Discover a child's medical destiny before they're born
DNA hiding in a mother's bloodstream could reveal all about her baby's health, including genetic conditions such as Down's syndrome, providing a non-invasive alternative to current testing methods. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eritrea: Training On Psychological Treatment of the Disabled
[Shabait] Asmara -The National Association of Mentally Impaired provided training for 42 psychologists, neurologists and parents on the treatment of victims of Down syndrome and Autism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Most families cherish a child with Down syndrome
Researchers say the information could help expectant parents who learn their child has the genetic condition (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why We Should All Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day
March 21st is internationally recognized as World Down Syndrome Day. Just like typical people, individuals with Down syndrome have two copies of each of their 23 chromosomes but they have third copy of chromosome 21, a genetic condition known as trisomy 21, hence the celebration on March 21st or 3-21. While it is important to celebrate all the things that people with Down syndrome can do and how similar they are to others, I would argue it is equally important to acknowledge the ongoing fight against discrimination that their differences evoke. If we consider that discrimination leveled against women or African Americans ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey Finds
Only younger siblings struggled in some cases, which researchers said wasn't surprising (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Physiotherapy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Down Syndrome Doesn't Mean Doom and Gloom for Families
Study released on World Down Syndrome Day shows the disease is not viewed as a curse.  (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Families Cherish a Child with Down Syndrome, Survey Finds
Only younger siblings struggled in some cases, which researchers said wasn't surprising Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Down Syndrome, Family Issues (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Joe Sanderson the world's oldest man with Down's Syndrome?
Joe Sanderson was not expected to live beyond the age of 21. He marked the milestone of his 80th birthday with family and staff at his care home in Saltburn, North Yorkshire. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey Finds
MONDAY, March 21, 2016 -- Families of children with Down syndrome face challenges, but by and large their experiences are positive ones, a new study suggests. Researchers found that in 87 percent of families they surveyed, everyone -- parents and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey Finds
Title: Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/21/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 21, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Marking the World Day, Ban celebrates potential of people with Down syndrome
The autonomy and independence of people with Down syndrome and other disabilities should be supported, so that they can be empowered to contribute to our common future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said marking World Down Syndrome Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

When I Picture Myself Being Included, I Don't See Myself Without My Disabilities
I want to live in a world where my existence is just accepted. I don't want to have to undergo drastic physical or neurological changes to be perceived as a normal part the world. When I imagine myself in an inclusive and accepting world, I see myself as me unchanged, still disabled but simply in a world where that does not matter. And yet this is not what people think I should see. This is evidenced by this video, produced for World Down Syndrome Day (March 21). In the video, a narrator talks about her life aspirations and goals while the actor Olivia Wilde lives them out. The implication is that the narrator cannot do t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parent-mediated interventions to promote communication and language development in children with down syndrome aged between birth and six years
The objectives are as follows: To systematically assess the evidence for parent-mediated interventions aimed at improving communication and language development in children with Down syndrome aged between birth and six years. As a secondary aim, we will examine the effects of the treatment on parental behaviour and responsivity. We will also assess the effects of the treatment on the children's non-verbal means of communicating and socialisation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescribing, insurance changes get last-minute approval from Florida lawmakers
Florida lawmakers Friday approved measures that would expand the drug-prescribing powers of advanced registered nurse practitioners and address a controversial health-insurance issue known as "balance billing." In a flurry of maneuvering at the end of the annual legislative session, lawmakers also approved an insurance change that will benefit people with Down syndrome — an issue dear to Senate President Andy Gardiner, whose son has Down syndrome. Gardiner has made helping people with developmental… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jim Saunders Source Type: news

