The corney posters in your elementary music room might have been right all along.
Music could be the next big break in medicine.
Scientists at Glasgow Caledonian University are using audio engineering to prompt responses in patients with a mix of physical and emotional/mental ailments with the hope that they can come up with musical prescriptions for the sick.
Next stop, the iTunes pharmacy.
There's no science to this, but we can start drafting a formulary for the docs:
For Vertigo: Tubthumper by Chumbawamba (I get knocked down, but I get up again)
For a Sagging Libido: Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground or Mr. Big Stuff by Jean Knight
For Diabetes: Sugar by Flo Rida
For Rabies: Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Ian Hunter
For Herpes: Hate Myself for Loving You by Joan Jett
For Asthma: Just Breathe by Pearl Jam
For a Sore Throat: Raise a Voice by Crosby, Stills and Nash
For Ear Infection: I Can't Hear the Music by James Blunt
For Glaucoma: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
For Nausea: Higher and Higher by the Moody Blues
For Bleeding: Under Pressure by Queen
For Cardiac Arrest: My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
For Fever: Hot N Cold by Katy Perry
For Paranoia: Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell
For Memory Loss: Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind by The Rolling Stones
What songs cure your ills?
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