25 Intriguing Scientific Studies About Faith, Prayer and Healing

Whether or not faith and prayer can aid in healing has been a topic of debate in the medical community for decades. Doctors have done studies on the subject, and many in the health community, from nurses to surgical technicians to countless others are interested in the results. No matter salary, education or beliefs, these studies remain fascinating. Some studies seem to show that faith and prayer can have a positive effect on healing, while others seem to show that there is no benefit at all to these types of intercessions.

It may seem strange to devote so much time to looking for the connection between faith and medicine, but there are plenty who devote their time, talents and intellect to answering such questions. Here are 25 intriguing scientific studies about faith, prayer and healing:

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17 Disgusting Parasites That (Might) Live Inside You Right Now

If you swim in fresh water during the summer, drink unfiltered water or travel to Africa or Asia for any length of time, you may have picked up a few worms or amoebas. While some parasites show no symptoms, others can prove deadly within weeks. In some cases, surgery is an option to help eliminate some organisms. In other cases, vaccines or medicines may help. In all cases, prevention — such as washing hands, maintaining sanitary cooking conditions, wearing shoes when outside and cooking meat or fish thoroughly — can keep you somewhat safe from the invasion of these human parasites. Continue reading

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10 Most Famous Surgeries of All Time

The history of documented surgical procedures begins in Neolithic times with the use of flint scrapers and, currently, progressed to surgical use of robots to help eliminate contamination. But, surgical progress took on new dimensions mainly in the 1800s, when the use of general anesthesia and sterile surgery techniques enabled more surgical successes. Without those advancements, heart transplants and cosmetic surgery might remain dreams rather than realities. Continue reading

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Top 50 Surgery Blogs

A budding or practicing surgeon can learn from classes as well as from previous patients, peer-reviewed journal articles and from blogs written by talented, angry and even ‘slightly demented’ surgeons. This is why we included all the above in our list of top fifty surgery blogs below, which is categorized by various surgical procedures from bone specialties to dentistry. The blogs we chose came from the front pages of search engines as well as from links from other top surgery sites. Continue reading

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17 Astonishing Plastic Surgery Procedures that Boggle the Mind

Are you thinking about getting a little “nip and tuck” done to your face or to other body parts? Plastic surgery involves many choices, but the first choice is to find a surgeon you can trust. From that point, you can choose among typical procedures such as eyebrow lifts or liposuction, or you can find many other techniques such as the seventeen astonishing procedures listed below.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Hacker’s Diet

Are you tired of dieting? Eating less calories than you burn on a daily basis is a difficult thing to learn, so the best way to lose weight is quickly and efficiently so you never need to do it again. Why not lose weight with two very efficient tools – your computer and logic? And, what better way to learn how to do this than through a time-honored free method?

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50 Excellent Blogs to Learn About the Upcoming Healthcare Crisis

Are you concerned about health care reform? Many people believe that if this topic is not tackled, the U.S. is headed toward a severe health care crisis. Some people believe that this country already is embroiled in a health care crisis that may be too large to address. Continue reading

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Top 50 Blogs for Healthy Eating & Nutrition

How many patients have you seen that are overweight and unfit? Bring it on home and think about how you feel about your own weight and fitness. The medical profession is stressful, and you may work long hours within environments that are not optimal. How do you handle your health?

Fortunately, you have choices. You can begin by learning about nutrition and diets, then look at options such as organic foods, vegan or vegetarian diets or even opt for raw foods if you want to go to extremes. Continue reading

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