ARTICLES RELATING TO DOWN SYNDROME

How doctors test for Down Syndrome

2014-07-29 18:53

Women over 35 have a higher risk of having a Down's syndrome baby.

'Hero' refuses gifts

2013-02-13 11:30

Waiter says ‘no’ to gifts after defending child with Down syndrome.

Nura experiences neurofeedback therapy

2011-05-20 13:48

Rewiring and exercising brainwaves? It’s possible with neurofeedback therapy.

Nura and her pony

2011-03-04 15:10

For this special needs child, befriending a pony has had great results.

What is Down syndrome?

2009-06-30 11:47

With specific characteristics, and affecting all races and classes, this condition is worth knowing about.

Down syndrome myths

2009-06-29 14:06

Time to face the facts. Here they are.

Caring for Nura

2009-04-09 12:53

Life revolves around my special needs child. That’s just the way it is.

Down's chromosome affects all other chromosomes

2014-04-22 15:22

The additional chromosome that causes Down's syndrome has a knock-on effect on all the 22 other chromosomes, according to a study.

Woman sues after child is born with Down syndrome

2014-08-28 09:07

The Constitutional Court will hear an application on Thursday for leave to appeal a Western Cape High Court ruling against a damages claim by the mother of a Down syndrome child.

Dad's plea for Down syndrome baby goes viral

2015-02-06 17:57

This father appealed for help after his wife forced him to choose between her or their newborn baby boy.

 

Touching tribute for worried future mom

2014-03-19 11:14

Watch these wonderful people share their special message with a panicking mom-to-be.

Dying toddler’s ice cream inspiration

2012-06-22 11:34

A dying toddler inspires banana split parties.

Breastfeeding a baby with special needs

2011-04-11 13:27

Whether feeding or expressing, there are ways to make sure that special needs babies get the benefits of breastfeeding.

Special needs: you can do it!

2009-07-02 13:40

Children with Down syndrome have special needs, but don’t despair. Here are some of the things you can expect.

Diagnosis: Down syndrome

2009-06-29 16:58

"The obstacles that he would face in his life became our obstacles," says this changed mother.

'Tis the season

2009-04-16 11:39

Season of conception tied to birth defect risk

'Hatches' set up in China for unwanted babies

2014-02-04 10:31

In China babies are being secretly dropped off at 'baby safety islands', or 'baby hatches', set up under a scheme aimed at protecting unwanted offspring.

Calls to stop commercial surrogacy in Thailand

2014-08-06 13:38

A case where a Thai woman who carried twins for an Australian couple was left caring for a baby with Down syndrome has sparked controversy in both countries.

Free DNA testing for Down syndrome

2013-11-01 10:49

The Foetal Assessment Clinic in Cape Town has become the first pre-natal clinic in South Africa to offer cell-free DNA testing for Down syndrome, using only the mother’s blood.

Thailand passes law to end 'rent-a-womb' tourism

2015-02-24 15:05

Thailand has given preliminary approval for a draft law to make commercial surrogacy a crime.

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