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Study points to health benefits of prayer

From the October 29, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

“I don’t want to hear that!” So said a great number of clinicians and physicians when a research article published findings that indicated prayer was helpful in improving vision and hearing. According to the Southern Medical Journal editor, and as reported in the September issue of the Duke University newsletter, “Crossroads, Exploring Research on Religion, Spirituality, and Health,” there was great controversy as to whether to report the study.