The five most-read stories this week on Scope were:
What other cultures can teach us about managing postpartum sleep deprivation: A recent Huffington Post piece from the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine examined how mothers in other countries cope with postpartum sleep deprivation.
Stanford bioengineer develops a 50-cent paper microscope: Manu Prakash, PhD, assistant professor of bioengineering, has developed an ultra-low-cost paper microscope to aid disease diagnosis in developing regions. The device is further described in a technical paper.
How much caffeine is really in one cup of coffee?: As described in a Scientific American piece, new research shows the caffeine and caffeoylquinic acid content can vary greatly depending on the type and preparation of coffee.
Why sleeping in on the weekends may not be beneficial to your health: This blog entry links to a Wired Science article describing the dangers of oversleeping.
In medicine, showing empathy isn’t enough: In the latest installment of our SMS Unplugged series, medical student Moises Gallegos discusses some of the things he’s learned and observed about health disparities.
And still going strong – the most popular post from the past:
The mystery surrounding lung-transplant survival rates: A 2012 article in the San Francisco Chronicle offered a look at the challenges facing lung transplant patients and explored why a significant number don’t live beyond the five-year mark, despite improvements in survival rates.