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AP Top Health News at 9:51 p.m. EDT

Company recalls frozen vegetables linked to listeria
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Pasco, Washington, company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people....

Another big verdict in talc case against Johnson & Johnson
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Twice in the past three months, juries have awarded tens millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims who blamed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for their illness - among the first verdicts in a gathering courtroom assault by law firms that are aggressively recruiting clients through TV ads and the Internet....

Study: 'Biggest Loser' contestants have slower metabolisms
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CHICAGO (AP) -- A new study has found that many competitors on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it more difficult to keep off the pounds....





Parents sue over lead in water at New Jersey city's schools
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Parents of four students filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against New Jersey's largest school district and other public officials over lead found in drinking water....

Gaza sewage crisis, festering in conflict, poisons coast
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone....

Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age
CHICAGO (AP) -- Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school and college, according to a new study....

DOJ: South Dakota long-term care system violates federal law
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- South Dakota's unnecessary reliance on nursing facilities to serve people with disabilities isolates those residents from their communities and violates federal law, according to the findings of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation released Monday....

Nursing homes starting to offer more individualized menus
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- On a recent Thursday, the staff at Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs bustled in the kitchen. The phone rang with a last minute order as Chris Willard tended to a large pot of Thai-style soup with fresh ginger, vegetables and thin-sliced beef....

Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise
CHICAGO (AP) -- Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved....

Faulty breast implants: French court upholds 4-year sentence
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) -- A French appeals court on Monday upheld a four-year prison sentence against a maker of fraudulent breast implants that were given to tens of thousands of women worldwide from 2001 to 2010....