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2006-01-13 06:12:44

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's doctors are worried that they have not yet been able to wake him from an induced coma after he suffered a massive stroke, an Israeli news Web site reported on Friday. The Maariv newspaper's NRG Web site cited unnamed medical sources saying early optimism about Sharon's chances for recovery had turned to increasing concern about his condition and they were reviewing his treatment. Sharon, 77, remained critical, and doctors were...

2006-01-13 05:55:03

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Minister Ariel Sharon's doctors are worried that they have not yet been able to wake him from an induced coma after he suffered a massive stroke, an Israeli news Web site reported on Friday. The Maariv newspaper's NRG Web site cited unnamed medical sources saying early optimism about Sharon's chances for recovery had turned to increasing concern about his condition and they were reviewing his treatment. Sharon, 77, remained critical, and doctors...

2006-01-10 04:47:27

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon showed movement on the left side of his body on Tuesday as doctors pressed on with efforts to rouse him from an induced coma, an Israeli news Web site said. YNETnews cited medical sources saying doctors elicited the movement in response to pain stimulus and his breathing had also improved though he remained hooked up to a respirator six days after a stroke. Doctors said Sharon slightly moved his right arm and leg on Monday as...

2006-01-10 00:47:50

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remained in critical but stable condition on Tuesday as doctors pressed ahead with efforts to bring him out of an induced coma, a hospital official said. "The prime minister's condition remains unchanged ... Today doctors will continue treatment begun yesterday," Hadassah hospital spokesman Ron Kromer told reporters. Sharon breathed on his own and moved slightly on Monday after doctors reduced his sedation to start assessing...

2006-01-10 00:17:05

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remained in critical but stable condition on Tuesday as doctors pressed ahead with efforts to bring him out of an induced coma, a hospital official said. "The prime minister's condition remains unchanged ... Today doctors will continue treatment begun yesterday," Hadassah hospital spokesman Ron Kromer told reporters. Sharon breathed on his own and moved slightly on Monday after doctors reduced his sedation to start assessing...

2006-01-09 02:57:35

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors began efforts to bring Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon out of an induced coma on Monday to assess brain damage and his chances of survival after a massive stroke last week, a hospital official said. "The process has started," the official said. The level of sedation is to be reduced gradually to gauge Sharon's responsiveness and the extent to which the 77-year-old leader's faculties have been impaired. The process could take hours or even days.

2006-01-09 02:48:15

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Ariel Sharon's doctors gave the final go-ahead on Monday for efforts to rouse the Israeli prime minister from a coma induced last week after he suffered a massive stroke, Israel Television reported. Channel One television said doctors hoped to see an initial response from Sharon within minutes of reducing his level of sedation.

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2006-01-09 00:00:00

LOS ANGELES -- Comets have long lit up the sky and the imaginations of scientists. Now these icy bodies from the beginnings of the solar system are finally ready for their close-up. Six months after NASA scientists first peeked inside one comet from afar, they're bringing pieces of another to Earth for study under the microscope. This weekend, the Stardust spacecraft will jettison a 100-pound capsule holding comet dust. It will nosedive through the Earth's atmosphere and - if all goes well...

2006-01-07 09:19:23

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A new scan of Ariel Sharon's brain showed no further bleeding on Saturday following an emergency operation after the Israeli prime minister suffered a massive stroke, an Israeli news Web site reported. Maariv newspaper's NRG Web site cited doctors saying that the brain scan found no sign of the hemorrhaging or intense cranial pressure that led to Friday's five-hour surgery. The results appeared to match those of an initial post-surgical brain scan that doctors...

2006-01-06 05:06:31

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Surgeons operated on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Friday to try to stem fresh bleeding in his brain, Israel's Channel Two television reported. Sharon, in a medically-induced coma after a massive stroke on Wednesday, was rushed into the operating room at Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital after a scan showed a new brain hemorrhage, the report said. There was no immediate confirmation from hospital officials.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Comet -- A comet is a small body from the outer reaches of the solar system similar to an asteroid but composed of ice. Often described as "dirty snowballs," they are composed largely of carbon dioxide ice, methane ice, and water ice with a mixture of dust and small stony aggregates mixed in. Comets are thought to be small pieces of debris left over from the formation of the solar system, representing a sample of the original composition of the nebula that condensed to form the Sun and all...

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