Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Stroking babies provides pain releif

Gently stroking a baby reduces activity in their brain associated with painful experiences, a study has found.

The study, by University of Oxford and Liverpool John Moores University, monitored the brain activity of 32 babies while they had blood tests.

Half were stroked with a soft brush beforehand and they showed 40% less pain activity in their brain.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46591640

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