Pamela J Snyderer
snyder.9 at postbox.acs.ohio-state.edu
Tue Apr 16 19:18:42 EST 1996
<Pine.SOL.3.91-941213.960418211916.27617A-100000 at vega.dur.ac.uk>, S J
Holton <S.J.Holton at durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> Could anybody tell me whether excessive chewing of nails is detrimental
> to ones health. Surely such action will stimulate the stomach into
> producing excess digestive juices in anticipation of the expected food,
> but with no food arriving, the stomach will damage itself?
> Also I have noticed that people who excessively chew there nails suffer
> subsquent loss in ability to memorise facts. Is there any known basis for
> such observations?
I'd say the most detrimental thing about biting your fingernails is
sucking down all those bacteria that can hide out under even the
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