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Consciousness restored to man in persistent vegetative state, depression in some caused by inflammation, and women to drive in Saudi Arabia

Expect the unexpected every day! A nerve implant has 'restored consciousness' to a man who has been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years; 

new research suggests anti-inflammatory drugs could be used to manage acute depressive symptoms in some people; and Saudi Arabia has now announced that it will allow women to drive.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How, what would have been the largest coal export terminal in North America, is not moving forward. Read more here 

 • How a Federal Court this week threw out the state of Alaska's attack on protections for nearly 50 million acres of wild "roadless" national forest lands nationwide from logging and logging roads. Read more here

 • How Saudi Arabia has now announced that it will allow women to drive. Read more here

• How Health Canada has announced a ban on partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), a main source of artificial trans fats. Read more here

• How new research suggests anti-inflammatory drugs could be used to manage acute depressive symptoms in some people. Read more here

• How a nerve implant has 'restored consciousness' to a man who has been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years. Read more here

• How the SJ Foundation in India is fighting for employment opportunities for persons with disability. Read more here

• VIDEO: How the tiny Greek island of Tilos has embraced and employed refugee families from war-torn Syria. View here

• How, three decades after being pushed to the brink of extinction, the Californian condor is making a comeback in the wild. Read more here

• How a Tasmanian Men's Shed is opening their doors for women to learn welding skills. Read more here

 

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