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2005-09-21 16:05:00

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ninety-one percent of American adults say they always wash their hands after using public restrooms. But just 83 percent actually did so, according to a separate observational study. These results were among those released by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), during a press conference highlighting National Clean Hands Week. Both groups have used surveys over the years to help highlight a vital public health...

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2005-05-21 10:45:00

Travel pro Arthur Frommer lists free, relief-ready restrooms across U.S. HealthDay News -- Somewhere between the pounding surf at Malibu, the roaring torrent of Niagara Falls, and Yellowstone's spouting Old Faithful, it suddenly hits you: Where's the bathroom? Finally, a quick answer to that most urgent of travel questions may be at hand -- especially for the estimated one in six adult Americans plagued by urinary incontinence. Personally researched and edited by travel guru Arthur Frommer...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin