Neuroscience

Music supports the auditory skills of hearing-impaired children

Researchers at University of Helsinki, Finland, and University College London have found evidence that children with hearing impairment and cochlear implants can benefit from hobbies involving music and especially singing. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Music improves social communication in autistic children

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children's social communication skills, improve their family's quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity ...

Oncology & Cancer

Patients prefer doctors who engage in face-to-face visits

(HealthDay)—Patients prefer physicians who engage in face-to-face (F2F) clinic visits, rather than those using an examination room computer (ERC), according to a research letter published online April 19 in JAMA Oncology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cognitive benefits of bilingualism overstated: study

The acquisition and active use of two languages has been suggested to train executive functions in the brain, such as focusing attention, suppressing interference from the environment, and switching from one task to another. ...

Health

Patients prefer doctors not use computers in exam room

A new study suggests that people with advanced cancer prefer doctors communicate with them face-to-face with just a notepad in hand rather than repeatedly using a computer. These findings will be presented at the upcoming ...

Health

Are clinicians prepared to give bad news?

Delivering news about end-of-life issues is one of the most difficult tasks clinicians encounter in medical practice. Researchers from the Texas Medical Center on behalf of the ETHICS study investigators, in Houston, Texas, ...

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