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Submission + - A Sleeping Pill Helps Patients In Deep Coma To Wake Up (news24.com)

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?"

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