Featured review: Music therapy for autistic people
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 10, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Can Complementary Therapies Ease Cancer Treatment Symptoms? What the Science Says
After Marianne Sarcich underwent treatment for breast cancer in 2016, she called an acupuncturist in hopes of easing her cancer-related anxiety—but made sure to be upfront. “I told her right away that I didn’t think this would work, I didn’t believe in it, but I was desperate,” she says. “Absolutely nothing else was helping. I only considered acupuncture to knock it off the list of possibilities.” To her shock, it helped. Over a few months of sessions, she felt the tightness of anxiety began to loosen, and Sarcich began considering other complementary options she’d dismissed ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Millard Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Neurological music therapy rebuilds structural connectome after traumatic brain injury: secondary analysis from a randomized controlled trial - Sihvonen AJ, Siponkoski ST, Mart ínez-Molina N, Laitinen S, Holma M, Ahlfors M, Kuusela L, Pekkola J, Koskinen S, Särkämö T.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common and devastating neurological condition, associated often with poor functional outcome and deficits in executive function. Due to the neuropathology of TBI, neuroimaging plays a crucial role in its assess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Art and music therapy seem to help with brain disorders. Scientists want to know why
Arts therapies appear to ease brain disorders from Parkinson's to PTSD. Now, artists and scientists have launched an effort to understand how these treatments change the brain.(Image credit: Madeline Gray for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

To Ease Menopause Symptoms, Add a Little Melody
They say that music soothes the savage beast, but can it also soothe a miserable, menopausal woman? A recent study suggests yes. From trouble sleeping to aching joints, women can experience a range of symptoms related to the onset of menopause. These can make life unpleasant. A Turkish study, though, has found that “music might be helpful,” says Dr. Stephanie Faubion, who wasn’t involved in the research. She’s the director of the Women’s Health Clinic at the Mayo Clinic and of The North American Menopause Society, which published the study last month in its journal Menopause. [time-brightcov...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Galadriel Watson Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Music Therapy for Improving Sleep Quality in Older Adults Music Therapy for Improving Sleep Quality in Older Adults
Might listening to music be a successful nonpharmacological intervention for improving sleep quality in older adults?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Ukulele Class in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Ukulele Class in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Music therapy in the form of a ukulele class may help relieve stress among parents of NICU patients.Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Impact of the Healing in Harmony program on women's mental health in a rural area in South Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo - Cikuru J, Bitenga A, Balegamire JBM, Salama PM, Hood MM, Mukherjee B, Mukwege A, Harlow SD.
This study used a step-wedged design... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lullaby Effect: Music Can Speed Your Way to Sleep, Study Finds
MONDAY, April 26, 2021 -- Music hath charms to soothe you off to slumber, new research suggests. The study found that calming tunes at bedtime seem to help older people struggling with insomnia. " We found music therapy was effective for older... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Music Therapy: Why Doctors Use it to Help Patients Cope
Music therapy is increasingly used to help patients cope with stress and promote healing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Schiffman Tags: Harps Anxiety and Stress Music Phobias Content Type: Service Hospitals Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Musical Instruments Surgery and Surgeons Psychology and Psychologists Cancer Source Type: news

Effects of neurological music therapy on behavioural and emotional recovery after traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled cross-over trial - Siponkoski ST, Koskinen S, Laitinen S, Holma M, Ahlfors M, Jordan-Kilkki P, Ala-Kauhaluoma K, Mart ínez-Molina N, Melkas S, Laine M, Ylinen A, Zasler N, Rantanen P, Lipsanen J, Särkämö T.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes deficits in executive function (EF), as well as problems in behavioural and emotional self-regulation. Neurological music therapy may aid these aspects of recovery. We performed a cross-over randomized controlled trial w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Music-based intervention to reduce aggressive behavior in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis - Ye P, Huang Z, Zhou H, Tang Q.
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the effect of music-based intervention on the aggressive behavior in children and adolescents, and made a comparison of music medicine and music therapy. METHODS: We searched PubMed (MEDLINE), Ovid-Embase, and the C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Corrigendum: music therapy for delinquency involved juveniles through tripartite collaboration: a mixed method study - Chong HJ, Yun J.
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.589431.]. A Corrigendum on Music Therapy for Delinquency Involved Juveniles Through Tripartite Collaboration: A Mixed Method Study by Chong, H. J., and Yun, J. (2020). Front. Psychol. 11:589431... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gift of $1 million will help UCLA support young patients and their families
UCLA has received $1 million from Ken and Linda Suslow to continue providing critical supportive services for children, their families and other patients.Half of the gift will support the work of the  Chase Child Life Program at UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, while the other half will establish the Suslow Family Patient Emergency Assistance Fund at UCLA.Launched in 1968, the Chase Child Life Program serves as a national model for helping young patients and their families cope with the stress and anxiety of hospital stays and medical procedures. Program specialists tailor therapeutic activities — such as bedside p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Music therapy for delinquency involved juveniles through tripartite collaboration: a mixed method study - Chong HJ, Yun J.
This study introduces a music therapy project for young offenders through community collaboration and its efficacy through a mixed method. The project called Young& Great Music is carried out via collaboration among three parties, which are the educationa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news