Your Beard Might Protect You From Superbugs


A study of bearded hospital workers reveals that facial fuzz could protect your health, THE HUFFINGTON POST reports.

According to research published in the Journal of Hospital Infection, having facial hair protected male hospital workers from carrying dangerous drug-resistant bacteria.

The POST reports that researchers with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston swabbed the faces of 408 male hospital workers both with and without beards. After testing the swabs, they found that the clean-shaven participants were three times more likely to be hosting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, on their cheeks. The researchers hypothesized that shaving can cause micro-abrasions in the skin that attract the bacteria, the BBC reports.

It turns out beards can be quite beneficial for your health. Beard on and prosper.

{A Heller – Newscenter}


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