By Christine Hsu | Nov 16, 2012 03:47 PM EST
Building more toilets to improve sanitation could save millions of lives worldwide and remove an important source of inequality, the UN said.
By Christine Hsu | Nov 09, 2012 11:59 AM EST
Children who grow up in affluent households are more likely to develop peanut allergy compared those who live in poorer neighborhoods.
By Nikki Tucker | Sep 20, 2012 03:10 PM EDT
A public restroom is filled with armies of familiar and unfamiliar bacteria such as streptococcus, staphylococcus, E. coli and hepatitis A. The bathroom can also be home to the common cold virus.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 06, 2012 05:00 PM EDT
Contact lens wearers beware: scientists have warned that people who don't clean that lenses properly are at the mercy of a tap water-dwelling bug that can gnaw through eyeballs and cause blindness.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 28, 2012 10:54 AM EDT
In an effort to clean up Taiwan's public toilets, the country's environmental minister has suggested that men should sit down while urinating instead of standing up.