Friday 17 October 2014

NAM-flu isn't a myth after all !!

According to The Telegraph, men get sick because they don't have the hormones that boost women's immune system.

The study by Stanford University School of Medicine, examined the reactions of men and women to vaccination against flu. The team hopes that, in the future, this knowledge could be used to enhance resistance to common and serious lung infections and prevent flu developing into more serious pneumonia.

However, according to an earlier study, only one in five British women believe that the debilitating "NAM-flu" disease which temporarily leaves male sufferers prostrate on the sofa watching televised sports is real, meaning that NAMs can now work on the remaining 80% with this extra evidence.

The survey, which questioned 2,000 British adults about health and wellbeing, showed that misconceptions and old wives' tales, including the myth that eating carrots improves night vision, prevail among the population when it comes to beliefs about common illnesses.

More than a third of people said that sugar makes children hyper, and 37% said they believed we lose most of our body heat through our heads -- the most popular misconception of the survey, despite millions spent on consumer health and education.

However, the survey is weakened somewhat by its endeavours to show that when illness strikes, almost half of people agreed that men exaggerate their symptoms to get attention, with 38% also believing that men take longer to recover from illness than women.

NB. This additional indepth research on man-flu diagnosis and treatment can obviously now be added to a NAM's repertoire of fact-based rationale for persuading those unsympathetic stakeholders that need convincing of the obvious, in these unprecedented times

Have a gentle, comfy weekend, from the NamNews Team!

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