Hygiene

You've (Probably) Been Flossing All Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Think you're a bit of a pro in the dental floss department? Think again. Many people drag their floss up and down between their teeth which can le...

From Paris to the Peanut Crop - Why the Climate Deal Must Not Forsake the World's Poorest

Barbara Frost | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

The future of the UN's new Global Goals and the promises to end extreme poverty, the health and well-being of those who are most vulnerable, and even the fate of peanut crops like Diallo's are all at stake as these world leaders return home to consider the promises made. What is needed next is action to ensure finance for adaptation goes where it's most needed, and that the poorest and most vulnerable are given priority.

Your Bed May Be Home To Thousands Of Squirming Dust Mites (Graphic Video)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: The video above may be considered graphic A gruesome video from Ohio State University Acarology Lab shows how bedding can become the perf...

Here's What Would Happen If You Stopped Bathing

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us showering is part of our daily routine. But have you ever wondered what would happen if you stopped bathing altogether? That means no s...

Malawi Floods: How Clean Water Has Transformed the Lives of Those Who Had Everything Washed Away

Sanjay Singh | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Sanjay Singh

While scars from the floods remain, the communities are becoming stronger than ever before with the help of clean water and improved sanitation facilities, keeping them healthy and uniting them in a common purpose to rebuild their lives. I leave with a firm image in my mind that everyday makes me smile - a water pump. Such a simple thing really can transform lives.

Unsuspecting Customer Finds This 'Disgusting' Surprise In His Food

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

A man got a "disgusting" surprise when he took a bite into his wrap and discovered that he was chewing not ham, but a plaster. The man, called 'Leo...

How Dirty Are You? Take This Hygiene Quiz To Find Out

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Us Brits are a mucky bunch. The average UK adult has over 10 million bacteria on their hands, in comparison to just 33,000 found on public surface...

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...