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Catterina Seia28 Nov 20237 min read

The power of reading aloud in the cognitive and emotional development of children

Reading aloud promotes equity and cognitive development. Among teachers, it enhances intellectual growth. Projects in Italy and around the world highlight its ...
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Catterina Seia17 Oct 20237 min read

The new words of Health

Words play a key role in shaping our world. And they’re vital for our health too. That’s why the WHO has compiled a proper glossary of health terms.
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Catterina Seia29 Aug 20237 min read

Motherhood. Relieving postpartum depression with song

Pregnancy is one of the highest periods in a woman's life, however, it is sometimes exhausting, and becomes the cause of postpartum depression.
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Catterina Seia31 Jul 20237 min read

When migration leaves wounds in the psyche

Supporting mental health due to trauma of forced migrants through art and music: a bridge to inclusion and healing.
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Catterina Seia27 Jun 20236 min read

Health and the Arts: Social Innovation from the Center for Arts in Medicine

"Arts in Health Intensive 2023" of the Center for Arts in Medicine was held in Florida in May: an update for professionals on Culture and Health
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Catterina Seia30 May 20236 min read

A growing focus on Culture and Health

It has been 4 years since the WHO report came out highlighting the impact of the arts as a resource for wellbeing and health. What has changed since then?
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Catterina Seia07 Apr 20235 min read

Get inspired. Culture: a driver for health and wellbeing in the EU

A new report from UCL (University College of London) reveals the incredible impact of the arts on health.
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Catterina Seia29 Mar 20235 min read

Patients or people? Seven steps towards a paradigm shift.

The first step in this direction was taken by the Global Social Prescribing Alliance, created by the joint vision of 193 global leaders.
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Catterina Seia28 Feb 20232 min read

Voices of Culture: The contribution of arts sectors to young people’s mental health

The EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 has dedicated the fifth of its 11 aims to mental health and wellbeing.
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Catterina Seia14 Feb 20235 min read

Music comes to care homes for the elderly and the musicians feel better.

Interview with Paolo Paloantonio, winner of the Culture and Health call for case studies with the research paper 'Art for ages. Music in the community'.
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Editorial IBSA06 Feb 20233 min read

Parole Fertili, an increasingly international project

The Parole Fertili (Fertile Words) project continues to evolve thanks to a collaboration with IBSA Foundation and a new story-sharing site.
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Catterina Seia27 Dec 20223 min read

CultureForHealth: 8 major social challenges that art and culture can overcome

The first report of CultureForHealth (C4H), preparatory action for integrated culture and health policies, has been presented to the European Commission.
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Catterina Seia29 Nov 20225 min read

What if growing old wasn’t boring. 20 suggestions for care homes.

Art and participation in the arts play a major role in fighting cognitive decline and promoting the well-being of older people in particular.
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Catterina Seia25 Oct 20224 min read

Historic hospitals, resources for the future

There are several historical hospitals in Europe, care centres in which art has always played a vital role; they have an essential social-cultural value.
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Catterina Seia27 Sep 20225 min read

Narrative medicine: from theory to clinical practice

Narrative medicine is becoming increasingly relevant among researchers and clinicians. Several projects and associations are offering new perspectives.
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Catterina Seia30 Aug 20225 min read

Born in Music

Various international studies show the beneficial effects of listening to music during pregnancy for both mother and foetus.
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Catterina Seia26 Jul 20226 min read

How to fight anxiety without drugs with 'social prescribing'

An increasing number of countries are fast-tracking policies to offer practical and emotional support to people through cultural participation.
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Catterina Seia22 Jun 20224 min read

Nature and well-being: immersing yourself in a wealth of greenery to regenerate

Sensory interaction with nature and observing greenery in parks and forests is scientifically proven to be effective in alleviating human vulnerabilities.
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