Source AP ©

Maradona's health improves

Diego Maradona's health continues to improve while he undergoes treatment  for a type of acute hepatitism related to alcohol abuse.

Doctors issued a statement on Maradona's sixth day at a private clinic saying the Argentine soccer great was making good progress.

"He is showing a clear improvement," said Hector Pezzella, director of the Guemes Sanatorium, in a statement also signed by Maradona's personal physician, Alfredo Cahe.

The 47-year-old Maradona was taken by ambulance last Wednesday to the Buenos Aires clinic, where he was being treated for withdrawal symptoms. Cahe expected him to be hospitalized for at least 15 days.

Maradona's life was not reported in danger, and doctors say his latest health problems are not as serious as in 2000 and 2004, when he was hospitalized near death for problems associated with cocaine addiction.

Revered in Argentina, Maradona led his country to the 1986 World Cup title and the final in 1990. But he later struggled with drug addiction and obesity, and in 2005 had gastric bypass surgery.

Comments
Russia gives up on helicopter carriers, Armata tanks and Su-57 jets
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind
USA freezes hundreds of millions of Russian dollar assets
USA freezes hundreds of millions of Russian dollar assets
Russia starts executing S-400 missile systems deal with Turkey in 2019
Russia refuses to build helicopter carriers, but considers aircraft carriers
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind
One step closer to a resolution in Syria
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
US-Russian confrontation: War is peace, freedom is slavery
Default more likely to hit American, rather than Russian economy
Russia refuses to build helicopter carriers, but considers aircraft carriers
Pilot shares his impressions after flying Su-57 fifth-generation fighter
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows