Psychology & Psychiatry

Does religion protect against suicide?

Religious participation is linked to lower suicide rates in many parts of the world, including the United States and Russia, but does not protect against the risk of suicide in sections of Europe and Asia, finds new research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Perceived open-mindedness explains religion-based dating

Across a number of faiths and cultures, people tend to date and marry others who share their religious beliefs. Now, University of Otago psychology research suggests this phenomenon—known as 'religious homogamy'—is partially ...

Health

Seven ways parents can manage holiday stress

With children home from school, days getting colder and shorter, and pressure around traveling, shopping, and gift-giving, many parents will think "Bah! Hum-bug!" at least once during the holiday season. W. George Scarlett, ...

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