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Athletes' cooling 'glove' tested

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A device called "The Glove" is being used by athletes to dramatically improve their performance and by soldiers in Iraq.

The device creates an airtight seal around the wrist, pulls blood into the palm of the hand and cools it before returning it to the heart and to overheated muscles and organs.

Its applications are far broader: from treating stroke and heart attack victims to allowing soldiers to remain in the field longer under intense heat.

Rajesh Mirchandani reports.

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