Why Do Women Have More Severe Allergic Reactions Than Men? – ‘The Why’

December 30, 2014 8:29 AM

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why do women have more severe allergic reactions than men?” you ask? Good question. Timely too. (Besides, it beats answering the question: “Why do more Non-‘Native-American’ people care about the Washington Redskins than actual ‘Native Americans’ do”? A better question would be: why do they call them Native Americans when anyone who is born here is a Native American?)

Thank you, dear reader, for keeping an eye on Google News. Sources such as Science 2.0 note that anaphylaxis is defined as “an allergic reaction triggered by food, medication or insect stings and bites.” Immune cells, especially mast cells, put out enzymes that make tissues swell and blood vessels w...

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