iPads sedate children for surgery: Computer games found to be as good as drugs for relaxing youngsters before an operation

Computer games are as good as drugs at helping children relax before operations, a study found.

Boys and girls that played on an iPad ahead of surgery were just as calm as those given powerful sedatives.

And their parents were happier overall.

The find comes from a French study of 112 children aged four to ten who were having day surgery.

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