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  • Idiots & Friends: ‘Yo quiero Taco Bell!’

    05/22/2016 9:11:31 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Christopher Zimmermann
    Comas. Ha ha. There’s a funny topic. In the news recently was the story of a man named Jake Booth, who is a 35-year-old Army veteran living in Florida. He had suffered a heart attack as a result of a bad case of pneumonia and was put into a medically-induced coma. He woke from the coma on April 3, after a full 48 days of lying unconscious in a hospital bed. As he slowly opened his eyes, he saw his closest friends and family members sitting anxiously by his side, waiting for him to speak his first words. You would...
  • Vanity: Please Pray for My Cousin - Medically Induced Coma from Brain Bleed

    08/01/2015 7:18:14 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 54 replies
    Life ^ | 08/01/15 | Self
    I thank you in advance for sending up a prayer for my cousin. On his vacation with his wife, he fell in the night in his hotel room (not from his bed, not in the bathroom) and was unconscious when his wife, awakening from sleep, heard the thud of his fall. He was rushed to the hospital where they found way too much blood in the brain to operate. They have him now in a medical coma and it has been several days. He now has an infection in his lungs and blood that they are treating with antibiotics. He...
  • “Brain Dead” Teenager Awakens From Coma After a Family Friend Prays for Her

    05/18/2015 11:46:53 PM PDT · by kathsua · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | May 18, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews has repeatedly chronicled cases of people who were prematurely declared dead or said to be in supposedly persistent vegetative states who ultimately recovered. We have also covered miraculous cases where an act of God appears to be the only reason or only answer as to why a patient has recovered. File this story under “act of God” or “answered prayers.” Taylor Hale, then 14, suffered traumatic brain injury when she fell off hood of car while horsing around with friends in 2011. She spent a week in medically induced coma to help her brain heal, but she suffered a...
  • Decorated Boston Cop in Coma After 'Unprovoked' Shooting

    03/28/2015 9:28:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    6ABC.com ^ | 03/28/2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    A police officer decorated for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing remains in critical condition in a medically-induced coma after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop, the city's police commissioner said today. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans called the shooting of officer John Moynihan on Friday night "unprovoked." He and five other officers had pulled over a driver in Roxbury, Massachusetts, when the driver began firing at the officers, according to police.
  • Suspected Plotter of U.S. Embassy Attacks Abu Anas Al-Libi Dies in New York

    01/03/2015 5:40:45 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/3/15 | Jonathan Dienst and Robert Windrem
    A one-time associate of Osama Bin Laden died in New York on Friday while awaiting trial for allegedly plotting the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Abu Anas al-Libi, 50, was captured in Libya by U.S. commandos in Oct. 2013 and brought to New York where he was due to stand trial. He had been wanted for more than a decade and there was a $5 million reward for his arrest. Al-Libi had pleaded not guilty. The al Qaeda terror suspect has been in poor health and suffered liver disease as a result of hepatitis C, according...
  • Texas hospital tries to pull plug on comatose 12-year-old against parents’ wishes

    02/01/2015 2:33:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Jan 30, 2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, January 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A 12-year-old boy in Corpus Christi, Texas, is facing death this weekend as hospital officials fight to remove him from the ventilator helping him breathe – over the objections of his parents, and despite the fact that another hospital has already agreed to allow a transfer in order to give him lifesaving care. In a case that echoes last year’s contentious legal battle over the fate of Jahi McMath – a 13-year-old declared legally dead by hospital and government officials despite having a heartbeat – young Joey Cronin’s fate is in the...
  • Nebraska grandma wakes from coma four hours before family planned to end life support

