man flu


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man flu

A deprecating term that first appeared in the popular literature in the UK, referring to the purported way in which men respond childishly to a minor cold. While some people believe that men react differently than women to the flu, the current data is weak at best and regarded as unscientific and unreliable.
 
The term appeared in the British Medical Journal in 2006, not in support of the concept of a specific man flu, but rather criticising an unscientific survey that the general population was quoting in the media.
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Writing in the BMJ, Dr Sue argued the concept of man flu, as commonly defined, is potentially unjust and further research is needed.
However, to find out the truth behind the much debatable topic - if man flu is real or is just an exaggeration, the (http://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j5560) British Medical Journal (BMJ) in its Christmas special journal in this flu season explored the science behind the fact - "whether men are wimps or just immunologically inferior."
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One Direction will perform sell-out gigs at Glasgow's SSE Hydro tomorrow and Thursday but Scott warned: "Don't approach Niall because he has massive man flu. If you see him, keep well away."
The man flu cliche doesn't help - while men may moan about a cold, in reality most would never dream of bothering their GP.
London, Jan 25 ( ANI ): 'Man flu' really does exist, as according to a study, men suffer more with coughs and colds because they have extra temperature receptors in the brain and so experience worse symptoms.
'I now have a child to nurse as well as man flu to keep away from my door 'I did, however, have with me my son's packed lunch.
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WOMEN laugh about "man flu" but the condition is no myth, scientists have learned.