I'd like to take a moment to voice my complete and utter hatred of USMLE forums. I invariably stumble across these when Googling anything Boards related, and I swear half the people type like they're 13:
OMG I h8 studyin soooo much,,,,, jusst wannaa go watch a movie! What do u all think the bets movies r ??? LOL I wanna see JoNnY DePp in Pirates.
PS whuts the gene defect in Von Recklinghausen's?
And then, I realize: nope, they're all medical students. I can see future charts looming...
Patient: Steve Johnson (OmG he is sooo dreamy)
Sex: Yes please! LOLZ!!!!
In other news†, researchers at the University of Nottingham find that mild hookworm infections may prevent asthma, Crohn's, and other atopic disease.
Their hypothesis? Our bodies are so accustomed to invading parasites that not being infected may cause the errant eosinophils to seek out other targets... like a pack of teenage boys with nothing better to do.