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.
The father who diagnosed himself with prostate cancer after watching a TV programme – and how it got him an MBEPhil Kissi, 54, suffered no symptoms but was diagnosed with an aggressive strain of prostate cancerA chance viewing of City Hospital prompted him to get testedBeing of black African decent and having a family history of prostate cancer increased his riskHe has now pledged to spend the rest of his life raising money for charity and helping disadvantaged young people | UPDATED: 03:37 GMT, 1 January 2013 As a former athlete, sitting down to watch daytime TV wasn't something Phil Kissi usually did.
A life worth living: Judge backs wife in fight to keep her husband alive after hospital tried to withhold treatment Doctors had wanted to withhold potentially lifesaving care from father Judge Justice Jackson overruled doctors yesterday saying they had undervalued the limited quality of life David James, 68, could still enjoyMr James went to hospital seven months ago with stomach complaint, but contracted pneumonia that led to multiple organ failureJudge described husband's relationship with his family as 'of the closest and most meaningful kind' and this carried 'great weight' in his decisionEmotional evidence heard relatives insisting Mr James smiled when they visited and enjoyed reading the newspaper and seeing his grandchildren | UPDATED: 12:11 GMT, 7 December 2012 The loving wife of a desperately ill musician yesterday won her fight to force a hospital to keep treating him.
Bravo for Britain! BBC reporter Fergal Keane says revisiting the deprived families he met for a series 12 years ago filled him with hope | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 23 November 2012 Nearly 13 years ago I set out on a journey around Britain for the BBC, filming some of the most hard-pressed citizens of the nation.
The woman who found out her husband was her FATHER (but only after he”d died)Valerie Spruill, 60, from Doylestown, Ohio, found out through a DNA testThe confusion began as she was looked after by her grandparents from three-months-oldBelieves her husband could have known the truth but feared telling her
British scientists want… your brain: Appeal for donors to help battle against dementia Researchers are calling for more people to donate their brain to science, to help in the battle against dementia.