Lullabies may be thought of as a way to help babies fall asleep, but researchers now think that they may even help the health of premature babies.

FOX's Colleen Cappon explains in "Housecall for Health":

Scientists have found a new way to help premature babies: through lullabies.

Research from Beth Israel Medical Center finds singing or playing womb-like sounds in the neo-natal intensive care unit may help slow heart rate, and improve sleep and eating patterns of preemies.

They say data shows neurologic function and vital signs can be enhanced with music. And further findings may mean premature babies don't grow best in an incubator.

Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.