"Millions may be taking statins unnecessarily, says study," the Telegraph reports.
"Cortisone injections for hip and knee pain are more dangerous than was thought,” reports The Telegraph. This follows a study looking into the effects of steroid injections (also called corticosteroid injections) in the hip and knee.
"Common drug could prevent thousands of injury deaths," reports the Guardian on a study looking at head injury treatment in 29 countries.
"Smoking just a few cigarettes a day can damage your lungs a study has found," Mail Online reports.
"Dogs could be a heart's best friend," reports The Times, after 2 studies showed people who own dogs seem to live longer than those who do not own one.
'E-cigarette smoke could cause lung cancer - despite being tobacco free' reports the Sun
"Getting less than six hours of sleep could double – or even triple – your risk of dying from heart disease or cancer, especially if you have chronic diseases," reports the Mail Online.
"Breastfed babies may face more than double the risk of developing food allergies," the Mail Online reports.
‘New research that claims red and processed meat is probably not harmful to our health has caused controversy among experts who maintain people should cut down’ The Guardian reports
"Men who struggle with infertility are at much greater risk of prostate cancer," reports the Sun. In a new study, Swedish researchers used their databases to investigate what happened to almost all men who fathered a child over 20 years from 1994 to December 2014. They found men whose babies were born after fertility treatment were more likely to have been diagnosed with prostate cancer in the years since, and more likely to have had prostate cancer at a young age (under 55).
"Planned caesarean delivery can be the safest option for women who have had a caesarean in the past," BBC News reports.
'Summer-born children ‘more likely to be diagnosed with depression’ than older pupils' The Independent reports
'Alzheimer's breakthrough as pioneering head device 'can REVERSE memory loss' using electromagnetic waves' reports the Mail Online.
"Toxic air pollution particles are found in pregnant women's PLACENTAS for the first time," reports the Mail Online.
'It’s thought of as one of the safest painkillers to take during pregnancy, but a new study has warned of the dangers of taking paracetamol when pregnant' the Daily Mirror reports
"Having an afternoon nap twice a week 'lowers your risk of a heart attack'," reports the Daily Mail on the findings of a recent study.
'Being vegetarian 'lowers heart disease risk but increases chance of stroke'' reports The Guardian
"Ditch the Diet Coke! People who drink two glasses a day at 'higher risk of early death','' warns the Daily Mirror.
"Breast cancer: Menopausal hormone therapy risks 'bigger than thought'," BBC News reports. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is taken to relieve menopausal symptoms such as night sweats and hot flushes. But it's long been recognised that HRT is linked to an increased risk of breast, womb and ovarian cancers, as well as the risk of cardiovascular problems such as blood clots.
"Extreme 'caveman' diet of fasting every other day may help overweight patients lose nearly 8lbs in just four weeks," reports the Mail Online. The website reports on a new study that investigated the effects of intermittent fasting on weight, metabolism and a number of general health markers, such as cholesterol levels.
"Lose weight and still drink wine! It's 'good for your gut and keeps you slim'," reports the Sun. Like many "too good to be true" headlines, the story is more complicated than that. Researchers looked at the self-reported drinking habits of 916 female twins in the UK, and cross-checked their findings in similar groups from the US and Belgium. They also assessed the micro-organisms, such as bacteria, living in the women's guts. A more diverse population of micro-organisms in the gut has been linked to better gut health.
"Optimists are more likely to live longer than those who have a more negative approach to life, a US study has found," BBC News reports.
"Older adults can boost longevity 'with just a little exercise'," reports The Guardian. It's long been known that being more physically active is linked to being healthy and living longer. Now researchers who re-examined data from 8 studies, which included 36,383 people aged over 40, say the benefits are greater than previously thought, and that any intensity of activity helps.