Trauma tots ‘ice res­cue’

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS -

COOL­ING a new­born baby’s brain af­ter a trau­matic birth can slow brain dam­age, it has been claimed.

A con­fer­ence hosted by the UCC In­fant Cen­tre in Kil­lar­ney heard yes­ter­day that ba­bies cov­ered with a cold-wa­ter blan­ket within six hours had a lower rate of dis­abil­i­ties.

The re­search was car­ried out on lambs in New Zealand and then fol­lowed up with tots.

Sev­eral hos­pi­tals of­fer the ther­apy in Ire­land.

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