New Medical Study Finds Music Can Alleviate Cancer Patients’ Symptoms

first_imgThe spiritually healing properties of music are widely discussed and recognized, but according to a new study from Drexel University, there is significant evidence that music intervention treatments help alleviate medical symptoms in cancer patients, from anxiety to pain to fatigue, while also increasing their overall quality of life. Led by Joke Bradt, PhD, an associate professor at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, a team of scientists conducted a systematic review of studies that examined the impacts of music therapy (a personalized music experience offered by trained music therapists) and music medicine (listening to pre-recorded music provided by a doctor or nurse) on physical and psychological outcomes in people with cancer. Explains Dr. Bradt, “We found that music therapy interventions specifically improve patients’ quality of life. These are important findings as these outcomes play an important role in patients’ overall well-being.”The team examined fifty-two (52) different trials in the review, consisting of a total of 3,731 participants with cancer, with twenty-three (23) classified as “music therapy” and twenty-nine (29) classified as “music medicine interventions.” Overall, one of the most impactful findings was that “music interventions” of all kinds resulted in a moderate-to-strong reduction of patients’ anxiety.For pain reduction, researchers found a large treatment benefit, and for fatigue, they found small-to-moderate treatment effects. However, when comparing the merits of the two different types of music interventions, they found that, in terms of quality of life benefits, “music therapy” is more effective than “music medicine.”Dr. Bradt explains that both kinds of music interventions “play an important role in cancer care, but we didn’t quite know yet which interventions may be best suited for which type of outcome…We hope that the findings of this review will encourage health care providers in medical settings to seriously consider the use of music therapy in the psychological care of people with cancer.”While there is still a lot to learn about the subject, the positive effects of music interventions on cancer patients are an exciting are an exciting development in science’s ongoing fight against the disease. [via Science Daily]last_img read more

Bellmere home with cosy winter retreat vibe up for sale

first_imgThe home at 60 Faye Rd, Bellmere, is for sale.GET cosy in time for winter at this Bellmere home.With exposed timber cathedral ceilings and brick feature walls, the home at 60 Faye Rd has a cabin-style look. Sit by the roaring fireplace on cold nights.The kitchen and dining area look over an alfresco dining area and the pool, while the lounge room faces in the other direction and has a fireplace certain to keep the house warm as the mercury drops.“It’s got a big open fireplace which will be perfect for the winter that is coming on,” Mr Herbert said. The bath is 1.8m long and there is a rainwater shower.The three bedrooms share a recently renovated bathroom, which Mr Herbert said they had made into one of the most luxurious spaces in the home.“The bath is to die for – it’s huge at 1.8m,” he said.“When you stand in the shower it’s like you’re standing in the rain.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17The alfresco dining area was one of the spaces where Mr Herbert had many fond memories, often entertaining with a built-in barbecue and the pool beyond.“We used to have the Christmas party outside here every year,” Mr Herbert said.“It was always good and at the end of the party we’d have a massive food fight.” There is also exposed brick in some rooms.The single-level home is on a 1ha block and is separated into a main house and a retreat.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The retreat has a living space and bar, along with a bedroom and ensuite.This shares an entry with the main home but is separated by a hallway and courtyard.In the main wing of the home are three more bedrooms, the master with a walk-in wardrobe.center_img The home has exposed timber cathedral ceilings.Owners Michael and Karen Herbert are downsizing after living in the home for 15 years and have made many memories there.“We’ve had all the kids’ 21sts here, and my eldest daughter got married here,” Mr Herbert said. The floorplan of 60 Faye Rd, Bellmere.last_img read more

Sixteen NBA players test positive for COVID-19

first_img(BBC) – Sixteen NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus, with the season set to resume on July 30.Tests were carried out on 302 players on Tuesday.The 16 who tested positive will remain in self-isolation and will have to be cleared by a physician before they can return to training.Individual workouts are set to begin on July 1 and teams can arrive at Disney World Resort in Florida, where the season will restart on July 7.Training camps will then take place from July 9 to 29.The NBA and players’ union (NBPA) announced on Friday that “stringent health and safety protocols” will be in place when the season resumes.“We have worked together with the Players Association to establish a restart plan that prioritises health and safety, preserves competitive fairness and provides a platform to address social justice issues,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said.Thirteen Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams will contest eight games each to determine seedings for the play-offs.All 22 NBA teams will be based at the Florida resort and games will be played without spectators.last_img read more