Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Can Prayer Really Work Health Miracles?

Can prayer really work health miracles? Since science can't prove it one way or another, you just have to have faith.
Medical science relies on evidence-based studies to show that different drugs or treatment regimens can improve a patient's health. But conducting studies of one potential therapy -- the healing power of prayer -- has proved a challenge.

Candy Gunther Brown, an associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University, would like to see that change. Given that about half of the American population prays, prayer could turn out to be a critical therapy, she believes. Read more

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