'Cooled baby' now healthy Brighton toddler


A baby boy whose body was cooled to reduce the risk of brain damage when he was starved of oxygen at birth, has made a complete recovery.

Two-year-old Forrest Crawford, of Brighton, who did not breath for 30 minutes, had his temperature reduced from 37C to 33.5C at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

Inducing hypothermia is a procedure used to slow the rate at which cells die in the brain.

The cooling treatment is thought to work particularly well on babies who experience an acute, sudden lack of oxygen, like Forrest.

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