Music makes for soothing prescription

There is good research demonstrating music can benefit a number of health problems. Some hospitals now incorporate music in surgery and paediatric care. 

Cochrane reviews have identified a number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) showing music therapy can benefit the quality of life for people in end-of-life care (five RCTs);1 with pre-operative anxiety (26 RCTs);2 as an alternative to sedatives and anti-anxiety medication, for pain, mood and quality of life in patients with cancer (30 trials);3 to

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