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2006-05-09 07:25:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK -- The portrayal of coma and awakening from a coma is grossly inaccurate in major motion pictures, research shows, and many moviegoers are unable to tell fact from fiction. They admit that what they see in films regarding coma may impact real-life decisions for a loved one. In a review of 30 movies from 1970 to 2004 with actors depicting prolonged coma, coma experts found that only two showed a "reasonably accurate" representation of coma. Problems with the...

2006-04-06 04:31:48

PARIS (Reuters) - American Credit Agricole rider Saul Raisin has slipped into a coma after crashing on the first stage of the Circuit de la Sarthe race, his team announced on Thursday. "After the doctors detected a haemorrhage, they attempted surgery which turned out to be impossible to conduct. He is in a coma and we are very concerned," Credit Agricole team official Michel Laurent said. According to other riders, the 23-year-old Raisin was on his own when he fell from his bike...

2006-03-01 11:48:45

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among people with diabetes, there's a danger that too much insulin can lower blood sugar levels too far, which can lead to coma in severe cases. While this is nearly always an accidental mishap, in rare instances it may be intentional. Recurrent episodes of so-called hypoglycemic coma among teens may be a red flag for deliberate self-administration of large doses of insulin, French investigators report. Dr. Pierre Bougneres and colleagues at Saint Vincent...

2006-02-12 00:31:18

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remains in critical but stable condition following emergency surgery to remove parts of a damaged intestine, Hadassah hospital said on Sunday. In an update on Sharon, comatose since a stroke early last month, the hospital said he was still in its intensive care unit. Doctors removed 50 centimeters (20 inches), or a third, of Sharon's large intestine, in a four-hour operation on Saturday after spotting damage caused by a...

2006-01-25 09:31:27

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's doctors consulted on Wednesday with specialists from a long-term care facility that claims a high success rate for awakening comatose patients. A spokeswoman for Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital, where Sharon has been in a coma since a massive stroke on January 4, said the 77-year-old leader remained in critical but stable condition. With Sharon showing no signs of waking up, two intensive care specialists from Loewenstein...

2006-01-20 06:52:23

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will soon be taken off respirators although there are no signs of emergence from his more than two-week-old coma, a senior aide said on Friday. Sharon, 77, suffered a massive stroke on January 4 in a health crisis that cast a shadow on Middle East peacemaking prospects and an Israeli general election on March 28. Doctors initially used sedatives to induce a coma after performing multiple brain surgeries on Sharon immediately...

2006-01-16 05:01:52

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon opened his eyes for first time on Monday since a massive stroke on January 4, aides said, but they described it as an involuntary action that did not mean his coma had ended. "It's a reflex action," one aide said. "You can tell that the pupils don't follow anything." Sharon has been in a coma since the stroke and doctors are concerned that he has not begun to awaken. The hospital treating Sharon initially denied a report by...

2006-01-14 15:00:52

By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Medical tests showed activity in both sides of Ariel Sharon's brain, doctors said on Saturday, but they reported no signs the Israeli prime minister was emerging from a coma 10 days after suffering a massive stroke. Hadassah hospital said in its first update on Sharon's condition in more than 24 hours that tests showed "activity in both brain hemispheres in keeping with the prime minister's state of consciousness." Earlier this week, Sharon, 77,...

2006-01-14 13:10:12

By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors said on Saturday tests showed activity in both sides of Ariel Sharon's brain, but they reported no signs the Israeli prime minister was emerging from a medically induced coma 10 days after suffering a massive stroke. Hadassah hospital said the tests showed "activity in both brain hemispheres in keeping with the prime minister's state of consciousness." Earlier this week, Sharon responded to pain stimuli on both sides of his body, but he...

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...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'