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Baycrest launches study combining music and brain stimulation to improve memory
(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Baycrest will embark on the first study combining music therapy with brain stimulation to improve memory among patients with mild cognitive impairment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epilepsy and Music: Practical Notes Epilepsy and Music: Practical Notes
Review the complex relationship between music and epilepsy, from the promise of music therapy, to musicogenic epilepsy and potential effects of antiepileptics and epilepsy surgery on music perception.Practical Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

No Reduction in Autism Symptoms With Music Therapy No Reduction in Autism Symptoms With Music Therapy
Although a new randomized trial showed that improvisational music therapy did not reduce social affect in children with autism spectrum disorder, the intervention may work in some, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Music therapy may not lead to big benefits for kids with autism
Children with autism spectrum disorder don't benefit from the addition of music therapy on top of their usual treatments, an international clinical trial suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Music therapy for autism doesn't improve symptoms
A study conducted at the Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre in Norway, found music therapy plus standard care didn't improve symptoms any more than standard care alone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Didn't Music Therapy Help Autistic Kids?
(MedPage Today) -- Maybe the researchers failed, not the therapy (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - August 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Music Therapy Does Not Appear to Improve Autism Symptoms in Young Children (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Music therapy seems no better than standard care alone in improving autism symptoms, according to an international trial in JAMA.Over … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Music therapy may not lead to big benefits for kids with autism
(Reuters Health) - Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) don't benefit from the addition of music therapy on top of their usual treatments, according to results from a large international clinical trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study casts doubt on music therapy for kids with autism
Ethan Jones thinks he was playing the piano. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of community-based group music therapy for children exposed to ongoing child maltreatment and poverty in South Korea: a block randomized controlled trial - Kim J.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Community-Based Group Music Therapy on internalizing behavioral problems in children who were exposed to ongoing child maltreatment and poverty in South Korea. It was a block randomized controlled... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Music therapy for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like disorders.
Music therapy is a therapeutic approach that uses musical interaction as a means of communication and expression. Within the area of serious mental disorders, the aim of the therapy is to help people improve their emotional and relational competencies, and address issues they may not be able to using words alone. To review the effects of music therapy, or music therapy added to standard care, compared with placebo therapy, standard care or no treatment for people with serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horse Riding, Music Therapy Benefit Late-Stage Stroke Horse Riding, Music Therapy Benefit Late-Stage Stroke
Rehabilitation programs that involve a multisensory intervention improved gait, balance, strength, and cognition in late-stage stroke survivors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Music Therapy May Strike the Right Note for Schizophrenia Music Therapy May Strike the Right Note for Schizophrenia
A new Cochrane Review shows that music therapy benefits global state, mental state, social function, and quality of life in the short to medium term.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Long-term stroke survivors believe they do better with horse, music therapy
(Reuters Health) - A small Swedish study of stroke patients finds that activities such as horseback riding and rhythm-and-music therapy can help them feel like they're recovering faster, even if their stroke occurred years earlier. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Music therapy for people with substance use disorders
The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of music therapy, as a primary or a supportive intervention, compared to standard care, wait-list control or no treatment, for people with substance use disorders, to reduce substance use,the severity of substance dependence/abuse, psychological symptoms, and substance cravin g; to enhance motivation for change/treatment; and for retention in treatment. To assess the impact of the number of music therapy sessions on study outcomes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biodex Releases NEW Gait Trainer 3: First Ever Gait Training Treadmill...
Merge of music therapy and biomedical technology takes a groundbreaking step for neurological rehab(PRWeb May 19, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14347180.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Music Therapy May Reduce Depression in Dementia Music Therapy May Reduce Depression in Dementia
New review shows that participating in group or individual music therapy sessions reduces depressive symptoms but not aggression or agitation in patients with dementia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Music therapy for women survivors of intimate partner violence: an intercultural experience from a feminist perspective - Juan TF.
This study arose from the growing number of women around the world subjected by their partner to domestic violence. These women suffer from issues of self-esteem, anxiety, identity crisis and high levels of depression, among other social and psychological ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Queen are Britain's top choice for tackling mental health
Queen ’s We Will Rock You is the song most used in music therapy in the UK, followed by Three Little Birds by Bob Marley, Amazing Grace by Elvis Presley, and Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music May Soothe the'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain
FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 -- Patients recovering from back surgery often struggle with pain and anxiety, but new research shows that music therapy may help ease their discomfort. Medication is commonly used to manage pain for people who've had surgery... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

