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Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age

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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....

Nursing homes starting to offer more individualized menus

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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....

FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents....

Puerto Rico reports 1st US Zika-related death amid outbreak
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory....

First widely available Zika test OK'd for emergency use
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week....

Supreme Court won't review appeal from POM juices
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that found advertising claims of the health benefits of POM Wonderful juices were deceptive....

Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) -- At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank....

First drug for delusions in Parkinson's patients approved
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials have approved an experimental drug to treat psychotic delusions and behaviors that often afflict patients with Parkinson's disease, the debilitating movement disorder....

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