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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of Sept. 25

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

A story of how children from Calcutta's poorest neighborhood became leaders in improving health: Last year, as part of the TEDxChange conference, filmmakers in the Program in Bioethics and Film at Stanford presented a clip of their documentary titled "The Revolutionary Optimist." This entry includes a video, which was posted online this week, highlighting the story of the children's successful drive to increase polio immunization rates in their community.

Can yoga help women suffering from fibromyalgia?: A study recently published in the Journal of Pain Research shows that practicing yoga boosts levels of the stress hormone cortisol and could help ease some symptoms of fibromyalgia such as pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness and depression.

Clinical trial research that knocked my socks on: Stanford Professor Keith Humphreys, PhD, discusses the results of a randomized trial on compression socks and deep vein thrombosis (DVTs) on long haul flights and why the findings changed his mind about the specialized hosiery designed to increase blood circulation.

Image of the Week: Gold Cortex: This entry features one of many gorgeous pieces of neuroscience art by Greg Dunn titled "Gold Cortex." Dunn is working on a doctorate in neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania and is a self-described fan of minimalist Japanese scroll and screen paining.

Pain relief: One medication doesn't fit all: A study published earlier this month shows what many pain specialists and patients already knew: people respond differently to pain medications.

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