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Primary care physicians nationwide face clinical ethical conflicts with religious hospitals

29/01/2014 15:36
Nearly 1 in 10 primary care physicians has experienced a conflict with a religiously-affiliated hospital or practice over religious policies for patient care. Most feel that when clinical judgment...

Doctors' religious beliefs strongly influence end-of-life decisions, study finds

29/01/2014 15:33
Atheist or agnostic doctors are almost twice as willing to take decisions that they think will hasten the end of a very sick patient's life as doctors who are deeply religious, new research suggests....

Web searches for religious topics on the rise

29/01/2014 15:31
Religion is not just for churches, synagogues or mosques anymore -- it's a topic that is being actively searched for online, according to researchers. The researchers examined how people use search...

Being in awe can expand time and enhance well-being

29/01/2014 15:28
It doesn't matter what we've experienced -- whether it's the breathtaking scope of the Grand Canyon, the ethereal beauty of the Aurora Borealis, or the exhilarating view from the top of the Eiffel...

'Death anxiety' prompts people to believe in intelligent design, reject evolution, study suggests

29/01/2014 11:13
Researchers have found that people's 'death anxiety' can influence them to support theories of intelligent design and reject evolutionary theory. Existential anxiety also prompted people to report...

Humans 'predisposed' to believe in gods and the afterlife

29/01/2014 11:12
New research finds that humans have natural tendencies to believe in gods and an afterlife. Research suggests that people across many different cultures instinctively believe that some part of their...

The Generation X report: How many Gen Xers know their cosmic address?

29/01/2014 11:10
Less than half of Generation X adults can identify our home in the universe, a spiral galaxy, according to a new report. "Knowing your cosmic address is not a necessary job skill, but it is an...

Residents of poorer nations find greater meaning in life

29/01/2014 11:09
While residents of wealthy nations tend to have greater life satisfaction, new research shows that those living in poorer nations report having greater meaning in life. The findings suggest that...

'Secret ingredient' in religion makes people happier

29/01/2014 11:07
While the positive correlation between religiosity and life satisfaction has long been known, a new study reveals religion's "secret ingredient" that makes people happier. "Our study offers...
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