    01/30/2015 10:36:34 PM PST · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Nina Golgowski
    In what's being called a Christmas 'miracle' by Teri Robert's family, just hours before they planned to end her life on Dec. 22, the beloved wife, mother and grandmother opened her eyes. Roberts still faces an uphill battle after she lost four of her limbs from her illness. Teri Roberts' grieving family had already come to terms with her likely death, planning to turn off her ventilator, when they say a "miracle" happened. The 56-year-old wife, mother and grandmother, had been in a spiraling coma for 12 days when just four hours before her family planned to pull the plug,...
  • After 12 Years in a Coma This Man Said “I Was Aware of Everything,” But He’s Not The Only One

    01/23/2015 8:05:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 110 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/23/15 | Ken Connor
    The history of human knowledge as it relates to the human body is a fascinating and terrible thing. In every age, the ability for physicians and other medical practitioners to effectively treat wounds or combat disease has been constrained by the technology – or lack thereof – available at the time. In the past, people often died from illnesses or injuries that are quite treatable today. Over the centuries, we’ve come a long way. Our understanding of human physiology and biology has enabled us to improve quality of life and extend life expectancy beyond anything our ancestors could have imagined.Despite...
  • Man Awakens After 12 Years in a “Vegetative State,” Says “I Was Aware of Everything”

    01/12/2015 5:26:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 110 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/12/15 | Sarah Zagorski 1/12/15
    In the 1980’s, 12-year-old Martin Pistorious became seriously ill with what doctor’s believed was Cryptococci Meningitis. His health started deteriorating and Martin lost his ability to move, make eye contact and even speak to others. His doctors told his parents, Rodney and Joan Pistorious, to bring him home and let him die. They told them he was as good as a vegetable.However, he didn’t die. Joan said, “Martin just kept going, just kept going.” According to NPR news, his father would get up at 5 o’clock in the morning, get him dressed, load him in the car, take him to...
  • Man Wakes Up After 12 Years in a "Vegetative State" Saying He Was "Aware of Everything"

    01/17/2015 4:41:55 PM PST · by kindred · 40 replies
    .breakingchristiannews.com ^ | 1/16/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    Cases like this are fueling a growing debate about the accuracy of "vegetative state" and "brain death" diagnoses. airlift(Harlow, England) - Martin Pistorius hates Barney. And it's no wonder why. For 12 years, while he was in a coma that doctors described as a "vegetative state," nurses, thinking that he couldn't see or hear anything, played endless re-runs of Barney as he sat, strapped into his wheel chair. (Photo via Life Site News) But Martin wasn't the "vegetable" that doctors said he was. In fact, he could see and hear everything. "I cannot even express to you how much I...
  • Nebraska Dem Uses Coma Patient as Prop in Political Ad

    10/24/2014 4:42:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | adam kredo
    Democratic Nebraska Senate candidate Dave Domina is out with a new political ad that features a bedridden coma patient decked out in one of the campaign’s T-shirts. The ad had raised questions about the ethics of using a coma patient to give the politician a boost in the polls. Domina, who is running against Republican challenger Ben Sasse, also has come under fire in recent weeks for his previous work defending a Nazi war criminal, whom Domina referred to as “honorable” in an interview with the Free Beacon. The ad in questions feature Pappillion, Nebraska resident Deborah Chinnow, and her daughter Jenna, who is...
  • Scientists have found “hidden” brain activity that can indicate if a vegetative patient is aware

    10/17/2014 1:23:47 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 31 replies
    The new research could help doctors to quickly identify patients who are aware despite appearing unresponsive and unable to communicate. Researchers from University of Cambridge in the UK have identified hidden networks in vegetative patients that could support consciousness, even when a patient appear to be unresponsive. There’s been a lot of interest lately into how much patients in vegetative states, such as comas, are aware of their surroundings. Recently, research involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning has shown that even patients who are unable to respond or move are able to carry out mental tasks, such as imagining...
  • The Tao of Gordon Lightfoot: Still Going Strong at 75 (and For Good Reason)

