It’s cold and flu season again, with many of us already having to deal with sneezes and sniffles, however researchers are saying we can reduce our risk of falling ill by avoiding touching our faces.
Apart from vaccines there isn’t much that can be done to avoid flu, apart from avoiding exposure to the virus. Flus and cold viruses are usually airborne, which means that they can be breathed in and affect the respiratory tract, but they can also spread by touching infected surfaces. Researchers from the National Institute of Health in Bethesda Maryland found that people touched objects an average of 3.3 times every hour and their faces 3.6 times an hour, which makes the likeli....
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