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Friday, October 06, 2006

Study: Pregnancy Hormone Increases Brain Injury Recovery

POSTED: 4:21 pm EDT October 5, 2006

The same hormone that plays a key role in pregnancy could also safely help people recover from traumatic brain injuries, health officials said.Emory University researchers said progesterone therapy led to a 50 percent reduction in the rate of death overall.

In patients with moderate brain injuries, researchers said they saw a significant improvement in the number of patients who were able to make nearly full recoveries.


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