Do exercise interventions improve balance for children and adolescents with Down syndrome? A systematic review - Ma ïano C, Hue O, Lepage G, Morin AJS, Tracey D, Moullec G.
BACKGROUND: Youths with Down syndrome are characterized by deficits in balance/postural stability. One way to palliate balance deficits among this population is through exercise interventions. However, to the authors' knowledge, the effects of exercise int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pennsylvania House tries anew to ban Down syndrome abortions
Pennsylvania's House of Representatives is launching another effort to outlaw abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, although it faces a veto if it even reaches Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's desk (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Just as Successful for Teens With Down Syndrome
Title: Weight-Loss Surgery Just as Successful for Teens With Down SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 22, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Just as Successful for Teens With Down Syndrome
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Young people with Down syndrome or other cognitive impairments are just as successful in shedding excess pounds after weight-loss surgery as their peers, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed outcomes for 63 young... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cognitive functioning does not predict weight-loss outcome for adolescents
(Children's National Health System) Young people with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, have similar weight-loss trajectories to those with typical cognitive function after bariatric surgery, according to a new study in Pediatrics authored by psychologists at Children's National Health System. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stakeholders Seek Effective Collaborations for Down Syndrome Pupils
[Guardian] To mark the 2019 'World Down Down_Syndrome Day', stakeholders have again called for acceptance and inclusion of people with the health challenge in all societal affairs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Arkansas bill pushes to ban abortion in Down syndrome cases
A bill that would prohibit abortions after tests indicate that a fetus may have Down syndrome overwhelmingly cleared the Arkansas state Senate and is now under consideration in the state House. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: My Heart's Appeal Fetes Persons With Down's Syndrome, Other Disabilities
[Observer] Children and youth living with Down's Syndrome sang at the event held at the SKD. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: International Day of Down Syndrome Observance
[Shabait] Asmara -The International Day of Down Syndrome was observed with various activities here in the capital, Asmara.Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the National Association of Autism and Down Syndrome, Let. Col. Berhane Bokretsion said that the International Day of Down Syndrome is being observed for the 11th time worldwide and for the 3rd time at national level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

People show off socks for World Down Syndrome Day
All those mismatched socks you're seeing aren't a coincidence (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Down's syndrome: Parents help Michael and Alison find love
A couple who both have Down's syndrome open up about their relationship. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Robert Hickling
Hickling, whose son has Down syndrome, is involved in several agencies that empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Robert Hickling
Hickling, whose son has Down syndrome, is involved in several agencies that empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Endocannabinoid system, a target to improve cognitive disorders in models of Down syndrome
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) A study by the Neuropharmacology Laboratory-NeuroPhar of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS) at UPF reveals the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in cognitive disorders in mouse models of Down syndrome. The work, led by Andr é s Ozaita and Rafael Maldonado, which has been published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease, also identifies cannabinoid receptor type-1 (CB1) as a potential treatment target. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Down Syndrome Drummer Led Band REYNOLS Announces Minecxio Emanations 1993-2018
Minecxio Emanations 1993-2018 - features Reynols rock trio Roberto Conlazo, Alan Courtis, Miguel Tomasin, a drummer with Down's Syndrome. Set contains 52 audio tracks, 90 mins of video, extensive liner notes and visuals (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 1, 2019 Category: Disability Tags: Communication Source Type: news

Single mother reveals her heartbreak of raising one-in-a-million twins with Down ’s syndrome
Emma Mullard, 36, of Lancashire, had one of 29 twins with Down's syndrome in the world. Alfie and Arthur, who are now six years old, can't speak or walk and have autism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Court to hear arguments over Ohio law banning abortions due to Down syndrome
The law's defenders argue it is a limited restriction intended as an anti-discrimination measure (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Down syndrome nonprofit hires new boss
Jennifer Edwards, the former CEO at Literacy Texas, has been named executive director of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas. Edwards with oversee a 10-county area, including Austin. DSACT has been offering education and programming for individuals with Down syndrome and their families since the nonprofit was founded in 1991. “I’m excited for the opportunity to lead this vital nonprofit organization,” Edwards said in a statement. “DSACT has been instrumental in welcoming parents… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul Thompson Source Type: news

Experts Outline Down Syndrome's Developmental Milestones
Title: Experts Outline Down Syndrome's Developmental MilestonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 8, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Experts Outline Down Syndrome's Developmental Milestones
MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- Parents of kids with Down syndrome often worry whether their children can develop life skills, but new research suggests that the picture is far from bleak. " More and more parents are opting for prenatal testing during their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Functional Milestones Identified for Persons With Down Syndrome
FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 -- Most persons with Down syndrome (DS) maintain their personal hygiene by age 13 years and work independently by 20 years, according to a study published online Dec. 24 in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. Gert de... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

An Experimental Procedure Could Help More Families Have Healthy Babies. But It ’s Not Allowed in the U.S.
When Noah Shulman was born a few days after Christmas 2016, his parents Kristelle and Evan had no reason to worry about him. The pregnancy went smoothly, and so did the birth. But within a few days of taking his first breath, Noah began to struggle. He wasn’t feeding, so he started losing weight. He was also lethargic. Several pediatricians reassured the Shulmans that they were probably just overly sensitive to Noah’s symptoms because Kristelle is a nurse and Evan is a physician assistant–a case of first-time-parent-white-coat syndrome. “They kind of dismissed us as neurotic parents,” says Eva...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

