Saturday, August 19, 2006

Go Away Ma, I'm Watching TV!

A recent study finds that for children undergoing medical procedures, watching cartoons does more to reduce pain than the presence of a parent.

Link to article

Here's the quote I found particularly interesting:

The effectiveness of watching TV in reducing pain raises some concern about TV's power in the home.... "If TV can overcome pain better than mothers do, it can influence children's attitudes and attention more than parents," [Dr. Carlo] Bellieni speculated.

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