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Scientific study of recovery process sheds new light on role of spirituality
In a forthcoming article in Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, scientists from NDRI explore the role of social supports, spirituality, religiousness, life meaning, and 12-step participation in the process of recovery from addiction. While the path to recovery is challenging, the study reveals markedly improved life satisfaction as recovery progresses as well as a decrease in stress, a critical finding since stress is a key predictor of relapse to drug use. (2006-02-27)

Natural scientists are less likely to believe in God than are social scientists
Scientists in the social sciences are more likely to believe in God and attend religious services than are scientists in the natural sciences, according to a survey of 1,646 faculty members at elite research universities by a Rice University sociologist. Elaine Howard Ecklund, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at Rice, will present the preliminary results of her study Aug. 14 at the annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion in Philadelphia. (2005-08-11)

Spiritual beliefs, practices may help smokers quit
Unlike many traditional alcohol and drug dependence treatment programs, mainstream smoking cessation programs generally exclude spiritual practice and beliefs from the treatment process. But a study by Oregon Health & Science University Smoking Cessation Center researchers reveals many smokers are receptive to and may benefit from their own spiritual resources, when attempting to quit. (2007-05-07)

Some patients diagnosed with HIV experience improved outlook on life
A new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center reaffirms that some patients with HIV experience an improved quality of life following their diagnosis. (2009-11-25)

Religion-Health Connection Claims Questioned
A team of scientists is warning against incorporating spiritual and religious interventions into medical practice. (1999-02-19)

Does religion protect against suicide?
Religious participation is linked to lower suicide rates in many parts of the world, including the United States and Russia, but does not protect against the risk of suicide in sections of Europe and Asia, finds new research by a Michigan State University scholar. (2017-06-28)

Study: Why social workers aren't discussing religion and spirituality with clients
New research by a Baylor University professor shows that licensed clinical social workers, who account for the largest number of clinically trained helping professionals, believe that discussions about their clients' religion and spirituality can often lead to improved health and mental health, but practitioners are not integrating these conversations into their counseling sessions. (2015-07-08)

Vast majority of physicians satisfied with hospital chaplain services
A national survey of physicians' experience with hospital chaplains found that the vast majority of doctors were satisfied with the spiritual services provided. However, physicians in the Northeast and those with a dim view of religion's effects on patients were less likely to be pleased. (2009-10-26)

Discuss religion, spirituality when treating young adults with severe mental illness
A majority of young adults with severe mental illness -- bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression -- consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health, according to a new study from Baylor University's Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. (2018-07-30)

Psychiatrists: Least religious but most interested in patients' religion
Although psychiatrists are among the least religious physicians, they seem to be the most interested in the religious and spiritual dimensions of their patients, according to survey data. (2007-12-10)

Spirituality may help adolescents cope with chronic illness
Chronic illness can lead to poorer quality of life -- particularly for adolescents. New research shows that spirituality may help teens cope with their conditions. (2009-01-08)

Say two prayers and call me in the morning
A recent study at Saint Louis University found that although most physicians agree there is a link between religion and healing, only 8 percent discuss spirituality with their patients in detail. This is in contrast to most patients wanting to disuss it. (2001-10-03)

$4.5 million grants to fund research literacy for hospital chaplains
Health-care chaplains have embraced the importance of evidence-based practice but lack the training to realize it. More interdisciplinary collaboration and a growing understanding of how religion and spirituality can positively impact patient health means hospital chaplains are increasingly important members of a patient's care team. (2015-04-27)

American Indian spiritual beliefs influential in spurring youth to avoid drugs and alcohol
New research indicates that urban American Indian youth who follow American Indian traditional spiritual beliefs are less likely to use drugs and alcohol. (2012-08-20)

Texas Board of Education vote on the way evolution is taught could set national trend
Ecklund, associate director of Rice's Center on Race, Religion and Urban Life, directs the national study on religion and spirituality among scientists at top universities and can discuss her research. (2009-03-24)

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet for April 4, 2000
1)Men Often Suffer from Incontinence and Want Help But Seldom Ask; 2)Physicians Can Learn to Use Patients' Spirituality in Their Treatment Plans; 3)Eating Whole Walnuts Further Reduced Bad Cholesterol in Dietary Study (2000-04-03)

A grateful heart is a healthier heart
Recognizing and giving thanks for the positive aspects of life can result in improved mental, and ultimately physical, health in patients with asymptomatic heart failure, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2015-04-09)

Religiousness linked to improved quality of life for people with HIV
Adults living with HIV in Washington, D.C., were more likely to feel higher levels of emotional and physical well-being if they attended religious services regularly, prayed daily, felt 'God's presence,' and self-identified as religious or spiritual, according to research published online Jan. 29, 2020, in Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. (2020-01-31)

Smartphone surveys find a connection between daily spiritual experiences and well-being
Using smartphone check-ins twice a day for two weeks, sociologists in a national study have found a link between individuals' daily spiritual experiences and overall well-being, say researchers from Baylor University and Harvard University. (2020-10-02)

