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Washing Hands

The World Is Covered in Feces, So Wash Your Hands, Please

Science of Us | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

Like love, poop, actually, is everywhere. This was a finding I discovered while interviewing New York University pathologist Philip Tierno about the merits of toilet paper.

Scientists May Have Figured Out The Best Hand-Sanitizing Technique

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.18.2016 | Science

Scientists in Scotland may have discovered the most effective way to blast bacteria from health care workers' hands. They say a thorough six-step tech...

News Flash: You Might Not Be Using Paper Towels Correctly

PureWow | Posted 11.30.2016 | HuffPost Home

We're accomplished people, and we know you are, too. We're good at our jobs, crush it in the friend department and can refinance our mortgage like nob...

Why You Should Stop Washing With This Antibacterial Soap

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Fall is almost here. And along with breaking out our boots and sweaters, most of us will mark the changing of the season with a vigorous attempt to av...

My 5-Year-Old Won't Wash His Hands!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

What would have to be true for your child to behave this way? Another way of thinking about this is to ask, Why does this upsetting behavior make its own kind of sense?

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...

Global Handwashing Day: Need For Greater Political Commitment, Investment and Cooperation

David Winder | Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact
David Winder

Today an estimated 250 million people globally are participating in events to highlight the vital role played by handwashing in preventing infection, particularly diarrhea and pneumonia that still claim the lives of more than two million children under the age of five every year.

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.

How Do You Get Doctors to Wash Their Hands?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

The field of medicine has understood the importance of hand washing for almost 200 years. The fact that you need signs, though, suggests that not everyone is washing their hands all the time. What kinds of signs are likely to be most effective?

Hand Washing: A Deadly Dilemma

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Is it possible that health workers might be more motivated by messages that emphasize patients' welfare rather than their own?

How You Really Need To Wash Your Vegetables -- And Your Hands

Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Beth Ricanati, M.D. for YouBeauty We make thousands of choices every day about what to eat, what to wear, where to shop. We are so busy making t...

6 Healthy Habits That Can Make You Sick

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

As a rule of thumb, any extreme is unhealthy, but rarely are we made aware of the "cons" of healthy habits, instead led to think any good thing is better if done as often as possible.