14 December 2009

Are men the weaker sex?

Let’s scrutinise the stats to see if being male is a health hazard.


Women may be the fairer sex but medically speaking men appear to be the frailer sex. Let’s scrutinise the stats to see if being male is a health hazard.
By Vic Marks

Whoever said it’s a man’s world was clearly a woman. Why? Because when it comes to  health and wellness, the guys got the shorter end of the stick. Boys are 60 per cent more  likely to be born prematurely than girls. Girls have a stronger immune system. And  according to a study by British and American researchers baby boys are 24 per cent  more likely to die than baby girls.

It gets worse. Men are more prone to chronic diseases   and according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information also more likely to  contract post-surgical infections.

Read the complete article in the Summer 2009/2010 issue of YOU Pulse. On shelves now.

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