'Man cold' debated by couples, scientists

Do men suffer more from colds than women, or just complain more about having the sniffles? Kim Brunhuber probes what scientific evidence there is around the so-called man cold.

Is there any scientific evidence to back up that men with the sniffles suffer more than women?

Examining the evidence to support the claim that men with the sniffles suffer more than women 2:14

Do men suffer more from colds than women, or just complain more about having the sniffles?

CBC-TV's Kim Brunhuber asks pain researcher Jeffrey Mogil of McGill University in Montreal about the so-called man cold, and whether women really have a stronger immune system.

At McMaster University in Hamilton, Gavin Andrews, studies the social aspects of health, given the stereotype is so common in advertisements and songs. But what happens when Andrews's wife, a nurse, weighs in?

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