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Baby's Cry Can Be A Window Into The Brain
2013-07-12 05:17:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new tool that analyzes slight variations in a baby's cry can help identify clues to potential health or developmental problems, giving doctors a new way to identify babies with neurological and other disorders, thus allowing for earlier intervention. Developed by researchers at Brown University, the new computer-based tool provides a "window into the brain" by detecting variations in crying imperceptible to the human ear. Such...

Study Helps Decipher The Cause Of A Baby’s Cry
2013-02-20 14:08:03

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers focus a lot of attention on the youngest among us. Through different studies, attempts have been made to understand just how infants communicate and what their motivations are for offering up their cryptic little messages. The cognitive development of infants — and the challenge of understanding it — stems to the fact infants are endowed with only a very limited ability to communicate. For the youngest...

Infants Calm Faster With The Five S's After Vaccinations
2012-04-17 08:27:04

Taking your infant to the doctor´s office for vaccinations and tests can be a harrowing experience for the parent and the child. However, there are ways to ease the shock of the needle, at least for the child. Experts are recommending that the “5 S´s” be used on the frightened child immediately afterwards. A study published this week in the journal Pediatrics finds that swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging and sucking, go a long way towards easing the...

2011-12-21 14:38:20

Recently, the accuracy of current methods of pain assessment in babies have been called into question. New research from London-area hospitals and the University of Oxford measures brain activity in infants to better understand their pain response. As every parent knows, interpreting what a baby is feeling is often incredibly difficult. Currently, pain in infants is assessed using the premature infant pain profile (PIPP), which is based on behavioral and physiological body reactions, such...

2011-10-03 21:49:03

Expressing emotions may give players mental edge, research finds While there's no crying in baseball, as Tom Hanks' character famously proclaimed in "A League of Their Own," crying in college football might not be a bad thing, at least in the eyes of one's teammates. Although college football players feel pressure to conform to some male stereotypes, players who display physical affection toward their teammates are happier, according to new research. The findings were reported in a...

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2011-08-03 13:28:59

Researchers claim that despite popular sayings, having a good cry does not make anyone feel better. The researchers collected data from 97 Dutch women between the ages of 18 and 48.  The participants kept diaries monitoring their moods and crying for up to 73 days. The team looked at the 1,004 "detailed crying episodes," and showed that nearly two-thirds of women studied did not feel better after crying. During the study, crying days were marked by generally worse moods than on other...

2011-06-01 10:42:00

CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The DDB Life Style Study® asked Americans what was the worst experience to have on an airplane: sitting next to a boring person who won't stop talking, sitting next to a crying baby, sitting next to an obese person, or sitting next to somebody with strong body odor. Across gender, age and parenthood status, sitting next to somebody with strong body odor was considered the worst among the four choices by 64% of people. The...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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