World Down Syndrome Day: Down Syndrome in the Workplace
Campaign to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, and awareness of how people with Down Syndrome can find employment (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 12, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Awareness - Disability Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 10, 2016
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Indiana Bill Would Ban Abortions for Genetic Birth Defects A bill to ban abortions due to genetic birth defects such as Down syndrome was passed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Indiana poised to ban abortions due to fetal defects
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is poised to become the second state to ban abortions sought because a fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome under a measure headed to Gov. Mike Pence for approval. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MGHfC study finds positive attitudes prevail within families of people with Down syndrome
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study from a research team led by a MassGeneral Hospital for Children physician finds that, within most families, the experience of having a member with Down syndrome is generally a positive one. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 8, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Look At Me: Why Genetic Test Results Don't Tell the Full Story
I sometimes wonder what difference it would have made if my mom knew that I had Turner syndrome while she was pregnant with me. She is adamant she never would have aborted me. But today, pre-natal genetic screenings and other fetal tests for Turner syndrome are widely used, and I worry that too many are making irreversible decisions without understanding the disorder. Studies around the world have shown parents abort an average of 76 percent of fetuses found to have TS. Like Down syndrome or autism, Turner is a spectrum disorder with symptoms that range in severity, and a diagnosis is no indication of what an individual's ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

When Baby Is Due, Genetic Counselors Seen Downplaying False Alarms
Maplewood, N.J. - Little Kate Summersgill certainly didn’t look like a child with Down syndrome — no upward slanting eyes or telltale flat facial features. Devon and Mike Summersgill had believed baby Kate was all but certain to be born with the intellect-stunting disorder because of a blood test Devon’s doctor recommended during her 2014 pregnancy. Even after the birth, when their baby looked fine, their genetic counselor, Laura Limone, insisted that the result of the test was not a mistake, Devon says. Only after the Summersgills agonized over Kate’s future and spent almost $2,000 more on another ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Enabling 2-wheeled cycling for youth with Down syndrome - Halayko J, Magill-Evans J, Smith V, Polatajko H.
PURPOSE: To study the effectiveness of cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance (CO-OP) to teach motor skills to youth with intellectual disabilities. METHODS: Six youth aged 12 to 19 years participated in this study. A multiple base... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Video shows dad tearfully explains why son's Down syndrome is 'the most beautiful thing'
Robb Scott, 39, of Nova Scotia posted a video speaking up for his son and other children with Down syndrome after hearing a stranger call it 'an illness' - Robb totally disagrees. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why this father says ‘Down syndrome is the best thing that ever happened to me’
During a recent trip to a store, Robb Scott overheard a little boy ask his father a simple question: "What is Down syndrome?" The boy's father told his son that it's an illness of "not knowing anything." Scott — the father of a 5-year-old with Down syndrome — wanted to correct the man's statement; but, […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Peter Holley Tags: child & maternal health Source Type: news

'It is not an illness': Emotional moment dad tearfully explains why his five-year-old son's Down syndrome is 'the most beautiful thing' to happen to him and his family
Robb Scott, 39, of Nova Scotia posted a video speaking up for his son and other children with Down syndrome after hearing a stranger call it 'an illness' - Robb totally disagrees. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genomic analysis pinpoints a potential target for treatment of Down syndrome
A study of changes in the patterns of gene activity in the brains of people with Down syndrome reveals that the formation of the brain’s white matter is affected throughout life, a finding that suggests treatment might be possible for the condition that affects 400,000 Americans. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say
Results might eventually lead to new treatments, study authors suggest Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Down Syndrome, Genes and Gene Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say
Results might eventually lead to new treatments, study authors suggest (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 -- Researchers say they've discovered a genetic abnormality that affects brain development in people with Down Syndrome, and they say this finding might lead to new treatments. "This discovery of the genetic changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Father's viral Down syndrome video promotes awareness, community says
An emotional video of a Truro father explaining what he's learned from having a son with Down syndrome has struck a chord with parents of special-needs children across Canada and around the world. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Kenny Cridge aged 76 is the world's oldest man with Down's Syndrome
Like many people of his age with the condition, Kenny Cridge, from Somerset, was not expected to reach his teens. Staff at his care home describe him as a 'true gent'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Worlds, One Lesson
II. The People you meet along the way Pediatric Cancer The king rides down the hallway on his big wheel screeching into the room carrying the "contraband." Caitlin explodes into laughter. "Caitie I got it- the pepperoni." Never before had she had anything like it. They formed a fast friendship over food and chemo meds. " I really can't taste anything unless it is salty or spicy," he informs her and she introduces him to chips and dunk (chips and spicy dip) and pickles. They know each other's schedules for receiving inpatient chemo and are happy when they can race each other down the hall...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Speech Therapy for Children with Down syndrome
Study shows children with Down syndrome who have motor speech deficits have been inadequately diagnosed (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 5, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Therapy Types Source Type: news

