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September 15, 2015

Health Tip: When a Couple Becomes Parents

(HealthDay News) -- Becoming parents can mean big changes in your lives, but it doesn't mean your bond has to weaken as your relationship evolves.

Health Tip: Skip the Frying Pan

(HealthDay News) -- Nothing can sink heart-healthy food faster than frying it in oil and breading.

MRI Helps Detect Brain Bleeding Soon After Traumatic Brain Injury

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Military service members who undergo brain imaging soon after suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may get better treatment more promptly, a new study suggests.

Long Shifts Linked to Increased Injury Risk for EMS Workers

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency services employees (EMS) who work extended shifts are 60 percent more likely to suffer injury and illness than those who work 12 hours or less, a new observational study shows.

Can More Outside Time Help Kids' Eyesight?

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More time outdoors may reduce the odds your young child will need eyeglasses, new research from China suggests.

Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breathing in tiny particles of toxic chemicals from the air could lead to an increased risk of premature death, a large new study suggests.

Wealthy Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Heart Attack: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher-earning black Americans seem to die sooner after a heart attack than whites, according to researchers who say they've uncovered a new twist on the "survival gap" theory.

Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mental function may decline faster in older adults with low levels of vitamin D, a new study suggests.

Tight Control of Type 2 Diabetes May Help Prevent Dementia

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping blood sugar levels in check may have a protective effect against dementia in people who have type 2 diabetes, new Swedish research suggests.

Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's Hearts

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes may be harder on women's hearts than it is on men's.

Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2015

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

Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who need surgery for a broken hip face a higher risk of serious complications and death than those who undergo an elective hip replacement -- and the disparity is not explained by fracture sufferers' older age or poorer health, a new study finds.

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