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    Man Flu – There is real Science to back it

    Oxford defines Man Flue “as a cold or similar minor ailment as experienced by a man who is regarded as exaggerating the severity of the symptoms”. But according to a recent report by Kyle Sue, a clinical assistant professor in family medicine, there is a science to Man Flue. To assist in his report he looked at animal models, and found that females fared better when infected with the flu – that is to say that their immune response reacted differently.  Could it all be down to hormones? In his report, published online (PDF) he reports: “Some evidence clearly supports men having higher morbidity and mortality from viral respiratory illness than women because…