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2009-11-02 15:00:27

A team of researchers from Boston University School (BUSM), Carney Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance and Tufts University School of Medicine, have found that widespread poor compliance with regular cleaning of public restrooms on cruise ships may predict subsequent norovirus infection outbreaks (NoVOs). This study, which appears in the November 1st issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, is the first study of environmental hygiene on cruise ships. Outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis (AGE)...

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...

2009-10-06 08:24:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Toilets And Toilet Seats http://www.reportlinker.com/p0151440/Reportlinker-Adds-Toilets-And-Toilet-Seats.html Executive Abstract This fact-filled profile provides the action-oriented executive with up-to-date information on toilets, bidets, urinals, and toilet seats. Each page will assist the toilet executive exploit growing product lines,...

2009-09-29 14:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- When 14,000 environmental thought leaders convene at the annual West Coast Green conference in San Francisco from October 1st to 3rd, attendees will be able to witness firsthand Brondell's newly launched Perfect Flush water saving technology. First discovered at the event's Innovation Pipeline exhibit in 2008, the Perfect Flush is an eco-friendly dual flush toilet upgrade that cuts toilet water usage by up to 50 percent with the simple...

2009-09-24 14:02:56

Police in Virginia say they are searching for a vandal who damaged urinals and posed as a plumber in at least seven Fredericksburg restaurants. Natatia Bledsoe, a police spokeswoman, said the man damaged urinals in at least seven restaurants in the Central Park area Friday and posed as a plumber in an attempt to get the eateries to pay him to fix the toilets, The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star reported Thursday. Bledsoe said only one restaurant, Carlos O'Kellys, paid the man between $250 and...

2009-09-06 09:54:30

A 10-foot python wrested from the plumbing of a toilet was harmless but had sharp teeth and an attitude, a snake wrangler near Darwin, Australia, said. So if you felt something bite you on the bottom while you were on the toilet it would give you a hell of a fright, said Craig Peberdy, a reptile expert who caught the snake and relocated it in the wild. Peberdy was called to the home of Erik Rantzau after the python developed a routine of slithering in from the garden and curling up in the...

2009-09-02 22:26:26

Users of some public toilets in Sweden must receive a code for payment before they can get down to business in Malmo's Folkets Park, the park manager said. Sverker Haraldsson said the new toilet is a safe facility and a good idea. The country's Data Inspection Board approved the automated payment system, which uses text messages. Those entering the public toilets must send a message to a number on the toilet door. Once they receive a code they are authorized to use the facility by entering...

2009-09-01 17:29:13

Authorities in Maine said a man accused of climbing into an outhouse pit toilet was convicted of trespassing for a similar offense in 2005. Gary Moody, 49, of Pittston, Maine, who pleaded no contest to trespassing in 2005 after he was caught hiding in a pit toilet on White Mountain National Forest property in New Hampshire, was allegedly spotted climbing out of a pit toilet at the White Mountain National Forest's Hastings Campground in Maine on Memorial Day, the Portland (Maine) Press Herald...

2009-08-31 18:50:06

Biman Bangladesh Airlines said a flight from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, to London was delayed for 10 hours due to clogged toilets. Airline officials said workers spent two hours Sunday clearing the plane's five toilets, which were clogged with paper cups and other garbage flushed by passengers, and the flight was delayed by a further eight hours to comply with a night flight ban at London's Heathrow Airport, the BBC reported Monday. Passengers threw bottles, cups, tissue papers and...

2009-08-28 23:01:00

LONDON, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Click Bathrooms (http://www.clickbathrooms.co.uk/), the UK's leading bathroom suites and bathroom accessories provider, has announced that its bathroom showroom in Sheffield has officially opened. The Click Bathrooms showroom sits alongside the 10,000 square foot warehouse, close to the A57 in Sheffield and with easy access from the M1. The showroom showcases all the best selling bathroom items, so that visitors can test the quality and feel of the shower...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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