May 5 is the World Health Organization's World Hand Hygiene Day. Hand hygiene (washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer) is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infections.
People often think it is the last thing they ate that caused them to have food poisoning, but rarely consider that it may actually not have been the food they ate, but the food they prepared!
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is considering introducing a corporate target to reduce the number of campylobacter infections by 100,000 within a year.
The original idea was that decreased infections in childhood due to hygiene led to a weak immune system, prone to allergies - but. If the problem is that we are too clean, then, hypothetically, the issue can be easily resolvedby getting dirty, right? Wrong.
An "intelligent" toilet that opens when you approach it and self-cleans with every flush is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.