"TV kills kids' pain better than moms" http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14397353/
I have SEEN this. Thomas had an earache in the middle of the night. I was rocking him while he wimpered and groused as much as a small, tired, hurting child can, when he asked for the TV to be on. Instant change. He was utterly still while watching, without wimpering or even needing me to hold him.