Study points to health benefits of prayer

“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. When it was reported, the editor received much negative feedback from the readers for publishing the article. The newsletter continued by stating, “Many clinicians and scientists simply ignored or dismissed these findings as implausible.”

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Items of Interest
'Spiritual fitness' and suicide prevention
October 29, 2012

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