Spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down

Spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down

ABC News in Science: Mary Poppins was right: A spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down, according to the results of a new study.

Dr Denise Harrison, of the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and colleagues found that giving less than half a teaspoon of a sugary solution to infants up to 12 months of age reduces crying and pain due to vaccination.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/05/13/2898424.htm


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