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.

Doctors DO feel your pain – and feel better when treatment works

Doctors DO feel your pain, brain scans reveal – and they feel better when the treatment works Doctors had brain scans as they saw patients in apparent pain before treating themRevealed brain regions activated that commonly light up when experiencing pain and relief directlyEmpathetic doctors more likely to feel rewarded 195a.html” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> Molecular Psychiatry.

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.

Feeling lonely could double the risk of Alzheimer"s – even if you have lots of friends

Feeling lonely could double the risk of Alzheimer's – even if you have lots of friends Dutch researchers found a significant link between feelings of loneliness – rather than having no friends – and the chances of suffering from Alzheimer'sAdds to mounting evidence that feeling lonely is a unique health risk factor | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 11 December 2012 Older people who feel alone are much more at risk of the degenerative brain disease (posed by model) Lonely people are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s in later life, say researchers.

Lager louts may not be to blame for their behaviour as scientists discover binge-drinking gene

Lager louts may not be to blame for their behaviour as scientists discover binge-drinking gene 16-year-olds with the genetic variant drank alcohol more frequently than boys who did not possess it Teenage alcohol abuse is linked to poor brain development and future health problems By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 09:50 GMT, 4 December 2012 | UPDATED: 09:59 GMT, 4 December 2012 A newly discovered addiction gene could be fuelling teenage binge-drinking, research suggests.

Arguing parents can give a child teenage depression

Arguing parents can give a child teenage depression Children and teenagers who saw arguments were significantly likelier to have mental health problemsResearchers have now devised a test to identify those at risk of depression so children can be helped earlier | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 29 November 2012 Children who often see their parents having rows are at risk of depression, experts have warned.

Hypnosis: Why quick decision-makers and people with a higher attention span do better

If you can't nod off then your brain could be to blame! Scientists discover why some people just can't be hypnotised Those with a high attention span do better But people with precise habits and a judgmental nature tend to struggle By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:13 GMT, 5 October 2012 | UPDATED: 12:35 GMT, 5 October 2012 It is certainly one of the more mysterious medical treatments.

Millions of patients are hooked on tranquillisers with some using pills for 20 years

Millions of patients are hooked on tranquillisers with some using pills for 20 yearsPsychiatrists say some patients are begging for repeat prescriptionsPills increase the risk of dementia by 50%, according to BMJ study | UPDATED: 00:11 GMT, 2 October 2012 Addicted: More than a million patients are taking potentially harmful tranquillisers, with some hooked for more than 20 years (posed by model) More than a million patients are taking potentially harmful tranquillisers, with some hooked for more than 20 years, experts have warned.