17 Jan '11, 1am

US Representative Gabrielle Giffords' medical condition has improved, and was upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious'

US Representative Gabrielle Giffords' (above) medical condition has improved from 'critical' to 'serious', the hospital where she is being treated said. -- PHOTO: AP LOS ANGELES - THE medical condition of the US lawmaker shot in the head in Arizona last week has improved from 'critical,' to 'serious,' officials at the hospital where she is being treated said on Sunday. US Representative Gabrielle Giffords has been upgraded to serious condition from critical because she is no longer on a ventilator,' the University Medical Center in Tucson said in a statement. 'The congresswoman continues to do well. She is breathing on her own,' the hospital statement added. The hospital said three other patients from last week's shooting remain in hospital and are in good condition, and that a full press briefing on their health of all three shooting victims still being treated there woul...

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