NYC Health Officials Urge Bronx Restaurant Customers To Get Hepatitis Vaccine Immediately

By | Sun, 09/22/2013 - 15:17

The New York City Department of Health is administering free hepatitis A vaccines to anyone who ate at the Bronx eatery New Hawaii Sea Restaurant.

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Hygiene Hypothesis: Higher Prevalence Of Alzheimer’s In Industrialized Countries, Study Shows

By | Sat, 09/07/2013 - 16:31

Researchers at Cambridge University claim there is a significant relationship between sanitation in developed countries and the risk of dementia.

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Single Men 'Don't See The Need' To Wash Bed Sheets Frequently

By | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 18:30

Single men reported washing their bed sheets an average of once every three months, saying that there was "no need" to do it any more frequently.

Improving Water Quality And General Hygiene Could Add Half A Centimeter To Children’s Height

Clean Water And Good Hygiene Could Make Your Child Grow Taller: 265 Million Children Are Affected By Stunting Worldwide

By | Fri, 08/02/2013 - 13:02

Poor hygiene, limited access to safe water, and poor sanitation are all linked to impaired growth in children under the age of five.

Nairobi's Kibera district, largest slum in the world

Poor Hygiene Kills 2.7 Million People Each Year, UN

By | Fri, 11/16/2012 - 15:47

Building more toilets to improve sanitation could save millions of lives worldwide and remove an important source of inequality, the UN said.


Children of Affluent Families More Likely to Be Allergic to Peanuts

By | Fri, 11/09/2012 - 11:59

Children who grow up in affluent households are more likely to develop peanut allergy compared those who live in poorer neighborhoods.

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Bathroom Paranoia: How to Avoid Common Viruses in Public Restrooms

By | Thu, 09/20/2012 - 15:10

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.

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Eye-Eating Amoeba Causes Blindness in Contact Lens Wearers

By | Thu, 09/06/2012 - 17:00

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.


Take a Seat For Your Health: Taiwan Minister Wants Men to Urinate Sitting Down

By | Tue, 08/28/2012 - 10:54

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.