If a young man's low testosterone is a problem for a couple trying to get pregnant , gonadotropin injections may be an option in some cases. These are hormones that signal the body to produce more testosterone. This may increase the sperm count. Hedges also describes implantable testosterone pellets, a relatively new form of treatment in which several pellets are placed under the skin of the buttocks, where they release testosterone over the course of about three to four months. Injections and nasal gels may be other options for some men.
But it’s a study way back in 1999 that actually offers a possible explanation for these counterintuitive findings: “the antigenic distance hypothesis.” That is, the more different a particular vaccine’s strains are from the previous year, the more effective the vaccine is likely to be (assuming the vaccine strains match the circulating strains that year). But vaccine strains that are more similar to the previous year’s vaccine strains — such as last year’s H3N2 A strain, identical to the strain in the 2013-2014 season’s vaccine — may end up less effective, and we did see very low effectiveness last year because of the H3N2 strain.
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