Music Therapy for Health and Wellness

Is music a part of your daily life? Check out this blog post to see some of the ways in which music may help keep stress levels down, improve sleep, and more
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Adding to past research showing beneficial effects from the Mediterranean diet in older adults, a new study suggests that the diet also improves quality of sleep, although not sleep duration.Medscape Medical News
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By Christian Jarrett Given how important maths skills are in everyday life, it is vital that we develop ways to reliably identify those children with particular learning difficulties related to maths (known as “specific learning disorder in mathematics”/SLDM or dyscalculia) so that they can be provided with appropriate support. Unfortunately, maths-related learning problems are far less understood and recognised compared with similar problems related to reading and language. A recent study in the British Journal of Psychology highlights this issue, being the first to estimate the prevalence of SLDM/dyscalc...
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Conclusion. Selective ALIF limited to one or two levels in the lower lumbar spine provided improved pain and function when compared with continued nonsurgical care. ALIF may be a safe and effective treatment for low back pain associated with disc degeneration in select patients who fail nonsurgical management. Level of Evidence: 3
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This study evaluated the efficacy of an integrated smoking cessation intervention, developed to target anxiety, depression, and smoking cessation concurrently among people living with HIV. Method: Smokers living with HIV who reported at least moderate motivation to quit smoking were randomized into a novel 9-week integrated intervention (QUIT), consisting of 1 psychoeducation (prerandomization) session and 9 weekly 1-hour sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy for smoking cessation and anxiety/depression plus nicotine replacement therapy, or a 9-week enhanced standard smoking intervention (ETAU), consisting of 1 psych...
Source: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
Researchers are asking people who have suffered from depression and anxiety to provide DNA samples so they can look for common genesGenetic links to anxiety and depression are to be explored in the largest ever study into the issue, experts have announced.Researchers are calling on people in England to sign up to theGenetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (Glad) study. It is hoped that 40,000 volunteers aged 16 and over will agree to be part of a database which will be used in future research studies to better understand the genetic aspects of mental health conditions.Continue reading...
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Jos é Salazar-Fraile, Ermengol Sempere-Verdú, Santiago Pérez-Hoyos, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, Manuel Gómez-Beneyto
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Publication date: Available online 17 September 2018Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Dusan Hirjak, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Stefan Fritze, Fabio Sambataro, Katharina M. Kubera, Robert C. WolfAbstractAlthough genuine motor abnormalities (GMA) are frequently found in schizophrenia, they are also considered as an intrinsic feature of bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, and neurodevelopmental disorders with early onset such as autism, ADHD, and Tourette syndrome. Such transnosological observations strongly suggest a common neural pathophysiology. This systematic review highlights the evidence on GMA and th...
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(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in SLEEP indicates that people who have slept for fewer than seven of the past 24 hours have higher odds of being involved in and responsible for car crashes. The risk is greatest for drivers who have slept fewer than four hours.
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(University of Kansas) People who feel anxious surrounding mass shootings tend to abandon their political ideology on typically divided issues, according to a study by two University of Kansas professors.
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PMID: 30219478 [PubMed - in process]
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