A study was conducted to examine the link between male and female hormones, the Th-1 and Th-2 balance, and the resistance and susceptibility to certain infectious diseases. The role of female sex hormones is supported by the relationship between susceptibility to diseases and differences in the level of circulating hormones by age. Diseases were classified according to experimental evidence from murine models. Results indicated that women have more CD4+ T cells than CD8+ T cells and suggested that gender differences in susceptibility extended beyond infectious diseases.
Publication Name: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Experts tie diseases to destruction of environment
Environmental protection is the key to preventing new outbreaks of Lyme disease in the US and tropical diseases in developing countries. Unless people manage the natural environment better, even bigger epidemics of infectious diseases will break out and new viruses will be transmitted from animals to humans. This warning was repeatedly aired at a conference sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. Speakers said new health dangers such as HIV and Ebola viruses as well as old threats such as malaria are a result of environmental destruction.
Publication Name: World Disease Weekly Plus
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