(This is a very cool story..just chill out baby…ah man, that’s fukn cold…out of the oven and into the cooler…okay…I’ll stop now…cd)
BOSTON – Infants whose brains are starved of oxygen at birth stand a better chance of surviving without damage if their body temperatures are chilled by 6 degrees Fahrenheit for three days, a new study said Wednesday.
âThis is the first treatment that we have to reduce the brain injury in these children,â? one of the studyâs authors, Seetha Shankaran of Michiganâs Wayne State University, told Reuters.
She estimated that the cooling, which should be initiated within hours after birth, could prevent many cases of death, blindness and other disabilities in the 1,700 full-term infants born in the United States each year whose brains were temporarily cut off from blood or oxygen. LINK