Why are women the stronger sex at surviving life conditions
Facebook has banned the sharing or viewing of our news articles on its platform. Oh, how the tables have turned, and not a moment too soon. With a virulent and deadly pathogen wreaking havoc around the world, I derived more than a little comfort from learning that women are genetically superior to men in many ways, including — and this is the most important one right now — their ability to fight and survive infection. When it comes to gender, X marks the survival spot. A quick refresher on chromosomes: among the 23 pairs of chromosomes — X-shaped twists of DNA that are the encyclopaedia of us — found in every human cell, are two sex chromosomes.
The weaker sex? Science that shows women are stronger than men
Women are the stronger sex when it comes to famine and disease, science says - MarketWatch
New research suggests the female advantage in life expectancy has fundamental biological roots. No doubt many of you will have long suspected this is the case, and now you have fresh scientific findings to back up your suspicions. Across modern populations, women outlive men in almost all instances, with life expectancy for English women being Now, academics from the Southern University of Denmark have looked at data from seven historic cases when populations were exposed to extreme hardship, in order to gain new insights into the gender mortality gap. Case studies included the Irish famine of , the Iceland measles epidemics of and , and the experiences of freed Liberian slaves returning to Africa from the US in the early 19th century, where they encountered a very different disease climate which killed many.
Even During Famines & Epidemics Women Outlive Men: Study
F our years ago, completely spent, blood transfused into me in a frantic effort to allow me to walk, I lay on a hospital bed having given birth the day before. To the joy of my family, I had brought them a son. Blue balloons foretold a man in the making. Not just the apple of my eye, but the one who would one day open jam jars for me.
C oronavirus is killing more men than women. In its first six weeks almost equal numbers of males and females were infected with the disease, but only 1. Dr Sharon Moalem, a Canadian-born physician, rare disease specialist and author, has a theory that women are genetically tougher than men. In Moalem and his wife, Anna, were driving in Toronto.