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Surgery stress relieved with music

28th March 2012

A team of surgeons at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford has found that playing music to patients while they go under the knife reduces their anxiety and may even aid healing.

Writing in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons, they say that easy listening tracks and chart hits, as well as listening to the radio, can have a calming effect on patients who are awake for surgery under local anaesthetic. They tracked the progress of 96 patients having minor surgery at the hospital for their study.


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