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Drunk People Have Higher Chance of Survival in Accidents

You’ve heard how drunken people survive horrific accidents that should’ve killed them. But it’s not just folk belief – scientists revealed that the higher the blood-alcohol level, the higher the chance of survival after [...]

Paralyzed Rat with Spinal Cord Injury Can Walk Again

Photo: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Scientists have a breakthrough in spinal injury research: they were able to teach paralyzed rats with spinal cord injury to walk again after electrical stimulation of the brain [...]

Man ‘blown up like a balloon’ in accident

A New Zealand man suffered a rather unfortunate injury after falling on to a compressed air fitting. The truck driver fell backwards with some force o…

Booze Therapy: Giving Alcohol to Patients with Head Injury

Ever noticed that drunk people who cause accidents that kill others escape harm? Well, the secret of their luck may actually be the alcohol itself. Dr. Ali Salim and colleagues from the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles found that head injury patients who were drunk were significantly less likely to die than sober [...]