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Music therapy: a sound treatment for troubled kids

For young people with depression and other emotional and behavioural issues, music therapy can set the tone for better communication and self-esteem, a study suggests.

What do we know already?
Music therapy has been used for decades to help young people and adults with depression and other emotional, social, and behavioural issues. It can take many forms, but it generally involves creating, singing, moving to, or listening to music. The person having the therapy does not need any musical ability or training to take part.... read more

Oct 24, 2014

Parkinson's drug linked with impulsive behaviours

Medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease are linked to impulsive behaviours in some people - including gambling addictions, compulsive spending, and increased sexual urges.... read more

Oct 22, 2014

Season of birth may affect risk of mood disorders

Could the season you were born in affect your chance of depression and other mood disorders? A study suggests it might, finding that personality types linked to these disorders are more common among people born at certain times of year.... read more

Oct 21, 2014

Viagra may be used to treat heart disease

Viagra and similar drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction may have a role to play in treating heart failure and other types of heart disease, according to a review of the latest research.... read more

Oct 20, 2014

Is that sugary drink worth a 5-mile walk?

If you were told you’d have to walk 5 miles to burn off the calories in a sugary soft drink, would you think twice about buying that drink? For teenagers in a US study, the answer was often yes.... read more

Oct 16, 2014

Vibration therapy to prevent falls in older people

Vibration machines may help strengthen older people’s leg muscles and bones, according to a new study. But there still isn’t enough evidence that this treatment can prevent falls.... read more

Oct 16, 2014

UK men at highest risk for type of gullet cancer

Men in the UK have the highest chance worldwide of a type of gullet cancer called adenocarcinoma, new research suggests. Rising rates of obesity may be partly to blame. ... read more

Oct 15, 2014

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