Hygiene

99% Of Contact Lens Wearers Are Risking Their Eye Health. Here's How

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Contact lens wearers are putting themselves at risk of serious eye infections after neglecting basic hygiene rules, a study has shown. The report p...

The Most Common Stain On A Sofa Will Have You Buying Plastic Covers

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Toilet seats we can understand. Even bath mats are logical. But what the hell is urine doing on your furniture? A new survey by Guardsman (they...

Behold! The Hidden Poo Nightmare Lurking In Your Car

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Think the inside of your car is clean? Think again, sunshine. According to cleaning guru Kim Woodburn, your car is something of a hygiene nightmare...

This Woman Hasn't Used Shampoo For Over Three Years

PA Real Life | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has not used shampoo for three-and-a-half years – instead cracking an egg or pouring vinegar over her head every ten days for cleanliness. ...

Women Warned Against Using Feminine Hygiene Products

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women have been warned against the use of feminine hygiene products, after scientists found that incorrect usage can affect hormone levels. When us...

Here's Why You Should Remove Those Festival Wristbands

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Not only does wearing your festival wristband for weeks after it's finished make you a massive loser, but it could also give you boils and food poison...

This Is Not What You Want To Find In Your Krispy Kreme Doughnut

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are well known for their tasty centres. So when Ria Findlay bit into her caramel-flavoured treat, the last thing she expecte...

Get Red, Itchy Eyes From The Pool? It's Because Of Other People's Wee

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're the kind of person who gets red, itchy eyes from being in the swimming pool, listen up: that isn't a reaction to chlorine, it's a reaction t...

Do You Pee In The Shower?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are two types of people in this world: those who pee in the shower and those who don't. Or, as one reddit user quite rightly suggests, those who...

This Is What Would Happen #IfMenHadPeriods

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Could you imagine a world where men had periods? It'd be very different to the one we live in, that's for sure. To emphasise this point, WaterAid h...

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...

This Is How Long Should You Keep Food In The Freezer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Buying food when it's on offer and whacking it in the freezer is a great way to save money, but that produce doesn't stay fresh forever. The below ...

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...

Afternoon Snacks Ruining Your Teeth And Healthier Alternatives

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Cafolla | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Breakfast at your desk, mid-afternoon snacks and sugary pick-me-ups: the working week can wreak havoc on your diet- and even more so, your teeth. ...

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...

How To Stop The Hygiene Nightmare That Is Stinky Feet

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The sun is out and our thoughts are inadvertently wandering to beer gardens, long walks in the countryside and - um - sweaty feet. The thing is, as...

15 Spring-Cleaning Hacks For People Who Really Hate Cleaning

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We love the longer days and ever-growing sunshine of spring. The downside to all this natural light is that the muck in our houses shows up all th...

This Perfume Smells Better The More You Sweat (Apparently)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Despite spraying perfume or aftershave first thing in the morning, come mid-afternoon (or even earlier) the scent has often worn off. But hope is o...

How To Poo In Peace At Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We may have all read 'Everyone Poops' as children, but it seems as adults we are still coy about going to the loo - especially on a date or at work. ...

The Most Common Causes Of Food Poisoning Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Millions of people suffer from food poisoning worldwide each year, and let's face it, it's never fun. But what is it that forces so many people to ...

Preventing Disease and Further Tragedy for Malawi Flood Victims

Lovemore Mvula | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Lovemore Mvula

When the storms first hit southern Malawi in January, Edina Anyezi, a 44-year-old mother and well-respected Senior Chief Kawinga of Mwanyali Village, rushed home to rescue her family's few belongings from the rising floodwaters.

A Cautionary Tale About Scrimping On A Good Dentist...

Caters | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most women attempt to kickstart a healthy regime before their wedding day in order to look good, but all one woman wanted was a set of nice teeth afte...

How Do Ladies With Long Nails Wipe Their Nether Regions?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It all began with a simple question pitched to Reddit. And it seems that 4,000 Reddit users have much to speculate when it comes to such a hot topi...

This Is How Often You Should Wash Your Pyjamas

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When was the last time you washed your pyjamas? A week ago? Or maybe a fortnight? Or even a month? While you might think they're clean, chances...