5 gross reasons why you should wash your hands more often

2019-05-26 15:25

We touch our faces many times a day, so whatever is on your hands has a chance of making its way into your system and making you ill.

Do you really have to wash your hands every time you use the bathroom? The definitive answer, according to science

2019-02-12 14:06

Ever wondered whether you need to wash your hands every time you use the toilet or urinal? Hand washing expert Donald Schaffner says yes.

Will you be joining the Januhairy movement?

2019-01-09 13:35

Tip: It might help you get over Januworry.

Here are the unexpected places where germs live

2018-10-19 12:27

Your quest to avoid pathogens might take you down the wrong path. Here's what germaphobes should know.


2018-09-07 12:30

CLEANING brand Dettol has upped the game with their need to spread hygiene awareness.


2018-08-26 08:00

WHILE some people think it’s a filthy thing to do, many think it’s just fine to take a pee while taking a shower.

These sanitary pads are now preemptively 'VAT-free' at Shoprite

2018-08-23 07:39

A commission has recommend there should be no tax on sanitary pads, but Shoprite is already absorbing the current tax in an offer it says will run indefinitely.

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?


A video of Naomi Campbell’s extreme airplane sanitation routine has gone viral, and an expert says she might be onto something

2019-07-17 09:21

Airplanes are full of germs. Taking precautions like wiping down some surfaces and using hand sanitiser can help keep you healthy.

Are kids' ball pits jumping with germs?

2019-04-13 15:00

There are definitely things in a ball pit that could hurt a child who is immune-compromised, but the situation may not be as serious as it sounds.

9 office bathroom behaviours South Africans are getting wrong – including squeezing pimples

2019-01-25 12:27

South Africans tend to have a casual approach to office etiquette in general – and in shared office bathrooms, that can play out weird.

Could certain personal hygiene products and cosmetics cause early puberty in girls?

2018-12-10 15:05

Could the chemicals found in several personal hygiene products, such as soaps, shampoos and lipstick, cause girls to enter into puberty at an earlier stage?

An Indian village's fight to take the 'poo to the loo'

2018-10-02 19:10

Indian farmer Kokila Damor always looked forward to visiting the city hospital, but only so that she could use its toilet.

Do you really have to wash your hands every time you use the bathroom? The definitive answer, according to science

2018-08-27 15:47

But survey after survey (including one in which scientists secretly camped out in bathrooms) have revealed a dirty truth.


2018-08-23 10:00

TEBOGO Phaswane is a man who doesn’t want to get the flu again this year.

What your daily routine should look like, according to science

2018-06-02 21:08

Wondering what to eat for breakfast? What the optimal time for coffee is? How long you need to workout to see results? You're in the right place.

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.

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