• What is man flu, is it real and what are the symptoms?

    10 monthes ago - By Metro

    Man Flu is what happens when a make contracts a type of common cold, flu or winter bug and disproportionately overreacts to the symptoms.
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    The symptoms are as you would expect: sneezing, coughing, a temperature, sore throat, headache and so on, just with a lot more whinging than if a woman was experiencing it.
    It has been a kind of joke that women are more capable in the face of influenza... Read the full story
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  • Stop accusing men of overreacting - 'man flu' really does exist, doctor claims

    Stop accusing men of overreacting - 'man flu' really does exist, doctor claims

    10 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    A somewhat tongue-in-cheek BMJ article argues that men might experience worse cold and flu symptoms than women, and explores possible explanations The fight against the ridicule of “man flu” has been taken up by a doctor who says, somewhat tongue-in cheek, that he delved into the issue after growing tired of being accused of overreacting. In a treatise based on previous studies - some scientific, some notably less so - the Dr Kyle Sue not only puts the case that men might indeed experience worse cold and flu symptoms than women, but also explores why such a difference might have evolved.
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