Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research.

Health Tip: Snacking After School

(HealthDay News) -- Snacking may be the first thing on a child's mind after school. But young ones should also take steps to prevent getting sick.

Health Tip: Dish Up Healthier Halloween Goodies

(HealthDay News) -- Young trick-or-treaters typically are overloaded with candy, but you don't have to jump on the candy bandwagon.

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics might actually help Salmonella -- bacteria that cause food poisoning -- spread among infected animals, according to new research.

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.