Your Favourite Iced Drink From These Major Coffee Shops Could Contain Faecal Matter

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Faecal bacteria has been discovered in ice at three major high street coffee chains, according to an investigation. Samples from drinks at Costa, Star...

Revealed: The Most Germ-Ridden Places In Your Office

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

What would you say if we told you the handle on your office coffee pot contains up to 34 times more bacteria than a school toilet seat? Because that, ...

Bacteria Could One Day Power Tiny Components In Smartphones

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Tech

Bacteria could be harnessed to provide power to tiny components in smartphones, researchers have found. Scientists at the University of Oxford have cr...

A Very Precious Free Gift For a Newborn Baby

Toni Harman | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Parents
Toni Harman

Bacteria often gets bad press. They get nicknamed "germs" to be eradicated by antibacterial products or to be wiped out by antibiotics. It's true that some bacteria are pathogens and can be harmful, but the vast majority of bacteria are harmless and many species are actually beneficial to humans.

Modern Living and Mucky Kids

Karen Hall | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Parents
Karen Hall

According to Antonella Gambotto-Burke, mothers are damaging their children by existing in a society that doesn't value motherhood. She longs for a time when children were healthier and happier, but doesn't pinpoint exactly when that might have been.

Could a Poo Transplant Cure You?

Dr Robynne Chutkan | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Robynne Chutkan

We spend a lot of time making sure we're clean - scrubbing ourselves with harsh soaps, sanitizing our hands and environment with chemicals, and eliminating any trace of dirt from our homes and lives - but could our squeaky clean lifestyles be causing more harm than good?

Bacteriophage: The Microscopic Black Market

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

As we learn more about bacteria, it is becoming ever clearer that they interact with themselves and the environment with more sophistication than we ever dared to imagine. Of course understanding as much as possible about bacteria's day to day life is very important, as it comes with countless implications for how we understand and treat disease.

We Need a United Front to Win the War on Antibiotic Resistance

Rose Gallagher | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK
Rose Gallagher

Compared to most global crises, antibiotic resistance has received little attention. This week, the topic finally found its rightful place at the top of the news agenda but this is just the beginning: it is going to take a lot to even slow this down. Antibiotic resistance affects the health of every single person - and it is going take every one of those people to help overcome it.

Alligators Are Going To Cure Your Chest Infection, Not Antibiotics

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

On 2 June microbiologists will be discussing how crocodiles, frogs and snakes can help us fight infections. Antibiotics are of course, so 20th cen...

Your Home Could Fix Itself Using This New LIVING Material

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech

Whether it's the house we live in or the office we work at, most of us have to deal with concrete jungles at some point in our lives and contrary to A...

Horrific Hygiene On Flights Revealed *Gulps*

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

As if flying wasn't stressful enough, a study into hygiene and cleaning standards on planes has unearthed some pretty grizzly facts. In what is es...

Disinfectant Wipes Could Reduce Your Food Poisoning Risk. Big Time.

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Choosing disinfectant wipes over dish cloths could be the key to eliminating food poisoning, scientists have discovered. A study looking at the spr...

This Is How Often You Should Be Washing Your Tea Towels

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Food poisoning: it's no laughing matter. And if you don't want to spend days with your head stuck down the toilet, then you might want to address t...

How To Clean Your Toilet Using Coca Cola

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Who needs bleach when you can clean your toilet with Cola? Simply splash your fizzy beverage around the pan, scrub with your toilet brush, et voil...

Sorry To Break It To You, But Beards Are Full Of Bacteria

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's no disputing that facial hair is fashionable right now. But is it hygienic? In an an interview with trichologists from the Birmingham Tr...

Is Chewing Gum Good For Your Teeth?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you love chewing gum more than Roald Dahl's Violet Beauregarde, we have good news for you. Chewing gum benefits your oral health as much as flos...

Horror Pics Reveal The Bacteria Seething On Your Phone

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Tech

Prepare to have your life ruined. The University of Surrey has conducted a study highlighting the terrifying array of bacteria which collect on you...

Why You Should Never Sit In The Aisle Seat On An Aeroplane

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sitting in the aisle seat on an aeroplane may give you easy access to the loo and some extra space to stretch your legs, but it also makes you more ex...

That Gut Feeling

The Mac Twins | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

We're benefitting the medical world, whilst getting to know our own bodies better, in turn (hopefully) making them healthier - it's WIN WIN all round. Who knew sharing a womb could be so salubrious?!

You've Probably Got Toilet Germs In Your Mouth

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're the one in four office workers who doesn't wash their hands after using the loo, hear this: you're disgusting. This poor hygiene habit sp...

What You Need To Know Before Using A Public Toilet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Now that we know over a quarter of the population have faecal fragments on their hands, hygiene is certainly on our minds. The (seriously gross) fa...

A Quarter Of People Around You Have Poo On Their Hands

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're feeling a sudden and overwhelming desire to wear surgical gloves for the rest of our lives. The reason? A study has revealed that our hands are ...

LOOK: The Invisible Bugs That Lurk On Your Hands

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"Wash your hands" is a commandment our parents instill in us from childhood, but call it teenage rebellion or hygienic apathy - not all of us do it. F...

'Drug-Resistant Superbug' Kills 16 People In Manchester

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

In Manchester, a dangerous ‘superbug’ has killed sixteen people in the past four years. Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act r...

Chinese Woman Has Surgery To Extend Her Bacteria-Eaten Leg By Nine Inches

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A 21-year-old woman in China whose left leg was eaten away by a bone infection, has undergone surgery to extend it by a whopping nine inches. Xu J...