Warn the nostril pickers in your life! New Research Indicates Nostril Picking 

Choosing the nose is not an unusual habit. According to 1995 studies, about 91 percent of humans pick their nose from time to time. 

 However, this severe but not unusual dependency could be risky, as a university professor recently discovered.

Director of the Clem Jones Center for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia

Professor St John, shared a lesser-known reason why you should stop picking your nose for good.

"Touching your nostrils or plucking your nose hairs may not be a good idea, especially if you don't want to get Alzheimer's disease."

He defined, "if you damage the lining of your nasal passages, you can increase the number of bacteria that can enter your brain."

St John then shared that studies have found that certain bacteria are linked to the growth of Alzheimer's disease.

The bacterium, called Chlamydia pneumoniae, can reach the brain via the nerves in the nasal cavity, researchers at Griffith University have shown.