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Religions - Social Sciences
06.10.2017
Religion and social factors top IVF concerns
Although one in 8 couples experience fertility issues and many of them turn to Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) to help them have a child, usage varies significantly across Europe. A new Oxford study has shed light on some of the reasons behind this - pinpointing moral and social acceptance of the treatment and religion as key.
Social Sciences - Religions
06.10.2017
Social factors top IVF concerns
Although one in 8 couples experience fertility issues and many of them turn to Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) to help them have a child, usage varies significantly across Europe. A new Oxford study has shed light on some of the reasons behind this - pinpointing moral and social acceptance of the treatment and religion as key.
Religions
31.08.2017
Reformation Rebels: The surprising histories of Benedictine monks in exile
Reformation Rebels: The surprising histories of Benedictine monks in exile (31 August 2017) Sixteenth and seventeenth century Benedictine monks refused abstinence, died in duels, went off to war and spread illegal Catholic doctrine, a new study has revealed. The Monks in Motion project, led by Dr James Kelly of the Department of Theology and Religion , has brought together records of English and Welsh Benedictine monks exiled in Europe in a first-of-its-kind searchable database and uncovered some of their remarkable histories.
Life Sciences - Religions
27.07.2017
Genetic study suggests present-day Lebanese descend from biblical Canaanites
Genetic study suggests present-day Lebanese descend from biblical Canaanites
Researchers analysed DNA extracted from 4,000-year-old human remains to reveal that more than 90% of Lebanese ancestry is from ancient Canaanite populations. The fact that we can retrieve whole genomes from conditions not considered ideal for DNA preservation also shows how far the field have advanced technically Freddi Scheib Scientist have sequenced the entire genomes of 4,000-year-old Canaanite individuals who inhabited the Near East region during the Bronze Age, and compared these to other ancient and present-day populations.
Religions - Social Sciences
24.03.2017
Study into who is least afraid of death
A new study examines all robust, available data on how fearful we are of what happens once we shuffle off this mortal coil.  They find that atheists are among those least afraid of dying...and, perhaps not surprisingly, the very religious.  Religion has long been thought to be a solution to the problem of death.
Religions
19.12.2016
Eighteenth Century monks' favourite tipple
Eighteenth Century monks’ favourite tipple
Two Eighteenth Century drinks recipes, discovered by researchers from Durham University's Department of Theology and Religion , have revealed that a brandy-based cocktail was a favourite drink amongst a community of English Catholic monks exiled in France. The recipes were discovered by Dr James Kelly , Research Fellow in Early Modern British and Irish Catholicism, during research work for the Monks in Motion project.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Religions
09.09.2016
European region most sceptical in the world on vaccine safety
European region most sceptical in the world on vaccine safety
Europe named as the most sceptical region on vaccine safety in the world, according to the largest ever global survey of vaccine confidence. Researchers from Imperial College London and their collaborators surveyed nearly 66,000 people from 67 countries to explore their views on whether vaccines are important, safe, effective, and compatible with their religious beliefs.
Religions - Politics
12.07.2016
"Thinking Arab revolutions" by Makram Abbès
The las issue of Astérion , published by ENS Editions , is about "Thinking Arab revolutions". Makram Abbès , of the ENS de Lyon, researcher at Triangle , coordinated this issue #14.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Religions
13.05.2016
Is church a stairway to heaven?
Churches are good for the health of Christians but less therapeutic for atheists. This is a key finding of a recent study by Professor Alex Haslam of The University of Queensland School of Psychology and colleagues at Carleton University, Canada, and the University of Exeter, UK. “We looked at Christians' and atheists' self-esteem and self-reported physical health when immersed in a cathedral rather than in other environments,” Professor Haslam said.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Religions
13.05.2016
Is church a stairway to heaven or hell?
