Miss USA contestant applies to become the first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model with Down Syndrome

A Miss USA contestant has applied to become the first model with Down Syndrome to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. Mikayla Holmgren, 26, from Marine St Croix, Minnesota, left the stage with two awards after impressing judges at the Miss Minnesota contest. As part of her mission to make the modelling world more inclusive, … Read more

Miss USA contestant applies to become the first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model with Down Syndrome

A Miss USA contestant has applied to become the first model with Down Syndrome to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimwear edition. Mikayla Holmgren, 26, from Marine St Croix, Minnesota, left the stage with two awards after impressing judges at the Miss Minnesota contest. As part of her mission to make the modelling world more … Read more

Storm Keating rushed into emergency spinal surgery after cauda equina syndrome diagnosis

Storm Keating has revealed that she underwent emergency spinal surgery after being diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome. Taking to Instagram on Friday night, where she shared a snap of her hand and hospital gown, the Australian fashion designer, 39, said it had been the ‘most frightening week’ of her life. Storm told how she had … Read more

Storm Keating rushed into emergency spinal surgery after Cauda equina syndrome diagnosis

Storm Keating has revealed she underwent emergency spinal surgery after being diagnosed with rare spinal condition Cauda equina syndrome. Taking to Instagram on Friday night where she shared a snap of her hand and hospital gown, she revealed that she had initially been rushed to hospital for a ‘very bad prolapsed disc’, which she said needed … Read more

‘Stressed’ brain activity linked to broken heart syndrome

Scientists have linked ‘broken heart syndrome’ – caused by life events such as a painful breakup – with heightened activity in the brain. US researchers found that the greater the activity in nerve cells in the amygdala region of the brain, the sooner broken heart syndrome can develop. Broken heart syndrome, also known as Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), is a … Read more

Pair charged with killing woman with Down’s syndrome by neglect after she was found starved to death

Pair are charged with killing woman, 24, with Down’s syndrome by neglect after she was found starved to death with horrendous scabies infection Deborah Leitch had Down’s Syndrome and was found dead at house in Blackpool Post mortem examination gave cause of death as severe emaciation and neglect Six people were arrested in connection to … Read more

Pair charged with killing woman with Down’s syndrome by neglect after she was found starved to death

Pair are charged with killing woman, 24, with Down’s syndrome by neglect after she was found starved to death with horrendous scabies infection Deborah Leitch had Down’s Syndrome and was found dead at house in Blackpool Post mortem examination gave cause of death as severe emaciation and neglect Six people were arrested in connection to … Read more

Line Of Duty star Tommy Jessop was first professional actor with Down’s Syndrome to play Hamlet

Line Of Duty returned on Sunday night and marked the return of supporting character Terry Boyle, a man with Down’s syndrome who is ruthlessly exploited by an organised crime group.  Now at the centre of a high-profile murder investigation, Boyle was arrested and brought in for questioning by DCI Joanne Davidson and her team.   Actor … Read more

Line of Duty is blasted for calling Down’s Syndrome character a ‘local oddball’

The BBC’s new series of police drama Line of Duty has been criticised over a line in the script referring to a character with Down’s Syndrome as a ‘local oddball’. Viewers said the label given to Terry Boyle, played by Tommy Jessop, by Adrian Dunbar’s character Superintendent Ted Hastings was ‘disappointing’ and ‘appalling’. Others said the … Read more

Line of Duty is blasted for calling Down’s Syndrome character a ‘local oddball’

The BBC’s new series of police drama Line of Duty has been criticised over a line in the script referring to a character with Down’s Syndrome as a ‘local oddball’. Viewers said the label given to Terry Boyle, played by Tommy Jessop, by Adrian Dunbar’s character Superintendent Ted Hastings was ‘disappointing’ and ‘appalling’. Others said the … Read more