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Are Colds and Flu Worse in Women Than in Men?

edited November 2016 in General

Are Colds and Flu Worse in Women Than in Men?The women in the study were more likely than the men in the study to report severe fatigue and muscle aches when they had a cold or the flu, according to the findings, presented in New Orleans last month at IDWeek 2016, a meeting of several organizations focused on infectious diseases. In addition, women's severe symptoms lasted longer than men's, according to the study participants' self-reports, the researchers found. In the study, the researchers compared self-reported cold and flu symptoms in 777 men and women who were seen between 2009 and 2014 at five military treatment facilities across the U.S., said study co-author Dr. Robert Deiss, a research physician with the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, a program of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
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