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In a recent research study, around 10 per cent of the recipes examined contained unsafe food preparation instructions. (Shutterstock)

How to safely handle food and avoid salmonella

A food safety expert offers six tips on safe food handling that many cookbooks and cooking shows fail to deliver.
Once a respiratory virus like influenza has entered your home or workplace, it is wise to treat the space like a hospital and practice infection prevention and control. (Shutterstock)

How to eradicate the flu virus from your home

From face-touching to virus-contaminated electronic devices, a scientist offers some tips on eradicating the flu virus from your home.
There is no evidence that the antibacterial ingredients of such soaps do anything more than plain soap and water. Arlington County/Flickr

Cleaning your hands may be more complicated than you think

The next time you wash your hands with a liquid soap claiming to be antibacterial, keep in mind that you may not actually be sanitising them. There’s no evidence that the antibacterial ingredients of such…

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