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Research on singing and lung disease to start in Kent

June 21st, 2011

A new study into the value of group singing for people with lung disease is to be undertaken by researchers at Canterbury Christ Church University, thanks to a grant of 130,000 pounds from the Dunhill Medical Trust. The University’s Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, along with the help of Kent NHS […]

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PHT

September 28th, 2010

I like to dance and it is very beneficial especially in light of my health conditions … You never know what is around the corner but if you keep yourself physically and mentally strong by doing something like dancing then whatever does happen around the corner probably won’t be as bad…

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Singing for COPD patients

September 28th, 2010

The BBC reports on a trial at the Royal Brompton hospital, and a participant talks about the benefit he’s experienced. View the video clip.

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Asthma sufferers benefit from playing wind instruments

September 28th, 2010

A project teaching asthmatic primary pupils to play musical instruments has seen a remarkable improvement in their health and attendance. See Second Wind, Guardian, March 2004

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Singing benefits older people – including those with COPD

September 28th, 2010

A study investigating the available research into music and singing, looks at how it may be used therapeutically by nurses in caring for older people. It identifies benefits relating to dementia as well as specific disorders including COPD, osteoarthritis pain, post-operative delirium and sleep difficulties. The study concludes that the evidence base to support the […]

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Singing helps people feel and sleep better

September 28th, 2010

Singing for breathing, a pilot project set up for people with COPD by professors from the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury. Anecdotal evidence suggests people feel better, sleep better, and receive a physical workout that’s an alternative to the gym. The project may lead to a randomized controlled trial to […]

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Group singing improves COPD symptoms

September 28th, 2010

A recent controlled trial in Brazil has shown a variety of benefits from group singing for people with COPD, including ‘that singing may acutely promote small and transitory reductions of pulmonary dynamic hyperinflation, and to preserve PEmax in the long run’.

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Sing for your heart – Heart Research UK

September 28th, 2010

Heart Research UK believe singing has health benefits for the heart. In a short article to promote their ‘Sing for your heart’ week, they quote Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, who points to the affects on oxygenation of the blood, on the endocrine system, and […]

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Waltzing is as good as the gym

September 28th, 2010

An article in the Sun quotes a study that found waltzing three times a week is as good, if not better, than the same amount of time on a treadmill or exercise bike. The U.S study took 110 cardiac patients who tried either waltzing or working out. The amount of oxygen their lungs put into […]

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The health benefits of singing

September 28th, 2010

An article in the Guardian looks at the health benefits of singing, including the effects on the heart and lungs.

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