Now according to the March journal research, they claimed that prayer do work in term of the divine intervention with victims or sick patients of a situation.Hodge did 17 studies on this matter and have seen positive effects. However ,as thorough as this research was, it wasnt considered worthy to go through the APA's 12th division for deeper assessment.
I do agree that prayer is not and shouldnt be considered as the only solution to a medical and/or pyschological situation. However, prayer shouldnt be so dismissed by this. There is other proof of how the spiritual realm effects the human beings in terms of being in a religion or even in exercise when we become one with nature.
In closing, this controversal matter does have truth by studies and should be considered like any other case.