self-medication with music

More evidence of the mysterious power of music…

Maybe most notably, patients listening to music used significantly less pain medication. Meads says, on average, music helped the patients drop two notches on the 10-point pain scale. That’s the same relief typically reported with a dose of pain-killing medicine.

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  1. But on the other hand, more pain may result if your systemising surgeon is listening to music while operating on you: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33771022

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    • I believe I’ll request silence in advance should I ever need to go under the knife again.

      (‘Off-putting’ in the headline seems a slight understatement…)

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