(RNS) — People of different faiths are rediscovering the practice of Sabbath, and some point to science suggesting such a day of rest — including time away from social media and digital devices — benefits longevity and mental health.
(RNS) For Muslims with sleeping disorders, observing the major rituals of the holy month—waking up before dawn, then staying up to pray late into the night—can take a serious toll. What's a insomniac to do?
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Catholics will not be baptized, confirmed, ordained or anointed until further notice in the country’s northwestern regions hardest hit by the outbreak.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is saying 'Just Say No' to cigarettes.
Critics and defenders of the sport and business of football, from the grade school level to the National Football League’s market-religious status, agreed that science and media interests have converged to appeal to the public conscience.
(RNS) — In the fight to ensure that more than 20 million Americans don’t lose the lifesaving care they so desperately need, people of faith have to be willing to put their bodies on the line.
(RNS) Even as the studies pile up and the literature appears close to conclusive, many questions about the association between religious service attendance and health have yet to be answered.
(RNS) Though most doctors and religious scholars advise Muslim diabetics not to fast, many still do.
SALT LAKE CITY (SLT) This marks a public change from what Mormon officials reported last fall, stating then that their prophet-leader went to the office every day and attended top-level church meetings in which he led the discussions and made decisions.
Church attendance is correlated with longer life and a sense of meaning.
(Reuters Health) According to interviews with U.S. physicians, some Roman Catholic hospitals not only refuse to provide some women’s health services such as abortion, but may also prevent doctors from referring women to facilities that would provide them.
(RNS) Pew Research finds key similarities and surprising differences among the highly religious and those who are less so.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The leader of Bread for the World compared the U.S. rates of infant mortality to a “massive terrorist attack” as he released the Christian anti-hunger group’s annual report Monday that showed the costs of hunger in this country.
The pope lost part of one lung to disease as a young man and is known to suffer some leg pain due to sciatica, for which he undergoes regular therapy and which might explain his apparent trouble climbing steps.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican on Wednesday categorically denied a story from an Italian newspaper that Pope Francis has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, calling the report “unfounded” and “seriously irresponsible.”
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