Repeated use of kitchen towels can cause food poisoning

Multi-use of kitchen towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning, research suggests. Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 towels that had been used for a month. They found E.coli was more likely to be found on towels used for multiple jobs, such as wiping utensils and cleaning surfaces, as well as […]

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#GlobalHandwashingDay: Handwashing is the best self-vaccine

The simplest way to ensure basic hygiene is washing hands. It is our best defence and a self-vaccine that fights all kinds of pathogens (a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease), including cold and flu virus, and E. coli bacteria, and can reduce the risk of you developing any diarrheal and respiratory […]

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#MentalHealthWeek: Aamir Khan draws attention to ‘emotional hygiene’

Many youngsters are suffering from anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions. Aamir’s message for these youth is that people should start talking about mental hygiene, as much as they talk about physical hygiene. Being a humanitarian and social activist at heart, he has contributed to several social campaigns. One important social issue, which he […]

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The filthiest things in your office are right under your nose

Your office space is swarming with all kinds of microorganisms. Poor workspace health could be the reason you’re getting sick. At work, your desk is where you spend most of your day. From sending emails and writing reports to taking calls and scheduling meetings. Your keyboard, headphones, mouse, track pad, access card and mobile phone […]

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6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bay

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. Most UTIs are ascending infections of bacteria that colonise the vaginal wall and eventually, the urethra. From the urethra, the bacteria can travel upwards and infect the bladder (lower tract infection) or continue from the bladder up the ureters and […]

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Does washing raw poultry lead to sickness? Health experts weigh in

Why? Because washing raw chicken before cooking can increase the risk of food poisoning from campylobacter and salmonella bacteria. Water splashing inside a kitchen from washing raw chicken carries these bacteria in all directions. Washing chicken will spread these bacteria onto hands, work surfaces, clothing, plates, knives, forks, spoons and cooking utensils. Water droplets can […]

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Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

AGEs are proteins or fats found in foods that react with sugars to become glycated. They are therefore abundant in processed foods that are packed with sugar and fat like bacon, cake, pizza and burgers. Microwaved foods, as well as barbecued or roasted meat, are also high in AGEs. A new study from researchers at […]

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'Sex is not a taboo, speak about it,' say doctors

Soon, your doctor will help provide information on sexual health

30,000 doctors across the country have been given sexual education over the span of one year. This was through a one-year course specially designed to deal with matters on sexual health. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had started this initiative with an aim to create awareness about sexual health and hygiene The doctors have been […]

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Pune girls work towards increasing menstrual hygiene in women

The informed choice of using homemade biodegradable pads is overtaken by the pad manufacturing MNC’s. Majority women still think that menstrual blood is impure. Many families still refuse seeking gynaecologist’s help to treat menstruation-related infections in their girl child. Girls doing fellowship on menstrual hygiene in Pune are underling above trends. These girls are working […]

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