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Harmful Ingredient Found In Anti-Bacterial Soaps, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.06.2013 | MarloThomas

This week on Mondays With Marlo, Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Zissu shared a surprising fact -- antibacterial products can actually be dange...

Singing the Germs Away

Roz Warren | Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

The babysitter walks a fine line. You don't want to be a liar. But you don't want to subvert the received wisdom they've gotten from their parents.

A Public-Private Partnership Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Samir Singh | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Samir Singh

Public-private partnerships were traditionally a one-sided relationship: a company provided the money to fund a project, which was designed, developed...

A Letter to Cardinal Dolan -- About Washing Our Hands

Michael Pettinger | Posted 07.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Pettinger

I have to say, Your Eminence, with all love and respect, that your blog entry of April 25 was another painful, insulting failure at ministering to LGBT Catholics.

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...

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.

How to Give Yourself an All-Natural 'Hand-Lift'

Suki Kramer | Posted 11.04.2012 | Style
Suki Kramer

Our hands work darn hard. Whether they are frantically typing away on keyboards, updating our facebook pages, gardening or washing dishes -- our hands are exposed to the elements.

Hospital Acquired Infections: A Costly, Lethal Scourge That We Must Labor to Wash Our Hands Of

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

If you're admitted to a hospital, the last thing you should need to worry about is developing an infection linked to your care. Sadly, it occurs too often.

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?

Lynne Peeples

Dangerously Unaware: Americans Lack Knowledge About Source Of Global Pandemics

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Two out of every three Americans worry about the potential for a global disease outbreak. (Thank you, "Contagion.") Yet, alongside this result fr...

Cell Phones: A Biological Part of You

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Cell phones change economies, communication, education, human brains and inner-human ecology. Treat them with respect -- as biologically part of your hand. Keep them clean.

How a Bar of Soap Can Save Millions of Lives

Tom Murphy | Posted 12.17.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

One of the most simple and cost-effective ways to reduce pneumonia and diarrhea in children involves only two things: soap and water.

Why Hospitals Are The Worst Place To Be When You Are Sick (Part 2)

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

The spread of infections in hospitals has reached epidemic proportions. In this followup, I want to share some of the resources that were shared with me in emails from readers.

More Americans Are Washing Their Hands

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

BOSTON — Swine flu may have scared us straight, or maybe we're finally listening to our mothers. Whatever the reason, Americans are washing thei...

CDC: E.Coli Food Poisoning Down Last Year

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Americans suffered a bit less food poisoning last year. There were significant drops in illnesses from shigella and the most dangerou...

It Takes Only 15 to 20 Seconds and It Can Keep You Healthy

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Have you ever been in a public bathroom and noticed the number of people that don't wash their hands?

Swine Flu Crib Sheet: The Five Things You Need to Know

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

In the weeks ahead, there will be plenty of hysteria (and misinformation) about the swine flu. If you can, try to focus on what you can control: Your hygiene, your contact with others, and your health.

Swine Flu Survival: The Science of a Single Sneeze (and Three Simple Ways to Protect Yourself)

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

It may sound obvious, but hand-washing with soap and water for around 20 seconds is the single best thing you can do to prevent swine flu.