Scientific study of twins shows forgiveness has genetic component
Scientific study of twins shows forgiveness has genetic component. Scientific study of twins shows that forgiveness and vengefulness are partly genetic, whereas spirituality is shaped by the family environment. Forgiveness is better understood in relation to pro-social behavior than religion. Study was conducted by Lindon Eaves (the second most cited geneticist in the world). (2003-10-13)

Spiritual DNA? BGSU researchers seek sacred building block to family life
Marriage has been known as (2005-05-25)

Faith, truth and forgiveness: How your brain processes abstract thoughts
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have leveraged machine learning to interpret human brain scans, allowing the team to uncover the regions of the brain behind how abstract concepts, like justice, ethics and consciousness, form. (2019-10-29)

Can intensive mindfulness training improve depression?
Depression affects about 350 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability. Mindfulness training is a promising approach to decreasing depressive symptoms. The success of an intensive mindfulness meditation program on reducing depression, and how factors such as age, gender, and spirituality affect an individual's response to training are presented in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. (2015-03-10)

New program will study the role of religion in practicing medicine
Is a doctor's spirituality an obstacle or a benefit in the clinic? Does religious affiliation affect medical decision making? Can a spiritual calling protect doctors against career burnout? With a $2.5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the University of Chicago Medicine will launch a new program to help faculty scholars study these questions and more about the role of spirituality in medical practice and education. (2012-04-02)

Religion and healthcare should mix, MU study says
Research shows that religion and spirituality are linked to positive physical and mental health; however, most studies have focused on people with life-threatening diseases. A new study from the University of Missouri-Columbia shows that religion helps many individuals with disabilities adjust to their impairments and gives new meaning to their lives. (2007-10-23)

Largest study of Hmong shamanism prompts new patient care guidelines
Hmong cultural attitudes and behaviors influence how, why and with whom Hmong Americans access health care in Minnesota. As a result, researchers hope to put in place a new set of guidelines that will enhance cross-cultural medical competence and improve care of Hmong patients. (2002-06-18)

The least religious generation
In what may be the largest study ever conducted on changes in Americans' religious involvement, researchers led by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge found that millennials are the least religious generation of the last six decades, and possibly in the nation's history. (2015-05-27)

Preparing for successful aging
It's never too early or too late to start working toward the goal of improving brain health. So perhaps the New Year is the perfect time to consider how one achieves a long and satisfying life. A book recently publishing by American Psychiatric Publishing Inc., called (2009-12-30)

Medical trainees find meaning in written reflection
This article appears in the July/August 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. Link goes live at 5 p.m. ET, July 10. (2017-07-10)

Dying patients give researchers new insights on care of terminally ill
Despite the progress made by the hospice and palliative care movement in the care of the terminally ill and helping patients achieve a (2000-10-03)

Study, review and editorial focus on religion, spirituality and medicine
A study that appears in the December issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings outlines the importance of religion and spirituality in medicine with many patients, but notes it is difficult to prove that the result is better health from intercessory prayer -- prayer by one or more people on behalf of another. (2001-12-11)

Fewer Americans now pray, believe in God
The percentage of Americans who prayed or believed in God reached an all-time low in 2014. Five times as many Americans in 2014 reported that they never prayed as did Americans in the early 1980s, and nearly twice as many said they did not believe in God. (2016-03-21)

UF study: Religion doesn't influence sense of well-being or fear of death in seniors
Simply attending religious services or turning to religion in times of need will not increase a person's feeling of well-being or make them fear death less, at least among people in later life. (2001-11-21)

New study shows positive personal growth following breast cancer diagnosis
Although being diagnosed with breast cancer is usually an extremely stressful experience for most women, a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found that there also can be unexpected benefits. (2013-10-25)

New study probes how religion can help HIV/AIDS patients
After a University of Cincinnati study revealed that people living with the HIV virus felt alienated by their churches following diagnosis, researchers began to explore the feelings of religious leaders and congregations about the illness. (2007-05-02)

Spirited study aims to help older Australians
University of Western Sydney researchers would like to hear the pastoral care experiences of the elderly, their families and the people who are delivering the service to the community. The information will be used in the first detailed study of services that tend the spiritual needs of older Australians. (2006-04-10)

Krause to receive GSA's 2013 Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award
The Gerontological Society of America -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- has chosen Neal M. Krause, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan as the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award. (2013-08-15)

Scientists localize the Christmas spirit in the brain
The Christmas spirit has been located in the human brain, reveals a study published in The BMJ's Christmas issue this week. (2015-12-16)

Health and spirituality values influence attendance for pelvic-floor dysfunction treatment
New research from psychologists and health professionals in Swansea has found that the types of life values that patients hold affect their attendance at medical treatment for pelvic-floor dysfunction, a condition affecting over 25 percent of all women in the UK. (2017-12-15)

Married veterans more at risk of suicide than single soldiers
Among recently returned veterans, a new study says those who are married or living with a partner are at higher suicide risk than soldiers who are single, and older married female veterans are at the greatest risk. (2018-01-23)

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