Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Medicine

+ - A Sleeping Pill Helps Patients In Deep Coma To Wake Up->

Submitted by
glazou
glazou writes "South-African news web site News24 reports that Stilnox, a sleeping drug containing zolpidem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zolpidem ) helped a young south-african man wake up from a deep 7-years long coma (http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Lazarus-pill-gives-Eastern-Cape-man-a-miracle-20120909 ). This is apparently not the first time this happens, with several similar cases reported in South Africa and the UK (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/10/lazarus-drug-brings-ayanda-nqinana-back-to-living_n_1871374.html ). Doctors are still perplex about how zolpidem helps here, but isn't it the closest we can get from a miracle?"
Link to Original Source

Badges? We don't need no stinking badges.

Working...