Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only about 6 percent of American hospitals have infection control procedures in place to effectively and safely handle Ebola patients, a new survey reveals.

Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered antibiotics in farmed and wild fish say their findings are cause for concern.

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The virus that causes common cold sores -- herpes simplex -- might increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, two studies by Swedish researchers suggest.

New Treatment Approved for Rare Form of Hemophilia

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obizur (antihemophilic factor recombinant) has been approved to treat a rare, non-inherited form of hemophilia in adults.

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.

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.

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.

Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2014

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

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.