When Advice Crosses the Line
During the process of my son’s recovery from his eating disorder I have received advice from many places. More often than not this advice was helpful and appreciated. Many people have shared with me their tips and creative strategies for managing eating disorders in their homes and many of them I utilized in our own home. There was, of course, that “advice” from friends or family members that was really not very helpful at all. That generally wasn’t advice though. That was usually a very ill-informed statement or comment that would sometimes make me wonder whether it was intended to be helpful at al...
Source: Psych Central - April 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Christina Leigh Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Caregivers Eating Disorders Family Parenting Psychotherapy Treatment dietary needs Family therapy Grief Healthcare Providers Malnutrition Support Group Support Groups unsolicited advice Source Type: news

Music Training May Facilitate Memory Function in Alzheimer ’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has long been considered a detrimental form of dementia. With over 35 million individuals globally living with dementia and this number predicted to triple in the next thirty years (World Health Organization, 2012); it is now vital that effective pharmacological treatments help modify the disease and improve individual’s quality of life — as current pharmacological treatments have only been effective in relation to relieving the severity of symptoms. As a result researchers have looked to investigate whether other non-pharmacological treatments can supplement pharmacological treat...
Source: Psych Central - January 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joe Husbands Tags: Aging Alzheimer's Caregivers Disabilities Memory and Perception Alzheimer's disease Cognition Dementia Music Therapy Source Type: news

Study to examine if music-based play helps young cancer patients and their parents
(Indiana University) An Indiana University School of Nursing researcher has been awarded $1.4 million to determine if a music therapy intervention can be used to manage acute distress in young cancer patients ages 3 to 8 and their parents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Music therapy helps reduce depression and increases self-esteem
(NaturalNews) Everyone can attest to the uplifting effect that a good tune can have on one's mood. Whether it's a familiar song that always brings to mind a happy time in the past, or a classical piece that leaves you feeling inexplicably cheerful, music can have a powerful effect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music therapy reduces depression in young people, study finds
THE largest ever study of music therapy's effect on children with depression has found significant benefits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enriched Music Therapy Benefits Stroke Patients Long Term Enriched Music Therapy Benefits Stroke Patients Long Term
Stroke patients actively participating in rhythmic music therapy had improved physical function and feelings of well-being. Effects persisted at 1 year after 6 weeks of therapy, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 4, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Music therapy helps children with depression, study finds
Ryan MaassPOOLE, England, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Music therapy may be an effective method for helping children and adolescents recover from depression, researchers suggest in a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The many adventures of Wesley: Specialty care helps toddler with heart disease reach neurodevelopmental milestones
Will and Alicia Ethridge knew their unborn son would need complex open-heart surgery soon after birth, due to a serious congenital defect that was detected in utero. Wesley suffered from a genetic form of cardiomyopathy, which meant the walls of his heart muscles were thickened, and blood flow to the left side of his body was restricted. The knowledge about their son’s disease prepared them for many things about the impending medical journey (including arranging for cardiac surgery at the Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center, just a few hours’ drive from their home in Maine) but there were many mo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 3, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program Dr. Caitlin Rollins Dr. Samantha Butler Heart Center Source Type: news

Music therapy reduces depression in children, adolescents, research finds
Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems, researchers have discovered. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Music Therapy May Help Kids Cope With Immunization Shots Music Therapy May Help Kids Cope With Immunization Shots
Music therapy can help young children get through painful injections, a new study hints.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 28, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Music therapy may help kids cope with immunization shots
(Reuters Health) - When little kids need to get a painful injection, music therapy can help them get through the procedure, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Music therapy strikes a chord
Reposted with permission from Cochrane AustraliaA trio of music therapy reviews featured in last year ’s Australian top 100 Cochrane Library downloads, withMusic Therapy for depression coming in at number 7,Music Therapy for people with spectrum disorder at number 40 andMusic Therapy for people with dementia at 76. Recently a new update ofMusic interventions for cancer patientstook centre stage and madeheadlines around the world, finding that music may have beneficial effects on anxiety, pain, fatigue, depression and quality of life for people with cancer.‘It’s great to see these reviews are the subject o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 21, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

New paper provides insights for music therapy in surgical area
(University Hospitals Case Medical Center) During a two-year clinical trial on music therapy during breast biopsy procedures, the authors of this study gained information on potential benefits, challenges and methods of facilitating a surgical music therapy program. In addition, they learned approaches to integrating the program with perioperative nursing staff members. The study appears in AORN Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