More effective speech therapy approach for children with Down Syndrome
Children with Down syndrome who have motor speech deficits have been inadequately diagnosed, which could have a major impact on the interventions used by speech pathologists when treating patients, a new study indicates. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study suggests more effective speech therapy approach for children with Down syndrome
(University of Vermont) A new study indicates that children with Down syndrome who have motor speech deficits have been inadequately diagnosed, which could have a major impact on the interventions used by speech pathologists when treating patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Latest On Zika: New Countries Are Added To The CDC's Watch List
On Monday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added four countries and territories to its growing list of places with active Zika virus transmissions, which means that the cases occurred locally, rather than in travelers returning from a place where they acquired the virus. So far, no local cases of Zika have been reported in the United States.  The virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with the birth defect have smaller heads and brains that aren't fully developed, which can result in lif...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cell insight offers clues on biological processes linked to fertility
Congenital disorders such as Down's syndrome could be better understood, following new insights into how healthy cells are formed. Scientists have identified a set of proteins that play a key role in preventing errors during the formation of healthy cells. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Undefeated wrestler lets opponent with Down syndrome win
A high school wrestling star gave up a shot at going undefeated this year, but some people think he had the perfect season. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Down Syndrome Is Thought to Hold Clues to Alzheimer's
As people with Down syndrome live longer, many are developing Alzheimer’s, sparking a push to find early changes associated with the disease, vaccine research and the building of new homes to provide specialized care. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Down's Syndrome people risk 'extinction' at the hands of science, fear and ignorance
Society doesn't do enough to show women carrying a baby with Down's that the life inside them is precious, intelligent and capable of so much (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: test medecine genetic editing prolife abortion dna extinction euthanasia down's syndrome Source Type: news

Blood test for Down's syndrome set to be offered on the NHS
The UK National Screening Committee has recommended the new blood test be made available in hospitals, to replace an exam which 35 per cent of women reject due to the risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safer Down's test backed for NHS use
Pregnant women in the UK should soon get a safer and more accurate test for Down's syndrome, on the NHS, to reduce the risk of miscarriage. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds of babies could be saved after Down's Syndrome blood test is approved for NHS
Women will no longer face miscarriage through invasive Down's Syndrome tests (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: die babies blood test NHS down's syndrome Source Type: news

Study to use Prozac to treat Down syndrome in utero
Stephen FellerDALLAS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Researchers are set to start recruiting pregnant women for a new multi-year study to test the effects of Prozac on fetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a model with Down syndrome made it to the catwalk
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ISIS aligns with Richard Dawkins and the radical left, orders mass murder of infants with Down's syndrome, birth defects, reports claim
(NaturalNews) Increasingly, radicalized American and Western Leftists are becoming ideologically aligned with the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State, and this latest example is just disgusting, if true.Reports from a Middle East-based human rights organization say... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This May Explain Down Syndrome Health Problems
Finding might lead to ways to help prevent heart disease, diabetes in these patients, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic Abnormality May Explain Health Complications of Down Syndrome
Finding might lead to ways to help prevent heart disease, diabetes in these patients, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Down Syndrome, Genes and Gene Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic Abnormality May Explain Health Complications of Down Syndrome
Title: Genetic Abnormality May Explain Health Complications of Down SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/14/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 14, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news