#HAAwards - Best Kept Secret Nominee - DownWitDat is an informative and inspiring Down syndrome awareness and advocacy blog. The author, Jen Logan, is a Registered Nurse and mother of three who uses her sharp wit to present factual and practical health teaching, heartfelt anecdotes and historical context.
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MTHFR gene mutation: the 'cause' of Down syndrome?
Link2....Research Down Syndrome Foundation (RDS) is a leading source of private funding for Down syndrome related cognitive research. RDS committed to supporting the identification of the causes of the intellectual impairments associated with Down syndrome and to facilitating the development of pharmacological therapies to improve memory, learning and communication in persons with Down syndrome. Remarkable progress has already been made over a very short time.
Exposure to violence in media, including television, movies, music, and video games, represents a significant risk to the health of children and adolescents. extensive research evidence indicates that media violence can contribute to aggressive behaviour, desensitisation to violence, nightmares, and fear of being harmed
Using a panel of ultrasound markers in a systematic fashion as a part of screening has been referred to as a "genetic sonogram". The presence of one of these markers may increase the possibility of Down syndrome.