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Rugby: A new brain-cooling treatment is trialled for concussion

# Rugby: The game is currently trialling a new brain-cooling treatment for concussion relating to sport. This is the first acute treatment which can be delivered along the field. Six clubs in the United Rugby Championship, including Edinburgh, are currently using the so-called PolarCap. It delivers targeted cooling to the head and neck between 45 minutes and an hour after a player suffered a concussion. BBC Sport reports Edinburgh’s team doctor, Michael Dunlop, says the metabolic dysfunction happening in a concussion is worse at higher body temperature.