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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.