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It’s an age-old battle between parents and kids. Alena Ozerova/Shutterstock.com

Do I have to wear a jacket when it’s cold outside?

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.
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. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Curious Kids: why do we need soap?

While we move soap around, it lifts up invisible oil that holds germs onto your hand.
Hand sanitisers are popular as an alternative to washing hands using soap and water to kill germs. shutterstock

“Germ busting” hand sanitisers aren’t living up to their promises in Kenya

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.

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