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Could simply listening to Mozart help people with epilepsy?

Listening to music composed by Mozart could help control seizures. The news from researchers add to the health benefits discovered in the past that listening to classical music might help people dealing with epilepsy. The findings that were presented last month at the European College of Neurpsychopharmacology; is a large study and based on reviews of literature that might inspire your doctor to suggest this simple intervention, combined with current treatment. Researchers, Dr. Glanluca Sesso and Dr. Frederico Sicca from the University of Pisa specifically looked at how Mozart's music affects epilepsy. Their review included 9 published studies out of 147; based on solid science and of good quality. Daily listening changes brain signals tooMozart's music also changed brain signals that are commonly seen in patients diagnosed with epilepsy,  in addition to lowering the number of seizures for people that listen to music daily. Tehe reduction varied between 31 and 66 percent. Dr. …

Fewer abortions associated with free birth control program

A new study by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, published online Oct. 4, links free birth control to lower abortion rates. 

The researchers say free birth control had a ‘far-greater’ impact than expected, in a press release. The study is published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology Gynecology.
Jeff Peipert, MD, PhD, the Robert J. Terry Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, said in a news release:
 “We think improving access to birth control, particularly IUDs and implants, coupled with education on the most effective methods has the potential to significantly decrease the number of unintended pregnancies and abortions in this country.”
According to background information from the study, approximately 50% of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned – a statistic that is much higher than other developed countries.
Women enrolled in The Contraceptive Choice Project in the St. Louis area betw…