    09/04/2014 5:17:30 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 99 replies
    HuffPost Canada ^ | September 4, 2014 | Joel Brokaw
    At age 75, the legendary songwriter and beloved recording artist Gordon Lightfoot is still working hard and enjoying it more than ever. The creator of such standards as If You Could Read My Mind, Early Morning Rain, Carefree Highway and Sundown still performs upwards of eighty concerts a year in North America. "We love the work" is the joyful mantra his associates hear him say all the time. Even after waking up from a six-week coma following a burst abdominal artery in 2002, Gordon worked from his hospital bed and polished the final tracks for his twentieth album. It would...
  • Man, 32, is left with brain damage after 'being attacked by gang of 20 black men'

    08/26/2014 11:03:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 149 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 26 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    "A West Point man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he and a friend were attacked by a group of around 20 people in a Huddle House parking lot, police said, potentially as retaliation for Michael Brown's killing. Ralph Weems IV, who is white, was injured early Saturday but is now in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said. A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. 'They're going to try and wake him up...
  • “Brain Dead” Teenager Awakens From Coma After Her Family Sings Hymns

    03/10/2014 6:01:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/14/14 | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews has repeatedly chronicled cases of people who were prematurely declared dead or said to be in supposedly persistent vegetative states who ultimately recovered. Now comes the story of Lexi Hansen, a BYU student who suffered critical head injuries last week after being hit by a car. Hansen, 18, was alert and breathing on her own Tuesday, though she was still listed in critical but stable condition. She even tried to get out of her hospital bed. While she has a long road to recovery ahead, her family believes they have witnessed a miracle. lexihansen“When they brought her in, the...
  • Mother of Infant Terror Victim Gives Heart-Rending Testimony

    02/13/2014 9:51:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/2/14`` | Ari Yashar
    Adva Biton appeared in a military court on Thursday, bearing testimony against the suspects thought to have thrown the rock that critically wounded her three-year-old daughter Adelle last March. Adelle has yet to regain consciousness. Speaking at the court in Megiddo, Adva testified that although her daughter miraculously survived the direct-hit from the rock on her head while riding in the family car, she has not been able to make a full recovery from the horrific attack. "I have a girl but she doesn't communicate, as far as I'm concerned it's as if she's living while dead," said the stricken...
  • California teen recovers devastating coma thanks fish oil

    01/19/2014 2:56:27 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 01/15/2014 | JOEL LANDAU
    With their teenage son in a coma, a California family was willing to try anything to bring him back. And with a new type of treatment, their son has made a miraculous recovery — thanks to fish oil. Grant Virgin, now 17, of Palm Desert, Calif., was involved in a near-tragic car accident last September when an unidentified woman crashed into him and drove off — even after stopping to survey the damage, the Desert Sun reported. Virgin was in a coma and was in really bad shape.
  • N. Korea: Kim Kyong-hui in coma, says intelligence source(Kim's aunt only weighs 77 lbs)

    01/09/2014 6:15:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Korea Joongang Daily ^ | Jan 09,2014 | PARK SEUNG-HEE AND JEONG YONG-SOO
    Kim Kyong-hui in coma, says intelligence source Jan 09,2014 WASHINGTON - Kim Kyong-hui, aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and wife of the purged and executed Jang Song-thaek, is in a vegetative state after undergoing brain surgery, a source told the JoongAng Ilbo. An intelligence official in the United States said on condition of anonymity yesterday that Kim Kyong-hui had surgery for a brain tumor in 2013 in Paris. After the surgery, she lost a lot of weight, dropping to 35 kilograms (77 pounds), the official said. The official denied some Korean reports alleging she committed suicide and maintained...
  • One in five ‘brain dead’ patients still alive, claims lawsuit

