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Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Anti-War Activist Tom Hayden Dies At Age 76

Leading anti-Vietnam War Activist Tom Hayden died Sunday at age 76.

Hayden was also a civil rights activist and a defendant in the Chicago 7 conspiracy trial, the Associated Press reported.

In his autobiography "Renunion," Hayden wrote: "Rarely, if ever, in American history has a generation begun with higher ideals and experienced greater trauma than those who lived fully the short time from 1960 to 1968."

Hayden eventually turned to politics, winning election to the California Assembly in the late 1970s. He also served in the state Senate before leaving in 2000, and made unsuccessful runs for Los Angeles mayor and California governor, the AP reported.

Hayden wrote 19 books and was married a number of times, including to actress Jane Fonda for 17 years.

Posted: October 2016


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