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Baby pain underestimated

24th June 2008

Researchers at University College London have found that babies may be in pain during medical procedures by using brain scans to measure responses.

Dr Rebeccah Slater, the team's leader, said: "Although the study is small, it does raise concerns about the tools normally used by doctors to establish whether a baby is feeling pain. Infants may appear to be pain free, but may, according to brain activity measurements, still be experiencing pain." 


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Article Information

Title: Baby pain underestimated
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 7258
Date Added: 24th Jun 2008

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