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UK Survey Reveals Cell Phones Are Contaminated
2011-10-14 10:19:53

New research has found that one in six British mobile phones is contaminated with traces of E. coli bacteria because people all too often go without washing their hands.

2011-01-25 03:00:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation today announced the launch of a two-year, $3 million (USD) school health partnership with Save the Children.

2010-09-13 10:03:00

-- More Adults (85%) Than Ever Observed Washing Hands in Public Restrooms -- Men Are Doing Better, But Women Are Still the Hand Cleaning Champs BOSTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mom's advice about cleaning your hands may finally be starting to get through.

2009-10-15 12:10:51

People are more likely to wash their hands when they have been shamed into it, according to a study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

2008-12-08 17:03:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is joining other U.S.

2008-10-11 00:00:35

An awareness campaign is being launched across Plymouth to remind NHS staff, patients and visitors to wash their hands. NHS Plymouth will launch the Clean Your Hands campaign throughout community health services on October 15, Global Handwashing Day.

2008-07-03 15:00:41

By Gareth Rose DOCTORS and consultants are failing to wash their hands, causing problems for health chiefs trying to hit Scottish Government targets aimed at protecting patients. NHS Lothian wants them to follow the lead set by nurses who have proven themselves far more vigilant with hand hygiene.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.