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.
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.
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.
Is your makeup making you sick?
Despite awareness of the importance of hand washing, most people often fail to do it properly.
The Pentagon has been instructed by the House of Representatives to investigate whether ticks were infected with Lyme disease by the US military.
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.
Lurking in the garden are some nasty bacteria with the potential to cause you serious harm.
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?
Why are some animals resistant to waterborne disease? A reader wants to know.
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.
Most people are aware of the benefits of breastmilk, but few are aware of the risks.
Children don’t learn much about how illnesses spread if they are just taught a list of dos and don’ts. They need to know why an action is useful.
It only takes a single fly to alight on your picnic lunch to make you uneasy about what germs may have landed with it. But what harm can come from a fly landing on your food? Should you throw it away?