Music can boost your immune system

Listening to music can give your immune system a boost and may help fight off disease, researchers have discovered.

Making a healthy racket: Elvis Presley impersonators at a street party in Baker Street, central London
Elvis Presley impersonators at a street party in Baker Street, central London Photo: EPA

Scientists found that after listening to just 50 minutes of uplifting dance music, the levels of antibodies in volunteers’ bodies increased.

They also found that stress hormone levels, which can weaken the immune system, decreased after being exposed to the music.

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Mobile phone radiation wrecks your sleep

Phone makers own scientists discover that bedtime use can lead to headaches, confusion and depressionRadiation from mobile phones delays and reduces sleep, and causes headaches and confusion, according to a new study.

The research, sponsored by the mobile phone companies themselves, shows that using the handsets before bed causes people to take longer to reach the deeper stages of sleep and to spend less time in them, interfering with the body’s ability to repair damage suffered during the day.

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