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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. The initiative will be activated in six countries across the world, aimed at improving the health and nutrition of more than 273,000 school-age children in disadvantaged communities. The school-based programs will be implemented in China, Kenya, the Philippines, Tajikistan, Vietnam and Indonesia...

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. In the latest observational study sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology and the American Cleaning Institute® (formerly The Soap and Detergent Association), 85% of adults washed their hands in...

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. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, looked at responses to electronic hygiene messages displayed in UK service station toilets. A million people die every year from diarrhoeal disease and respiratory infection. Handwashing with soap is the cheapest and best way of controlling these diseases. It also prevents the...

2008-12-08 17:03:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is joining other U.S. public health organizations in urging everyone to take their health into their hands by observing National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 7-13. Created in 1999 by physician Dr. Will Sawyer due to a flu vaccine shortage in Cincinnati, National Handwashing Awareness Week is now observed across the country. According to Dr. James O. Cook, president of the AVMA,...

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. The drive features a range of specially designed posters, information leaflets and reminder cards produced by NHS Plymouth for use in inpatient wards, outpatient clinics and the community. To mark the start of the campaign, staff at the...

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. The practice is growing in importance in Scotland, particularly after an outbreak of the superbug C Diff at the Vale of Leven Hospital caused nine deaths and played a part in nine more....