Germs

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

Realbuzz.com | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

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 ...