A life worth living: Judge backs wife in fight to keep her husband alive after hospital tried to withhold treatment

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.

How the obesity epidemic causes 22,000 cases of cancer each year

How the obesity epidemic causes 22,000 cases of cancer each year Academics have said thousands of Britons are being diagnosed with cancer as result of being too fatBeing overweight or obese is directly responsible for 22,138 cancer cases every year, new research showsExcess fat is second biggest cause of the disease after smoking, according to World Cancer Research Fund | UPDATED: 23:13 GMT, 3 October 2012 Being obese or overweight heightens the risk of at least seven types of cancer, researchers say More than 22,000 Britons suffer cancer every year because they are too fat, claim researchers.

Memo to workaholics: Go home on time tonight and have dinner with your family

Memo to workaholics: Go home on time tonight and have dinner with your familyToday is national Go Home On Time Day | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 26 September 2012 You”ve clocked in early to write that report, skipped lunch to finish the filing – and there’s still a pesky pile of paperwork to approve.

Sarah Thomson: Mother, 32, wakes from a coma believing it is 1998 and she"s still a teenager

Mother of three, 32, wakes from a coma thinking it's 1998 and she's still only a teenagerSarah Thomson had no memory of her husband or three childrenBelieved the Spice Girls were in the charts and Michael Jackson was aliveShe has now fallen back in love with her husband | UPDATED: 09:22 GMT, 26 September 2012 Quite a few 30-somethings have wished they could turn back the clock and be a teenager again.

Stop taking the tablets: Why it can be healthy from your medicines

Stop taking the tablets: Why it can be healthy to have a holiday from your medicines | UPDATED: 07:36 GMT, 5 June 2012 Doctors normally spend much of their time telling patients to keep taking their tablets, especially if they have chronic or incurable conditions that need to be kept under control.