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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. …

Early surgical menopause tied to memory and thinking problems

Women who experience early surgical menopause are found in a new study to suffer memory loss and difficulty thinking. 

The findings, presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) raises questions about whether hormone therapy might help, according to Riley Bove, MD with Harvard Medical School in a press release.

For the study,  researchers looked at memory skill tests among 1, 837 women who were part of the Rush Memory and Aging Project at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Women were ages 53 to 100.

The results showed early surgical menopause was linked to memory decline. The earlier surgery was performed, the faster women lost their long-term memory and overall thinking abilities.

The findings were the same even after taking into account age, smoking history and education level. Natural menopause failed to show the same results. 

The study authors say more research is needed. Women who underwent surgery that leads to menopause at an early age were als…

Can food really kill cancer?

One MD suggests food can indeed kill cancer. According to author Dr. Raymond Francis, medicines in our kitchen cabinet can shrink cancer tumors, but food remedies are ignored by the medical community.

Dr. Francis doesn't say food should be a primary approach to killing cancer cells and tumors, but he does say chemotherapy isn't the “only effective way to treat cancer”.
Francis is the author of “Never Fear Cancer Again (Health Communications, Inc.).” In his book he covers natural alternatives to treat cancer that he claims can make us healthier and keep us away from bad choices.
“We can often help ourselves with substances we already have in our home,” says Francis in a press release. He adds, “Natural alternatives don’t get the attention they deserve because there is little profit in them for the major drug companies.”
Francis cites recent finding published in the journal “Nature” that showed chemotherapy destroys healthy cells and makes cancer grow because of a protein triggered…