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Source: DW

Emirati woman at home with her family after 27 years in a vegetative state

Thursday 20:00 GMT

Her son Omar, whom she had just picked up from school when the accident happened in 1991, said although his mother had awoken from her vegetative state in May of last year, her family had decided to wait until her condition had stabilized before making the announcement on Wednesday.

Omar, who traveled to Germany with his mother and rarely left her side, said: "I dreamed of this moment for years, and my name was the first thing she said."

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Source: The Guradian

Not dead but gone: how a concussion changed my girlfriend's personality forever

Thursday 03:19 GMT

She has a concussion, the doctor tells me as he uses a curved needle – gleaming under the sterile lights of the emergency room – to stitch her scalp up.

The doctors in the emergency room and in her single follow-up appointment told us Gabrielle’s concussion was not severe. According to Paul van Donkelaar, a professor at the University of British Columbia and specialist in the behavioral and psychological effects of brain injury, the severity of a concussion doesn’t necessarily indicate how a person will be affected by it.

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Source: BBC

Woman wakes after 27 years in a coma

Wednesday 13:35 GMT

A woman from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who was seriously injured in a traffic accident in 1991 has made a seemingly miraculous recovery after emerging from a 27-year-long coma.

He was placed in a medically induced coma for six months before being transferred to his home in Switzerland to continue his treatment.


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