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Health and Wellness

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

6 Things You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

6 Things You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Pia de Solenni

In the case of the Zika virus, here are some things to consider.

Babies, Sex and Birth Control

Babies, Sex and Birth Control

Leticia Adams

Babies and sex are connected and both the prude and the hedonists seem to forget this fact.

New Study Finds Trauma Is Passed on Through Genes

New Study Finds Trauma Is Passed on Through Genes

Dr. Greg

It's the clearest sign yet that one person's life experience can affect subsequent generations.

Wanted Pregnancies and Unwanted Abortions

Wanted Pregnancies and Unwanted Abortions

Libby Anne

Being pro-choice has got to include improving women's access to affordable childcare, paid maternity leave, and jobs that pay a living wage.

Idaho's Faith Exemptions Are Killing Children

Idaho's Faith Exemptions Are Killing Children

Cameron Hjeltness

At least 12 children have died in 3 years from preventable causes in one Idaho religious community. And current law allows it.

Another Case Against God: Mosquitoes Over Humanity

Another Case Against God: Mosquitoes Over Humanity

Annie Laurie Gaylor

Mosquitoes are only evidence not of a loving god but of opportunistic evolution.

The Black Dog, the White Pill, and Liturgy

The Black Dog, the White Pill, and Liturgy

Jonathan Aigner

It may sound strange, but I think my depression has proven to me how the Christian life desperately needs the discipline of liturgical worship.

Obesity: An Islamic Solution to a Growing Epidemic

Obesity: An Islamic Solution to a Growing Epidemic

Seidu Malik

One practical control measure for obesity enshrined in the world's major religions but made obligatory in the religion of Islam is fasting.

Mystery: a Glich in the Brain?

Mystery: a Glich in the Brain?

Epiphenom

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.

Biomedical Studies That Aren't Reproducible

Biomedical Studies That Aren't Reproducible

Gene Veith

It has been coming out that a big percentage–possibly a majority of psychological and social science experiments are not reproducible.

Most Popular Stories

Why Whole Foods Is Wrong

Why Whole Foods Is Wrong

David Rupert

If you think Whole Foods took a moral stand and is helping these prisoners by turning away goat cheese, just ask the prisoners.

Meditation and a Busy Lifestyle

Meditation and a Busy Lifestyle

Justin Whitaker

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.

When 'Pro-Life' Means 'Anti-Birth Control'

When 'Pro-Life' Means 'Anti-Birth Control'

Libby Anne

Jesus is not a form of birth control.

Outlawing the Jain Fast: A Bioethical Issue

Outlawing the Jain Fast: A Bioethical Issue

Brianne Donaldson

On August 10, 2015, the Rajasthan High Court outlawed the ancient and rare Jain practice of fasting unto death.

Mental Illness: Healing the Unseen Wounds

Mental Illness: Healing the Unseen Wounds

Tony Rossi

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?

Planned Parenthood and the Shudder Factor

Planned Parenthood and the Shudder Factor

Max Lindenman

Its president could very well have said: "This is how we do business. Get over it."

How We View the Fetus

How We View the Fetus

Agnes Howard

In both reports, a medical procedure is employed for the monitoring, progress, or termination of a pregnancy.

Meditation for (Christian) Dummies

Meditation for (Christian) Dummies

J.B. Wood

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.

Zen and The Art of Powerlifting

Zen and The Art of Powerlifting

Ty Phillips

"To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." —Buddha

White Knights on Birth Control

White Knights on Birth Control

Libby Anne

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.

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