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Another Good Reason Not to Pick Your Nose: You Could Be Spreading Pneumonia

Summary by Dr. Joseph Mercola

It’s flu and pneumonia season, and the health warnings are out: Wash your hands. Cover a cough. Stay home if you’re sick. And — don’t pick your nose. What? Yes, you read that right: Don’t pick your nose unless you want to help spread disease, specifically, pneumococcus bacteria that are normally spread through coughs and sneezes. According to health24, a first-of-its-kind study has shown that pneumococcal bacteria can migrate to others via your hands after...

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