Men who have daughters after the age of 50 are "twice as likely to have a grandchild with autism"

Men who have daughters after the age of 50 are 'twice as likely to have a grandchild with autism' Sons of older fathers are also more likely to have children with the conditionOlder parents might be responsible for the growing number of autistic children, say researchers Genetic risks caused by age can skip generations By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 20:07 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:07 GMT, 20 March 2013 Men who have daughters when they are over 50 have almost double the risk of a grandchild being diagnosed with autism.

Girl, 4, who lost mother to breast cancer last year faces life as an orphan as father reveals he is terminally ill with blood cancer

Girl, 4, who has already lost mother to breast cancer faces life as an orphan as father reveals he is terminally ill with blood cancer Roxanne Allen lost her mother to breast cancer in November and since then says good night to the brightest star in the skyHer father Mike has now been diagnosed with terminal blood cancer He is raising money to provide for her future By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:33 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:53 GMT, 27 February 2013 Orphan to cancer: Roxanne will go and live with her aunt after her father dies.

Seven million Britons lie to their GP – because they"re too scared to hear the diagnosis

Seven million Britons lie to their GP – because they're too scared to hear the diagnosis 14% of patients polled admitted misleading a medicA third did so because they were embarrassed while a quarter held back due to worry about the diagnosis By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:06 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:18 GMT, 1 February 2013 You would think the privacy of the doctor's office would invite patients to reveal all, yet a survey has found seven million Britons lie to their GP.

Children can GROW OUT of autism, claim scientists

Children can GROW OUT of autism: Controversial research suggests not all youngsters have the same fate Autistic children who recovered appeared to have milder social difficulties but more repetitive behavioursBy studying children who appear to grow out of the disorder experts hope to create better therapies By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 16 January 2013 Autism is a condition some children manage to grow out of, a study has shown.

Doctors "failing the elderly on dementia": Jeremy Hunt blames "grim fatalism" for low diagnosis rate

Doctors 'failing the elderly on dementia': Hunt blames 'grim fatalism' for low diagnosis rate Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said GPs are refusing to send patients for crucial tests to spot dementia because they believe there is no pointFigures revealed nearly 400,000 dementia sufferers in Britain have never been given a formal diagnosis By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:03 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:09 GMT, 15 January 2013 'Grim fatalism': Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says GPs are refusing to send patients for crucial tests to spot dementia because they believe there is no point GPs are refusing to send patients for crucial tests to spot dementia because they believe there is no point, according to the Health Secretary.

Half of all British men will be likely to develop cancer by the year 2027, as risk of disease continues to grow

Half of all British men will be likely to develop cancer by the year 2027, as threat of disease continues to grow Risk of men developing cancer in their lifetime will rise from 44 per cent to 50 per cent in 15 years time, according to predictionsForms of cancer most likely to affect people are skin, bowel and prostateAround 416,000 people in the UK are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2027, compared with 324,000 in 2010, Cancer Research UK said | UPDATED: 08:35 GMT, 19 December 2012 Half of Britain's male population will be likely to face a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime by the year 2027, experts have predicted.

Hundreds of women have healthy pregnancies ended by mistake because scans can"t detect the earliest signs of life

Hundreds of women may be losing healthy babies due to mistaken diagnosis of miscarriage Home pregnancy tests are now so sensitive women who fear they have miscarried are attending hospital at an earlier stage than in the pastHospital scans cannot detect the earliest signs of life and may fail to pick up a present heartbeat, leading doctors to remove the early foetusUp to 400 woman may be losing healthy babies each year due to mistaken diagnosis, according to reportNew guidelines urge doctors not to operate to remove a foetus within the first 13 weeks of pregnancy | UPDATED: 08:36 GMT, 12 December 2012 Hundreds of women may be losing healthy babies every year because they are incorrectly diagnosed as having suffered a miscarriage, experts have warned.

This mother paid 1,000 to health insurers – but when she found a lump they refused to pay up

This mother paid 1,000 to health insurers – but when she found a lump they refused to pay upJudith Hitchins, 39, had private health insurance but found it difficult to claim compensationCompany PruHealth claimed that Judith's condition was pre-existing as well as a result of child-birth and refused to pay Complete guide to avoid being ripped off on private health insurance | UPDATED: 00:06 GMT, 9 December 2012 The problems started a couple of months after Judith Hitchins gave birth to her second son.