The Flu Virus May Affect Men Worse Than Women, Study Says
According to recent research, women may have a biological advantage over men when flu season rolls around. The study, conducted by a team from Johns Hopkins University, shows that estrogen is an effective shield against flu viral replication. Studies have shown estrogen to have antiviral effects on HIV, Ebola, and hepatitis in the past, so the team was inspired to investigate if the same is true with influenza. To test their hunch, the researchers sampled nasal cells...