Our beliefs often have a direct impact on our health.
Here at Patheos many of our writers explore this connection and reflect on its significance. Following is a selection of our newest stories in concert with a curated selection of some of the most popular posts about health, wellness, and medicine.
Most Recent Stories
Pia de Solenni
In the case of the Zika virus, here are some things to consider.
Babies and sex are connected and both the prude and the hedonists seem to forget this fact.
It's the clearest sign yet that one person's life experience can affect subsequent generations.
Being pro-choice has got to include improving women's access to affordable childcare, paid maternity leave, and jobs that pay a living wage.
At least 12 children have died in 3 years from preventable causes in one Idaho religious community. And current law allows it.
Annie Laurie Gaylor
Mosquitoes are only evidence not of a loving god but of opportunistic evolution.
It may sound strange, but I think my depression has proven to me how the Christian life desperately needs the discipline of liturgical worship.
One practical control measure for obesity enshrined in the world's major religions but made obligatory in the religion of Islam is fasting.
People who have a mystical experience might describe it as being touched by a higher power, but psychologists define it as a breakdown in the brain.
It has been coming out that a big percentage–possibly a majority of psychological and social science experiments are not reproducible.
Most Popular Stories
If you think Whole Foods took a moral stand and is helping these prisoners by turning away goat cheese, just ask the prisoners.
Here's a new video from Mingyur Rinpoche, founder of Bodhgaya's giant Tergar Monastery, addressed specifically to those of us with a busy lifestyle.
Jesus is not a form of birth control.
On August 10, 2015, the Rajasthan High Court outlawed the ancient and rare Jain practice of fasting unto death.
The pressing questions we are left with as a society are: how do we help each other heal the wounds that threaten to destroy us from within?
Its president could very well have said: "This is how we do business. Get over it."
In both reports, a medical procedure is employed for the monitoring, progress, or termination of a pregnancy.
I've never meditated like that before, but I do try to find a quiet place, first thing in the morning, to read a passage from the bible.
"To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." —Buddha
As women, we can now control our fertility through birth control. That does not mean we are at men's sexual beck and call —and it shouldn't.