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One more reason not to pick your nose: pneumonia
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Parents exasperated by their children constantly ignoring pleas to stop picking their noses, may have finally found an argument to break the habit: it might give you pneumonia. Pneumococcus, the bacteria that causes pneumonia -- a lung condition that can prove deadly if untreated -- is known to spread through airborne droplets, often from the coughs and sneezes of infected individuals. British scientists said Thursday they had proved for the first time that the disease-causing bacteria can be transmitted manually via the nose and hands. read more


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