Recent study reveals the effect of TV can be more soothing than compared to mom during pain. Especially if your a kid is being stuck with a needle at the hospital. Researchers are of the view that distraction proves to be a kind of boon at times when a child is under going painful medical procedures. A study involved 69 children who were divided into three groups and were asked to rate their pain when they were stuck with needle used to take a blood sample. Those watching TV cartoons reported half as much pain as those who were being soothed by Mom. When compared with children who just sat in a hospital room with mothers who didn’t try to soothe them or the TV watchers reported one-third the pain.