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Latest update : 2008-09-27

US Senator Edward Kennedy was hospitalized after a mild seizure at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Doctors at the Cape Cod Hospital believe the incident was triggered by a change in medication.

Liberal lion Edward Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer, was returned to hospital Friday after suffering a mild seizure but was set to be released, his Senate office said.
  
"Senator Kennedy experienced a mild seizure at home in Hyannis Port (Massachusetts) today and was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for examination," his office said in a statement.
  
"Doctors believe the incident was triggered by a change in medication. Senator Kennedy will return home tonight and looks forward to watching the debate," it said.
  
Democrat Barack Obama, whom Kennedy has anointed as the heir to his legendary political dynasty, was facing off against Republican John McCain in this election campaign's first presidential debate at 0100 GMT Friday.
  
Kennedy was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on May 17 after suffering a seizure at his family's compound in Hyannis Port on Cape Cod.
  
Following results from a biopsy, doctors diagnosed a malignant brain tumor in the left parietal lobe, an area of the brain which controls speech, among other functions.
  
Doctors have not publicly offered a prognosis for Kennedy. But the National Cancer Institute has said the outlook for such a diagnosis is poor, with average life expectancy ranging from a few months to up to five years.

Date created : 2008-09-27

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