit doctors from performing abortions if a woman is seeking it because of race, sex or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

N. Carolina Senate considers banning Down syndrome abortions
North Carolina state senators are expected to approve a measure Tuesday that would prohibit doctors from performing abortions if a woman is seeking it because of race, sex or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Adults with Down syndrome are THREE TIMES more likely to contract COVID-19
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at a higher risk for contracting and dying from COVID. Those with Down syndrome are at an especially high risk for infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Down Syndrome Abortion Bans Gain Traction After Court Ruling Down Syndrome Abortion Bans Gain Traction After Court Ruling
Governors in Arizona and South Dakota recently signed such bills into law, and similar measures are pending in North Carolina and Texas.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Down syndrome abortion bans gain traction after court ruling
Anti-abortion activists say 2021 has been a breakthrough year for legislation in several states seeking to prohibit abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

N Carolina GOP Advances Bill to Ban Down Syndrome Abortions N Carolina GOP Advances Bill to Ban Down Syndrome Abortions
North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill to make it illegal for physicians to perform abortions because of the fetus'race or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

What Are Some Etiologies for Intellectual Disability?
Discussion “Intellectual disability (ID) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by deficits in both intellectual functioning and adaptive function whose onset is in the development period.” Global developmental delay (GDD) is used to describe children from 0-5 years old with significant delays in 2 or more developmental areas. These delays may be transient but up to 2/3 of children with GDD will have ID. Overall 1-3% of the general population has ID which makes it very common. Most children with GDD/ID are identified because of delays in meeting milestones or general academic achievement. ID pat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 3, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Arizona governor signs abortion ban for genetic issues
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a sweeping anti-abortion bill banning the procedure if the woman seeks it solely because a fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Children With Down Syndrome at Higher Risk for Leukemia
Risk particularly high for acute myeloid leukemia before age 5 years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Children With Down Syndrome at Higher Risk for Leukemia
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- The risk for leukemia is higher among children with Down syndrome, according to a study published online March 5 in The Journal of Pediatrics. Emily C. Marlow, Ph.D., from the University of California, Davis, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US court lifts hold on Ohio's Down syndrome abortion law
A federal court has upheld an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

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