Posted 9:28 AM 5/21/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Listening to music appears to reduce anxiety and the use of sedatives among ICU patients on a ventilator.
Therapists put together a play list of each patient's favorite music, and allowed them to listen at any time throughout the day.
Five days later, these patients had anxiety scores 36% lower than those who had no music.
They also required two fewer doses of sedatives by the fifth day, than the usual care patients.
Posted 9:25 AM 5/20/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Researchers are finding new treatments for Asthma by looking in their pantry.
Experts at Columbia University tested purified ginger on airway muscle samples. They combined the ginger with common asthma medications and saw what happened when it was used on muscles that were constricted.
The samples that were exposed to ginger relaxed more than those not treated with ginger.
Posted 9:16 AM 5/16/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
There is promising information out about treating advanced Melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
New research from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center finds a combination of two drugs can shrink Melanoma tumors significantly.
The drugs work by boosting the immune (More)
Posted 9:30 AM 5/15/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Medical researchers in China unveiled a sheep fitted with a new type of artificial heart this week.
It's reportedly a smaller, lighter artificial heart than pervious prototypes. Scientists say the sheep has lived more than 60 days with the artificial heart and is good condition.
The heart was jointly developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology and an international cardiovascular hospital in northern China.
Posted 2:24 PM 5/14/2013 by NBC News
(NBC News) Oscar winner Angelina Jolie is turning heads for something other than her acting and directing skills.
Writing in the New York Times, Jolie says she underwent a double mastectomy after learning she tested positive for one of the breast cancer genes.
"She's in her 30s and (More)
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