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World Down Syndrome Week: IFFM's video celebrating father-daughter relationship will warm the cockles of your heart—Watch

The World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated every year on March 21.

Mar 26, 2019, 11:47 AM IST

'Gully Boy' actor Vijay Varma meets kids with down syndrome, spends fun time at a city cafe—Pics inside

Fans loved his act, and the actor became a household name overnight.

Mar 22, 2019, 20:36 PM IST

Teen with Down syndrome gets sweetest promposal, story will melt your heart—Watch

The video is captioned as- “My prom date is better than yours”.

May 27, 2018, 19:05 PM IST

Ohio bans doctors from performing Down Syndrome baby abortions

A doctor performing an abortion in such a case could face a fourth-degree felony charge and physicians could lose their licenses.

Dec 25, 2017, 17:53 PM IST

US teacher calls police after boy says 'Allah' in class

A six-year-old Muslim boy with Down syndrome was feared as a terrorist by his teacher in a US school after he kept repeating 'Allah' and 'boom' in his classroom, a media report said on Sunday.

Dec 03, 2017, 18:59 PM IST

Down syndrome: What causes this congenital disorder, everything you need to know

Down syndrome, also known as Down's syndrome, is a genetic disorder which causes intellectual impairment and physical abnormalities. 

Mar 01, 2017, 17:21 PM IST

Meet the most adorable video-bomber: This young girl with down syndrome steals the show during a live newscast! - Watch

Down syndrome is a common genetic birth defects which causes delays in child's physical and mental development.

Jul 16, 2016, 23:33 PM IST

Gene associated with Down syndrome, diabetes recognised

This gene can cause defects in insulin secretion in people with Type-2 diabetes and Down syndrome as well.

May 20, 2016, 19:05 PM IST

Asthma may increase odds for nearsightedness at young age

Keratoconus makes the rounded, clear covering of the eye, called the cornea, weak, which leads it to become cone-shaped over time. 

Jan 13, 2016, 16:19 PM IST

When Amitabh Bachchan met his 'special fan' on TV show!

The 'special' child gave a cute little peck to the megastar towards the end!

Dec 29, 2015, 11:02 AM IST

Down syndrome linked to cortex thickness: Study

On average, cortex is thicker in youth with Down Syndrome than in typically developing youth, even though the overall volume of the cortex is lower in those with Down Syndrome, new brain-imaging research says.

Jun 20, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

Coping with a Down Syndrome child

Parents of children born with Down Syndrome often struggle to cope with the baffling new realities of their lives and among the biggest challenges they have to overcome is acceptance.

May 10, 2015, 15:43 PM IST

One among 1000 live births in India has 'Down Syndrome': Govt

One case of 'Down Syndrome' is reported among every 1000 live births in India and a provision has been made for initiating early intervention for the management of the genetic disorder, government told Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

May 05, 2015, 17:06 PM IST

Survey in 5 states reveals poor state of biomedical gear at public health centres

A survey conducted in five states of the country has revealed that between 30 to 63 per cent of biomedical equipments at public health facilities are dysfunctional, government informed Lok Sabha Friday.

Feb 27, 2015, 17:41 PM IST

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners in bid to end 'rent-a-womb' tourism

Thailand`s interim parliament has passed a law that bans foreigners from seeking surrogacy services to end a "rent-a-womb" industry that made the Southeast Asian country a top destination for fertility tourism.

Feb 20, 2015, 11:20 AM IST

Why Down syndrome leads to Alzheimer's disease

By the age of 40, nearly 100 percent of all individuals with Down syndrome develop changes in the brain associated with Alzheimers disease and researchers have now established the link behind the two disorders. 

Oct 24, 2014, 12:05 PM IST

Thai military government moves to outlaw commercial surrogacy

Thailand`s military government gave preliminary approval on Wednesday for a draft law to make commercial surrogacy a criminal offence, following a spate of dramatic surrogacy scandals in the past two weeks.

Aug 13, 2014, 16:00 PM IST

Australians in surrogacy scandal offered to take Down syndrome baby: Agent

The agent who brokered a surrogacy deal for an Australian couple at the centre of a scandal that left a Thai mother caring for a baby with Down syndrome said on Wednesday the couple had offered to take the boy home with them along with his twin sister.

Aug 06, 2014, 18:22 PM IST

Thai authorities to probe surrogacy clinics amid Down case controversy

Authorities in Thailand are to inspect all the clinics in the country offering surrogacy services to see if they are operating within the law after a Thai woman who carried twins for an Australian couple was left caring for a baby with Down Syndrome. 

Aug 05, 2014, 19:27 PM IST

Thailand examining legality of surrogacy service clinics

Thailand is examining the legality of surrogacy service clinics and doctors who perform the procedures after a recent case in which a baby with Down syndrome was allegedly abandoned by his Australian parents.

Aug 05, 2014, 12:07 PM IST