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U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years


Families seeking to cool off don’t expect to pick up a nasty infection. Yet, outbreaks of a diarrhea-causing parasitic infection have doubled in recent years at swimming pools and water playgrounds in the United States, health officials warn. At least 32 outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis were reported in 2016, compared with 16 outbreaks in 2014, according…

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RSPH calls for clean-up of public attitudes to hygiene


The Royal Society for Public Health have published a new report which calls for an end to the myth that people are being too hygienic for their own good. The RSPH call to action is in line with government health policy which increasingly recognises that getting the public to practice good hygiene is vital for…

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5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System


Your immune system likely needs a holiday boost, and you are the only one who can do it. (Things like stress, foods high in saturated fat, alcohol, and skipping exercise can all weaken this key part of the body that helps fight off infection and keep you healthy.) Put yourself at the top of your holiday checklist and…

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How to keep hospital tap hygienic


Healthcare workers washing their hands at hospital sinks could be spreading germs around the patient environment, according to new research. And there are concerns that a build-up of biofilms inside the taps could be contaminating the water. Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System looked at eight different washbasin designs across four intensive care…

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9 Ways to Feng Shui Your Space in 2019


Have more energy, be productive, and reduce stress: These aspirations may sound like the (perhaps unfulfilled) goals you set for yourself every new year. But what if resetting the space around you could help you achieve them? According to the governing principles of feng shui, the ancient art of Chinese space alignment, rejuvenating your life…

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4 Warm Weather Wellness Tips


The warm spring and summer months offer a lot of good reasons to jump-start a healthier wellness routine. Milder temperatures can make outdoor activities more pleasant. Farmers markets and grocery stores are full of fresh, seasonable produce. And the warm weather seasons themselves are associated with better moods and higher energy levels. As many as…

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World Population day: Things you should know


July 11 was established as World Population Day in 1989 by the United Nations and since then it has been celebrated on this date every year. The United Nations recognises World Population day as an important event to spread information of population-related issues across the globe. Aim of World Population Day Almost on the verge…

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A Guide to Good Personal Hygiene


Mom was right: Good personal hygiene is essential to promoting good health. Personal hygiene habits such as washing your hands and brushing and flossing your teeth will help keep bacteria, viruses, and illnesses at bay. And there are mental as well as physical benefits. “Practicing good body hygiene helps you feel good about yourself, which…

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Prevention of Ebola Virus Disease


Prevention  In the United States, Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a very rare disease that has only occurred because of cases that were acquired in other countries, eventually followed by human to human transmission. The reservoir of the virus does not exist in the United States. EVD is more common in some parts of sub-Saharan…

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Antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Enterobacteriaceae found in Ghana


Passing on dangerous naked explosives: the state of multiple antibiotic resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Cape Coast, Ghana. The dynamisms involved in bacterial drug resistance, emergence and spread of multiple antibiotic resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Ghana are poorly understood. The current state of antibiotic resistance is gradually becoming alarming. To make matters worse, the factors that drive the…

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