A recent study by Johns Hopkins researchers look at the flu and what may explain why men recover faster. The study published in the journal Biology of Sex Differences demonstrates increased amounts of a lung-healing protein called amphiregulin (AREG) could be the reason why men recover from influenza more quickly than women.
Public health physician and vaccinologist, Dr Melvin Sanicas wrote about the study for the website, ZME Science and is here to talk about it today.
Other podcasts with Dr Sanicas:
- Vaccines: How they work and some common misconceptions
- India eliminating trachoma and other global health successes in 2017
- What is Capnocytophaga?
- Sustaining vaccine confidence in a post-truth era: Panel Q&A from ISNTD d³ 2018
- Keystone virus: An interview with John Lednicky, Ph.D.
- Animal Viruses and Humans: A discussion with author, Dr Warren Andiman
- Lyme disease: Climate change and public policy
- The Global Virome Project: Providing timely data to battle future pandemics
- The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: A short history and lessons learned
- Lyme disease reported in all states: California and Florida see largest increases
- Hepatitis A: West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan
- Greece reports 21 West Nile virus cases in past week
- Brazil to begin measles, polio vaccination campaign Monday
- Texas: Most people believe the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden