Scientists in the South are planning to carry out research that will improve life for hundreds of children with Down's Syndrome. They want to develop a simple screening programme for a type of breathing problem with long term risks.
Three quarters of children with Down's suffer from the condition when they sleep. Christine Alsford spoke to Jo Baddams from Totton near Southampton whose son Jack suffered with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Dr Cathy Hill who will head up the research when it starts shortly.
You can make an enquiry about the research by e-mailing the children's charity Action Medical Research: firstname.lastname@example.org
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