Former president of the Senate, and current Vice President of Banco Provincia de Buenos Aires, José Pampuro, underwent a kidney removal surgery after suffering from severe back pains.
Vice-president Amado Boudou was recovering today, after undergoing surgery to treat his sleep apnea condition. The operation was performed in the Mater Dei clinic in the City neighbourhood of Palermo by surgeon Dr Jorge Schwartzman.
The national government confirmed today that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will travel to Cuba this week, where she will likely visit Hugo Chávez, although she is also expected to take part in a ‘virtual assumption’ ceremony for the leader in Caracas on Thursday.
A police officer died after being shot in the head during a shootout that started after he tried to stop three robbers that were trying to escape in a vehicle in the City neighbourhood of Flores.
After spending New Year’s Eve with her family, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returned to Buenos Aires at midday from El Calafate, in the Santa Cruz province, and is scheduled to begin preparations for her surgery.
Presidential spokesman Scoccimarro announced this morning that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's "medical tests have ruled out the presence of cancerous cells in her thyroid glands." Within moments of being given the all clear, the Head of State was discharged from hospital and taken to Olivos where she will continue her recovery.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has recovered from a lung infection and surgery to remove gallstones that kept him in hospital for nearly three weeks, the government said.
Spain's King Juan Carlos I underwent hip replacement surgery in Madrid today after breaking his right hip in a fall during a private trip to Botswana, the Royal Household said.
Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the moon, is recovering from heart-bypass surgery, NASA said.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital, ending a nearly three-week stay during which he was treated for a lung infection and had surgery to remove gallstones, the government said today.
Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs refused potentially life-saving cancer surgery for nine months, shrugging off protests from his family and opting instead for alternative medicine, according to the tech visionary's biographer.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to communicate her “relief” after the result of the positive result of the surgical intervention she underwent last week due to the presence of nodules in the thyroid glands.
Argentina’s Ambassador in United States Jorge Argüello delivered his credential letters to President Barack Obama, who expressed his “joy” for the positive results of his counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s surgery.
Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro stated during an interview that President Hugo Chávez is "aware of the complex situation he is going through," and blasted the press over the rumours about of his condition.
Venezuela's cancer-stricken president, Hugo Chavez, is recovering in Cuba and is not in a coma as some have rumored a month after surgery, his brother, Adan Chavez, said after a visit to Havana.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has overcome a respiratory infection, but is still being treated for breathing problems after cancer surgery in Cuba last month, a government minister said today.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez suffered bleeding as a result of a six-hour operation in Cuba meant to treat a third bout of cancer, the government said.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez is recovering "satisfactorily" from his cancer surgery in Cuba although the process remains slow, Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said today.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has recovered "full intellectual capacity" after a six-hour cancer operation in Cuba this week, an official said today, but offered few details on the socialist firebrand's physical condition.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will spend two or three days in the hospital after surgery for non-aggressive prostate cancer, his doctor said, a day before the 61-year-old was scheduled for the operation.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos made his first public appearance after prostate cancer surgery and said he was fine and working from his hospital room.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will be released from the hospital on Saturday following surgery for prostate cancer that has not spread beyond the gland, his medical team said.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's imminent departure for more cancer surgery in Cuba has thrown his re-election campaign into uncertainty and once again shaken the socialist leader's passionate supporters.
Venezuela's ailing socialist leader, Hugo Chávez, will fly to Cuba on Friday for an unknown period to undergo new cancer surgery that has shaken the South American nation before an October presidential election.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez flew home after cancer surgery in Cuba that will require him to have radiation therapy ahead of October's re-election bid.
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo needs surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is expected to miss the rest of the National Basketball Association (NBA) season, the struggling team said.
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova may have finished his cancer treatment in New York and be back with the squad by the end of March, president Sandro Rosell said today.
Barcelona's inspirational captain Carles Puyol may miss next month's Champions League quarter-final tie against Paris St Germain after he needed surgery on his right knee today.
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell says coach Tito Vilanova, who suffered a recurrence of cancer in his saliva glands earlier this month, will be back at work midway through January.
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has returned to work sooner than expected and oversaw training today for the first time since a throat operation two weeks ago.
Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks after surgery to repair a fractured bone in his left hand, the surgeon who carried out the procedure said on Friday.
Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has returned to training for the first time since a knee operation in May, the La Liga club said.
Brazil legend Edson Arantes Do Nascimento "Pele" has undergone hip replacement surgery in Sao Paulo after complaining of pain in the area for some time.
Unbeaten La Liga leaders Barcelona continued their record-breaking start to the season when Lionel Messi struck his 91st goal of 2012 in a 3-1 win at Real Valladolid.
Barcelona and Spain defender Carles Puyol will be out of action for around six weeks and miss Euro 2012 after having successful surgery on his injured right knee, doctors confirmed today.
Barcelona defender Dani Alves will be out of action for up to two months after having surgery on a fractured right collarbone sustained during training.
Spanish test driver Maria De Villota's condition has improved after further surgery to head and facial injuries and she is now serious but stable, her Marussia Formula One team said.
Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green will undergo surgery for an aortic aneurysm next month and miss the 2011-12 season, the National Basketball Association (NBA) team said today.
San Antonio Spurs guard and leading scorer Manu Ginobili will undergo surgery on his broken shooting hand on Thursday and miss up to two months, the National Basketball Association team said.
Valencia C.F have announced on their official website that Argentine centre-half Ever Banega will undergo surgery and could be out of action for up to six months after sustaining a fractured tibia and calf bone in curious circumstances this past weekend.
Argentina’s national football team and Real Madrid’s striker Gonzalo Higuaín is to have surgery on his troublesome back, the La Liga club said.
Argentina's national football team and Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuaín will be out of action for up to four months after having surgery on a hernia in his back, the doctor in charge of the operation told reporters.
US golf player J.B. Holmes had successful brain surgery last week and plans to return to the PGA Tour next year, his manager said.
Lady Gaga said she has undergone surgery to repair an injured hip that forced the pop singer last week to cancel the remainder of her concert tour.
The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director told a Russian newspaper he had received threats for more than a month before a masked attacker threw acid in his face last week but his request for protection was rebuffed.
The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director left hospital today saying he knew in his heart who was behind the acid attack that threatens his sight and the reputation of one of the world's great theatres.
Lady Gaga canceled the remainder of her "Born This Way Ball" concert tour to undergo hip surgery, promoters Live Nation said.
"Copacabana" singer Barry Manilow underwent hip repair surgery, the day after completing a seven-year run of shows in Las Vegas, his representatives said.
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has undergone laser eye surgery and is "doing very well," a spokeswoman said.
Singer Robin Gibb, who spoke last month of making a "spectacular" recovery from cancer, has had further surgery, according to a statement released to the British media on Wednesday.
John Mayer has undergone surgery for the throat inflammation that put his performances and recordings on hold earlier this year, the singer has reported on his blog.
British singer-songwriter Adele has been forced by impending surgery to cancel all her remaining tour dates and promotional appearances through the end of the year, her record label said.
British singer-songwriter Adele is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing vocal cord microsurgery, hospital officials in Boston said.
Rocker and reality TV star Bret Michaels had successful surgery at a Phoenix hospital to repair a hole in his heart, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Comic and television writer Dwayne McDuffie, perhaps best known as the co-creator of Emmy Award winning animated TV series "Static Shock," has died, his publisher DC Comics said. He was 49 years-old.
Michael Jackson probably did not give himself the powerful anaesthetic propofol that caused his death in 2009, the doctor who performed the singer's autopsy testified yesterday.