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Lower Temps Fail to Protect Young Injured Brains

BOSTON — Chilling the body to well below its normal temperature does little to protect children from further damage after an accidental brain injury, and may even make things worse, researchers reported on Wednesday.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, marks another blow to the hope that chilling the brain might protect it from damage, as in animal studies and some small 1993 tests in adults.

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