DOWN'S Syndrome is typically diagnosed after birth and can affect learning development. But is there a test for it and when is World Down Syndrome Day? Here's what you need to know. What is Down's Syndrome? Down’s Syndrome, also known as Down Syndrome or trisomy 21, is a genetic condition that can cause a range of learning challenges. People born with the condition nearly always have physical and intellectual disabilities. People with Down syndrome may have some or all of these physical characteristics: a small chin, slanted eyes, poor muscle tone, a flat nasal bridge, a single crease of the palm, and a protruding tongue due to a small mouth and relatively large tongue. As adults, their mental abilities tend to be similar to those of an eight or nine-year-old. Each person with Down's Syndrome will have different degrees of learning disability, including being slower to learn sitting, standing and walking. Around one in 10 children with Down's Syndrome … [Read more...] about What is Down’s Syndrome, is there a test pregnant women can take and when is World Down Syndrome Day?
0 Comments This dog levelled up and ate his owner’s entire degree BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A good boy has shown he is a cut above the rest by chewing up not his owner’s homework, but his degree. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/Viral/this-dog-levelled-up-and-ate-his-owners-entire-degree-36871485.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/Viral/article36871481.ece/24328/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_06d31be3-9685-498f-9178-8573c16620b4_1 Email A good boy has shown he is a cut above the rest by chewing up not his owner’s homework, but his degree. Archie, a one-year-old mini schnauzer, is notorious for eating the post but his owners, Swapna and James Haddow, thought they had solved the issue by installing a sack to catch the mail. But on the day that James, a general surgeon, was hoping to receive his hard-earned degree certificate from Queen Mary, University of London, he found it alright… just not in one piece. Husband [hopeful]: Any post today? … [Read more...] about This dog levelled up and ate his owner’s entire degree
Mo Salah was last month crowned the Professional Footballer’s Association Players' Player of The Year, the ultimate accolade in the glittering world of the Premier League. As the name suggests, the winner is selected by his fellow professionals – players who have picked endless goals out of their own nets this season, deftly sent there by this curious figure who could yet hit 50 for the season in all competitions. Salah accepted the award with typical humility: no showboating, no gloating, no drunken cheers. Liverpool fans have known about Salah since the start of the season – he scored in their opening Premier League match, his first for the club. They celebrate his high speed, inventive performances in song, art, scarves, T-shirts, banners, chants and molten Twitter and Instagram excitement. However, for the rest of the footballing nation, the indication that something exceptional was happening in Anfield might have started in a … [Read more...] about Mo Salah: the humble superstar who’s influencing a new generation of footballers
0 Have your say The Saturday Interview is about to embarrass itself once more and again this concerns pleasures of the flesh. The last time was when I asked John Lambie, RIP, about his late-flowering passion for creating works of erotic art. “My whit?” he said, confirming you shouldn’t believe all you read on Wikipedia. Now I’m quizzing Archie Macpherson about the Bad Sex Awards and he’s probably thinking the same as Lambie: who is this berk and whatever happened to good, old-fashioned, proper research? No, he splutters, he’s never been nominated for the notorious prizes for overheated bedroom scenes in fiction. What is true is that the man we associate with one of the cold, hard facts of Scottish life – and they don’t come much colder than the national football team’s failure to qualify for World Cups anymore – has dabbled in the creative stuff. Macpherson’s novel Silent Thunder was published in 2014, which … [Read more...] about Interview: Archie Macpherson on his World Cup adventures
A baby girl is two months older than her newborn uncle after a mum and her teenage daughter fell pregnant within weeks of each other. Chloe Harrage, 18, had been with her fiancé Nike Brooksby, 19, for two years when she fell pregnant unexpectedly. However, an even bigger shock was in store when her mum Kelly Falconer, 38, announced she too was having a baby. Chloe’s daughter Lilly-Mae came first on June 24, 2017, weighing 5lb 11oz. And just two months later, Kelly’s little boy Archie was born weighing 6lb 2oz with bots tots delivered at Hull Royal Infirmary. Kelly, a full-time mum, said: “Technically, Archie is Lilly-Mae’s uncle, even though he’s two months younger than her, which we all think is amazing. “They’re hilarious together. They’ll babble away and play tug of war with their toys. “When Chloe first told me she was pregnant, I was shocked because she was still only a teenager. But I got past that because I knew I needed … [Read more...] about Mum and daughter’s shock after falling pregnant at the same time