    01/03/2014 6:34:06 PM PST · by Marie · 64 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/01/2012 | Hilary White
    At least one in five patients declared brain dead and approved as organ donors by one organ donation organization, are in fact still alive and are being killed by the removal of vital organs, a lawsuit filed last week in Manhattan alleges. The suit outlines the ghoulish worst-case scenario, one that was widely dismissed as scaremongering in the early days of the development of organ transplant technology, but which is getting a second hearing amidst growing concerns that coercion and abuse are becoming increasingly common in the highly lucrative transplant business. Patrick McMahon, a nurse practitioner and Air Force combat...
  • Drunk Mormons accused of random bashing of man on Surfers Paradise street [Lds play knockout 'game']

    12/31/2013 6:28:22 PM PST · by Colofornian · 170 replies
    Queensland Courier Mail ^ | Dec. 31, 2013 | Jeremy Pierce and Leah Fineran
    TWO Mormons on the Gold Coast for a church camp stand accused of a shocking attack that left a passing stranger in a coma.Amanaki Kaufusi, 21, and Onesi Taufui, 18, yesterday faced Southport Magistrates Court charged with grievous bodily harm over a violent attack on a tourist in Surfers Paradise. Hundreds of Mormons have gathered on the Gold Coast for a Latter-day Saints conference at Tallebudgera. But as their friends listened to the teachings of church leaders, Kaufusi and Taufui, both from western Sydney, headed to the bright lights of Sin City for a night on the town. The court...
  • Patient in 'Vegetative State' Not Just Aware, but Paying Attention

    11/01/2013 6:52:49 AM PDT · by Salman · 24 replies
    Science News ^ | Oct. 31, 2013 | Science News
    A patient in a seemingly vegetative state, unable to move or speak, showed signs of attentive awareness that had not been detected before, a new study reveals. This patient was able to focus on words signalled by the experimenters as auditory targets as successfully as healthy individuals. If this ability can be developed consistently in certain patients who are vegetative, it could open the door to specialised devices in the future and enable them to interact with the outside world. The research, by scientists at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (MRC CBSU) and the University of...
  • Brain scans reveal which 'vegetative' patients are alert, trapped in bodies

    08/14/2013 8:01:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/14/2013 | Maggie Fox
    A man who had appeared to have been in a vegetative state for 12 years knew his name and knew where he was, Canadian researchers report in a study showing it’s possible to use MRI brain scans to establish communication with people who seem completely unconscious. Three people tested using a special form of MRI called functional magnetic resonance imaging were able to answer simple “yes” or “no” questions, the team at Western University in London, Ontario report. They say their findings don’t mean everyone in a coma or a persistent vegetative state is conscious, but it should help doctors...
  • Man in coma after black mob of 50 pummel him

    08/11/2013 3:48:15 PM PDT · by Signalman · 184 replies
    WND ^ | 8/11/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    A St. Paul, Minn., man is in a coma today, fighting for his life after a black mob beat him, stripped his clothes off and left him for dead. Even if he recovers, he will have permanent brain damage. Ads by Google Ray Widstrand thought he had nothing to fear from moving into a black neighborhood on the East Side of St. Paul. This young white guy and aspiring filmmaker thought he had nothing to fear when decided to take a Sunday night stroll through his adopted part of town. Nothing to fear from a crowd of 50 black people...
  • Doctors: Sharon Still 'Out of It,' Although Brain is Operating

    01/27/2013 3:23:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/13 | David Lev
    Ariel Sharon, the Prime Minister of Israel whose last claim to fame was his expulsion of some 10,000 Jews from their homes in Gush Katif and northern Samaria, is still in a coma, as he has been since 2005. But recent medical treatments show that there is activity in Sharon's brain – specifically when it comes to recognizing photos of family members. Sharon was recently examined by experts at Ben Gurion University and Soroka Hospital, where he underwent an MRI scan, Voice of Israel public radio reported. .....
  • So-Called “Vegetative” Patient Communicates With Doctors

    11/13/2012 11:53:01 PM PST · by kathsua · 29 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 11/13/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The battle to protect patients in a so-called vegetative state from euthanasia took a positive turn today with the news that doctors have been able to communicate with one patient. A Canadian man who was believed to have been in a persistent vegetative state for more than a decade has been able to communicate with scientists that he is not in any pain. It’s the first time an uncommunicative brain-injured patient has been able to communicate. The news could change the way doctors and society views such patients. From the story: Scott Routley, 39, was asked questions while having his...
  • Dad rescues ‘brain dead’ son from doctors wishing to harvest his organs...

