Germs love your bed as much as you do.
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You’ll probably want to wash your sheets after reading this.
Spending more time in nature may be associated with less fear of germs.
A fear of microbes, like germs, could be harming human health.
People have denied germ theory since the moment it was born in the late 19th century.
Rich and diverse microbiomes in our local environment are important for keeping us healthy.
One thing everyone agrees on: Hand-washing helps prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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Finally, an answer to a long-bubbling question: What works best – bar or liquid soap?
Your body wants you to freak out about germs so you avoid them.
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Human psychology has evolved to avoid situations that could lead to infection. Behavioral choices now could have long-term effects on how people interact with others and the world.
We touch, therefore we know.
With dreaded, invisible germs lurking on surfaces and in people, our surroundings are seen as a minefield – and we end up dulling one of our most valuable senses.
It’s an age-old battle between parents and kids.
Leaving your coat at home on a cold winter day doesn’t automatically mean you’re going to get sick. But it could make you more susceptible to germs.
Combining design innovation methods with medical disciplines such as microbiology can help tackle health related challenges.
Beauty blenders had the most germs.
Is your makeup making you sick?
Despite awareness of the importance of hand washing, most people often fail to do it properly.
Lyme disease: beware what bites you this summer.
The Pentagon has been instructed by the House of Representatives to investigate whether ticks were infected with Lyme disease by the US military.
It’s a good idea to wash your hands after you go to the toilet, after you blow your nose, before you help prepare food and before you eat.
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While we move soap around, it lifts up invisible oil that holds germs onto your hand.
The average office desk is said to contain 400 times more germs than a toilet seat.
Sit v squat – the big public toilet stand-off.
Not just to avoid creepy crawlies.
Lurking in the garden are some nasty bacteria with the potential to cause you serious harm.
Some cultures believe drinking alcohol will kill the germs that cause a sore throat or a tummy bug.
Wine has long been known for its disinfecting and cleansing properties. So can it kill flu and other bugs? And what about other types of alcohol?
Waluh, a one-day-old male baby pygmy hippopotamus (Cheropsis libereensis), swims with his mother.
Why are some animals resistant to waterborne disease? A reader wants to know.
Hand sanitisers are popular as an alternative to washing hands using soap and water to kill germs.
The poor quality of hand sanitisers in Kenya poses a health concern. If this market remains unregulated these products might encourage the undetected transmission of infectious pathogens in hospitals.
Don’t give it to grandad.
Most people are aware of the benefits of breastmilk, but few are aware of the risks.