All men know what I am talking about, feeling like a pile of donkey poop whenever even the common cold comes a knocking. And ladies, we understand where you are coming from, we tend to play things up a little bit, but it really does feel like we are dying. It's the man-flu, and can you believe that after all these years, it has actually proven itself to be true?
It turns out that some viruses like to wreak havoc inside men, more so than in women.
“It has already been established that men and women react to illness differently, but evidence shows that viruses themselves have evolved to affect the sexes differently,” says Vincent Jansen from Royal Holloway University of London, School of Biological Sciences.
But what does that really mean?