Hold On, You Can Still Get the Flu in August?

We’re just around the corner from the dreaded flu season (technically, in the US, that's October through May). But as we all know, flu-like symptoms (sore throat, cough—you get the drift) can creep up literally whenever they feel like it. But does that mean you can technically get the flu…say, in August?…

One in seven internal medicine residents report being bullied

(HealthDay)—One in seven internal medicine residents report being bullied since starting residency training, according to a research letter published in the Aug. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Manasa S. Ayyala, M.D., from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, and colleagues evaluated data from…

Smoldering spots in the brain may signal severe MS

Aided by a high-powered brain scanner and a 3-D printer, NIH researchers peered inside the brains of hundreds of multiple sclerosis patients and found that dark rimmed spots representing ongoing, “smoldering” inflammation, called chronic active lesions, may be a hallmark of more aggressive and disabling forms of the disease. “We…