- All hail modern luxuries! In yesteryear, people used urine to prevent cavities, pasted mouse skins to their eyebrows, and used makeup containing poisonous lead to whiten their skins.
- 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.
- Researchers at Cambridge University claim there is a significant relationship between sanitation in developed countries and the risk of dementia.
- 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.
Clean Water And Good Hygiene Could Make Your Child Grow Taller: 265 Million Children Are Affected By Stunting WorldwidePoor hygiene, limited access to safe water, and poor sanitation are all linked to impaired growth in children under the age of five.
- Building more toilets to improve sanitation could save millions of lives worldwide and remove an important source of inequality, the UN said.
- Children who grow up in affluent households are more likely to develop peanut allergy compared those who live in poorer neighborhoods.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.