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

Rose Gallagher | Posted 20.08.2015 | 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...

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...