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...

Becoming Cultured

Janey Lee Grace | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK
Janey Lee Grace

'Cultured Food for life - How to make and serve delicious probiotic foods for better health and wellness' by Donna Schwenk has been published by Hay House. It knocks on its head the understanding that pickles can be bad for us and that only raw and fresh is ever good when it comes to our veggies

WATCH: Stephen Fry's Bacteria Grows Self-Portrait Of Stephen Fry

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Tech

A non-sentient culture of Stephen Fry's bacteria has produced its own portrait of their human host. The amazing image was made to promote the Big B...

Goodbye Detox, Hello Poo Therapy

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Poo therapy: it's not sitting on the toilet uninterrupted with tinkling music and fresh scents emanating from your Glade plug-in. Rather, it refer...

Could This Pickled Vegetable Prevent Flu?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Bacteria found in a traditional Japanese pickle could prevent flu, a study suggests. Scientists investigated the immune-boosting powers of Lactobac...

Not So Finger Lickin' Good: Chinese KFC Ice Cubes Are 12 Times Dirtier Than Toilet Water

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK

Ice cubes served by some Chinese outlets of Kentucky Fried Chicken were found to contain more bacteria than water samples taken from toilet bowls, it ...

Which Magical Fruit Can Help Prevent Bladder Infections?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We're no strangers to sharing a look with a woman stockpiling cranberry juice in the supermarket (in the mutual understanding that it's to help with a...

Earth 'Surrounded By Bacteria Bubble'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Tech

Planet Earth is surrounded by a bubble of live bacteria scientists have found. According to a report by Popular Science the colonies of bacteria li...

Do You Know What Bacteria Lives On Your Phone?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Grim but harmless: that's how you might describe the bacteria that lives on your mobile phone. Long after we’ve sent those texts, checked where w...

Antarctic Lake Vida Provides Clue To Alien Life

Eurekalert | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

The discovery of bacteria which thrives in a salty, ice-sealed Antarctic lake has strengthened the possibility of alien life on planets such as Mars. ...

Bacteria 'Produces 24-Karat Gold From Toxic Chemicals'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed a bug which produces pure gold. The team at Michigan State University say that they found the bacteria Cupriavidus metall...

US Man Contracts Plague After Pulling Mouse From Cat's Jaws

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

A US man has contracted the plague more than 600 years since the Black Death swept through Europe, killing a third of the population, it has been conf...

Scientists Approve Of The ‘Three Second Rule’ (Only If It’s Junk Food..)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you’ve ever accidentally dropped a piece of food on the floor and swiftly retrieved it because you did it within ‘the three second rule’, sci...

Garlic Is ‘100 Times Better’ At Beating Food Poisoning

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Have you got food poisoning? Forget asking your GP for antibiotics, as scientists reckon garlic is not only great at fighting vampires – it also bea...

Could OCD Be Caused By Bacteria?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Streptococcus bacteria, which causes strep throat and scarlet fever in children, could be the cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a team of ...

Solution Used To Preserve Most British Donor Organs Could Be Contaminated

PA | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

The solution used to preserve most donor organs in the UK could be contaminated with bacteria, the government has said. Viaspan preserves the kidne...