(NEWS) — IT’S often seen as nothing more than whining about a cold.

But “man flu” really does exist, according to research.

Men suffer more with coughs and colds because they have extra temperature receptors in the brain and so experience worse symptoms.

Children deal with colds the same way because the relevant area of the brain is the same size in boys and girls, said Durham University neuroscientist Dr. Amanda Ellison.

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