Prayer and Medicine

The largest study of its kind has found that praying for a patient does not have any effect on their recovery. The study focused on heart bypass surgery and followed 1800 patients from six medical centers. Interestingly, patients who knew they were being prayed for had a slightly higher rate of complications, although there is no real way to determine what can be attributed to this. The study will be published in the American Heart Journal.

It will be interesting to see the reaction to this study. It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but I'm sure there are going to be some whacky responses in the next few days. Should make interesting reading.

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