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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. …

Does so-called good cholesterol really protect from heart disease?

A new study challenges the notion that HDL or so-called good cholesterol protects us from heart disease.
Findings published by University of Maryland researchers suggests maybe we shouldn't be comfortable with the notion that HDL or high density lipoproteins in our blood are an indicator that our heart disease risk is low.
First study reveals more about HDL cholesterol not so protective effect
The researchers looked at cohort data from 25 years from the Framingham Heart Study. The focus was to determine the impact of high triglyceride levels, "bad", or LDL cholesterol and HDL on heart disease risk.
Men and women without heart disease were followed between 1987 and 2011. The study included 3,590 men and women.
What the researchers found is that HDL cholesterol's protective effect isn't exactly what we thought.
Senior author Michael Miller, MD, professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and preventive cardiologist at the Uni…