Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition

THURDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A home-packed lunch isn't necessarily healthier than school cafeteria fare, a new study suggests.

Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) inhalation spray has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the agency said Thursday in a news release.

Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting

WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report.

Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to help their preschooler shed excess pounds may want to team up with their child, new research suggests.

Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The nutrients in fruits and vegetables are vital to good health and a long life, but only up to a point. Once you've hit five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, additional daily servings don't appear to boost longevity, a new research review suggests.

Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want young children to embrace a more healthful diet?

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Decorative contact lenses may seem like a fun accessory, but if you're not careful, they can cause serious eye damage.

Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.

Health Tip: Grill Fruits and Veggies

(HealthDay News) -- Want to enjoy some warm-weather grilling while eating food that's healthy? Grill up some fresh summer fruits and vegetables for a delicious twist to your menu.

Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elementary school students seem to be satisfied with the healthier school lunches being offered to them, according to a new study of school officials.