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Grand Roundup: Top posts for week of October 20

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

What are the consequences of sleep deprivation?: Brandon Peters, MD, an adjunct clinical faculty member at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, explains how lack of sleep can negatively affect a person’s well-being in this Huffington Post piece.

Researchers explain how “cooling glove” can improve exercise recovery and performance: The “cooling glove,” a device that helps people cool themselves quickly by using their hand to dissipate heat, was created more than a decade ago by Stanford biologists Dennis Grahn and Craig Heller, PhD. This video demonstrates the device and explains how it can be used to dramatically improve exercise recovery and performance.

The mystery surrounding lung-transplant survival rates: A 2012 article in the San Francisco Chronicle offered a look at the challenges facing lung transplant patients and explored why a significant number don’t live beyond the five-year mark, despite improvements in survival rates.

Stanford study shows importance of parents talking directly to their toddler: Children born to higher-income families tend to perform better in school than children from lower-income families. To find out why, a team of Stanford researchers led by Anne Fernald, PhD, studied toddlers from Spanish-speaking, low-income families. The findings of their study suggest that toddlers’ language skills are linked to how often caregivers talk directly to them.

Story highlights need to change the way we view and diagnose eating disorders in men: Many people think that eating disorders only affect women. Now, eating disorders, such as anorexia and binge eating, are increasingly being recognized in men. A story in the San Francisco Chronicle explores some common perceptions of eating disorders, and why we must realize that eating disorders can affect everyone.

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