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Men are Much Less Likely to Get Multiple Sclerosis than Women

Women have three-to-four times the incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) compared to men and the lower incidence in males is related, in part, to higher levels of testosterone. But until now, scientists have not understood how the hormone provides protection. The new study discovered how testosterone does it, and how females can glean the benefits. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 

Ultraviolet Light can Prevent the Spread of Influenza

Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. The findings suggest that use of overhead far-UVC light in hospitals, schools, airports, and other public spaces could provide a powerful check on seasonal influenza epidemics, as well as influenza pandemics.