Listening to the “world’s most relaxing song” before an operation could be just as good at calming patients’ nerves as medication, US researchers say.
Patients listened to music while having an anaesthetic before surgery
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The song, written to reduce anxiety, blood pressure and heart rate, performed as well as a sedative in a study of 157 people.
But patients said they would have preferred to choose their own music.
And noise-cancelling headphones made communication harder, doctors said. Full story.
BBC News / July 19, 2019
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