So, here’s the deal: women are far healthier than men. Men die, on average, 5 years earlier than their spouses, and are also more likely die from AIDS, liver disease, heart disease, cancer, stroke, lung disease, kidney disease, and pneumonia. They even commit suicide at a higher rate! So, is this just one of those fundamental differences between men and women? Possibly, but research suggests that social factors play the biggest part, and most importantly men are 33% less likely to visit the doctor than women.