MODEM: modelling outcome and cost impacts of interventions for dementia: music therapy
Music therapy aims to help and support people to express themselves, explore their feelings and bring about positive change through music. A trained music therapist works with people with dementia to reduce their anxiety and restlessness (agitation) and to improve the confidence and wellbeing of themselves and/or their family carer. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Randomized trial of group music therapy with Chinese prisoners: impact on anxiety, depression, and self-esteem - Chen XJ, Hannibal N, Gold C.
This study investigated the effects of group music therapy on improving anxiety, depression, and self-esteem in Chinese prisoners. Two-hundred male prisoners were randomly assigned to music therapy (n = 100) or standard care (n = 100). The music therapy ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive
Mom's singing helps stabilize infant breathing (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 25, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive
Mom's singing helps stabilize infant breathing (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive
Mom's singing helps stabilize infant breathing Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Premature Babies (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive
THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 -- The soothing sound of mom singing may help premature newborns breathe easier, a new review finds. The analysis, of over a dozen clinical trials, found that music therapy helped stabilize premature newborns'breathing rate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Music therapy can reduce anxiety in cancer patients, says new research
LISTENING to music can reduce pain and anxiety in cancer patients, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music helps alleviate cancer patients' symptoms
Music helps alleviate symptoms of anxiety, pain and fatigue Related items fromOnMedica Singing is beneficial for memory and mood in early dementia Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents Music during surgery may risk patient safety Music is the food of recovery (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Music interventions for improving psychological and physical outcomes in cancer patients
Are there benefits of offering music interventions as a complementary treatment to people with cancer?Cancer may result in extensive emotional, physical and social suffering. Current cancer care increasingly incorporates psychosocial interventions to improve quality of life. Music therapy and music medicine interventions have been used to alleviate symptoms and treatment side effects and address psychosocial needs in people with cancer. In music medicine interventions, the patient simply listens to pre-recorded music that is offered by a medical professional. Music therapy requires the implementation of a music interventio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 15, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

The Ways Music Therapy Can Lift Body and Soul
Music therapists aim to ease pain, nourish social connections, and bring peace and familiarity to patients in the hospital. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Jun 10 Cardiology NewsJun 10 Cardiology News
Removal of leadless pacemakers, APEX trial, the Mediterranean diet, music therapy, and inequalities in TAVI use worldwide are discussed by Dr Mandrola in this week's podcast. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 10, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Most antidepressants ineffective for children
Study reveals some drugs cause harmRelated items from OnMedicaCBT and some antidepressants equally good for depressionAntidepressants double the risk of aggression and suicide in children Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescentsDoctors debate long-term use of psychiatric drugsLithium safe and effective in children with bipolar disorder (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 8, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘I try to draw the music out of people.’
(Katherine C. Cohen/Boston Children’s Hospital) James Danna Music Therapist I’ve been a music therapist at Boston Children’s for two years now. I always wanted to do philanthropic work my whole life, so this is an opportunity where I can use my musical talents for good. It’s a blessing to be here. Music therapy is the utilization of music to achieve a non-musical goal — that might be bringing family members together, preparing a child for surgery or regulating a heart rate. Every one of us is musical, so I try to draw the music out of people. I’ve seen kids speak their first words ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 27, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Care Team Music therapy Source Type: news

Noah’s story: Enterovirus and a race against the clock
“I’m so excited to babyproof my house,” says Elisa Holt. “I haven’t had to. Now, Noah wants to climb and do all of these normal baby things.” The toddler, born in March 2014, sailed through his first six months of life. As summer turned to fall, enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a mysterious virus linked with paralysis, started to dominate headlines. On Oct. 3, 2014, Elisa was nursing Noah when she realized something was wrong with her son. “I went to sit him up and he just fell over. I did it again and the same thing happened.” When she realized he wasn’t moving his feet, legs...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Department of Neurology Dr. Donna Nimec Dr. Mark Gorman enterovirus D68 Guillain Barre Syndrome Source Type: news

Noteable Progressions Music Therapy Services to Hold an Open House May...
Notable Progressions would like to welcome the community to their new center.(PRWeb April 29, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13377582.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NH Hospitals Struggle To Treat Opioid-Addicted Babies
BOSTON (CBS) – New Hampshire public officials call it an epidemic. Not the opioid addiction, but the number of babies born into it. So far this year, 120 babies were reported born after having been exposed to drugs in the womb. The total in 2015 was 504, up 27 percent from 2014, when there were 367. “I don’t remember my pregnancy like most people do, because I was using the entire time,” explained Abi Lizotte, a recovered addict who gave birth to a baby boy in the throes of her addiction last year. “He was very shaky, tense,” she says. “They ended up dosing him on morphine.”...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Christina Hager Concord Hospital opioid crisis Source Type: news