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.

Bad breath? Sore knee? Then turn on the lights! How doctors are switching on to a VERY bright idea

Bad breath Sore knee Then turn on the lights! How doctors are switching on to a VERY bright idea | UPDATED: 23:11 GMT, 23 July 2012 Light therapy, also called phototherapy, can ease skin conditions Scientists are harnessing the power of light to tackle dozens of diseases.

Alzheimer"s medication could be used to kick habit

Now a pill that could help cure all you shopaholics! Medication designed to treat Alzheimer's patients could be used to kick habit | UPDATED: 07:46 GMT, 29 May 2012 A pill designed to treat Alzheimer’s could help compulsive shoppers curb their devastating habit.

Lancet urges doctors to treat grief with empathy, not pills

'Grief is not a mental illness that should be treated with pills': Doctors hit back at creeping medicalisation of life events Treatment of grief with antidepressants is 'dangerously simplistic', experts say Backlash follows the American Psychiatric Association's reclassification of grief as a mental illness By Lauren Paxman Last updated at 3:54 PM on 17th February 2012 Grief is not a mental illness that should be treated with anti-depressants, experts say.

Families" anger over failure of dementia care after damning revelations about poor standards

Families” anger over failure of dementia care after damning revelations about poor standards The first National Audit of Dementia found a ‘picture of low levels of performance’ in hospitals, with poorly trained or untrained staff struggling to cope. The audit highlights the anger felt by families of dementia sufferers.

Unwanted pregnancy doubles women"s risk of mental health problems, but abortion "has no impact"

Unwanted pregnancy doubles women”s risk of mental health problems, but opting for abortion “has no impact” A third of women with an unwanted pregnancy suffer depression or anxietyHowever this rate remains the same whether they opt for abortion or continue with the pregnancy Dilemma: A third of women who experience an unwanted pregnancy develop mental health problems at some point Having an abortion does not increase a woman”s risk of suffering from mental health problems, according to the latest scientific review. Researchers found unwanted pregnancy doubles the risk of having mental health issues, however this rate then stays the same whether a woman chooses to have an abortion or continue with the pregnancy