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    NEXT time you travel, be careful to avoid a common habit that should leave your skin crawling. According to experts, the first thing you do when you check in to your hotel might have long-lasting – and gross – consequences. 2Pest control experts warn that a common hotel habit can lead to long-term problemsCredit: Getty When you walk into a hotel room, there are things you do right away: kick off your shoes, hang up your jacket, and unpack your suitcase. But pest control experts told the team at Cubby that if you put your suitcase on the bed to sort through it, you're putting yourself at risk. Brittany Campbell, PhD, is the staff entomologist for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). "Bed bugs are typically found on mattresses, box springs, and in the crevices of furniture and inside upholstery," Campbell explained. READ MORE: TRAVELSUITE DEAL I'm a hotel worker and here's the sentence you can say to bag a free upgradeDOWN TO EARTH I'm a flight attendant - here are 5 things you should NEVER do on an airplane...
    WE all have bad habits that we know we should give up. But scientists have now revealed that people who pick their nose could be at an increased risk of Alzheimer's and dementia. 2Experts say that picking your nose or pulling out the nose hairs could put you at an increased risk of Alzheimer'sCredit: Alamy Medics at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, revealed that bacteria can travel through the nose and into the brain. It's here, they say, that the bugs create bacteria that are a telltale sign of Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is devastating condition for both the person suffering with it and their loved ones. The disease affects the brain and in the UK there are more than 42,000 people under the age of 65 living with the condition. Read more on Alzheimer'sTAKE THE TEST How a simple card game can help predict if you’ll develop dementiaHEADACHE Signs of brain disease can be seen 9 years before diagnosis - are you at risk? It affects one in six people over the age of 80 and it's thought that around 850,000...
    EVERY year around 78,000 people in the UK die from smoking, with many more living with debilitating smoking-related cancers.  Experts have called for more measures to help bring down smoking rates. 1Experts to call for more measures to help bring down smoking rates - especially in more deprived areas.Credit: Getty - Contributor According to a new study, 61 per cent of cancer cases a year - which are linked to deprivation - could have been prevented if people gave up smoking. Smoking is known to cause at least 15 cancers, including lung, larynx, oesophagus, oral cavity, nasopharynx, pharynx, bladder, pancreas, kidney, liver, stomach, bowel, cervix, leukaemia, and ovarian cancers. Experts from the UK and France found that cancer was generally 17 per cent higher among the most deprived compared to the richest. The study, published in PLOS ONE, also found that a staggering 21 per cent of cancers among the most deprived fifth of Brits were caused by smoking. Read more on cancerON THE CLOCK Eating after a certain time can increase cancer risk by 25%, scientists warnDEVASTATING RESULT...
    WE all know to brush our teeth twice a day for sparkling pearly whites. But new evidence has suggested another bathroom habit may be effective at preventing something even worse than yellow teeth. 1Poor oral hygiene is thought to raise the risk of a number of health problems, from cancer to heart disease.Credit: Getty Flossing regularly alongside brushing can help ward off your chances of developing dementia, according to a new study. Finnish researchers have discovered that people suffering with gum disease and tooth loss were roughly a fifth more likely to be struck down with the cruel condition. There are currently 944,000 people with dementia in the UK, more than ever before, and this number is projected to increase, says Alzheimer's Research UK. The debilitating disease causes a gradual loss of memory and other cognitive functions such as confusion and losing sense of humor. Read more on dementia OH MY DOG Lazy dogs are over six times more likely to develop 'doggy dementia'EAT UP The cupboard breakfast staple that helps ward off illnesses like dementia The oral experts from the University...
    PEOPLE with unhealthy sleep habits could be at risk of a life-threatening condition, experts have warned. Many people struggle with their sleep, whether it's not getting enough or just poor quality in general. 1Medics have found that people who have poor sleep quality are at a higher risk of fatty liver diseaseCredit: Getty Medics in China said that those who nap throughout the day, snore and have poor night time sleep could be at risk of fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease is a term for a range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat in the liver. It's usually seen in people who are overweight or obese and can lead to serious liver damage. Government data shows that in 2021, 2,085 people were admitted to hospital due to the illness in the UK. Read more on sleep TOUGH DIAGNOSIS Roman Kemp wears oxygen mask as he deals with debilitating conditionWAKE UP CALL I’m a sleep nanny - here’s why your baby wakes up so early & how to combat it While this rate has been increasing over time, in the...
