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Terminally ill British boy dies after being taken off life support: Father

Terminally ill British boy dies after being taken off life support: Father

World
Alfie Evans, the terminally ill British child who gained international attention due to a series of court cases surrounding his removal from life support, has died, according to his family. Thomas Evans, the father of 23-month-old Alfie, announced his son had died in a Facebook post at about 6 a.m. British time. The post already had over 41,000 interactions and 23,000 shares within an hour of Thomas Evans' posting the news. Thomas wrote, "My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30." Alfie suffered from a neurodegenerative disease that ravaged his brain and left him hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit in Liverpool since December 2016. The hospital decided in December 2017 there was no chance for recovery and moved to remove Alfie from life support -- a dec...
Genetic mutation from father may speed onset of ovarian cancer

Genetic mutation from father may speed onset of ovarian cancer

Health
Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A genetic mutation linked to sped up onset of ovarian and prostate cancers, and passed through the X-chromosome, has been identified by researchers.The mutation can also advance the start of ovarian cancer by six or more years, researchers at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo said. Their findings appeared in the journal PLOS Genetics on Thursday.Earlier studies showed that when a woman develops ovarian cancer, her sister also faces a higher risk of developing the disease than her mother. The studies led to an examination by researchers of whether genes on the X-chromosome, passed down through the father, may contribute to a daughter's risk of ovarian cancer.Using the donor-funded Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry based at Roswell Park, the researchers ...
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as caring father in Calvin Klein ad

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as caring father in Calvin Klein ad

Entertainment
Oct. 20 (UPI) --Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a father in an advertisement for one of Calvin Klein's fragrances.Gyllenhaal appears opposite model Liya Kebede in the black and white advertisement for Calvin Klein's Eternity as they read a poem to their young daughter played by a 4-year-old actress named Leila, CNN reported.The minute-long advertisement features alternating scenes of Gyllenhaal and Kebede embracing Leila while reciting lines from E. E. Cummings's "I Carry Your Heart With Me."Emmy Award-winning director Cary Fukunaga directed the ad, which Gyllenhaal's production company Nine Stories produced.[embedded content]Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com