Looks like all the bad habits I have are now good for me
BITING YOUR NAILS
The bugs we encounter when biting our nails could boost our immune system
It’s a habit most sufferers try hard to give up, but it may actually be good for you, says Dr Hilary Longhurst, consultant immunologist from the Bart’s NHS Trust.
‘Unless your hands are filthy, the bugs we encounter when biting our nails could boost our immune system.’
This is because our immune system has a memory, making a note of how to fight every bug it has ever encountered.
When a bug is encountered a second time, the immune system reaches into its memory and releases weapons — called memory lymphocytes — that it knows will beat it
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