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Body cooling may help brain after cardiac arrest

NEW YORK: People who are left unconscious after their heart suddenly stops should be cooled in an effort to preserve brain function, according to the American Academy of Neurology. Reducing a comatose person's body temperature down to 32 to 34 degrees Celsius (C) - about 90 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit (F) - for 24 hours after rescuing them from cardiac arrest is highly likely to improve brain outcomes, says the organization's new guideline. "This issue with brain protection after cardiac resuscitation has been an active…