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Surgery Set for Argentina President's Head Injury

Cristina Fernandez's operation will relieve pressure on brain

(Newser) - Argentina President Cristina Fernandez landed back in the hospital today, just after she was put on a month of bed rest for a subdural hematoma, and doctors have scheduled surgery for tomorrow to drain it, reports the BBC . Fernandez apparently suffered a blow to the head in August, but the... More »

Serena Williams Faces Risky Road to Return

Tennis star calls blood clot, hematoma 'extremely hard, disappointing'

(Newser) - Serena Williams' tennis career is on hold indefinitely following a series of health scares she calls "extremely hard ... and disappointing." News surfaced yesterday that Williams suffered a pulmonary embolism in February and then, more recently, a hematoma; she is now recuperating at home. But Williams has not played... More »

Serena Williams Suffers Pulmonary Embolism

Tennis star gets emergency treatment for resulting hematoma

(Newser) - Tennis star Serena Williams is undergoing treatment for a pulmonary embolism she suffered last week, People reports. The blood clot in her lungs was discovered when she returned to LA, after receiving treatment in New York for an injured foot. She underwent emergency treatment Monday for a hematoma, says her... More »

Neeson 'Taking Each Day as It Comes'

Actor talks for the first time about wife's death

(Newser) - Liam Neeson and his boys are “taking each day as it comes,” he tells ABC. In his first interview since wife Natasha died in March, Neeson says his two sons, ages 13 and 12, are “getting along as best they can." The actor says he's "... More »

Cancer Spreads, But Fawcett Not at Death's Door: Sources

(Newser) - Farrah Fawcett’s anal cancer spread to her liver in 2007, indicating that the malady is worse than previously thought, the AP reports. Her ongoing stay at a Los Angeles hospital is the result of treatment she underwent in Germany, but not directly related to her cancer, her doctor said.... More »

Richardson Tragedy Helps Save 7-Year-Old's Life

Parents take 7-year-old in after seeing story on CNN

(Newser) - The tragic death of actress Natasha Richardson from an epidural hematoma has raised awareness of the dangers of seemingly minor head injuries, and helped save the life of a 7-year-old Ohio girl, CNN reports. Morgan McCracken was hit by a baseball while playing with her father, but seemed OK. “... More »

Richardson Died After 'Blunt Impact,' Clot

(Newser) - Natasha Richardson’s cause of death was an “epidural hematoma due to blunt impact to the head,” the New York Post reports. The verdict comes from the city’s medical examiner, ruling the actress’ death an accident. A hematoma is a blood clot that grows between the brain... More »

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