A new study highlighted the risks of leukemia in children with Down syndrome. It pointed to stronger than expected associations between Down syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one type of blood cancer. Down syndrome is one of the most common genetic conditions in the US and Canada. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 6,000 babies with Down syndrome are born in the United States each year. That is approximately one in every 700 babies born in the US and one in 750 newborns in Canada. Children with Down syndrome have a substantially increased risk of multiple health conditions compared to the general population. They have a particularly elevated risk (estimated 150-fold) of developing AML before age of five. The study confirmed that Down syndrome is a strong risk factor for childhood leukemia. The researchers examined medical data of more than 3.9 million children born 1996-2016 in seven US healthcare systems or in Ontario, Canada. The data included the children's health information from birth to cancer diagnosis, death, age of 15 years, disenrollment, or December 30, 2016.
China’s government has responded to a CNN investigation on children from China’s Xinjiang region who were ripped from their families. Amnesty International estimates Beijing’s policy towards ethnic Uyghur Muslims has split up thousands of families. A CNN team began looking into this after the exiled parents of several children unsuccessfully pleaded for Chinese officials to allow their kids to leave the country. Desperate for answers and to reunite with their kids they turned to CNN. Since the broadcast of our story, however, the Chinese government and state media have launched a concerted campaign to discredit CNN’s reporting and claim the parents are “terrorists.” CNN’s David Culver reports.
President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly assertive China as the U.S. leader held his first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Conservative MPs Nusrat Ghani and Sir Iain Duncan Smith join protesters staging a demonstration on Parliament Square urging the UK to recognise China's treatment of Uighur Muslims as genocide.Former Tory leader Sir Iain tells the crowd of around 30 China needs to be "called to account", saying genocide is "the crime of all crimes".It's before a vote begins in the House of Commons on whether China is committing genocide against Uighurs .
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Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International, speaks to Becky Anderson about the state of human rights around the world from Myanmar’s military coup, to China’s treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, to Russia’s imprisonment of Alexey Navalny.
In order to ease the burden on India's hospitals dealing with acute shortage of medical oxygen amid the devastating second wave of COVID-19, a group of people have set an aim to provide 6000 oxygen concentrators to COVID facilities across the country. 800 oxygen concentrators have been brought on a charter flight from Beijing to Delhi on May 06. This is the first shipment of the 6000 devices that Democracy People Foundation in collaboration with a group of entrepreneurs has decided to donate across the country. The first shipment will be delivered to hospitals in Delhi-NCR through funds collected under Mission Oxygen run by Democracy People Foundation along with 200 entrepreneurs.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview that aired on Sunday that China had recently acted "more aggressively abroad" and was behaving "increasingly in adversarial ways." Bryan Wood reports.
Chinese Community staged a car rally against Communist Party of China in city of Burlington, Ontario, Canada on Feb. 21. The Car rally went all across Malls and Shopping Plaza to aware Canadians about..