    04/26/2012 6:52:49 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 102 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    ...boy recovers completely Although a team of four physicians insisted that his son was “brain-dead” following the wreck, Thorpe’s father enlisted the help of a general practitioner and a neurologist, who demonstrated that his son still had brain wave activity. The doctors agreed to bring him out of the coma, and five weeks later Thorpe left the hospital, having almost completely recovered.
  • Obama's October Surprise

    04/20/2012 12:08:23 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh has said that the October surprise of 2008 was the ultimate in pre-election boondoggles and chicanery. I mean, what could possibly top it? Anything? Anything at all? Maybe this. It's the last week of October. Obama is down 10 points to Romney. This calls for desperate measures - the October surprise of all surprises. Special Bulletin: President Obama has suddenly and unexpectedly fallen into a coma! The whole nation mourns for Moochelle and senior staffers, Malia, Sasha, and Bo. Occupy Wall Streeters have dropped their Molotov cocktails and are holding solemn candlelight vigils. With the president in a...
  • Prayer request for friend fighting cancer

    03/15/2012 10:21:36 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 25 replies
    me | 03-15-12 | deoetdoctrinae
    A friend and former co-worker of mine is fighting for his life against another onset of cancer. He had surgery two weeks ago to have his colon removed. The surgery seemed to go well, but things went badly a few days ago. Elevated blood pressure, erratic heart, 104 temperature, and he went into a coma. More surgery to find out what's wrong is needed, but can't happen until he is stable. Slight improvement in the last two days. Leonard needs your prayer power.
  • Dutch prince 'unlikely to regain consciousness' after skiing accident

    02/24/2012 11:04:29 AM PST · by Huntress · 24 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 2/24/2012 | Unattributed
    Doctor Wolfgang Koller said on Friday that it took nearly 50 minutes to reanimate the prince, who is the second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. MRI scans have showed his brain suffered "massive damage" in the avalanche in Lech on Feb. 17 in which he was buried for at last 15 minutes. "It is clear that the oxygen starvation has caused massive brain damage to the patient," he said. "At the moment, it cannot be predicted if he will ever regain consciousness." Prince Friso, 43, who is married and has two young daughters, will be moved at a...
  • Readied To Donate Organs, 21-Year-Old Emerges From Coma

    12/22/2011 1:13:49 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Sam Schmid, an Arizona college student believed to be brain dead and poised to be an organ donor, miraculously recovered just hours before doctors were considering taking him off life support. Schmid, a junior and business major at the University of Arizona, was critically wounded in an Oct. 19 five-car accident in Tucson. The 21-year-old's brain injuries were so severe that the local hospital could not treat him. He was airlifted to the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Phoenix, where specialists performed surgery for a life-threatening aneurysm. As hospital officials began palliative care and broached the...
  • 21-Year-Old Man Wakes From Coma Before Doctors Take Organs

    12/22/2011 11:11:04 AM PST · by julieee · 59 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 22, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    21-Year-Old Man Wakes From Coma Before Doctors Take Organs Tucson, AZ -- A 21-year-old man has awaken from a coma just hours before doctors were ready to shut off life support and take his organs for donation purposes. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/22/21-year-old-man-wakes-from-coma-before-doctors-take-organs/
  • N. Korea: AP Interview: French doctor says he treated comatose Kim Jong Il in 2008, confirms stroke

