HEALTH SCARE

Sarkozy Rushed to Hospital

On a jog near his weekend retreat close to Versailles, French President Nicolas Sarkozy began "feeling faint" and was rushed to a military hospital. "He was immediately seen to by his doctor. He is currently undergoing extra examinations," his office said. Agence France Presse reported that Sarkozy—who is regularly spotted running and cycling—suffered a vagal nerve attack, which can sometimes involve a brief loss of consciousness and change in the heart rate. (The vagal nerve is a major nerve that runs from the abdomen to the brain and controls many functions, the news service explains.) The 54-year-old's last medical exam, on July 3, showed normal results for cardiovascular and blood tests, according to the Elysee Palace.