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Seve Ballesteros Dies: Golf Great Succumbs to Brain Cancer
 Golf's Seve Ballesteros 
 Dead at 54 

Golf's Seve Ballesteros Dead at 54

Golfer succumbs to brain cancer, 'mulligan of my life'

(Newser) - Seve Ballesteros, a five-time major champion whose passion and gift for imaginative shot-making invigorated European golf and the Ryder Cup, has died from complications of a cancerous brain tumor. He was 54. A statement on Ballesteros' website early today said the golf great died peacefully at 2:10am local time,...

Grossest Things Pulled From the Human Body

How about a 10-pound hairball?

(Newser) - Humanity pulls appalling stunts so routinely they're the norm, but some things are truly disturbing. Cracked runs down a list of the seven most terrifying things to ever be pulled from a human body:
  • A hairball: Surgeons pulled a 10-pound, foot-long one out of 18-year-old woman in Chicago in 2007.

Vicki Kennedy Rules Out Politics, Recalls Ted's Battle

He trained every day to have strength to attend Obama's inauguration

(Newser) - Ted Kennedy was so determined to live long enough to attend Barack Obama's inauguration that he trained for it and even figured out how many steps he'd need to take that day. "He was exercising every single day to be strong enough to be there," his widow, Vicki,...

Cell Phones May Raise Risk of Tumors: WHO Study

Lead researcher says kids' use should be restricted

(Newser) - One of the most thorough reviews yet of the health risks of cell phones suggests that longtime users face a higher risk of brain tumors. The World Health Organization study is not definitive, but it bolsters the case that precautions make sense. The lead researcher tells the Telegraph she thinks...

Report Revives Fears of Cell Phone-Tumor Link

Industry is downplaying cancer risks, charges group

(Newser) - A new report charges that health organizations and the cell phone industry are downplaying clear links between cell phone use and brain cancer, reports the Los Angeles Times.  The latest research shows that cell phone use significantly increases the risk of some kind of tumors, and that young people...

Obama Brings Pope Letter From Ailing Kennedy

President asks Benedict to pray for ill senator

(Newser) - President Obama delivered a letter from Ted Kennedy to Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican today, CNN reports. Obama met with the pontiff for about a half hour before leaving Rome for Ghana. The contents of Kennedy’s letter were personal, an Obama aide said, and “not known to...

Kennedy Going Home Tomorrow
Going Home Tomorrow

Kennedy Going Home Tomorrow

Senator's seizure probably caused by fatigue, doctor says

(Newser) - Ted Kennedy continues to do well after today's seizure and will be released from the hospital tomorrow morning after a night of observation, the Boston Globe reports. His collapse was probably caused by “simple fatigue,” a doctor said. He is surrounded by family at a Washington hospital after...

Baby Born With Extra Foot ... in Brain

Foot, other partly formed appendages may have been from twin that grew within

(Newser) - Surgery to remove a brain tumor from a 3-day-old Colorado boy turned up something “borderline unheard-of,” his doctors say: a foot. When the pediatric neurosurgeon operated Oct. 3 on Sam Esquibel, he saw a small foot, other half-formed appendages, and even intestines in the baby’s head, reports...

Ballesteros Released From Hospital

Golfer will receive outpatient care after brain tumor surgery

(Newser) - Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros was released from a Madrid hospital today, having undergone several operations on a brain tumor, Reuters reports. The retired legend, a five times major winner, will continue to receive treatment at an outpatient clinic. Since being diagnosed, Ballesteros, 51, has had four operations, including one routine...

Ballesteros Has More Surgery
 Ballesteros Has More Surgery 

Ballesteros Has More Surgery

Golf giant undergoes fourth brain operation

(Newser) - Seve Ballesteros is back in the hospital recovering from a fourth brain surgery, the BBC reports. The golf legend underwent a procedure in Madrid to drain fluid from his brain following the removal of a malignant tumor in October. The operation is an apparent medical setback for Ballesteros, 51, who...

Golf Giant Faces Third Brain Surgery

Ballesteros has deep-seated tumor, docs worried

(Newser) - Golf legend Severiano Ballesteros, weak from two major brain surgeries, will undergo a third today as doctors attempt to remove the remnants of a tumor deep within his brain. His brain began to swell after the first surgery and a second was performed to remove part of his skull, reports...

Ballesteros Has Brain Tumor
 Ballesteros Has Brain Tumor 

Ballesteros Has Brain Tumor

Flamboyant Spanish golfer awaits biopsy results

(Newser) - Retired Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros, 51, announced yesterday that he has a brain tumor and is awaiting a biopsy to determine whether it is malignant. The five-time major winner collapsed in Madrid last week, the Times reports. “I want to be the best at confronting the most difficult match...

Novak: Cancer Helps Heal Old Wounds
Novak: Cancer Helps Heal
Old Wounds

Novak: Cancer Helps Heal Old Wounds

Fiery columnist bonds with Kennedy, explains hit-and-run accident

(Newser) - Although Robert Novak has antagonized many in Washington, that hasn’t stopped the political columnist's targets from encouraging him as he battles brain cancer. “I have had few good things to say about Teddy Kennedy since I first met him,” Novak admits in a syndicated column distributed today,...

In 'Dire' Shape, Novak Will Retire

(Newser) - Robert Novak says his prognosis is "dire," and the longtime political columnist will retire immediately, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "The details are being worked out with the doctors this week, but the tentative plan is for radiation and chemotherapy,” said Novak, who was diagnosed with a...

Behind Kennedy Tumor Surgery: Rally of Top Experts

Senator is able to summon leading experts to advise on his case

(Newser) - After his brain cancer diagnosis, Ted Kennedy wielded extraordinary clout to convene a  panel of more than a dozen top experts from around the country for a conference—with some doctors flying to Boston and some on the phone—that changed the course of his treatment. Kennedy opted for surgery...

Robert Novak Diagnosed with Brain Tumor

77-year-old Chicago Sun-Times columnist in hospital for biopsy

(Newser) - Newspaper columnist Robert Novak revealed today he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. A biopsy is set for today to determine if the tumor is malignant or benign. “I will be suspending my journalistic work for an indefinite but, God willing, not too lengthy...

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