    12/19/2011 5:01:34 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 12/19/11
    AP Interview: French doctor says he treated comatose Kim Jong Il in 2008, confirms stroke By Associated Press, PARIS — A French neurosurgeon confirmed Monday that Kim Jong Il had a debilitating stroke in 2008, and described secretly treating the reclusive dictator while the North Korean public and world remained unaware of his condition. /snip Roux, the chief of neurosurgery at Sainte Anne Hospital in Paris, said he was urgently flown to North Korea in August 2008 to examine Kim who was unconscious and “in a bad way” and in intensive care at Pyongyang’s Red Cross Hospital, in the communist...
  • Mubarak suffers cardiac arrest, in a coma, lawyer says

    07/17/2011 10:47:51 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 40 replies
    Jeruselem Post ^ | July 17th 2011 | via Reuters
    Former Egyptian president, 83, due to stand trial for the killing of protesters and abuse of power on August 3; news of cardiac arrest follows reports that he's suffering from cancer. Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak suffered a cardiac arrest and is currently in a coma, his attorney said on Thursday. Last month, Mubarak's lawyer said the ousted Egyptian leader was suffering from cancer. Mubarak, 83, was forced from office in February after a popular uprising. He is due to stand trial on Aug. 3. for the killing of protesters and abuse of power, charges he denies. He has been...
  • Husband Celebrates Miracle as 'Brain Dead' Wife Wakes Up in Hospital

    05/11/2011 5:48:53 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/11/11
    Gloria Cruz, 56, underwent brain surgery after a tumor was discovered when she suffered a stroke on March 7 and was rushed to the Royal Darwin Hospital in Darwin, Northern Territory. Doctors told her husband Tani Cruz, 51, the case was “hopeless” and she would probably die within 48 hours following the surgery. After two weeks, a breathing tube was inserted in Mrs Cruz's mouth and the ventilator was turned off. Hospital staff were stunned when she woke from her coma three days later.
  • Hidden Debt Makes Governments Insolvent: Bear

    03/07/2011 2:27:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/07/11
    Hidden Debt Makes Governments Insolvent: Bear Posted By: Patrick Allen | CNBC EMEA Head of News CNBC.com | 07 Mar 2011 | 12:13 AM ET /snip On top of these, a mountain of debt is growing but because it is off governments' balance sheets it has been so far ignored, one man who worries perhaps more than most, Albert Edwards from the global strategy team at Societe Generale, said. One of the world's most famous bears, Edwards is adamant the global economy and financial markets are not in a good place. "The global economy is critically ill. The fact that...
  • Family Wins Record $10 Million Dollars When Cop Slams Innocent Man Causing Coma!

    King County has settled with the family of a man who was severely injured by sheriff's deputies in 2009 for $10 million. Christopher Sean Harris, from Edmonds, suffered permanent brain damage when he was tackled by deputies in May 2009. Harris' family filed a civil lawsuit against King County, claiming deputies used unnecessary force when they arrested him after a chase, knocking his head into a wall. John Cobb, the senior prosecutor on the case for the county, confirmed the settlement five days after the civil trial began on January 20. The settlement is believed to be the largest of...
  • Lock up your Fathers (Grandfather falls out of plum tree, becomes sex addict after coma)

    05/21/2010 9:18:18 AM PDT · by Stoat · 46 replies · 1,253+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Various | May 21, 2010 | Matt Quinton
    Lock up your Fathers  Pricey ... OAP spent savings in brothel sessions     By MATT QUINTON Published: Today AN 81-year-old granddad has been put under house arrest by his family after a bizarre accident turned him into a sex addict. Frail Angelo De Luca was in a coma for four days after he fell out of a plum tree at the family home in Biasca, Switzerland. But coming round from an operation his family were horrified to watch their devoted widower dad turn into a randy teenager again. Sex mad Angelo blew £3,000 of his savings in one session...
  • Mom says goodbye, son wakes from coma

