If you think you’re getting extra protection from an antibacterial soap, you might be surprised to learn that these products offer no special prevention against germs — and may be harmful.
This is a season that can fill you with joy — and fill you with stress. (Can we get a “ho ho ho”?) In the spirit of highs and lows, we bring you this holiday survival guide. It features the best stuff we can offer about this time of year with some practical advice to stay healthy.
Did you know your mouth harbors hundreds of different microorganisms? Find out which ones can cause trouble when you accidentally share saliva.
Every time you touch an unwashed brush to your face, you’re not just applying makeup. You’re also applying dirt, oil and old makeup.
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Washing your hands often and well is an important step in preventing flu and other illnesses. But the way your dry your hands can unintentionally spread bacteria.
With holiday parties, shopping and family get-togethers, the last thing we want is to get sick. Unfortunately, the holidays are a prime time to fall ill.
Germs are found in all kinds of places, and not all germs are bad. What are the germs to avoid and where do they hide?
Bacteria, whether in swimming pools, water parks or lakes, can cause recreational water illnesses like diarrhea and skin infections. Here are three ways to lower your chances of getting sick.
About 9 percent of foodborne illness outbreaks occur in the home, but it’s almost impossible to tell where the bacteria may live with the naked eye. A new study identifies the top kitchen items that are commonly cross-contaminated during the preparation of a meal. Kansas State University researchers analyzed the food prep practices of 123 people. … Read More
Lemon or lime wedges can perk up your drink or add a touch of flavor to your water in a restaurant. However, those drink garnishes can easily be contaminated with bacteria. Depending on whether they wear gloves or wash their hands carefully, restaurant employees can spread bacteria when they prepare the slices. “People enjoy having … Read More