You’ve all heard it before: Never put anything, especially a cotton swab, in your ears. Yet people still do it sometimes in an effort to keep their ears clean. Experts say that cotton swabs in the ears can cause disastrous results. Learn more.
Before you lose your cool over lice, you should know there are many misconceptions about how lice spread and how they’re treated.
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?
Imagine never having to take the time to wash and dry your hair ever again. No, you wouldn’t have to shave your head – just switch to dry shampoo, a spray-in product that advertises some of the same benefits as the wet goop you slather over your head. These alcohol- or starch-based sprays claim to … Read More
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Dirty money has never been a more literal a term. Researchers say that one in every 12 bank cards has fecal bacteria on it. One in seven bills are contaminated, too. So when you head out shopping, you might want to bring along a bottle of hand sanitizer. Alan Taege, MD, a doctor who treats … Read More
Even if your tween is years away from the voice-cracking, hair-sprouting entry to adulthood, it’s not too early to talk about personal hygiene. Most kids develop body odor when they begin puberty (usually between ages 8 and 13 for girls and 9 and 14 for boys). Puberty is when physical transformation begins, including sexual maturing and … Read More
Potty training can be a messy business. But there are simple things you can do to keep germs at bay and teach your child healthy habits: Pre-moistened wipes can make clean-up easier on you and your child. When finished going, teach kids to close the lid before flushing. Most important is hand washing. With warm … Read More