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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. …

Exercise for fibromyalgia: Does it help or harm?

Exercising when you have fibromyalgia is extremely difficult. But new research shows genuine benefits for treating the condition. The finding also shows exercise will not worsen pain from fibromyalgia, which hopefully will ease patient fears.
The research comes from a Wake Forest Baptist investigation and is published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research.
Dennis Ang, MD who authored the study said light to moderate exercise can improve pain, fatigue and difficulty sleeping that is associated with fibromyalgia
He explains people with the condition start to exercise for a week or two. When they start hurting they blame it on exercise, so they stop.
The hope is that the study will allay fears about exercising for patients with the disease. 
The study
Ang enrolled 170 volunteers for the 36-week study to investigate the effect of light jogging or brisk walking on fibromyalgia. Participants' walked or jogged 20-minutes a day. 
Physical activity assessments were completed at we…