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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. The research was released ahead of Global Handwashing Day, which is this Saturday. Experts say the most likely reason for the bacteria found on so many gadgets is people are failing to properly wash their hands with soap and hot water after using the toilet. Furthermore, more than nine in ten mobile phones have some...

2011-05-02 23:51:37

People who wash their hands with contaminated soap from bulk-soap-refillable dispensers can increase the number of disease-causing microbes on their hands and may play a role in transmission of bacteria in public settings according to research published in the May issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. "Hand washing with soap and water is a universally accepted practice for reducing the transmission of potentially pathogenic microorganisms. However, liquid soap can...

2011-03-24 08:07:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In a recent study, it was found that deaths from diarrhea "” a major killer of young children in poor countries "” could be nearly halved if already available interventions such as breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, and improved household water treatment were widely implemented. Christa Fischer Walker from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, and colleagues found that an inclusive package of interventions, including access...

2011-03-22 23:25:18

Deaths from diarrhea"”a major killer of young children in poor countries"”could be almost halved if already available interventions such as breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, and improved household water treatment were widely implemented. In a study published in this week's PLoS Medicine, Christa Fischer Walker from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, and colleagues found that a complete package of interventions, including access to clean water...

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...

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2010-09-13 19:05:00

More adults (85 percent) than ever observed washing hands in public restroomsMom'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 public restrooms, compared with 77% in 2007. The 85% total was actually the highest observed since these studies began...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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