Evolutionary benefit of “man flu”? Try rephrasing the question
- BiologyBritish Medical Journal
I enjoyed Sue’s investigations into the potential physiological basis of “man flu,” particularly the fairly good evidence of sex differences in response to rhinoviruses.1 Studies indicating that…
Proportionate response to “man flu”
- PhilosophyBritish Medical Journal
Sue’s paper on “man flu” is phrased in a way that may be slightly counterproductive in terms of promoting a shared agenda of peaceful, respectful co-existence between all sexes.1 It is also a paper…
Die „Männergrippe“ gibt es wirklich!
- Philosophy, MedicineMMW - Fortschritte der Medizin
Jammernde erkältete Männer leiden tatsächlich stärker unter Husten und Schnupfen als Frauen, weil Testosteron das Immunsystem schwächt. Es handelt sich um einen geschickten Schachzug der Evolution.
Article on “man flu” encourages negative views of male health
- Medicine, Political ScienceBritish Medical Journal
I know The BMJ ’s Christmas issue is tongue in cheek, but Sue’s article on “man flu” is inappropriate.1 It panders to pejorative views of male health and is sexist. Why is it acceptable for society…
Man flu: less inflammation but more consequences in men than women
- Biology, PsychologyBritish Medical Journal
Sue presents extensive evidence from animal and human studies to show that men might suffer more than women in response to the same microbial challenge, that this may be related to sex hormones, and…
Sind Frauen schuld an der „Männergrippe“?
Jammernde Männer mit Erkältung sind keine Weicheier und Waschlappen, sie leiden tatsächlich stärker unter Husten und Schnupfen als Frauen. Das liegt wohl am Testosteron. Und an Frauen, die…
COVID-19–Considerations for the Female Athlete
- EducationFrontiers in Sports and Active Living
This commentary specifically considers recommendations and requirements for the female athlete with a physiological emphasis during and following the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it will be relevant for any similar future scenarios that may present.
Could Estrogen Protect Women From COVID-19?
- MedicineJournal of clinical medicine research
The evidence and mechanisms by which estrogen could provide protection to women from a variety of viruses, perhaps including the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 are evaluated.
Sex- and Gender-specific Observations and Implications for COVID-19
- MedicineThe western journal of emergency medicine
This work aims to provide a forward-looking, scalable, and scalable approach to provide real-time information about the use of EMTs in the rapidly changing environment of urban emergency departments.
Higher mortality of COVID-19 in males: sex differences in immune response and cardiovascular comorbidities
- BiologyCardiovascular research
It is demonstrated that biological sex is a fundamental variable of critical relevance to the authors' mechanistic understanding of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the pursuit of effective COVID-19 preventative and therapeutic strategies.
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Are reports of “man flu” just Nuts?
- EducationBMJ : British Medical Journal
What's more worrying, the public believing in a manufactured illness or their not trusting genuine health research? We may have dismissed men as being overly dramatic when they claimed a cold as…
The Sicker Sex
- BiologyPLoS pathogens
An evolutionary approach is discussed to the question of why males so often die sooner and develop more diseases than females, and why the gap between men's and women's lifespans will close as the authors develop better medical care and education about health risks.
Gonadal steroids and immunity.
- Biology, MedicineEndocrine reviews
The effects of gonadal steroids on the function of the normal immune system as well as their impact on autoimmune processes are examined and current knowledge of the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which Gonadal Steroid effects on Immunity are explored.
Mechanisms of sex disparities in influenza pathogenesis
- Biology, MedicineJournal of leukocyte biology
Small animal models of influenza virus infection illustrate that inflammatory immune responses also differ between the sexes and impact the outcome of infection, with females generating higher proinflammatory cytokine and chemokine responses and experiencing greater morbidity and mortality than males.
The men’s health gap: men must be included in the global health equity agenda
- Political Science, MedicineBulletin of the World Health Organization
In most parts of the world, health outcomes among boys and men continue to be substantially worse than among girls and women, yet this gender-based disparity in health has received little national,…
Antibody responses and cross protection against lethal influenza A viruses differ between the sexes in C57BL/6 mice.
- Biology, MedicineVaccine
Gender differences in the perceptions of common cold symptoms
- PsychologySocial Science & Medicine
How sex and age affect immune responses, susceptibility to infections, and response to vaccination
- Medicine, BiologyAging cell
This review deals with the aging immune system and its interplay with sex steroid hormones and suggests interventions, which distinctively consider the changing level of individual hormones, shall provide potent options in maintaining optimal immune functions.
A brief history of animal modeling.
- Biology, MedicineMissouri medicine
Comparative medicine is founded on the concept that other animal species share physiological, behavioral, or other characteristics with humans, and animal models are employed in virtually all fields of biomedical research including basic biology, immunology and infectious disease, oncology, and behavior.
Systems analysis of sex differences reveals an immunosuppressive role for testosterone in the response to influenza vaccination
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A system analysis of the neutralizing antibody response to a trivalent inactivated seasonal influenza vaccine and a large number of immune system components finds a strong association between androgens and genes involved in lipid metabolism, suggesting that these could be important drivers of the differences in immune responses between males and females.