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Israel’s Ariel Sharon Dead After Eight Year Coma

Former Israeli Army general and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died Saturday at age 85 after multiple organ failure, eight years after a massive stroke put him in a vegetative state.

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A still from 'Amour'

A Simple, Excellent and Surprising Film

I think the message of “Amour,” if it may be said to have one, is that love is sometimes—probably rarely—eternal.

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Study: Women Can Double Up on the Drinks

There has been some good news regarding women and booze of late. Back in August, a study out of Norway explored the potentially fortuitous link between drinking and intelligence, and now there’s another that ... (continued)

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Chocolate: Good for the Heart?

The good news for chocolate aficionados is that a new study out of Germany, featuring a generous sample size of more than 19,000 people, suggests that there may be a link between chocolate consumption and lower blood pressure ... (continued)

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Attorney General Mukasey Collapses During Speech

On Thursday night, Attorney General Michael Mukasey suddenly collapsed while making a speech at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. He was rushed to George Washington University Hospital for treatment.

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Kennedy Recovering From Seizure

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is recuperating at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital after suffering a seizure Saturday at his Cape Cod home. Kennedy, 76, was reportedly in good spirits later that day, spending time with family members and watching a Red Sox game on television.

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U.S. Life Expectancy Hits All-Time High

Here’s the good news: Significant drops in heart disease and strokes, two leading causes of death among Americans, have contributed to the highest life expectancy in the country’s history, which rose to 77.9 years in the latest report released by the National Center for Health Statistics. 

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elderly smoker

Bad News for Older Smokers

Cigarette smoking is even worse for your health than previously thought. Dutch researchers have found that smokers over the age of 55 are 50 percent likelier to develop some form of dementia.

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brain damage

Forgetting Addiction

When a stroke victim and two-pack-a-day smoker woke up having forgotten his habit, researchers went looking for the damaged part of his brain that seemed to have switched off his cravings. Having found it, scientists are hoping to discover new methods to understand and treat addiction.

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Tim Johnson

Democrats’ Senate Majority Endangered

Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) appears to have suffered a stroke and remains under evaluation at George Washington University Hospital.  Should Johnson have to resign because of illness, the governor of South Dakota, a Republican, could appoint a replacement from his own party, taking away the Democrats’ majority in the Senate and giving Vice President Dick Cheney the tie-breaking vote.

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Pat Robertson and Theodicy ad Absurdum

No sooner had Ariel Sharon been rushed to the hospital with a “significant stroke” than the Rev. Pat Robertson informed the viewers of his cable TV 700 Club that this was God’s punishment for Sharon’s decision to unilaterally withdraw from Gaza.

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Ariel Sharon’s Stroke Creates Turmoil

Prime minister’s debilitating stroke throws Middle East politics, Palestinian peace process into jeopardy | more

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