Wearing a mask and using hand sanitizers can protect you and your family at this critical time.
With COVID-19 cases rising in more than half of the states, the next two weeks are critical for stopping a spike in cases. An epidemiologist reminds us to get back to the basics now.
If you're lucky enough to be able to afford a ski trip, expect it to look different this year. Some extra planning, however, can lower the coronavirus risk to you, your loved ones and the community.
How many times a day do you use soap?
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With hand-washing top of mind, soap is an integral part of keeping clean. But people through the ages relied on earlier forms of soap more for cleaning objects than for personal hygiene.
Don’t forget to wash your hands.
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Policymakers need to figure out ways to sustain the behaviors that are helping flatten the curve as cities begin to end their lockdowns.
A simple, low-tech way to get rid of germs.
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A Hungarian obstetrician was the first to nail down the importance of handwashing to stop the spread of infectious disease.
People practice social distancing by standing apart during a news conference in Washington D.C.
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As the coronavirus spreads far and wide, a political philosopher argues that it is a time to understand that the idea of individual happiness does not work without thinking of the larger good.
Disinfecting an area takes time and effort. And there is only so much you can do.
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The coronavirus, like many infectious diseases, can live and spread on inanimate objects in the world around us. An epidemiologist explains how and gives some advice on how to minimize the risk.
A Muslim man prepares for prayer by doing a ritual washing.
Islamic law requires Muslims to ritually clean their body before praying. This guidance has particular relevance at a time when hand-washing is important to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Soap and hot water is the best way to clean your hands, but sanitizer is a good second choice.
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Most commercial hand sanitizers are mainly alcohol, but forget about hitting the liquor store and mixing your own.
Homeless people at the 42nd Street and Bryant Park subway station in New York City, March 9, 2020.
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Many homeless people already have compromised immune systems. They are targets -- and conduits -- for COVID-19.
Our findings also highlight that hot air hand dryers and cloth roller towels can be a problematic way of drying your hands.
Hand washing is a tried and true, scientifically proven preventive strategy that reduces the likelihood of transmitting both viral and bacterial borne diseases.
Despite awareness of the importance of hand washing, most people often fail to do it properly.
Kids may need more exposure to dirt and microbes than previously thought.
Can your kids be too clean? Increases in allergies suggest so. But how much dirt is too much? A pediatric allergist explains the fascinating reasons the immune system needs dirt for training.
It’s quicker to use hand sanitiser than soap and water, which means people might be more likely to use it.
Washing your hands helps protect against the flu. So it makes sense for governments to make hand sanitisers available in public places.
In a recent research study, around 10 per cent of the recipes examined contained unsafe food preparation instructions.
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.
From face-touching to virus-contaminated electronic devices, a scientist offers some tips on eradicating the flu virus from your home.
Cytomegalovirus infection in the womb is more common in Australia than infection with listeria or toxoplasma in pregnancy.
We can prevent congenital deafness and intellectual disability due to cytomegalovirus by simple hygiene measures. So, why don't pregnant women know about this?
There are downsides to clean hands.
Food poisoning or allergies – which to go for.
Companies promoting these products have until now been able to make exaggerated claims about their relative germ-killing ability.
The US FDA has ruled to disallow the use of the more than a dozen antibacterial compounds in so-called "antibacterial" handwashes. Australia should now follow suit.