Friday News Roundup: Religion STILL on the Run

istock_000003001750xsmallMy colleague Rachel wrote a great post the other day about Daniel Hauser, the 13-year-old whose family wants to treat his cancer with natural remedies rather than chemotherapy.  When the court system ground its gears into action to compel Daniel’s parents to allow the chemo, she took him and fled.

Unsurprisingly, this has generated no small amount of press attention, along with a lot of analysis about the family’s motivations and whether it’s indicative of a greater issue for the medical community.  More on the Hauser case along with some of the week’s other most interesting tidbits below the jump.

And saddest of all:  Dad in chemo dispute pleads for son’s return (AP).

In other health care-related news, learn how a Mongolian shaman and a horse helped one boy’s autism, or how religious attitudes affect suicide risk among the mentally ill.

And in case you don’t have any plans for the holiday weekend (at least, holiday weekend for those of us in the U.S.), here’s a little more reading to tide you over:

Happy weekending!