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Op-Ed: Balstock music festival boasts biggest free event in Europe Special

Baldock - Now into its 9th year, the Balstock music festival played host to more than 170 bands, acts and performers spread across 15 venues. Its success is based on a very simple formula that other festivals may do well to emulate.

Op-Ed: Downs Syndrome gamechanger as girl gets 6 GCSEs

Sydney - Richard Dawkins antagonized a large group of people with a Tweet saying that a woman should abort a child with Downs Syndrome. An ongoing howl of protest arose, including a remarkable fact- A girl with the condition just got 6 GCSEs.

Preview: Norwegian Down's Syndrome actor plays 'Detective Downs'

Norwegian Director Bård Breien has made a film about a private detective with Down's Syndrome. Svein André Hofsø, the film's star, suffers from the condition and has recently won an award for his acting efforts.

New test can predict Down syndrome babies accurately without risk

A new test being developed in England can more reliably tell if an unborn baby has Down Syndrome and do so with no risk to the child. Research on the test is being carried out at King’s College Hospital and University College Hospital in London.

Down’s syndrome testing raises controversy

While a new prenatal test for Down’s syndrome being marketed as Prena Test has hit several European markets, controversy continues to rage over whether it could lead to more abortions.

'Family Guy' voice actress criticizes Sarah Palin

The actress who provided the voice for the character in the recent episode of 'Family Guy' who had Down Syndrome, and referred to her mother as “the former governor of Alaska”, has criticized Sarah Palin for the attack she made on the show.

Op-Ed: Did Family Guy's latest episode cross the line?

On a recent episode of the show 'Family Guy' one of the characters dated a woman with Down syndrome. The afflicted kid hinted that she is the daughter of Sarah Palin.

Older Mothers Linked to Babies with Down's Syndrome

Research conducted by experts from Queen Mary, University of London has revealed that an increase in older mothers has led to a rise in the number of babies diagnosed in England and Wales with Down's Syndrome.

Body of 8-Year-Old French Girl Found in Concrete-Filled Container

Police in France have revealed that the body of an 8-year-old girl, reported missing by her parents on Wednesday, has been discovered in a concrete-filled container at the workplace of her father.

New Push For Early Down Syndrome Screening Causes Debate

Currently most pregnant women receive their first ultrasound sometime in the second trimester. A recent decision by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists may change that. Parents are being urged to screen for Down Syndrome.
 

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