An Experimental Procedure Could Help More Families Have Healthy Babies. But It ’s Not Allowed in the U.S.
When Noah Shulman was born a few days after Christmas 2016, his parents Kristelle and Evan had no reason to worry about him. The pregnancy went smoothly, and so did the birth. But within a few days of taking his first breath, Noah began to struggle. He wasn’t feeding, so he started losing weight. He was also lethargic. Several pediatricians reassured the Shulmans that they were probably just overly sensitive to Noah’s symptoms because Kristelle is a nurse and Evan is a physician assistant–a case of first-time-parent-white-coat syndrome. “They kind of dismissed us as neurotic parents,” says Eva...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

MGHfC study details development of functional skills in persons with Down syndrome
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A new study from investigators at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and colleagues in the Netherlands provides important answers for expectant parents who learn their child will be born with Down syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Down's syndrome no bar to bilingualism, study suggests
Raising children with Down's syndrome in Welsh and English does not disadvantage them, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major international project aims to identify causes of dementia
(Center for Genomic Regulation) European scientists have launched a research program, which aims to identify common causes of dementia in Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and Down Syndrome. The project brings together basic and clinical expertise of internationally recognized groups with complementary core competencies from clinical trials to neurobiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Derby pub's 'sign-a-long' for boy with Down's syndrome
Regulars have learned Makaton sign language to perform five-year-old Oliver Callis's favourite song. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First it was kids with autism, now it's Down syndrome: Trans cult targeting society's most vulnerable with LGBT indoctrination
(Natural News) First it was children with autism. Now it’s individuals with Down syndrome who are being shamelessly targeted and exploited by the Cult of LGBT into parading themselves around onstage as so-called “drag queens,” and all in the name of “modern art.” This gross perversion is reportedly taking place at a den of LGBT... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Deeply concerning' figures show a 50% rise in the number of Down's syndrome abortions
The campaign group Don't Screen Us Out fears the NHS use of 99 per cent accurate, low-risk prenatal testing for Down's syndrome will increase the number of babies aborted because of it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia Tied to Mortality in Older Adults With Down Syndrome
TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Dementia is associated with mortality in most older adults with Down syndrome, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Neurology. Rosalyn Hithersay, from King's College London, and colleagues examined the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

For Down Syndrome Adults, Death and Dementia Often Come Together
Title: For Down Syndrome Adults, Death and Dementia Often Come TogetherCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - November 20, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dementia Linked to Death in Most Older Adults with Down Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- Late-onset epilepsy, APOE status raised mortality risk substantially (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

For Down Syndrome Adults, Death and Dementia Often Come Together
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Seven in 10 people with Down syndrome show evidence of dementia when they die, new research from Britain reveals. " The link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease has been known for some years now, " explained study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Internet Sales Tax Among First Bills Filed for 2019 Session
A measure banning abortion based on a Down syndrome diagnosis and a proposal to require online retailers to collect Arkansas sales tax are among the first bills lawmakers filed ahead of next year's session. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

In vivo modeling of human neuron dynamics and Down syndrome
Harnessing the potential of human stem cells for modeling the physiology and diseases of cortical circuitry requires monitoring cellular dynamics in vivo. We show that human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)–derived cortical neurons transplanted into the adult mouse cortex consistently organized into large (up to ~100 mm3) vascularized neuron-glia territories with complex cytoarchitecture. Longitudinal imaging of>4000 grafted developing human neurons revealed that neuronal arbors refined via branch-specific retraction; human synaptic networks substantially restructured over 4 months, with balanced rates of syna...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Real, R., Peter, M., Trabalza, A., Khan, S., Smith, M. A., Dopp, J., Barnes, S. J., Momoh, A., Strano, A., Volpi, E., Knott, G., Livesey, F. J., De Paola, V. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Woman speaks out against campaign comparing people with Down syndrome to animals
People with Down syndrome and their parents are speaking out against a campaign to get people living with the syndrome added to the endangered species list. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Naps Don't Help Down Syndrome Kids Learn: Study
Title: Naps Don't Help Down Syndrome Kids Learn: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Naps Don't Help Down Syndrome Kids Learn: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 -- Naps have been shown to help young children learn, but researchers report they may have the opposite effect on children with Down syndrome. " In children with Down syndrome, there's something about having a nap right after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet the high-powered Washington lobbyist with Down syndrome
Kayla McKeon is focused on passing a law that would make it illegal to pay people with disabilities anything less than minimum wage (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Being Tested To Prevent Dementia In People With Down Syndrome
BOSTON (CBS) – Local researchers are testing an experimental vaccine that may not only prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome, but in those without Down syndrome as well. People with Down syndrome are at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s-like dementia at a very young age. Michael Clayburgh, 29, has Down syndrome, but that doesn’t hold him back. “Michael has three jobs,” says Nancy Novelline Clayburgh, Michael’s mom.  “He works at Target, McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts.” Dr. Brian Skotko and Michael Clayburgh (WBZ-TV) He’s also qui...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Down Syndrome Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news