WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Rare gene-driven defects such as Down syndrome have occurred among human beings for many thousands of years, a new analysis of ancient DNA has revealed. Not only did the birth defects exist, but these infants were often buried with care by their community.Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Americans with Down syndrome have a critical lifeline in Medicaid insurance, new research confirms. But the publicly funded insurance program will have to respond to rising numbers of older adults with Down syndrome, researchers say. “As more people with Down syndrome survive toContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) — After a massive five-year effort, researchers have unveiled an “atlas” that gives an unprecedented look at the intricacies of the human brain. The atlas, which will be available to researchers everywhere, can be seen as similar to the atlases we all know: aContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Patients with Parkinson’s disease already face poorer mental and physical health, but now a new study shows they also suffer from decreased levels of hope and self-esteem due to the stigma associated with their disease. “There are patients who don’t even disclose theContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — It’s become more common for people to share mental health struggles on social media, but that decision could have a negative impact on future employment. Potential employers view job candidates differently if they talk about their personal mental health publicly, a new studyContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Airlines will now be required to make bathrooms on their planes more accessible for the disabled, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. The new rule, authorized under the Air Carrier Access Act, requires airlines to make lavatories on any new single-aisle aircraftContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — While the record-breaking heat the United States is experiencing this summer can stress people to their limits, it can be particularly hard to navigate for those with mental health issues. “All mental illnesses increase with heat because it results in more fatigue, irritabilityContinue Reading