In 12 of the 15 most common causes of death, including cancer and heart disease, men die at a much higher rate than women. When it comes to the most basic instinct of all — survival — women's bodies tend to be better equipped than men's. Women are more likely to have insomnia and fatigue in the weeks before they have a heart attack, rather than the chest pain commonly experienced by men. The data spanned seven populations in which the life expectancy for one or both sexes was a dismal 20 years or less and found that newborn girls are hardier than newborn boys due biological factors. These come in pairs, and in the 23rd pair — which determines gender — women have two X chromosomes, while men have an X and a Y. In PURE biological terms, women are better at dealing with traumatic events such as car accidents, heart attacks and other types of shock. The results were confirmed by neurology research, in which a group of men watched a series of emotional videos — categorised into 'blissful', 'exciting', 'heart-warming' and 'funny' — while their responses were measured via electrodes in their brains. A UK study that exposed six-year-old boys and girls to a recording of a crying baby found that boys experienced a higher release of stress hormones. I don't think so. In evolutionary terms, these were the circumstances under which our bodies were forged. I happen to remember, in that moment, that at home I do all the DIY. Changes of life Women in India, Japan and China experience far fewer menopause symptoms than western women who commonly report hot flushes, night sweats, depression and insomnia. Women may be better at multi-tasking, less susceptible to 'man flu' and safer behind the wheel — but, physically, men are the stronger sex. The same researchers also said that boys cry more when upset and take longer to calm down. Shutterstock Women are biologically more stronger than men and hence tend to outlive their male counterparts, finds a study challenging the pre-conceived notion that the female sex is weaker. Normally, a person's immune system would reject any such foreign matter.