The scholarly study was led by psychology researcher Professor Dieter Wolke.
Kids with Down syndromeThe research was conducted in southern Bavaria, Germany and followed kids from birth into adulthood who had been born between 1985-86. Known as the Bavarian Longitudinal Research data gained on cognitive function were assessed with developmental and intelligence lab tests at five and 20 a few months and at four, six, eight and 26 years. Two-hundred-and-sixty infants born either very premature or with very low birth weight were compared with 229 babies who also born full-term. Their results were not sex-specific, related to education or income, and were when compared to control band of adults who were born healthful in the same obstetric wards.The report recommends low-income countries with high prices of infant mortality, can among other activities educate the community, and train health workers, on effective prevention, treatment and care; encourage a healthy, balanced diet for women that are pregnant; control monitor and infections for birth defects. Elsewhere baby birth defects can be reduced if healthcare professionals are qualified to – recognise those couples vulnerable to having kids with genetic disorders and are able to identify babies born with devastating but treatable metabolic disorders. The record says major improvements can be made within existing health care systems in poorer countries, by training healthcare providers to use basic preventive and diagnostic tools that are already available.