Chilling body doesn't stop bacterial infection

By Ashley Yeager, 12:49 PM November 26, 2013

Lowering the body temperature of individuals with severe bacterial meningitis may not help improve patients’ health and could do more harm than good, a new study suggests.

The results, which appear November 27 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, are similar to recently reported findings that suggest that induced hypothermia is not as helpful or safe for treating individuals with cardiac arrest as once thought.

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