Stressed newborn babies have a heightened response to PAIN but don't show it by crying



Stressed newborn babies have a heightened response to pain - but they don't always show it by crying, according to a new study.
Doctors say hospitalised newborns already stressed by their environment have a much larger pain response in their brain following a routine clinical skin lance than non-stressed babies. 
But that isn't matched by an equivalent increase in their pain behaviour, suggesting we need different ways to understand babies who are already stressed.
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WHAT DID THEY DO? The study involved 56 newborn boys and girls from the postnatal ward and special care... read more

 
30 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 38
Source: Daily Mail
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