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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of Feb. 22

This week Scope featured conversations about what went wrong with health-care reform, patients using the speed-dating model to find a doctor, and scanning a 42,000 year-old baby woolly mammoth.

But the five most-read posts on Scope this week were:

Acupuncture shown to be effective in treating depression during pregnancy
: A first-of-its-kind study by Stanford researchers shows acupuncture appears to lessen depression symptoms for expecting mothers.

Do siestas make you smarter?
: New research shows that a post-lunch snooze can boost the brain's learning capacity.

Ain't no cure for the muscle-cramp blues: The sun slowly sets on quinine : A look at past and present treatments for muscle cramps and the scientific evidence backing those remedies.

Why eating slowly may cut calories
: An exploration of the the growing body of research linking weight gain and eating habits.

New music video from science rappers at Stanford: Stanford's science rappers return with a new song about glycolysis, the citric acid cycle and the electron transport chain based on the tunes "Hate it or love it" by 50 Cent/The Game and "On to the next one" by Jay-Z.

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