Androgens (T, DHT) highly protective against the flu

A gem of a study that throws a wrench in one of medicine’s core dogmas – i.e. androgens have detrimental effects on the immune system and males have evolved to live with a trade-off between high androgen levels (and as such high fertility) and higher risk of severe viral episodes that can be even deadly. … Read more

Face masks (at best) ineffective against SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and flu

A series of studies, some of them covering viruses other than SARS-CoV-2, yet the findings of all of them are the same – no statistically significant protective effect of face masks, and, in some cases, possibly increased rates of infection (see first study below). “…A total of 3030 participants were randomly assigned to … Read more

The tetracyclines protect against sepsis independently of their antibiotics effects

A remarkable study, which demonstrates that not all antibiotics have been created equal. Namely, the tetracycline family of antibiotics is strikingly protective against lethality from sepsis, and that protection is completely separate from their antibiotics effects. For example, the study demonstrated that pre-treatment with a puny single dose of doxycycline in a HED of 0.25 … Read more