Churches are good for the health of Christians but are less therapeutic for atheists. This is a key finding of a recent study by Professor Alex Haslam of The University of Queensland School of Psychology and colleagues at Carleton University, Canada, and the University of Exeter, UK. “We looked at Christians' and atheists' self-esteem and self-reported physical health when immersed in a cathedral rather than in other environments,” Professor Haslam said.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Religions
27.04.2016
Faith-based health promotion program successful with older Latinas, study finds
Faith-based health promotion program successful with older Latinas, study finds
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A culturally sensitive lifestyle intervention showed promise at motivating Latinas living in the U.S. to eat better and exercise more by connecting healthy-living behaviors with the lives of saints and prominent religious figures, new studies found.
Religions - Psychology
17.03.2016
Stanford expert offers approach to thwarting radicalization of Muslim immigrants in the U.S
Telling Muslims they are not welcome in the United States reinforces the narrative that the West is anti-Islam, a Stanford scholar says. Immigrants fare better when they receive opportunities to integrate their original cultural identities with their new ones. A more inclusive approach toward Muslims could help reduce the growth of homegrown radicalism, new Stanford research shows.
Religions - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.03.2016
When performers are in the zone, it’s spiritual, researcher finds
Prima ballerinas Anna Pavlova and Margot Fonteyn reported entering altered states of consciousness and having “spiritual” experiences during performance, a University of Queensland researcher says. Master of Arts (Studies in Religion) graduate Lynda Flower said her research aimed to gain an in-depth understanding of “peak performance lived experiences” and the meaning people made of them.
Religions - Social Sciences
10.03.2016
American devotion to religion is waning, according to new study
American devotion to religion is waning, according to new study
Religion in the United States is declining and mirroring patterns found across the western world, according to new research from UCL and Duke University in the United States. The study published in the American Journal of Sociology shows a drop in the number of Americans who claim religious affiliations, attend church regularly and believe in God.
Religions - Social Sciences
05.11.2015
Religious upbringing associated with less altruism, study finds
Many families believe religion plays an essential role in childhood moral development. But children of religious parents may not be as altruistic as those parents think, according to a new international study from the University of Chicago published Nov. 5 in Current Biology. A team of developmental psychologists led by Prof. Jean Decety examined the perceptions and behavior of children in six countries.
Religions
12.10.2015
Launch of Oxford centre for the study of religious relics
Religious relics are to become the subject of a new research initiative launching today at Keble College's Advanced Studies Centre (ASC).  Ancient Christian relics are objects that survive from ancient times, often associated with a saint's body or their belongings, and usually kept as objects of historical interest or spiritual devotion.
Religions - Medicine/Pharmacology
01.10.2015
To increase testing for hepatitis B, promote it in the community, UCLA study shows
Los Angeles-area Korean Americans who heard presentations in their churches were more likely to get tested Reggie Kumar A study by UCLA researchers shows that going to churches to promote testing for chronic hepatitis B, which is associated with liver cancer and other liver diseases, can lead to improved testing rates among Korean Americans.
Religions - Medicine/Pharmacology
30.09.2015
Islamist insurgency strongly influences where polio occurs
Islamist insurgency strongly influences where polio occurs
Islamist insurgency has had a strong effect on where polio cases occur since 2011, potentially as a reaction to the use of counterinsurgency strategies, according to new research led by UCL. In research published today in the open access journal Globalization and Health, lead author Dr Jonathan Kennedy (UCL Political Science) and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Cambridge University (Professor Lawrence King) analysed cross-national data for the period 2003-14.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Religions
14.09.2015
Rural children in India have better immunization rates
ANN ARBOR-Children in rural India have higher vaccination rates than those in cities, and Hindu kids are more likely to get their shots than Muslim youth, say University of Michigan researchers. Their study is believed to be the first that compares vaccination rates across religious groups in India. It's also significant because the findings that rural kids are better vaccinated are contrary to earlier studies.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Religions
14.09.2015
Rural and Hindu children have the highest immunization rates
ANN ARBOR-Children in rural India have higher vaccination rates than those in cities, and Hindu kids are more likely to get their shots than Muslim youth, say University of Michigan researchers. Their study is believed to be the first that compares vaccination rates across religious groups in India. It's also significant because the findings that rural kids are better vaccinated are contrary to earlier studies.

 
 
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