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The 7 Germiest Items You Probably Touch Every Single Day

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Linda Rodgers | Posted 03.12.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You expect germs to lurk in the obvious places—the toilet bowl, the trashcans, the floors. But there’s a slew of ...

Is It Enough to Idly Hope Our Chef Won't Poison Us?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Dr. Layla McCay

When it comes to public health, consumer safety needs to be a priority, elevated above the ebb and flow of market forces, and properly monitored. It's not okay to just wait and see what the market does.

Ebola, Other Hospital-Acquired Infections... and Handwashing

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Layla McCay

Improving hand hygiene helps kill many birds with one stone, from Ebola to MRSA, diarrhea, flu, and the common cold -- and it is everybody's business. For Global Handwashing Day 2014, what is your handwashing commitment?

The Biggest Mistake You're Making In The Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living

It's a good time of year to reflect on our handwashing habits. Flu season is here, and enterovirus D68 has spread to all but three states in the conti...

Everything You Need To Know About Contracting Ebola, Enterovirus D68 Or Any Other Disease This Season

Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living

It's one of the easiest ways to protect ourselves from spreading germs, and some of the most common advice from medical experts and concerned parents ...

WATCH: The 5 Things You Should Disinfect Right NOW

Posted 12.16.2013 | HuffPost Home

With all the warnings we hear about things like foodborne illness and flu -- especially this time of year -- you must have the hand-washing thing down...

Global Handwashing Day: Children as Agents of Change

Samir Singh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Samir Singh

Global Handwashing Day, celebrated on October 15th, is an international, UN-recognized day dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of handwashing with soap. Each year, over 200 million people are involved in handwashing celebrations in over 100 countries around the world.

WATCH: Dr. Travis Stork: 'Nobody Ever Taught Me How To Wash Germs From My Hands'

Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Travis Stork, M.D., emergency medicine physician and host of TV's "The Doctors", recently tweeted that before he became a doctor he used to get colds ...

Most Of Us Aren't Washing Our Hands Correctly

Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living

We do a pretty shoddy job at washing our hands after using the restroom. That's the finding of a recent study in the Journal of Environmental Healt...

Damned Spot: Guilt, Scrubbing, and More Guilt

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.26.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

So far, the "Lady Macbeth Effect" has been mostly a curiosity -- a peek at the quirkiness of the not-entirely-rational human mind. But might this scientific insight actually be clinically useful? Tel Aviv University psychological scientist Reuven Dar and his colleagues thought that it might.

This Could Get Guys To Wash Their Hands More

Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Getting guys to wash their hands after using the bathroom could be as simple as hanging up a reminder sign, according to a new study in the journal Hu...

Washing Up - and Saving Lives by the Millions

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Sachs

At the start of the new millennium, world leaders promised to cut by half the proportion of people without decent sanitation, and to reduce child mortality by two thirds, all by 2015. We're determined to help the world keep its promises.

Super Bowl Sanitation: "Washed Up" Giants Outpoint Docs

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 03.31.2012 | New York
Michael L. Millenson

Is the New York Giants' bathroom more sanitary than your hospital room? Could be. And that player cleanliness may even have helped send the team to the Super Bowl.