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October 24, 2014

Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For those teens who try to avoid spending time with their parents and siblings, new research suggests that sitting down for family meals might help them stay slim as adults.

Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight

(HealthDay News) -- If your child is overweight, be sure to teach him or her about the importance of a nutritious diet and regular exercise. You also should offer plenty of support and avoid pressuring your youngster.

Health Tip: Watch the Road on Halloween

(HealthDay News) -- On Halloween, excited trick-or-treaters can pose significant hazards for drivers, especially in residential areas.

Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cadavers are better than a computer simulation of the human body for teaching anatomy to college students, a new study says.

Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple drug use put couples who "swing" at increased risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), a new study shows.

New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New York City health officials said Thursday that a health care worker who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.

Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants with a specific skin gene mutation who are exposed to peanut protein in household dust may be more likely to develop a peanut allergy, according to a new study.

Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large influx of international aid is needed, and soon, if West Africa is to avoid tens of thousands of deaths from the widening Ebola crisis, a team of Yale University researchers predict.

Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to two air toxins -- chromium and styrene -- while in the womb and during the first two years of life may have increased odds of developing autism, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Nurse Nina Pham Declared 'Free' of Ebola Virus

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nina Pham, the first of two Dallas nurses to be infected with Ebola while caring for a patient, is now free of the virus, officials at the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Friday.

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