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

Coronavirus: Juve vs AC Milan, Napoli vs Inter semifinals off due to outbreak

first_img Loading… The game between Juve and Milan had been scheduled to be played in a partially closed Allianz Stadium on Wednesday, with fans from the region of Lombardy — the epicentre of the outbreak in Italy — banned from attending.However, Lega Serie A, who organises the Coppa, confirmed on Tuesday that the game will now be played at an undetermined date. The first leg ended 1-1.Napoli’s clash with Inter was due to be played on Thursday but regional authorities ordered a postponement on Wednesday. There is no date in place for the game to be played. Napoli lead 1-0 from the first meeting.Ten Serie A matches throughout northern Italy have also been postponed over the past two weekends.Italy’s special coronavirus commissioner Angelo Borelli confirmed on Tuesday that the death toll from the virus in the country has risen to 79, while there have been 2,502 confirmed cases. Read Also: Victor Moses suffers injury setback, set to miss Inter’s matchesThe decision to postpone Juve-Milan came hours after Spain’s health minister announced that Valencia’s home Champions League round-of-16 second-leg clash with Italian side Atalanta — who are located in Lombardy — would be played behind closed doors due to fears over the virus.Inter will also face Getafe in their Europa League round-of-32 second leg in Spain behind closed doors.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better The Coppa Italia semifinal second-leg matches between Juventus and AC Milan in Turin and Napoli-Inter Milan in Naples have been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, Serie A have announced.Advertisementlast_img read more

Student leaders speak at women’s conference

first_imgHigh school students across California attended the Young Women’s Political and Civic Leadership Program at the Radisson Hotel at USC on Saturday where they listened to keynote speakers discuss the importance of women taking on leadership positions in politics, government and public affairs.The event was presented by the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, Women’s Student Assembly, Political Student Assembly, Arsalyn Program of the Ludwick Family Foundation, Junior State of America, California YMCA Youth and Government, California Women Lead and Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy. Representatives from the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Community College District Board and the Price School of Public Policy were in attendance.Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute, kicked off the event by giving a brief opening statement to the students and by introducing two USC student leaders and co-moderators for specific panels, in the realm of politics: Sarah Dhanaphatana, news editor of the Daily Trojan, and Camille Patrick, a junior majoring in business and cinematic arts. During the introduction, Dhanaphatana and Patrick explained the importance of the event and encouraged the young high school students in attendance to take action to bridge the gender inequality present in politics.Dhanaphatana explained there must be a shift of discourse when it comes to talking about women in politics. She said that individuals must change the question from “Are women capable of fulfilling a role in politics?” to “Yes, women are capable; now what steps will they take to successfully shape politics?”Following that introduction was a brief panel featuring Kyle Finck, the section lead for the High School Insider of the Los Angeles Times, and Suzy Jack, vice president of projects of the Los Angeles Times and USC alumna, provided the young women with advice on how to kick-start their careers in politics at a young age.The next panel featured Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath of the city of West Hollywood, where she discussed the challenges she faced as a woman in the political realm. She recognized that many women do not feel confident in the political arena, and she encouraged them to reverse that stigma.At the end of her speech, Horvath gave out her phone number so that the girls could reach out to her.Guest speakers also included Mona Pasquil, former deputy lieutenant governor for California.In the afternoon, USC students participated in a panel where they provided the young women with networking tips.Jordan Fowler, Undergraduate Student Government vice president, told the girls about the importance of staying true to themselves.“It is so important to remain confident,” she said. “You are all so amazing and leaders in companies can learn as much from you as much as you can learn from them.”Shyann Murphy, executive co-director of the Women’s Student Assembly, spoke to the girls about failure.“Failures are going to happen, but it is through failure that we learn most from,” she said.Murphy also addressed the importance of getting involved.“Really jump in and get involved as much as possible and find something that you are truly passionate about,” she said.Fowler said that these events are important to empower women to step up and take on leadership roles.“I was really shy when I was growing up, and it is so important for young girls to constantly be encouraged. Growing up, if I would not have had people telling me to get out of my comfort zone, I definitely would not be where I am now,” she said.Rini Sampath, USG president, talked about the reception after the event where the girls had the opportunity to network.“These girls are so talented and they benefit a lot by hearing from college students,” Sampath said.Sampath said that the program throughout the years have given her the opportunity to meet young women and hear about their journeys to positions of leadership.“Last year, I met a young girl at the reception of this same event and we kept in touch,” she said. “She ran to be president of her class and won.”last_img read more

BetVictor extends Cheltenham Gold Cup sponsorship

first_imgShare EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020 Online gambling operator BetVictor will renew its sponsorship of Cheltenham Racecourse’s Gold Cup for a further three years, with the deal expected to run until 2021.  The race, which will be named The BetVictor Gold Cup, takes place during the three-day long November Meeting at Cheltenham racecourse and sees runners compete for prize money worth £160,000. Matt Scarrott, Director of Sportsbook at BetVictor, said: ”The November Meeting is a prestigious and exciting event in the horse racing calendar, and with our strong heritage in the sport and ongoing support for British Racing we didn’t think twice when we decided to continue with the sponsorship of The BetVictor Gold Cup.”BetVictor has also confirmed that it will be sponsoring three other races during the meeting, including the £60,000 G3 BetVictor.com Handicap Chase, the £45,000 BetVictor Handicap Chase and the £25,000 The BetVictor SmartCards Intermediate Handicap Hurdle. The handicap chase has been won by the likes of Imperial Commander, winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and Grand National champion Gay Trip.Ian Renton, Regional Director, Cheltenham & The South West, said: “The November Meeting is very much a mini-Festival these days, with over 70,000 through the gates, and to work with BetVictor in its sponsorship of the highlight race of the fixture – The BetVictor Gold Cup – is something I know both parties find of huge benefit.”“We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the team at BetVictor for the past three years and are delighted to be continuing with the partnership moving forward” added Renton.In addition to the operator sponsoring the meeting, the ITV Racing blimp will bear BetVictor branding during the event and the four days of The Festival presented by Magners in March 2020. StumbleUpon Share BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 Submit ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more