Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Brain-damaged patients are awake and talking after taking ... a sleeping pill

We have always been told there is no recovery from persistent vegetative state - doctors can only make a sufferer's last days as painless as possible. But is that really the truth? Across three continents, severely brain-damaged patients are awake and talking after taking ... a sleeping pill. And no one is more baffled than the GP who made the breakthrough. Steve Boggan witnesses these 'strange and wonderful' rebirths

Pretty amazing. You gotta wonder though, do they even really know what the drugs do and why or do they just go by trial and error? Judging from House, probably the latter. Oh... and Viagra was a heart pill, right?

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