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Noninvasive Prenatal Genetic Testing for Down Syndrome

Noninvasive Prenatal Genetic Testing for Down Syndrome

Health
Down syndrome is a condition that develops as a result of an abnormality in the number of chromosomes an individual inherits. More specifically, an extra copy of the twenty-first chromosome causes both physical and mental developmental delays affected individuals. It is typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features, and mild to moderate intellectual disability. The average IQ of a young adult with Down syndrome is 50, equivalent to the mental ability of an 8 or 9-year-old child, but this can vary. Expecting parents are now able to learn more about their pregnancy through prenatal screening. Guidelines recommend screening for Down syndrome to be offered to all pregnant women, regardless of age.A number of tests are used, with varying level...
Mother’s Day Flowers and Their Meanings

Mother’s Day Flowers and Their Meanings

General
It is traditional to honour your mother with gifts and a card on Mother's Day, to express your thanks and your love. Flowers are amongst the most popular gifts, as are chocolates and other confectionery. It is also commonly believed that Mothering Sunday is the most popular day for eating out at a restaurant. Flowers and Their Meanings It is widely accepted that the assigning of meanings to flowers started in the 17th Century in Turkey when lovers began to convey messages by the flowers they sent to each other. The popularity of this use of a "flower language" grew rapidly in Victorian England, where many reference books of flowers and their meanings were published. People were able to express their feelings with flowers, which, due to the nature of society in those days, they...