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Music as therapeutic intervention can relieve anxiety and depression in older people

Posted February 27, 2014

Using music and singing in health care can improve quality of life for older people by easing pain, anxiety and depression. According to an article published in Mental Health Practice, the practices can be easily and effectively used as therapeutic nursing interventions.

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New Music Therapy to Help Young Cancer Patients

Posted January 30, 2014

Music has been proved to work wonders in case of illness but recent studies discovered that an act of musical creativity the likes of writing lyrics and making musical videos can have a huge positive impact on the young people undergoing a cancer treatment.

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Mozart K.448 listening decreased seizure recurrence and epileptiform discharges in children with first unprovoked seizures: a randomized controlled study

Posted January 14, 2014

Increasing numbers of reports show the beneficial effects of listening to Mozart music in decreasing epileptiform discharges as well as seizure frequency in epileptic children. There has been no effective method to reduce seizure recurrence after the first unprovoked seizure until now. In this study, we investigated the effect of listening to Mozart 448 in reducing the seizure recurrence rate in children with first unprovoked seizures.

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Music through sport – jymmin improves your mood

Posted January 9, 2014

Working out and making music at the same time – scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig retrofitted conventional fitness machines to produce music during a workout. Not only do these “jymmin” machines reduce physical exertion during exercise. The researchers have now proven that they also have a mood-enhancing effect: After strength training with musical feedback, a person’s mood improves significantly. It appears that hormones are responsible for this beneficial effect on mood.

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Using sound to manage chronic pain

Posted November 7, 2013

Women with chronic pain may be more sensitive to sounds than their male counterparts, researchers at Simon Fraser University have found. The finding emerged as part of a study related to the therapeutic use of music for chronic pain (CP) patients. SFU lead researcher Mark Nazemi was comparing the sensitivity of chronic pain and healthy controls on a range of audio frequencies.

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Just a few years of early musical training benefits the brain later in life

Posted November 6, 2013

Older adults who took music lessons as children but haven’t actively played an instrument in decades have a faster brain response to a speech sound than individuals who never played an instrument, according to a study appearing November 6 in the Journal of Neuroscience. The finding suggests early musical training has a lasting, positive effect on how the brain processes sound.

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Listening to Favourite Music can Help Manage Pain

Posted October 23, 2013

Listening to favourite music can help relieve nagging pain, claim researchers. A new survey by chemists at LloydsPharmacy has sown that listening to Bach can ease backache and the Eels’ ‘Novocaine For The Soul’ could help reduce pain, reported.

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Prayer, music and other nursing interventions boost heart attack survival

Posted October 13, 2013

Surviving heart attack could be as simple as listening to music, praying and talking, finds a new study. Researchers are beginning to recognize heart disease is not just a physical problem, but there are also psychological components that are important for clinicians and patients to address.

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Why Young Children Need Music, Parents Listen Up

Posted September 9, 2013

Parents who wonder what types of activities are best for their young children to learn should seriously consider music. Results of a new study from researchers at the University of West London (UWL) suggest kids who participate in music and singing are more likely to enjoy other critical benefits than those who do not embrace music.

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What music and exercise have in common for a healthier heart

Posted September 3, 2013

A new study uncovers that listening to joyful music may indeed be important for restoring heart health for people with coronary artery disease. Researchers don’t know how music affects how our blood vessels function to keep our heart healthy. We know that exercise and diet are cornerstones for anyone diagnosed with heart attack or coronary artery disease.

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