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Beyond belief

Research on religion goes after a new target: the secular

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By Nathan Schneider
April 26, 2009

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RELIGION CAN BE good for more than the soul, a growing number of studies seem to say. Over the past decade, academic research on religiosity has exploded, and with it has come a raft of publications suggesting that spiritual beliefs and practices can add years to life, lower blood pressure, or keep at-risk kids on the straight and narrow. (Full article: 1574 words)

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