Keep Health in Mind When Planning School Day Menus

MONDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- As parents prepare for their children's return to school, they need to remember that healthy meals and snacks are essential for learning.

College Students Reminded to Wash Their Hands

SUNDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- As college students begin to settle into their new dorm rooms at campuses nationwide, one New York City-based public health advocate is offering some basic advice to help them stay healthy during the upcoming flu season.

Health Tip: Keep Hands Moisturized

(HealthDay News) -- Chapped hands can be painful, but you can prevent the condition by keeping hands moisturized and protected.

Health Tip: Quit Thumb Sucking

(HealthDay News) -- Usually, your child will give up sucking on a thumb with time. But if the practice seems to go on too long, you can take steps to encourage your child to stop thumb-sucking.

Lack of Sleep May Be Linked to Childhood Obesity

MONDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Infants and preschoolers who don't get enough sleep at night are at increased risk for later childhood obesity, a new study suggests.

Low-Carb Diets Heavy on Meat May Raise Health Risks

MONDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A low-carbohydrate diet that derives fats and proteins from vegetable sources rather than meats is probably healthier, new research finds.

Chemicals in Rugs, Cookware May Be Linked to Raised Cholesterol in Teens

MONDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Common chemicals found in everything from non-stick cookware to grease-resistant food packaging appear to be associated with increases in cholesterol levels in adolescents, a new study suggests.

After $75,000, Money Can't Buy Day-to-Day Happiness

MONDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Money can help buy happiness -- at least if you're bringing in about $75,000 a year, new research shows.