Teachers at an Idaho elementary school tried a hygiene science experiment that they hoped would encourage kids to wash their hands and spread fewer germs.
It seems silly that you’d need a refresher on how to do something you’ve been doing for years, but it’s important to do it right.
A viral "survey" from underwear maker Tommy John found that 45 percent of Americans have reportedly worn the same pair of underwear two or more days in a row.
Disposable razors are a cheap, easy way to ensure your legs — or face — is smooth every day. Gillette Venus has released a shaving tips section on their website explaining that disposable razors shouldn’t be used more than five to 10 times before being tossed. If you want to avoid the deterioration of your razor and reduce the growth of bacteria, remove it from the shower, pat it dry after every use and store it somewhere less humid, like in a medicine cabinet.
Most people remember to lather up the important parts of their bodies: faces, nether regions, armpits — but what about your belly button? A 2012 study published in PLOS One suggests that the bacteria found in belly buttons are highly diverse, with more than 2,300 species of bacteria burrowed in the navel — 1,458 of which may be new to science.“It’s an area that’s warm and moist so it can grow yeast as well,” says Dr. Lisa Kellett, a principal dermatologist at DLK Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Clinic. She tells Yahoo Canada that people who are larger in particular need to clean underneath the folds in their bodies to help prevent bacteria buildup.“After (cleaning), I get people to often use a cornstarch-based powder in that area just to keep it dry,” Kellett adds. “Because areas that are warm and moist are more prone to growing candida, which is a type of yeast.”In addition to the belly button, click through the gallery to see other body areas Dr. Kellett suggests people should wash (but are likely missing) when they shower.Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @YahooStyleCA! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! ALSO SEE: The biggest hair care myths debunked!
Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark found that while adolescents can smell certain things just fine (like candy, ketchup, and junk food, for instance), they’re woefully unable to detect things like their own natural musk, sweat, and — perhaps worst of all — soap.
Remember how upset the Internet was last year when parents cracked open their kids’ sippee cups to find them riddled with mould? Well prepare for mould gate part two because turns out your baby’s favourite teething toy might not be quite so hygienic either.
Deputy chief medical officer, Dr Gina Radford, believes the majority of people aren’t spending long enough or washing their hands in the right way, which is putting them at risk of common infections. Worse still, this failure to carry out what she described as ‘basic hygiene’ is actually contributing to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, which is serious stuff. Speaking at an International Longevity Centre debate in London and reported by Mail Online, Dr Radford said that the rise in antibiotic resistance wasn’t being helped by people not washing their hands properly.