Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods

SATURDAY, Oct. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even determined dieters can fail if they don't have a good selection of healthy foods nearby, researchers say.

Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Enjoy Your Coffee, But ...

(HealthDay News) -- Coffee contains beneficial nutrients, but fattening sweeteners can dampen these benefits.

Health Tip: Watch Your Family's Portion Sizes

(HealthDay News) -- Limiting you and family members to appropriate portion sizes can help maintain healthy weights and avoid overeating.

'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles'

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Alerting teens about how much walking or running they would have to do in order to burn off the calories in a soda or other sugary drink might convince them to choose a lower-calorie beverage, researchers say.

If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Muffins -- and other fatty foods -- can definitely put on the pounds, but those made with polyunsaturated oil may be safer for your heart than if they're made with saturated fats like butter, a small study suggests.

Esbriet, Ofev Approved to Treat Deadly Lung Disease

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat progressive lung scarring from an uncertain cause, medically called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, healthy eating and good weight control may help improve survival of breast cancer patients, according to a large-scale review.

Health Tip: Pain in the Foot?

(HealthDay News) -- Symptoms of foot arthritis, including painful inflammation and swelling, can make it difficult to take even a few steps.

Immune Therapy Induces Remission for Many With a Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental immune-system therapy can often lead to complete remission in leukemia patients who have run out of other options, a new study confirms.