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2006-01-19 16:53:39

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Officials on Thursday suspended plans to end life support for an 11-year-old girl beaten into a coma, saying her condition had changed, just two days after a court cleared the way for her to be allowed to die.

2006-01-19 16:40:54

Corrects second paragraph to read Haleigh Poutre'

2006-01-19 16:20:54

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Officials on Thursday suspended plans to end life support for an 11-year-old girl beaten into a coma, saying her condition had changed, just two days after a court cleared the way for her to be allowed to die.

2006-01-18 14:40:18

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' officials and doctors were deciding on Wednesday when to end life support for an 11-year-old girl beaten into a vegetative state, following a court ruling that she had a right to die.

2006-01-18 12:33:55

BOSTON (Reuters) - An 11-year-old girl beaten so badly she is in a permanent vegetative state can be taken off life support, Massachusetts' top court has ruled in a case that adds fuel to America's divisive "right to die" debate.

2006-01-05 12:59:05

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who was under sedation on Thursday following surgery for a massive brain hemorrhage, was not in a vegetative state and had retained brain and heart functions, Israeli television said.

2006-01-05 12:46:54

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who was under sedation on Thursday following surgery for a massive brain hemorrhage, was not in a vegetative state and had retained brain and heart functions, Israeli television said.

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2005-12-24 09:50:00

When is a coma nothing like a coma? When it's a fictional coma, as depicted on the wildly popular daytime dramas warming the electronic hearths of America's living rooms.

2005-12-06 19:26:54

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - A man facing a possible murder charge for beating his stepdaughter so badly she is in a permanent vegetative state asked Massachussetts' top court on Tuesday to keep her alive in a case that highlights the divisive "right to die" issue in America.

2005-10-05 13:34:46

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - An Italian man who spent two years supposedly unconscious in a deep coma, written off by doctors as nearly-dead, awoke saying he heard and understood everything happening around him during the long ordeal, his family said.


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