Man flu - fact or fiction? Is it a real illness or a myth to mock wimpy men with? (From News Shopper)
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Burning Questions: Man flu - fact or fiction? Is it a real illness or a myth to mock wimpy men with?
DO YOU think man flu is just a myth or is it a real illness?
In many cases when men get colds they are accused of or wallowing in self-pity or exaggerating their symptoms to elicit sympathy– a condition mockingly referred to, often by women, as man flu.
But could it be that man flu does actually exist?
Research which was reported on earlier this year recorded how men have more temperature receptors in the brain than women and so “men run a higher temperature and feel rougher”.
Is that enough to stop the scorn men face when they complain or should they still “just get over it” when they feel poorly?
Man flu – fact or fiction? Comment below.
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