The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
Ask Stanford Med: Stanford psychiatrist taking questions on psychological effects of Internet use: Elias Aboujaoude, MD, a Stanford psychiatrist and an expert on compulsive disorders and behavioral addictions, is taking questions on the problematic effects of Internet addiction on mental health.
Anxiety shown to be important risk factor for workplace absence: A recent study finds anxiety to be a key reason for prolonged sickness absence from work, and may possibly be more problematic than depression.
A discussion of the tobacco industry’s exploitation of “smoke-free” Olympic Games: A Q&A with Robert Jackler, MD, chair of otolaryngology at Stanford, about the history between the tobacco industry and the Olympic Games.
Ask Stanford Med: Genetics chair answers your questions on genomics and personalized medicine: Michael Snyder, PhD, responds to questions via the @SUMedicine Twitter feed and Scope about his “omics” study, genome sequencing and personalized medicine.