Latest Crying Stories

2009-11-04 08:59:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ - Biloop Technologic, S.L. is proud to announce the launch of the Cry Translator - www.crytranslator.com. This ground-breaking application is designed to help parents and caregivers learn to understand their baby's first language - their cry. The Cry Translator involves a revolutionary sound analysis technology that quickly identifies an infant's cry, based on one of five emotional or physiological states: hunger, fatigue, annoyance, stress or boredom....

2009-11-03 11:30:00

Psychologists say Americans' Stress Levels Too High; Few Receive Support to Make Lasting Lifestyle Changes NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stress related to school pressure and family finances has a greater impact on young people than parents believe, according to a new national survey released today by the American Psychological Association (APA). Building on past research indicating that stress is a top health concern for U.S. teens between 9th and 12th grade(1),...

2009-09-28 00:44:36

Bringing soap bubbles is a way parents can help minimize flu shot fussing, a U.S. child pain expert advises. The parents blow bubbles during the injections, suggesting they are blowing away the hurt. With a crying infant, if the parent places the plastic bubble maker in front of the child's mouth, as the children cry out they will make bubbles. I have seen babies stop crying mid-cry because they were distracted by the bubbles, Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer, director of the Pediatric Pain Program at...

2009-08-24 15:05:31

TAU researcher says tears can help build and strengthen personal relationshipsMedically, crying is known to be a symptom of physical pain or stress. But now a Tel Aviv University evolutionary biologist looks to empirical evidence showing that tears have emotional benefits and can make interpersonal relationships stronger.New analysis by Dr. Oren Hasson of TAU's Department of Zoology shows that tears still signal physiological distress, but they also function as an evolution-based mechanism to...

2009-04-15 07:09:12

Breast-feeding an infant offers yet another advantage, according to new research conducted by Turkish investigators that suggests pain connected with vaccination is considerably lessened for infants nurtured on mother's milk, Reuters reported on Tuesday. "Even young children have a pain memory, causing them to anticipate painful procedures and react more intensely if they have undergone previous painful procedures with inadequate analgesia," the researchers write in the Journal of...

2008-12-26 06:04:11

U.S and Dutch psychologists say most people feel better after crying, but about 1-in-10 say they feel worse. University of South Florida psychologists Jonathan Rottenberg and Lauren M. Bylsma, along with J.J.M. Vingerhoets of Tilburg University in the Netherlands find about one-third in the more than 3,000 recent crying experiences analyzed reported no improvement in mood after crying. The study, published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, linked the benefits of crying...

2008-12-17 15:25:17

We've all experienced a "good cry" "” whether following a breakup or just after a really stressful day, shedding some tears can often make us feel better and help us put things in perspective. But why is crying beneficial? And is there such a thing as a "bad cry"? University of South Florida psychologists Jonathan Rottenberg and Lauren M. Bylsma, along with their colleague Ad J.J.M. Vingerhoets of Tilburg University describe some of their recent findings about the psychology of crying...

2008-07-07 09:05:00

The baby's smile that gladdens a mother's heart also lights up the reward centers of her brain, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in a report that appears in the journal Pediatrics today. The finding could help scientists figure out the special mother-infant bond and how it sometimes go wrong, said Dr. Lane Strathearn, assistant professor of pediatrics at BCM and Texas Children's Hospital and a research associate in BCM's Human Neuroimaging Laboratory. "The relationship between...

2008-04-05 03:00:00

By Karp, Harvey When you become a new parent, your job is to love your baby like crazy, but in addition, there are two main tasks - to feed your baby successfully and to soothe her crying. Parents who do these well feel great! However, those who struggle feel terrible. Fortunately, there are lots of places to find help with feeding. On the other hand, there is little help for soothing crying. Now, some crying is actually a good thing. It's a brilliant way for helpless babies to get our...

2008-01-09 00:00:07

By Story by LIBBY KEELING, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7450 or keelingl@courierpress.com Although rousing games of Red Light, Green Light are a few years off, the neonatal intensive care unit at Deaconess Women's Hospital is equipped with three-tiered, red-yellow-green signals that issue noise-traffic alerts from the ceiling. The electronic SONICU Sound System, referred to as "The Light Show" by staff, was installed as part of renovations completed in August. "This is one...

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