    04/10/2010 9:45:28 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 1,323+ views
    upi ^ | April 10, 2010
    BOURNEMOUTH, England, April 10 (UPI) -- A British mother, her son in a coma, thought she was saying goodbye to him for the last time -- until he woke up and opened his eyes, observers say. Nick Verron, 26, was stabbed in the head with a screwdriver during an unprovoked attack last July 4 in coastal Bournemouth, England, The Daily Telegraph reported. Verron's mother, Sue Vincent, had given permission to doctors to stop the drugs that they believed were keeping her son alive. Instead of dying, Verron started breathing independently, opened his eyes and within weeks was able to sit...
  • Brain scan shows vegetative patient answering yes or no questions

    02/04/2010 5:29:25 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 743+ views
    This raises some interesting issues regarding how we care for those in vegetative states. A new study observed the brain of an unconscious patient responding to yes and no questions just like a normal person. Well, almost. Of 54 test subjects in the New England Journal of Medicine study, one man who was diagnosed as being in a vegetative state five years earlier actually answered yes or no questions. And did so accurately. The answers came from a brain scan conducted by an MRI machine. Answering “yes” and “no” shows activity in different parts of the brain. For instance the...
  • Trace of Thought Is Found in ‘Vegetative’ Patient

    02/03/2010 6:50:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 676+ views
    NYTimes ^ | February 03, 2010 | Benedict Carey
    Trace of Thought Is Found in ‘Vegetative’ Patient BENEDICT CAREY February 3, 2010 He emerged from the car accident alive but alone, there and not there: a young man whose eyes opened yet whose brain seemed shut down. For five years he lay mute and immobile beneath a diagnosis — “vegetative state” — that all but ruled out the possibility of thought, much less recovery. But in recent months at a clinic in Liège, Belgium, the patient, now 29, showed traces of brain activity in response to commands from doctors. Now, according to a new report, he has begun to...
  • Patients In 'Vegetative' State Can Think And Communicate

    02/03/2010 6:32:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies · 663+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 03, 2010 | Richard Alleyne and Martin Beckford
    Patients In 'Vegetative' State Can Think And Communicate Patients left in a “vegetative” state after suffering devastating brain damage are able to understand and communicate, groundbreaking research suggests. By Richard Alleyne and Martin Beckford 03 Feb 2010 'Vegetative state' brain scan images:: the fMRI images which were used as part of the study by Dr Adrian Owen [Pics in URL] Experts using brain scans have discovered for the first time that the victims, who show no outward signs of awareness, can not only comprehend what people are saying to them but also answer simple questions. They were able to give...
  • Patient in 23-year 'coma' was conscious all along

    12/24/2009 11:37:22 PM PST · by SmartInsight · 26 replies · 2,163+ views
    Ananova ^ | Dec 23, 2009 | Ananova News
    A car crash victim who was believed to have been in a coma for the past 23 years has been conscious the whole time. Rom Houben was paralysed but could not let doctors know that he could hear every word they were saying, reports the Daily Mail. "I dreamed myself away," said Mr Houben, now 46, who doctors thought was in a persistent vegatative state. Doctors conducted a series of coma tests before concluding that his consciousness was "extinct". But three years ago, new hi-tech scans showed his brain was still functioning almost completely normally. Mr Houben said: "All that...
  • Euthanasia Backers Discount Rom Houben, Man Who Spoke After False "Coma"

    11/25/2009 4:40:59 PM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 1,053+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/25/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Brussels, Belgium (LifeNews.com) -- No sooner did Rom Houben make international headlines than skeptics and euthanasia advocates attempt to discredit the story of a man who says he was falsely tagged as being in a coma for 23 years. Houben has been embraced by those who say physicians are too quick to label patients as in a vegetative state. As LifeNews.com noted, Houben shared his story this week of how he is now able to talk with the world now that a scientists retested him, found his brain to be functioning normally, and provided him with therapy allowing him...
  • Man trapped in 23-year 'coma' reveals horror of being unable to tell doctors he was conscious

