Senator Kennedy treated for minor seizure

Other News Materials 27 September 2008 11:01 (UTC +04:00)

US Senator Edward Kennedy, who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer, received hospital treatment Friday after suffering a mild seizure but returned home late in the day, the family said.

He was taken by ambulance from the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, to nearby Cape Cod Hospital in south- eastern Massachusetts, south of Boston, the Boston Globe reported early Saturday on its website, reported dpa.

Kennedy returned home within a few hours. His doctors blamed the seizure on a change in anti-seizure medication, according to a family statement.

Seizures are a common side effect of brain-tumour treatment.