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2012-05-05 23:00:14

Research Down Syndrome provides an update on its charity racing program and lists upcoming events. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 05, 2012 The Research Down Syndrome Foundation´s RDS Runners program shares its upcoming events schedule with racers interested in having their miles support Down syndrome research. The program has participated this year in multiple races across the country, from half marathons in New York City, Washington, DC and Houston to shorter races in the Midwest. The RDS...

2012-04-05 10:07:44

Photographs of children with Down syndrome elicit less positive attitudes than photographs of typically developing children do, reports new research published Apr. 4 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. This effect was strongest for photographs of children with features that are "strongly typical" of Down syndrome, and somewhat weaker for images that were more "weakly typical." Although photographs of children with Down syndrome are typically viewed as more positive ("friendly" and...

2012-03-12 14:21:14

Beliefs about nature and nurture can affect how patients and their families respond to news about their diagnosis, according to Penn State health communication researchers. Understanding how people might respond to a health problem, especially when the recommendations for adapting to the condition may seem contradictory to their beliefs, is crucial to planning communication strategies, said Roxanne Parrott, Distinguished Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Health Policy and...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'