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.
Match Day 2012 decides medical students’ next steps: Match Day, the traditional opening-of-the-envelope that holds a medical student’s future inside, was celebrated at the Li Ka Shing Center on the medical school campus last Friday. Here's a look at the student stories and statistics of the tearful, joyful day.
Dr. Google: Threat or menace? In this second installment in the Scope/Inspire monthly patient-focused series, Laura Haywood-Cory tells her story of surviving a rare and potentially fatal heart disorder.
A study of people’s ability to love: To celebrate Valentine’s Day, quarterly DVD magazine Wholphin released a short film documenting an experiment by Stanford neuroscientists to determine if it’s possible for one person to love more than another person can.
Thousands of previously unknown drug side effects and interactions identified by Stanford study: Stanford bioengineer and geneticist Russ Altman, MD, PhD, and graduate student Nicholas Tatonetti have devised a way to sift through the mountains of data collected by the Food and Drug Administration after a drug is approved to identify never-before-suspected side-effects and drug interactions.