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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of April 18

The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:

Marilyn Monroe chest X-ray going on auction: Among the trove of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia being auctioned off this summer is an X-ray of the starlet's chest.

Bill Gates on improving health care, bolstering education and fighting global poverty: Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates visited Stanford this week as part of his three-day, five campus college tour.

Daycare centers often too fast at sending sick kids home: A study in the May issue of Pediatrics found some child-care providers acted against professional guidelines and sent mildly ill kids home.

U.S. health system's sketchy WHO rating is bogus, says horse's mouth: In a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, Paul Musgrove, PhD, writes that the U.S.'s much bandied-about #37 rating among the world's health-care systems is a "zombie number" that should be retired from public discourse.

Natural product found in coconut oil, human milk could help fight acne: Researchers at UC San Diego are studying the use of a product found in coconut oil and human milk to treat acne.

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