People often turn to rituals to promote health and reduce anxiety during periods of high risk.
Social distancing can get tougher in the fall and winter. These simple steps can help keep you and your loved ones healthy.
There is no clear delineation of roles and responsibilities relating to the integration of clean water, sanitation, safe hygiene and nutritional status.
We're cleaning and washing our hands perhaps more than we ever have before. But suggestions that all this this extra hygiene could weaken our immune systems are unfounded.
Simple hygiene goes a long way to avoid serious eye infections.
Don't think you're alone when working from home - the typical office desk has more than 10 million bacteria. Here's how to stop your WFH setup leaving you needing sick leave.
Having the right equipment is not enough – getting health workers to use it is also a challenge.
Haphazard development of abattoirs without environmental and health considerations in Nigeria can only invite diseases -- and potentially pandemics such as COVID-19.
In India handwashing practices have come under scrutiny as millions of Indian poorest return home from major cities. Many do not have access to basic amenities.
The Lady with the Lamp also did some of her most important work from home.
Cleaning surfaces, dishes and laundry the right way can help maintain hygiene in your house.
We used to think the rise in allergies was because we weren't exposed to as many early infections as previous generations. But that's not the case.
It's a surprisingly common question. Here's what you need to know.
A new reactor may soon be able to safely disinfect the air in crowded spaces.
The mouse who tidied the shed he lives in fascinated human viewers, but cleanliness isn't a virtue unique to humans.
Did you forget to put the leftovers away? If it's only an hour or two, that's OK, but as the temperature drops under 60 degrees, the risk of bacterial growth – and food poisoning – increases.
Yes, bacteria can accumulate on tea towels. But most of the bacteria the researchers found are not responsible for food poisoning or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
New research explains that dogs may have evolved to eat faeces as a way to prevent the spread of disease.
When day zero arrives in Cape Town, the routine surveillance systems that monitor disease outbreaks will be enhanced to pick up new diseases.
School sores usually clear up within a few weeks, without any scarring. Here's what to do if you suspect your child has them.