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Charles, Kate Get Sprung From Hospital

The London Clinic has a decided dearth of royals after Monday

(Newser) - King Charles III on Monday was discharged from a private London clinic after undergoing a "corrective procedure" for an enlarged prostate. The 75-year-old monarch was admitted to the London Clinic, where the Princess of Wales, his daughter-in-law, recently had abdominal surgery. Charles, who ascended the throne 16 months ago,...

Princess of Wales Undergoes a 'Successful' Surgery

Abdominal procedure for unspecified issue may keep Kate Middleton in clinic for up to 2 weeks

(Newser) - The Princess of Wales has been hospitalized for planned abdominal surgery and will remain at the London Clinic for up to two weeks, Kensington Palace said Wednesday. The former Kate Middleton, 42, is expected to return to public duties after Easter, the palace said, per the AP . The surgery has...

Questions Arise Over 'Evolving Situation' With Defense Secretary

Lloyd Austin's hospitalization on Jan. 1 for complications following surgery was kept quiet

(Newser) - Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is already home after being hospitalized most of the week—except almost no one knew he'd been hospitalized in the first place. The Pentagon announced Friday that Austin, 70, checked into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on New Year's Day, after he suffered...

'Miracle' COVID Patient Heads Home —After 453 Days

Weaymon 'Dub' Crochet, after 15 months in Texas hospitals, says: 'God [gave] me all his angels'

(Newser) - The average length of a patient's stay in a hospital while being treated for COVID is about a week or so, per CDC stats from April. A Texas man has surpassed that length of time and then some, and his survival is now being hailed as a "miracle....

We Haven't Seen a Flu Season This Intense Since 2009

CDC says we're seeing hospitalization case levels we usually don't see till December

(Newser) - The CDC's weekly influenza report is out, and it's got concerning news on an atypically early flu season, with a "dramatic" surge in hospitalizations for flu over the past few weeks that have reached levels the US normally doesn't see until December. The health agency reports...

O'Rourke Ends Up in Hospital, Pauses Campaign

Democratic gubernatorial candidate says he had bacterial illness, will rest at home for a bit

(Newser) - Beto O'Rourke has temporarily paused his gubernatorial campaign and is resting up after a weekend hospitalization for a bacterial infection. The Hill reports that the Texas Democrat announced his malady Sunday on Twitter, noting he wasn't feeling well on Friday and so he went to San Antonio's...

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Travis Barker Deals With Pancreatitis

'God save me,' he posted after reportedly being hospitalized

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated with information on Barker's illness. Fans worried about Travis Barker's hospitalization now have an idea what it's all about: pancreatitis. TMZ first reported that the 46-year-old Blink-182 drummer showed up at California's West Hills Hospital on Tuesday morning, and soon...

Findings in 3 Countries: Omicron Appears Milder

Risk of hospitalization reduced compared to earlier variants, largely due to immunity

(Newser) - Three studies on populations in South Africa, Scotland, and England indicate the omicron coronavirus variant generally results in milder disease than with previous variants, and is less likely to send people to the hospital. It's reassuring news as omicron is now the dominant variant in many parts of the...

COVID Patient Wakes on Day Family Was to Pull the Plug

Bettina Lerman, 69, has a long road of recovery ahead

(Newser) - Doctors were certain Bettina Lerman would not wake after more than a month on a ventilator battling COVID-19 at a hospital in Portland, Maine. So her family flew to Lerman's home in Florida, canceled her lease, got rid of many of her possessions, and began planning a funeral, reports...

Fla. Governor Just Earned a Dubious New COVID Honor

DeSantis is first governor whose state is seeing more deaths than at any other point in pandemic

(Newser) - While New York state reconciles its numbers on COVID deaths, Florida has a sobering new set of its own. Nearly a year and a half after the disease shut the world down, the Sunshine State is experiencing more coronavirus infections, hospitalizations, and deaths than at any other point during the...

