The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
Can yoga help women suffering from fibromyalgia?: A study 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.
A conversation with Stanford psychologist Fred Luskin on forgiveness and its health benefits: Fred Luskin, PhD, a research associate at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and co-founder of the Stanford Forgiveness Project answers questions about forgiveness submitted via the @SUMedicine Twitter feed using the hashtag #AskSUMed and the comments section on Scope.
Abraham Verghese's "Cutting for Stone:" Two years as a New York Times bestseller: Cutting for Stone, the novel authored by Stanford professor of medicine, Abraham Verghese, MD, is celebrating two full years on The New York Times' best seller list.
Viagra may treat rare childhood deformity: Physicians at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have discovered that Viagra causes severe, hard-to-treat malformations of the lymphatic system to shrink.
New social network aims to help anxiety sufferers: Founded by Salomon Ptasevich, a new social network called AnxietySocialNet aims to help people suffering from anxiety disorders address their symptoms, find information and network with others.