10/24/2013 09:07 EDT | Updated 12/24/2013 05:12 EST

'Man cold' debated by couples, scientists

Do men suffer more from colds than women, or just complain more about having the sniffles?

CBC-TV's Kim Brunhuber asks pain researcher Jeffrey Mogil of McGill University in Montreal about the so-called man cold, and whether women really have a stronger immune system.

At McMaster University in Hamilton, Gavin Andrews, studies the social aspects of health, given the stereotype is so common in advertisements and songs. But what happens when Andrews's wife, a nurse, weighs in?