    11/23/2009 10:28:32 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 2,431+ views
    Mail Online ^ | November 23, 2009 | Allan Hall
    A car crash victim has spoken of the horror he endured for 23 years after he was misdiagnosed as being in a coma when he was conscious the whole time.Rom Houben, trapped in his paralysed body after a car crash, described his real-life nightmare as he screamed to doctors that he could hear them - but could make no sound. 'I screamed, but there was nothing to hear,' said Mr Houben, now 46, who doctors thought was in a persistent vegatative state.'I dreamed myself away,' he added, tapping his tale out with the aid of a computer. Doctors used a...
  • Man in 23-Year-Long Coma Speaks, Says He Was Always Conscious

    11/23/2009 9:19:38 AM PST · by julieee · 22 replies · 1,500+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 23, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Man in 23-Year-Long Coma Speaks, Says He Was Always Conscious London, England -- After he was the victim of an automobile accident, doctors said 23-year-old Rom Houben was in a comatose state and unable to communicate with those around him. Now, 23 years later, the 46-year-old says he felt trapped as he was conscious the entire time and attempted to communicate. http://www.LifeNews.com/bio3007.html
  • Patient trapped in a 23-year 'coma' was conscious all along

    11/23/2009 3:39:25 AM PST · by bogusname · 20 replies · 1,505+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 23, 2009 | Allan Hall
    A car crash victim diagnosed as being in a coma for the past 23 years has been conscious the whole time. Rom Houben was paralysed but had no way of letting doctors know that he could hear every word they were saying. 'I dreamed myself away,' said Mr Houben, now 46, who doctors thought was in a persistent vegatative state. He added: 'I screamed, but there was nothing to hear.' ...
  • Patient trapped in a 23-year 'coma' was conscious all along

    11/22/2009 5:51:33 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 93 replies · 6,895+ views
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 23rd November 2009 | Allan Hall
    A man thought by doctors to be in a vegetative state for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time, it was revealed last night. Student Rom Houben was misdiagnosed after a car crash left him totally paralysed. He had no way of letting experts, family or friends know he could hear every word they said. Rom Houben was trapped in a coma for 23 years and had no way of letting anyone know he could hear what they were saying (pictured posed by model) 'I screamed, but there was nothing to hear,' said Mr Houben, now 46.
  • Khamenei Reportedly Dead

    10/14/2009 12:25:27 PM PDT · by FARS · 186 replies · 13,164+ views
    AntiMullah & Sources Inside Iran ^ | 10/14/09 | Alan Peters & Iran Sources
    Khamenei has died. The formal announcement is expected to be made tomorrow morning (Tehran time) . Relative to this, all regime organizations including the official regime news agency "Seda va Sima" are beig draped in black.
  • Individuals In Vegetative States Can Learn, Scientists Find

    09/21/2009 10:36:58 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 23 replies · 1,595+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 09/21/09 | Unknown
    ScienceDaily (Sep. 21, 2009) — Scientists have found that some individuals in the vegetative and minimally conscious states, despite lacking the means of reporting awareness themselves, can learn and thereby demonstrate at least a partial consciousness. Their findings are reported in the online edition of Nature Neuroscience....This learning requires conscious awareness of the relation between stimuli -- the tone precedes and predicts the puff of air to the eye. This type of learning was not seen in the control subjects, volunteers who had been under anaesthesia.
  • 'Unnoticed': Woman in coma gives birth to stillborn (Swine Flu--Australia)

    09/05/2009 3:04:30 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 18 replies · 1,650+ views
    Australian Broadcasting ^ | Sept 5, 2009 | unknown
    The Perth hospital in which a woman gave birth to a stillborn baby without staff noticing has defended its level of care. Sharon May was in an induced coma in intensive care while being treated for pneumonia and swine flu at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Mrs May was 24 weeks' pregnant, when last month while still in a coma she gave birth to a stillborn boy