What nasty fungi may be lurking inside your makeup bag?

2018-05-10 07:05

You should think twice about what you put on your face. Some of the bacteria and fungi in makeup can have serious health consequences.

Here’s why your vagina might be ruining your underwear

2018-03-20 09:30

What exactly is that weird white stain in the crotch area?

Should we be using wet wipes and waterless sanitisers?

2018-02-13 11:00

You’re trying to save water by showering less, but how does that affect your hygiene and health?

How to live in an hygienically clean home

2017-12-21 14:49

Reduce illnesses in your house with these germ-fighting tips.

How being the office germaphobe is making you sick

2017-10-23 07:35

Could being the office germaphobe be making you sick? Contrary to what you’ve been told, it is possible to be too clean.

'Help, I can't stop sweating!'

2017-10-01 09:03

All of us sweat, and if we didn’t we wouldn’t survive long. But for some the very word “sweat” is enough to conjure up bad memories and odours they’d rather forget.

Hospitals not as sterile as we think

2017-09-08 09:15

Hospital workers play a large role in spreading germs. A new study investigated whether antibacterial scrubs made any difference.

3 public sanitary rules for when you’re on your period

2017-04-03 12:19

This is an important conversation that I wish we didn’t have to have.

5 things to do to keep your child germ-free

2017-02-22 06:00

Whether you are parenting a toddler or teenager, a few useful lifestyle tips can do a lot in keeping your child happy and healthy.

Why are so many crèches opposed to cloth nappies?

2016-06-27 12:51

We look at the common objections and what the law says.


What does it take to keep listeriosis out of restaurants and kitchens?

2018-05-04 12:25

There's never been a more crucial time for wholesalers and restaurants to ensure their premises are properly cleaned and sanitised.

Allergies? You can keep your cat

2018-01-09 10:50

Are you longing for a furry companion, but suffer from allergies? There are ways to manage the symptoms.

Kids’ teeth – from six months to six years

2017-11-01 12:28

Children generally start teething at six months, which is when they should start seeing a dentist. Dr Simon Reeves shares some helpful advice on teaching your young children about oral hygiene.

Oral health basics: what you need to know

2017-10-18 12:00

Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.

Be careful of puppy poop – it can make you sick

2017-09-14 14:00

Be mindful of campylobacter infection when coming into contact with the stools of a small puppy.

Many Vhembe girls don’t have pain meds for periods

2017-06-19 11:18

A group of young Venda women have taken it upon themselves to educate schoolgirls about the importance of feminine hygiene.

INFOGRAPHIC: How many germs your child encounters each day

2017-02-28 06:01

Each day your child becomes exposed to a host of germs from the time they wake up, to the time that they spend at school, until they go to sleep at night.

New study says you don't have to wash your coffee cup

2016-11-04 14:04

Do you leave your dirty coffee cup on your desk overnight? It’s not as unhygienic as you might think.

Students' toothbrushes tainted with faecal matter

2015-06-05 14:05

Investigators found that at least 60 percent of the toothbrushes of US university students who used communal bathrooms were contaminated with faecal matter.

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