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Screening for Down syndrome

Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder affecting 1 in 1,100 babies. Screening tests for Down syndrome are routinely offered to pregnant women.

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5 things people with Down syndrome want you to know

About 1 in every 1,100 babies born has Down syndrome — and most will enjoy a long, healthy life. Here's what you need to know about Down syndrome (Trisomy 21).

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Down syndrome

This syndrome causes learning difficulties, with a greater chance of health problems. Everyone is affected differently.

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Sundowning

Sundowning occurs when a person’s symptoms of dementia get worse towards the end of the day. If you are a carer, find out how to manage sundowning.

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What causes Alzheimer's disease?

It is unknown what actually causes the deterioration of brain cells, although there are several things known to affect your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. These are described on this page.

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What causes leukaemia?

Doctors are not sure what causes leukaemia. But there are risk factors to be considered. Learn more about the risk factors.

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What causes coeliac disease?

It’s not yet known why people develop coeliac disease, but a number of factors are associated with an increased risk of developing this disease. Find out about coeliac disease risk factors.

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Oestrogen blood test

Many women at some time have a blood test for oestrogen. It might be during pregnancy, if their menstrual cycle is unusual, or for some other reason.

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What do paediatricians do?

Paediatricians diagnose, treat and provide care for babies, kids and teenagers. They deal with illnesses and children’s physical, mental and behavioural development.

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Apraxia of speech

Apraxia of speech is a speech disorder that makes it difficult to move the mouth to produce sounds and words. Find out how a speech therapist can often help the person’s speech improve.

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