Sorry Folks, Blowing Out Birthday Candles Does Mean More Germs On Your Cake

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Clemson University researchers have confirmed our worst fears - blowing out candles does result in more bacteria on your birthday cake. 1,400% more b...

This Is How Often You Should Be Washing Your Bedding (According To A Microbiologist)

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you can’t remember the last time you washed your bed sheets, listen up. A leading microbiologist in New York has urged people to wash their duvet...

How Clean Is Your Kitchen? Take This Test To Find Out

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Is your kitchen a germ-free paradise or a grubby hovel? Answer the questions in the video to find out... SEE ALSO: Is Covering The Toilet Seat With P...

And The Grubbiest Tube Line Is...

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Travelling on the tube can be unpleasant for many reasons: it’s hot, stuffy and wherever you turn you’re face-planting armpits. With all of those ...

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, ...

Nine Struggles All Germaphobes Will Understand

Nicola Appleton | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Appleton

People put my bad behaviour down to the fact that I was a new mum and being a new mum can make you a bit bonkers. But the truth is, being a germaphobe is something I struggle with daily. For example, I will never, ever let you take a sip from my water bottle (as if!) and if you offer me your hand to shake, there's a good chance I won't take it.

Primary school: Aka The Germ Factory

Parentdish UK | Elsie Button | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

As a self-confessed cleanliness freak (not that you would guess, from the state of my house), I have been having a bit of trouble coming to terms with...

Sorry Chaps, Your Beards Are Full Of Poop Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Many of us take pride in our facial hair, carefully washing and grooming regularly to ensure a healthy face of fuzz. But we're not trying hard enou...

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...

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...

Why Hand Dryers Are Germ Machines

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It might be time to revert back to paper towels, as scientists have shown that hand dryers aren't actually that effective when it comes to combating g...

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...

Five Health Hazards in Your Handbag | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Many of us wouldn't consider the impact of our handbag on our health, however research suggests this essential fashion item could be more risky than you think. As our handbags tend to travel most places with us and are often placed on floors, they can easily pick up germs throughout the day.

You Will Never Look At Your Toothbrush In The Same Way Again

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: you can't un-learn this. Your toothbrush, which has been sitting in its pot all innocent-like, not offending anyone, may have more in com...

Your Toilet Is Cleaner Than Your Kitchen, Fact

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"Although the mere thought of retrieving anything from your toilet bowl may be enough to make you sick, your toilet may be cleaner than your kitchen s...

Take a Sickie - But Not When Channel 4 Says So

Dale Bilson | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Bilson

Lying there, wishing it would end, I was worried they would think I was skiving. Bunking off. Throwing a sickie. I didn't think they would believe I was genuinely ill.

Can Going To The Gym Make You Ill?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Going to the gym may not be as beneficial as you think because some fitness fans' poor hygiene could leave you ill, according to a new survey. Almo...

A History Of Hand-Shaking Controversy

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK

Advice warning germ-conscious Olympic athletes to avoid shaking hands during the London 2012 games would be endorsed by US business tycoon Donald Trum...

Sneezing - the Public Enemy

Susie Amy | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Amy

It's amazing what goes into your head, and won't come out. As a teenager, I read an article about sneezing. There was a picture of a person sneezing, and a huge cloud of germs around them. Ever since, if someone sneezes near me, my mind sees the huge cloud of germs.

One In Six Mobile Phones Contaminated With E. Coli

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A worrying 92% of mobile phone handsets in the UK contain a host of bugs, bacteria and in some cases, potentially dangerous E. coli and MRSA, a study ...