The science behind “man flu”

@article{Sue2017TheSB,
  title={The science behind “man flu”},
  author={Kyle Sue},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={359}
}
  • K. Sue
  • Published 11 December 2017
  • Law
  • British Medical Journal
Kyle Sue explores whether men are wimps or just immunologically inferior 
Evolutionary benefit of “man flu”? Try rephrasing the question
I enjoyed Sue’s investigations into the potential physiological basis of “man flu,” particularly the fairly good evidence of sex differences in response to rhinoviruses.1 Studies indicating that
Proportionate response to “man flu”
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Die „Männergrippe“ gibt es wirklich!
  • D. Einecke
  • Philosophy, Medicine
    MMW - Fortschritte der Medizin
  • 2018
Jammernde erkältete Männer leiden tatsächlich stärker unter Husten und Schnupfen als Frauen, weil Testosteron das Immunsystem schwächt. Es handelt sich um einen geschickten Schachzug der Evolution.
Article on “man flu” encourages negative views of male health
  • C. Manlow
  • Medicine, Political Science
    British Medical Journal
  • 2018
I know The BMJ ’s Christmas issue is tongue in cheek, but Sue’s article on “man flu” is inappropriate.1 It panders to pejorative views of male health and is sexist. Why is it acceptable for society
Man flu is related to health communication rather than symptoms and suffering
TLDR
It is found that men over-rated their symptoms compared with a clinician’s judgment more often than did women, and this is likely due to men communicating their symptoms differently from women, rather than having different immune functioning.
Man flu: less inflammation but more consequences in men than women
Sue presents extensive evidence from animal and human studies to show that men might suffer more than women in response to the same microbial challenge, that this may be related to sex hormones, and
Sind Frauen schuld an der „Männergrippe“?
Jammernde Männer mit Erkältung sind keine Weicheier und Waschlappen, sie leiden tatsächlich stärker unter Husten und Schnupfen als Frauen. Das liegt wohl am Testosteron. Und an Frauen, die
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