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Believers, scientists explore the power of prayer

(Source: WAVE 3 News) (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Medical Research focusing on the power of prayer in healing has nearly doubled in the past 10 years.

“Prayer helps us calm ourselves down. Reduce our anxieties. Sometimes lowers our blood pressure,” Dr. Terry Burden from the University of Louisville's Department of Religious Studies told our affiliate in Louisville, WAVE 3 News.

After refusing to even review a study with the word prayer in it four years ago, The National Institutes of Health is now funding a prayer study through its Frontier Medicine Initiative.

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