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Lullabies 'reduce pain for babies'

Researchers believe lullabies may help sick children by reducing pain and improving their wellbeing.

In an experiment at Great Ormond Street Hospital, 37 children were played songs including Hush-A-Bye-Baby and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

The impact on their heart rate and pain response levels was compared with being left alone, and with being read a book.

The BBC's health and science reporter James Gallagher reports.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 29 October 2013.

  • 29 Oct 2013
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