People with terminal cancer may be helped by LSD.

A new study just published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease says the first tests on the hallucinogenic drug in about 40 years showed terminally-ill patients gained lasting and valuable insights.

Most of the subjects suffered from terminal cancer, and the researchers said LSD apparently eased their fears and lowered their levels of anxiety.

In the study, 12 people were given LSD for 2 10-hour sessions as they talked to a therapist.

Many patients wept, and most experienced some discomfort. One 67-year-old man said he saw his long-dead, estranged father who gave the man his approval.

--Rob Archer