First Christmas without chemotherapy for little Ruby, 7, who is finally clear of cancer

First Christmas without chemotherapy in three years for little Ruby, 7, who is finally clear of cancer Ruby was diagnosed in February 2010 after suffering from leg painsShe underwent gruelling treatment for more than two yearsShe is now looking forward to celebrating her first cancer-free Christmas in years | UPDATED: 13:05 GMT, 17 December 2012 A brave young girl who has battled leukaemia since 2010 is set to enjoy her first Christmas without cancer in three years.

Terry Nutkins dead: Presenter of The Really Wild Show and Animal Magic dies after battle with leukemia

Wildlife presenter and father of eight Terry Nutkins, 66, dies after nine-month battle with leukemiaThe father of eight and grandfather of eight died in Scotland yesterdayHe had presented The Really Wild Show, Animal Magic and other wildlife TVHis love of animals was confirmed when as a child he would bunk off school and climb over the fence of London Zoo Tributes from the world of television have flooded in for the much-loved broadcaster”His enthusiasm and genuine love of animals will have inspired generations of children throughout the country,” BBC said

Schoolgirl diagnosed with cancer after she recognised symptoms while watching film starring Cameron Diaz

Schoolgirl, 17, diagnosed with rare form of cancer after she recognised symptoms while watching film starring Cameron Diaz

Children whose father smoked at time of conception have 15% greater risk of developing leukaemia

Children whose father smoked at time of conception have 15% greater risk of developing leukaemia”Sperm containing DNA (damage) can still reach and fertilize an ovum, which may lead to disease in the offspring” Children whose fathers smoke around the time of their conception have a 15 per cent higher risk of developing the most common form of childhood cancer, a type of leukemia, say researchers. The study credits a number of factors in children developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and follows others that have also found an increased risk. “Study results suggest that heavier paternal smoking around the time of conception is a risk factor for childhood ALL,” wrote researchers led by Elizabeth Milne at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Australia