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Is 'man flu' real? Medical science delivers comfort to helpless male snufflers

We've all seen him: The man who strides boldly into high-stakes negotiations, risks serious injury to win a pickup basketball game and fearlessly confronts things that go bump in the night, yet is brought low by a tiny virus. He snivels pitiably, wallows in his misery and tests the most forbearing caregiver with his abject helplessness.

The diagnosis often comes with a roll of the eyes.

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