    PARENTS have been warned that children are at risk of a deadly condition if they allow them to sit around all day. Unhealthy lifestyles — or being a “couch potato” — can lead to health problems at any age.  1Being a "couch potato" is bad news for the kidsCredit: Getty And a new report from Italian doctors warns that kids are young as six are in danger of high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure in younger children is linked with heart defects, kidney disease, genetic conditions or hormonal disorders, according to the Mayo Clinic. If their condition carries on into adulthood, they are more at risk of heart attacks and stroke. Obesity is a key driver of high blood pressure in both kids and adults - and the problem is worsening, stats suggest. Read more on kids' healthCHILLING We thought our daughter had a cold - what happened next was like a horror movieBUG BEAR Breakthrough as scientists find cause of mysterious hepatitis outbreak in kids Therefore, families should get healthy together, according to an expert paper published...
    DEMENTIA is when mental deterioration is severe enough to interfere with someone's daily life. The most common warning signs are memory issues, but experts have warned that there's one toilet habit that could hold the key to early diagnosis. 1Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and predominately affects the brainCredit: Getty The NHS says that the main symptoms of Alzheimer's include confusion and disorientation and difficulty making decisions. But researchers at the Paris Brain Institute have revealed that constipation could actually be an early warning sign of the condition. Constipation is when you struggle to pass a stool and is usually caused when you don't eat enough fibre. You will usually experience constipation if you have not had a poo at least three times during the last week. If your poo is often large, dry, hard or lumpy then you might also have constipation. You may also be constipated if you are straining or in pain when you go for a poo. Most read in Health NewsMY HELL I turned 40 & just wanted to 'look better' but I...
    A COMMON daily habit for new parents could raise your baby's risk of developing allergies by a fifth, research warns. A trial of over 1,300 youngsters found those who were moisturised at three months old were more likely to suffer with allergy sensitivity in the future. 1Babies who are moisturised are a third more likely to develop allergies, a study claimsCredit: Getty Images - Getty Parents who took part reported how often they used products on their baby, and what they used - with olive oil coming out on top.   It is thought moisturising could lead to a food allergy being developed due to exposure through the skin. Experts think it could have a damaging effect on the skin barrier, which then allows allergens to come into contact with the immune system more easily. But they have told worried parents they shouldn't stop moisturising their kids - but should wash their hands before slathering their babies in product. Food allergies start when the immune system mistakes something in food as harmful. Around seven per cent of babies and young...
    Stocks week ahead: Saying goodbye to a wild 2020 These 9 electric vans will guarantee emissions-free deliveries Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress & Anxiety Away Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Common Habit Could Make Your COVID Risk Much Higher, Doctors Say Life in the time of the coronavirus pandemic has taught us plenty of new healthy habits that can help keep us safe. But even if you're wearing a mask and social distancing in public and regularly washing your hands, there's one common habit that you may not even realize is putting you at risk: According to doctors, picking your nose can put you in danger of catching COVID. Read on to learn more, and for a really serious risk factor, check out The CDC Just Confirmed This Disorder Could Put You at Risk of Severe COVID. Read the original article on Best Life.
    This article was medically reviewed by Debra Jaliman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with a private practice in New York City. Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful information about your health and wellness. For more information, visit our medical review board. A stress ball can help you stop biting your nails. Peter Cade/Getty Images To stop biting your nails, try applying bitter-tasting nail polish, wear gloves, or get regular manicures.  Another effective way to stop biting your nails is to try habit reversal training, which swaps the nail biting habit for another one like snapping a rubber band on your wrist.  It's important to stop nail biting as it can increase your risk of infections and permanently disfigure your nail bed.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. People bite their nails for many reasons, and may not be aware they're doing it. While a seemingly harmless...
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