Doctors: Shimon Peres Showing Slight Improvement

BERLIN - JANUARY 26: Israeli President Shimon Peres commemorates at the memorial track 17 Grunewald of the holocaust victims on January 26, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Peres is on a official four-day visit to Germany and will address the Bundestag lower house of Parliament. (Photo by Henning Schacht-Pool/Getty Images)
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Doctors treating former Israeli President Shimon Peres for a stroke say his condition has slightly improved.

Hospital director Yitzhak Kreiss said Peres’ condition remained serious on Wednesday, 24 hours after he was rushed in for treatment. But he says there has been a “certain improvement” in his neurological functions.

He says Peres, who has been in a medically induced coma, has regained consciousness from time to time.

Doctors are also trying to reduce some of the sedatives to evaluate him, which Kreiss says is a “good sign.”

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