Down Syndrome

Down's Syndrome Test With 99% Accuracy To Be Introduced To The NHS, Say Experts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Leading scientist have given their approval, so that expectant mothers could soon be offered a 99% accurate blood test to determine if their babies ar...

WATCH: Amazing, Tear-Jerking Reaction Of Student With Down Syndrome As He Gets Into College

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Even though we know what the letter says, we still can't help feeling on tenterhooks as 20-year-old Rion Holcombe visibly shakes as he waits to find o...

A Nepali Mother and Her Child in the World of Down syndrome in Wales

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

Since 2007 Puspa Shahi has lived in the UK presently in Wales in an army accommodation with her husband, Mr Kaushal, a Gurkha and two young children. The Nepali community in her area is quite close.

I Wouldn't Swap Our Family for the World

Caroline White | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline White

24 hours after a birth fraught with complications, we were told that the medical professionals thought Seb had Down's syndrome. What should have been the happiest day of my life was the worst. For Simon, my husband, it was very different. He accepted the diagnosis from day one and through all my tears and heartbreak he constantly reassured me that we would cope.

I Am an Actress - I Also Happen to Have Down's Syndrome

Sarah Gordy | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Gordy

My name is Sarah Gordy and I am an actress. I also happen to have Down's syndrome.I was in the show called Upstairs Downstairs, which I loved. It was a drama series on BBC One and it was on from 2010 to 2012. After the series I got to appear on TV chat shows and talk to newspapers in the UK.

A Mother and Her Child in the World of Down Syndrome in Nepal

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

The most common type of Down Syndrome is called Trisomy 21, which accounts for about 95% of people affected. Ashish has a less common type, known as Mosaic, which is a milder form of Down Syndrome enabling him to function at a much higher level.

We're All Different - Get Over It

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK
Dr Simon Duffy

Yesterday was World Down Syndrome Day, a celebration of the lives of people who have Down syndrome. Down syndrome is a genetic condition called a trisomy, where someone is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21 (three instead of the normal two). You may not think that there is a point to celebrating the lives of people with a genetic condition - but you'd be wrong.

Jimmy Carr Blasted Over Down's Syndrome Joke

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Comedy

"Jimmy Carr blasted over..." is not an especially new headline, we know. Whether it's car crash jokes or 9/11 gags, the comic doesn't often shy away f...

How to be Cool ... and Other Myths.

Martin Treanor | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

It can arguably be said that before the 1950s men were suave and debonair, and women delightful - a tentative balance, whereby everyone knew their pla...