Can listening to music while driving reduce cardiac stress?

A study by researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Marília, Brazil, suggests that listening to instrumental music, for example, may relieve cardiac stress. The results of the study, which were supported by São Paulo Research Foundation—FAPESP, are published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) […]

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Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain

In the study, breast cancer patients assigned to 30 minutes of music listening five times a week had “noticeably” reduced side effects of cancer and its treatment over 24 weeks, researchers report in the European Journal of Cancer Care. The patients said the music helped their physical and psychological well-being because it distanced them from […]

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Positive effect of music and dance on dementia proven in new study

Researchers from the Department of Dance and Department of Psychological Medicine used familiar, reminiscent music and the natural gestures of a group of 22 participants to create an original series of dance exercises. Lead author Ting Choo, Dance Studies Masters graduate, says the aim was to promote a better quality of life for people with […]

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Maha doc to conduct study on pregnant women to investigate the benefits of music therapy

In addition, researchers think that every baby is born hardwired, as it were, with what has been termed ‘communicative musicality.’ Put simply, babies respond positively to, and have an appreciation of, simple musical structures, melodies and simple vocal sounds. We are all familiar with ‘baby talk’ – the way we instinctively alter the tone of […]

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Continuous earphone use can easily damage you hearing, warn experts

When in need of listening to something, earphones are everyone’s best friends. They give privacy, prevent disturbances and make good accessories, all packed in a light and practical wire. However, wearing earphones comes with a risk. A study in the United States found that 51 per cent of high schoolchildren experience hearing loss due to […]

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Music therapy can help benefit patients suffering from dementia

Music therapy may improve depression and anxiety in dementia patients, a new analysis suggests. Music therapy might also improve emotional well-being among those with dementia, researchers found. But they didn’t find any benefits when it came to cognition and behavioural issues such as agitation or aggression, according to the report in the Cochrane Library journal. […]

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