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Can Music Really Be a Benefit to Health?

Seven years ago, when MediMusic Co-Founder and CEO Gary Jones, first began extolling the potential of dispensing music as medicine, this was a question that healthcare practitioners would repeatedly ask him – nowadays, they don’t. He explains why. We have all self-medicated with music at some point in our lives. Whether it is listening to…

Music & Pain

Music-Based Interventions in Paediatric and Adolescents Oncology Patients: A Systematic Review

Abstract Background: The implications of cancer and its medical treatment are traumatic, highly stressful and have great psychosocial impact. Therefore, a comprehensive treatment is essential and music-based interventions can play an important role. The objective of this study is to summarise research that assesses the effects of music therapy in paediatric and adolescent patients with…

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Impact of music on anxiety and pain perception among men undergoing prostate biopsy: Synthesis of qualitative literature

Abstract Prostate biopsy (PB) is typically well tolerated, with a low risk of major complications. Pain during PB was significantly decreased by the addition of intracapsular lidocaine anesthesia. However, PB is invasive procedure and can be a distressing experience for patients. In the last decade numerous environmental, technological and pharmacological factors have been utilized to…

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Is music a language?

The answer to this thought-provoking question relies on your ideas about exactly what a language is. If you consider a language to be a means of transmitting data about the external world from one person to another, then music doesn’t seem to fit the bill. One can’t find any information about the outside world purely…

Music & Pain

The effects of music listening on pain and stress in the daily life of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome

Abstract Music listening is associated with both pain- and stress-reducing effects. However, the effects of music listening in daily life remain understudied, and the psycho-biological mechanisms underlying the health-beneficial effect of music listening remain unknown. We examined the effects of music listening on pain and stress in daily life in a sample of women with…

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A systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of sensory, psychological and behavioural interventions for managing agitation in older adults with dementia

Background Agitation is common, persistent and distressing in dementia and is linked with care breakdown. Psychotropic medication is often ineffective or harmful, but the evidence regarding non-pharmacological interventions is unclear. Objectives We systematically reviewed and synthesised the evidence for clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for reducing agitation in dementia, considering dementia severity, the…