Three Surprising Health Benefits of Subzero Temperatures
How staying cool (like, really cool) can be good for you.
Therapeutic Hypothermia
For patients who've gone into cardiac arrest, lowering the body's temperature via ice packs, cooling blankets, or intravenous cold saline can be a lifesaver. Research has shown that cooling the body can help prevent tissue damage in the brain in the crucial hours after resuscitation. In a recent study published in Circulation, scientists suspect that the use of therapeutic hypothermia in U.S. patients contributed to a nearly 12 percent decline in deaths from cardiac arrest.