Doctor to Unvaccinated: Find Another Physican

Alabama's Jason Valentine works in the state with lowest vaccination rate

(Newser) - An Alabama doctor sick of seeing unvaccinated people die of COVID-19 says he will soon turn them away. Dr. Jason Valentine, a physician at Diagnostic and Medical Clinic Infirmary Health in Mobile, this week shared a photo of himself posing next to a sign in his office that explains, as...

Brazil's President Apparently Can't Stop Hiccuping

Jair Bolsonaro hospitalized after abdominal pain, 10-day bout of hiccups

(Newser) - Brazil's president has been admitted to the hospital with a strange bout of hiccups, so far lasting more than 10 days, per the Guardian . Jair Bolsonaro was taken to a military hospital in the capital city of Brasilia around 4am local time on Wednesday when the hiccups failed to...

An Update on Chris Christie
An Update on Chris Christie

An Update on Chris Christie

He remains in hospital but is not on a ventilator, sources say

(Newser) - Chris Christie remains hospitalized with coronavirus for a sixth day, meaning he's now beyond the average COVID-19 hospitalization period. An analysis published in BMC Medicine last month found coronavirus patients outside of China were hospitalized for an average of five days. There's been little word on how he'...

Singer Opens Her Heart After 'Suicide Attempt'

Tamar Braxton: I felt like 'little to nothing'

(Newser) - Tamar Braxton is thanking her boyfriend for "saving my life" after her hospitalization last month. Braxton posted a lengthy message on social media late Saturday that paid tribute to David Adefeso being her "angel on earth." She said she is grateful for Adefeso who found her "...

Mystery Salmonella Outbreak Hits 23 States

Health officials are struggling to find the source

(Newser) - A salmonella outbreak of no known origin has struck nearly two dozen states and hospitalized 31 people, USA Today reports. The CDC said on Friday that 212 cases have emerged in 23 states, with 8 new states listed since Tuesday. While bacterial outbreaks are often linked to a food source,...

One Star Hit by COVID Flew Under the Radar, Until Now

64-year-old star was hospitalized for week in April with the virus but has since recovered

(Newser) - For anyone keeping track of the celebrities and other well-known figures who've been stricken with the coronavirus, there's a new one for your list—and he managed to fly under the radar for months. A representative for Mel Gibson confirms the 64-year-old actor and director was hospitalized in...

COVID Hospitalizations Surge Across US: 'Just Overwhelmed'

Seven states saw spikes, with Arizona, California, and Texas posting especially worrisome numbers

(Newser) - Arizona on Tuesday saw a record high of 3,591 new coronavirus cases and a surge in the number of hospitalizations for patients thought to have the virus, in the wake of having lifted its stay-at-home order in May. Data from the state's Department of Health Services shows...

Nick Cordero's Wife: His Lungs Are 'Severely Damaged'

Amanda Kloots gives the world an update as her husband fights for his life

(Newser) - Looks like Nick Cordero isn't out of the woods yet. The Broadway actor, who apparently had a leg amputated after testing positive for COVID-19, is now said to have other lingering health effects. CNN reports that while he isn't bleeding internally, his wife Amanda Kloots says "we...

Placido Domingo Hospitalized in Mexico

Opera singer's coronavirus worsens, but he's said to be responding to treatment

(Newser) - Just over a week ago, Placido Domingo felt it his "moral duty" to inform the world he'd tested positive for the coronavirus, though he said he was in relatively "good health" despite a fever and coughing. Since then, his condition has worsened enough that he was forced...

Who's the Virus Putting in the Hospital? Not All Older People

New CDC data show significant portion of coronavirus hospitalization are younger adults

(Newser) - Dr. Deborah Birx, a State Department official on President Trump's coronavirus task force, on Wednesday issued a warning to young adults to stop gathering in groups—not only because they could unknowingly spread the virus to older, more vulnerable people, but because they themselves may be more at risk...

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