Man flu really DOES exist: The way men"s brains are wired means their symptoms really are worse

Man flu really DOES exist: The way men's brains are wired means their symptoms really are worse Neuroscientist Dr Amanda Ellison has argued that men really do suffer more with coughs and colds Says they have more temperature receptors in the brain which means they get more acute symptoms By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:51 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:24 GMT, 24 January 2013 It has been scorned by women as a sign of male weakness for generations.

Amoxicillin: Widely prescribed antibiotic is useless at treating coughs and may be harmful

Widely prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin is useless at treating coughs and may be harmful | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 18 December 2012 Amoxicillin does nothing to help treat coughs and could be harmful if used when it is not needed, researchers claim Commonly prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin does nothing to help treat coughs and could be harmful if used when it is not needed, warn experts.

Chocolate coat your throat: Chocolate "stops" persistent coughs

Sweet remedy: Chocolate can help you beat persistent coughsChemical found in cocoa has been shown to help Researchers recommend a bar of dark chocolate a day | UPDATED: 22:36 GMT, 8 December 2012 Chocolate may be a remedy for the common cough, according to new research, writes Roger Dobson.

Mother reveals the terrifying moment she realised her baby had whooping cough

Mother reveals the terrifying moment she realised her baby had whooping cough Poppy's condition was missed three times because her chest appeared clearAfter a doctor detected the 'whooping' sound she was rushed to hospital, where she was diagnosed with a collapsed lungShe suffered from water retention, which made her body double in sizePoppy is finally on the road to recovery | UPDATED: 17:50 GMT, 30 November 2012 Enlarge Fighting: Poppy Webber pictured in hospital being treated for whooping cough A new mother told of the terrifying moment she took her two-week-old baby to doctors with a chest infection to be told the youngster had whooping cough.

Cough medicine: Are expensive cough mixtures a waste of time? Which? casts doubt on health claims

Are expensive cough mixtures a waste of time Which casts doubt on health claims | UPDATED: 07:13 GMT, 15 October 2012 Effective: Benylin cough syrup is popular off the shelves, but just how effective is it Popular medicines we spend billions of pounds on a year do not work as well as they claim to do, according to experts.

Dr Ellie Cannon"s guide on how to beat the back-to-school bugs

How to beat the back to school bugs: A guide on tackling the term-time ailments | UPDATED: 21:55 GMT, 8 September 2012 /09/08/article-2200274-14E86E6F000005DC-844_308x275.jpg” width=”308″ height=”275″ alt=”Lice are parasitic insects between 1mm and 3mm long that live on the head and feed on human blood” class=”blkBorder” /> WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS An itchy head – this may start three months after the initial infection of head lice.

How young couch potatoes are giving themselves bad backs with hours in front of the box

How young couch potatoes are giving themselves bad backs with hours in front of the boxA third of 16 to 24-year-olds suffer from back pain, research findsThirty-eight per cent of over-65s have back problems | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 25 July 2012 Painful: One in three young adults suffer from backache, researchers have found Young adults are paying the price for spending hours slumped in front of the television as one in three suffer from back pain, research has suggested.

Why a dog is a child"s best friend: They bring in dirt and allergens that boost their immune systems

Why a dog is a child's best friend: They bring immune-boosting dirt and allergens into the home Babies in dog-owning families were 44 per cent less likely to get inner ear infections and 29 percent less likely to need antibiotics | UPDATED: 12:43 GMT, 9 July 2012 Dogs are not just man's best friend – they are also extremely beneficial to children as well.