Hygiene

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 ...

Your Carpet Is A Cesspit Of Poo, Urine, Vomit And Tar And You Don't Even Know It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Us Brits are a right mucky bunch - a new study has revealed a shocking amount of us live extremely unhygienic lives and are putting our heath at risk ...

The Ultimate Guide To Buying Chicken

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it's roasted, fried or sandwiched between a burger bun, chicken is still our meat of choice - we eat twice as much of the stuff as we do beef ...

How To Deal With A Bed Bug Infestation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It is often said that we spend a third of our lives asleep, so ideally, we'd like to do this without the companionship of bed bugs. Unfortunately,...

This Is When You Need To Throw Out Your Lunch Meat Or It Will Become Sentient

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We Brits are trigger happy when it comes to throwing out food - according to a 2013 report we throw about £700 worth of food a year. It's unlikely th...

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...

This Will Make Fillings A Thing Of The Past

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

No one relishes a trip to the dentist, especially when the phrase 'you've got a filling' is uttered. That only means one thing: the high-pitched whine...

How To Behave In The Office Bogs (When Your Boss Is In The Next Stall)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you've got to go, you've got to go - even when you're at work. But what happens if your boss also gets the call of nature at exactly the same...

How To Fix Your Bad Breath

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bad breath isn't the worst condition to have in the world, but it certainly doesn't make friends. From meetings in close quarters to chatting in the l...

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...

Don't Wash Your Hands After Using The Bogs? Your Days Are Numbered

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The world is divided into two types of people: the ones who wash their hands after going to the loo and the others, who don't, indicating they were cl...

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...

How Often Do You Change Your Toothbrush? (Probably Not Often Enough)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Many items that we use every day are simply crawling with bacteria. Crawling. From toothbrushes (that share a room with your toilet) to loofahs (th...

'If Obama Had a Dry Toilet...' - Building a Toilet for the 21st Century

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Around the world 2.5 billion people have no access to a toilet, and 1,400 children die every single day as a result of unhygienic sanitation. These figures are as outrageous as they are shocking. But nobody wants to talk about it, because - well - it's just not very nice, is it?

10 Facts About The Toilet Habits Of Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Straw poll: how many of you use your phones on the toilet? That's what we thought: way too many for our liking. Bathrooms.com have conducted a sur...

Can Mouthwash Cause Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you use mouthwash as part of a general flossing and brushing routine, you're fine. However, if you are part of the contingent that uses mouthwa...

Factory Workers Bathe In Milk, Put You Off Dairy For Life

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK

A Siberian dairy plant has been temporarily closed after photos emerged of workers bathing in milk. The unusual cleaning routine is alleged to have...

How Often Do You Change Your Pillow And Duvet? (Probably Not As Frequently As You Should)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: The following may disrupt tonight's sleep. Did you know that the pillow you lay your weary head upon each night may be putting you at ris...

Fast Food Workers Reveal What You Shouldn't Order At Their Restaurants

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whatever really goes on behind the scenes at fast food restaurants, it's not enough to put us off eating there. But if you do decide to have a blo...

Talking Periods on Women's Day

Alex Kent | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK
Alex Kent

Hygiene, sanitation and water are critical issues for woman and girls,and must be included in the post-2015 gender debate. Without these crucial, but often ignored rights, women will continue to be discriminated against. Period.

Inspiring Change for Women With Water and Toilets

Shamila Jansz | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK
Shamila Jansz

On this International Women's Day, we are talking about inspiring change. We are looking to challenge the status quo, and that includes the ability to get to a toilet.

Doctors' Stethoscopes Found To Be 'Highly Contaminated' With Bacteria Including MRSA

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors are being urged to sterilise their stethoscopes after each examination, after a study found instruments to be heavily contaminated with bacter...

An Unexpected Side Effect Of Brushing Your Teeth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition - where your immune system attacks your own body - that causes swelling in the joints of the body, esp...

Illegal Tattoo Artist Jailed For Four Months After Creating Hideous Alice In Wonderland Tattoo That Became Infected

Caters | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here's a cautionary tale for doing your homework when it comes to getting tattooed. An illegal tattoo artist whose botched work left a young woman...

These Women Stopped Using Toilet Paper And Started Using Cloth Wipes - Why?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Not every culture uses toilet paper - many in Asia, for instance, favour water via a spray hose, while the bidet has made a successful global crossove...