Women survive crises better than men

Women ARE the stronger sex! They're 'more likely to survive famine, disease and violence'

Women not only outlive men in normal times, but also during the worst of circumstances, such as famines and epidemics, according to a study which challenges the notion that females are the weaker sex.

In general, the researchers discovered that women lived longer than men by an average of six months to almost four years.

When considering the Irish Potato Famine, it was found that male life expectance dropped to 18.17%, however, female life expectancy dropped by 22.4%.

Women's increased life expectancy is because they tend to have a survival advantage in infancy rather than adulthood. In times of adversity, newborn girls are more likely to survive.

Based on these findings, the academics concluded, "The hypothesis that the survival advantage of women has fundamental biological underpinnings is supported by the fact that under very harsh conditions females survive better than males even at infant ages when behavioral and social differences may be minimal or favor males".

Dark Souls Announces Remastered Edition, Also Being Released On Nintendo Switch
Additionally, it will have soundtracks for each of the games, knight and bonfire bookends, an encyclopedia, and a special art set. Hidden in the world of DARK SOULS: REMASTERED are nine online covenants to uncover that will motivate your online interactions.

Case studies included the Irish starvation of 1845-1849, the Iceland measles epidemics of 1846 and 1882, and the experiences of freed Liberian slaves returning to Africa from the USA in the early 19th century, where they encountered a very different disease climate which killed many.

"Even in Liberia, the population with the lowest life expectancy, newborn girls were hardier than newborn boys", they continued. Babies born during that time rarely made it past their second birthday.

In Europe, the life expectancy of a group of people living in Ireland was cut short by more than 15 years due to an extensive crop failure.

It's common knowledge that the life expectancy of women in most parts of the world is significantly higher than that of the opposite gender.

Men might naturally have more muscle mass and strength than women, but ladies are the ones that live longer - even in times of crisis.

Valley DACA recipients react to federal judge's decision on program
Let Congress decide which projects it wants to defund to build the wall, when/if we actually have an infrastructure bill. DETROW: Now they say they're working on building support for the deal in Congress.

Girls born during the starvation that struck Ukraine in 1933, for example, lived to 10.85, and boys to 7.3 - a 50 per cent difference, researchers said.

Life expectancy for baby boys was 1.68 years, compared to 2.23 years for infant girls.

Dr Zarulli added that it could also be aggravated by "the high preponderance of risk-taking behaviours among men". Estrogens, for example, have been shown to enhance the body's immune defenses against infectious disease.

Lead author Dr Virginia Zarulli, assistant professor of epidemiology, writing in the journal PNAS said: "The conditions experienced by the people in the analysed populations were horrific".

Trai cuts ISD incoming call termination rate to 30 paise
This is the second blow after Trai reduced domestic termination charges from 14 to 6 paisa in October past year . The current charges of global interconnect charges amount to 53 paise per minute.

Related News:



Most liked

A Glimpse Into Insider Trading And Ownership At Schlumberger Limited (SLB)
The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB ) earned "Market Perform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 11. The total amount of shares outstanding is 1.39 billion, giving the company a market capitalization of about 103.74 billion.

Marathon Petroleum (MPC) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows
Forbes J M & Co Llp decreased its stake in Tjx Cos Inc (TJX) by 93.67% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Edward Jones upgraded Marathon Petroleum from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th.

Robert Whittaker out of UFC 221 title fight with Luke Rockhold
A former Cuban Olympic silver-medalist wrestler, Romero was scheduled to face Branch at a UFC Fight Night event on February 24. Because of the change in main event, fans will be able to request full refunds of purchased tickets for UFC 221.

The Handmaid's Tale: Here's your haunting first look at season 2
Miller confirmed that he an Atwood began discussing the shape of season two halfway through season one. Sometimes while writing the scripts, I just really wanted to surprise her, ' he said.

Chris Christie gives last major speech as NJ governor
Christie's tenure as a "pretty interesting ride", saying he entered office in 2010 as somewhat of an unknown commodity. The prepared text of his remarks didn't show him invoking the name of his friend, President Donald Trump .

Brexit: Over 14000 jobs endangered jobs in German vehicle industry
Meanwhile, Brexit could cost the United Kingdom almost 500,000 jobs in a worst-case scenario, according to a study commissioned by the Mayor of London.

Eastward-looking Zeman is favourite as Czechs vote for president
Among the leading candidates, Zeman has been the most outspoken on migration, linking Muslim immigration to security threats. CSU will release the results on its website, and the final results are to be available on Saturday evening.

Warriors again without Curry versus Bucks
The Warriors are just viewing this as a cautionary measure, and Kerr said Curry is questionable to return Saturday against the. But Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday that Curry "did look good" as he participated in a full practice on Thursday.

New home launches plunge 78% in 2017
Freebies from developers ranging from 24-month rent assurance to stamp duty waivers, no floor rise charges and more. Developers, meanwhile, remain cautious with respect to new launches in the wake of mounting unsold inventory.

Kerber wins Sydney title in ideal start to 2018
Medvedev will next play Australian 18-year-old Alex de Minaur, who defeated Benoit Paire of France 4-6, 6-1, 6-1. Giorgi beat defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-2.

Jennifer Lopez Returning to 'Will & Grace' to Play Two Different Roles
Not only will she play herself, but she'll also play her Shades of Blue character, detective Harlee Santos. She later invited Jack to be a backup dancer on her tour before giving him to Janet Jackson instead.

Thierry Henry: What I really think about Liverpool FC forward Mohamed Salah
Raheem Sterling will make his latest return to the red half of Merseyside since his acrimonious £49million switch from Liverpool to City in 2015.

Jaguars vs. Steelers 2018: Prediction, Betting Odds, Preview For Divisional Playoff Game
The Jacksonville defense is for real as well, ranking second in the league in scoring defense, total defense and takeaways. Longtime Jaguars fan Leroy Ricks said he wouldn't miss Friday's sendoff, and he's optimistic about Sunday's game.

Angelique Kerber registers 8th consecutive win, enters Sydney International final
For me, it was nice to find the rhythm eventually but would definitely like to see it a little bit earlier in matches. The other semi-final will be an all-Australian affair between Ashleigh Barty and Daria Gavrilova.

McSally makes it official: She's in Senate race
McSally has the backing of the Republican establishment and is expected to formally announce her candidacy later today in Arizona. Air Force Academy graduate's official biography also notes that her squadron was awarded the Air Force Association David C.