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Music may alleviate the anxiety of cancer patients, reducing the need for anesthetics and analgesics

Music may alleviate the anxiety of cancer patients, reducing the need for anesthetics and analgesics

A total of 52 tests were examined in a group of 3,731 cancer participants. Twenty-three of them participated in music therapy and another 29 had music medicine interventions.

Overall, one of the findings with the greatest impact was that musical interventions of all types resulted in a moderate to strong effect in reduction of anxiety in patients. Small reductions in heart and respiratory rate as well as low blood pressure have also been discovered. Professor Joke Bradt reveals that further studies are still needed: "The results of individual analyzes suggest that listening to music can reduce the need of anesthetics and analgesics, as well as the reduction of recovery time and duration of hospitalization, but more research is required for these results. "

When comparing the two musical treatments, a moderate increase in quality of life was observed in patients with music therapy. "Both of these interventions have played an important role in the treatment of cancer, but we do not yet know which ones may be more suitable for each type of outcome," said Bradt.


Diabetic can drink alcohol, provided that in moderation

Diabetic can drink alcohol, provided that in moderation

"But is it not even at the end-of-the-year party, not even in the fraternization of work?" These questions commonly occur during medical consultations of many patients with diabetes. To clarify this dilemma, and to make you more informed, it is important to define some concepts: What happens in the body when we drink?

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Dengue, chikungunya and zika cases decrease in Brazil

Dengue, chikungunya and zika cases decrease in Brazil

Dengue cases, chikungunya and zika dropped in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2016. The Ministry of Health reported that reports of dengue had a reduction of 89.8%; chikungunya, 76.3%; According to the Ministry of Health, there was a significant drop in the number of dengue deaths: the number was 221 in the first quarter of 2016, to 5 in the same period in 2017.

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