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Do Patients In Vegetative States Recognize Familiar Faces?

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 18:19

Patients in vegetative states may be unresponsive to the outside world, but according to a new study, their brains become active upon seeing photos of familiar faces.


Parkour Accident May Have Caused Teen's Traumatic Brain Injury

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:21

Parkour, also known as free-running, may have caused an accidental fall that has left a 15-year-old from Santa Rosa, Calif. in a medically-induced coma.

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Patient Trapped In Vegetative State Reveals Signs Of Awareness

By | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 15:51

In a new study conducted by researchers in England, a patient in a vegetative state revealed unusual signs of attentive awareness.


2-Year-Old Toddler Pre-Chews Paralyzed Mother's Food

By | Mon, 09/23/2013 - 16:45

Two-year-old Gao Qianbo pre-chews his mother's food now that she's paralyzed and cannot feed herself.


Brain Activity Found In Deepest, Flatlining Coma

By | Sun, 09/22/2013 - 12:48

A flatlining EEG usually means that a person has gone brain dead, however, researchers have discovered that might not be the case anymore.

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Consciousness Meter Measures Awareness In Coma And Brain Injury Patients

By | Fri, 08/16/2013 - 14:17

A global team of researchers present a consciousness meter to objectively measure awareness; their index may one day be applied to brain injury and coma patients.

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Low Sodium Please: Soy Sauce Overdose Almost Kills Teenager

By | Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:43

When a dare went wrong, involving a soy sauce overdose of a quarter gallon, a college student suffered seizures and was rushed to the ER.

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Danish Teen Wakes From the "Dead" Just as Doctors Prepare to Harvest Her Organs

By | Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:37

A teenage girl who had been stuck in a coma after a catastrophic car crash miraculously woke up just as doctors were about to declare her brain dead and harvest her organs.


Man Wakes Up From Seven-Year Coma After Taking Sleeping Pill

By | Tue, 09/11/2012 - 13:09

A week after taking the sleeping pill, he is able to have long conversations, remember past events and recognize his family.