Mouse Study Sheds Light on Hearing Loss in Aging Humans

FRIDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- New insight into how different types of age-related hearing loss may occur could help lead to the development of drugs to preserve hearing, scientists say.

Halloween Extra Scary When Kids Have Nut Allergies

SUNDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- For most kids, Halloween parties and trick-or-treating can be a mixture of fun and frightening, but for children with a nut allergy, the day can actually be dangerous, warns a doctor.

Study Suggests Osteoporosis Drug Might Treat Loss of Bone in Jaw

SATURDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from a disfiguring loss of bone in the jaw may find help in the form of a long-used osteoporosis drug, two new studies suggest.

Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2010

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