When she couldn’t find any dolls that looked like her daughter with Down syndrome, a Pennsylvania mom decided to create them herself.
The key to improving cognition in those with Down syndrome could be as simple as stepping onto a bike, researchers say.
A first-of-its-kind national registry is in the works to help connect people with Down syndrome and researchers studying the chromosomal disorder.
People with Down syndrome are particularly susceptible to dementia and Alzheimer’s. Now researchers are turning to those with the chromosomal disorder to identify new treatment options.
In what’s being hailed as a major milestone in efforts to treat Down syndrome, researchers say they’ve identified a drug that boosts memory in those with the chromosomal disorder.
Families, researchers and advocacy organizations are joining forces with the National Institutes of Health on a new consortium to further Down syndrome research.
A set of new bills introduced in Congress would establish first-ever centers for studying Down syndrome and boost research of the chromosomal disorder.
As most scientific efforts focus on finding a reliable prenatal test to screen for Down syndrome, one researcher is instead looking to use medication to treat the disorder.
Advocates are divided over a CDC proposal to add wandering to the menu of descriptors doctors can use to diagnose individuals with autism, intellectual disability and other conditions.
As regulators work to determine what should qualify as essential under the new health care law, habilitative services like autism behavior therapy are proving to be a sticking point.
A simple blood test could soon replace invasive and risky procedures to identify Down syndrome during pregnancy in many cases, researchers said Tuesday.
Congress approved a series of final changes Thursday to the health care overhaul plan, increasing Medicaid reimbursement rates and clarifying a series of other provisions.
The director of the National Institute of Mental Health is calling on psychiatrists to “transform what has become a culture of influence.”
Psychiatrists are ready to meet you face-to-face — no matter where you are — using computers and the power of the internet to make mental health care far more accessible.
With his signature Tuesday morning, President Barack Obama put in motion a complete overhaul of the American health insurance system.