'Inflammation in the brain ‘linked to several forms of dementia' ITV News reports
A new study suggests that leaving babies to "cry it out" occasionally does not have much impact on future crying, and does not affect a baby's attachment to its mother, or future behaviour.
Read more about how vaping in young people affects their risk of smoking in later life.
A new Australian study has looked at nearly 1,500 mother-child pairs to see whether babies with persistent and severe sleep problems were more likely to show signs of mental health problems in later childhood.
'Girls who are tall and lean in childhood are more at risk of later developing endometriosis, research has found' The Guardian reports
In a new study, researchers used dietary information from 215,618 people in the US. They found no evidence that people eating an egg a day had a higher risk of heart attack or stroke than people who rarely or never ate eggs, once their overall diet and lifestyle was taken into account.
"No evidence" that full-fat milk and dairy products lead to overweight children.
"Brushing your teeth THREE times a day could ward off diabetes," reports the Mail Online on a study looking at more than 180,000 people in South Korea.
"One fizzy drink per day can cause a heart attack" warns Metro, while the Mail Online claims that "Just one full-fat fizzy drink a day in your 40s may 'increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke'"
"'Electronic nose' could smell breath to warn about higher risk of oesophageal cancer," reports the Guardian, on a study looking at a non-invasive screening test for Barrett's oesophagus.
Eating fruit, veg and dairy is linked to a lower risk of stroke, the Independent reports
"Eat a big breakfast to lose weight fast – you'll 'burn twice as many calories'," reports The Sun.
"Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function," reports The Guardian on a study that looked at the cognitive effects of eating a high fat, high sugar diet.
Despite positive reports, secondary analysis study provides no proof that eating a Mediterranean diet directly reduces frailty or improves memory.
A survey of 845,264 men and women in the US found that men who said they were gay or bisexual were more likely to have been diagnosed with skin cancer than straight (heterosexual) men.
More time spent doing light activity at age 12 to 16 has been linked to lower depression scores at age 18, while more time spent sitting still was linked to higher depression scores.
"Cervical cancer could be prevented with a single injection," reports The Independent. This is based on a study that looked at the impact of different numbers of doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in more than 130,000 women in the US.
"Signs of cancer can appear long before diagnosis, study shows," reports The Guardian on a study that looked at 2,658 tumour samples and 38 cancer types.
"Eating pork or beef twice a week raises risk of heart disease, according to study," the Mail Online reports.
"Drinking tea and red wine with plenty of kale could slash the risk of Alzheimer's disease," reports the Mail Online.
"Lungs 'magically' heal damage from smoking," reports BBC News. This encouraging headline is prompted by a new UK-based study.
"Drinking alcohol during pregnancy really does lead to poor brain function in babies, study confirms," The Mail Online reports.
Researchers in the US tested the ability of a blood test for anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) to predict when a woman would have her final period.
"Sunscreens leach up to 360 times more toxic chemicals into the blood than the FDA allows," reports the Mail Online.
2 related reviews look at the impact of 'significant life events' including parenthood, leaving school and starting work, on people's body mass index (BMI) and exercise habits.