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
Just put random letters after your name as if you have an advanced degree and see how many people fall for it.
A new study examining 50 years of data derived from observations of 16,000 kids finds that spanking, and abuse cause similar problems with child behavior and well-being.
Here are two simple methods to help you know for sure.
What good is there in telling someone who is at the end of their tether that they must relinquish any control they had left on their life?
What's it mean for someone with a damaged mind to stand before God?
It seems unavoidable that referred clients will experience stigma and lose trust in the profession.
How can a "faithful Catholic" vote for a politician who sanctions the practice of abortion.
The people who want to make abortion illegal have just been "outed" for a profound inconsistency.
While correlation isn't causation, it's not much of a stretch to think that insisting that doctors are murderers and organ traffickers might inspire something less than good will.
So filling out a form saying they don't want to offer contraception coverage to their employees also violates their religious conscience?
Most Popular Stories
The World Psychiatric Association is about to make it clear that gay-conversion "therapy" is ineffective and dangerous.
Putting a thin veneer of science on a religious tract does not make it a scientific report, nor does it convince anyone who is not already convinced.
We should think of the brain like any other physical system, meaning that it's susceptible to breakdown in ways that can't be overcome just by force of will.
Have you ever tried to meditate and found you just couldn't do it? This may help.
I won't even tell you what this woman's drinking.
The Religious Right has been incredibly successful as framing the vaccine as encouraging promiscuity among young girls.
In light of the Holy Father's comments on the return flight from Mexico, the National Catholic Bioethics Center released a statement.
Pia de Solenni
In the case of the Zika virus, here are some things to consider.
The fallacies and lack of sense inherent in such an approach.
Annie Laurie Gaylor
Mosquitoes are only evidence not of a loving god but of opportunistic evolution.