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Unhygienic practices lead to poor academic performance: Study


May 30th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Children with poor hygiene practices are more likely to suffer in terms of academic performance, a study by the Indian Medical Academy said here Wednesday.Conducted ... Read more...

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Mobile, projectors to educate kids on health, hygiene in Gujarat


May 15th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Armed with mobile phones and projectors, teachers in 150 anganwadis in Gujarat are all set to impart health and hygiene education to hundreds of kids ... Read more...

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May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day


May 4th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The simple task of washing hands is a potential lifesaver -- and to put this point across, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will observe May ... Read more...

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Can cleanliness wash away guilt?


October 6th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Religious rites like baptism make sense because it is about cleansing of impurities.By washing hands, taking a shower, or even thinking of doing so, "people can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi viral cases up 25 percent this monsoon


July 21st, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) There is a 25 percent increase in the number of viral cases in the capital this monsoon, says the Indian Medical Association (IMA) while advising ... Read more...

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Soap from public refillable dispensers may leave hands teeming with bacteria


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Washing hands with contaminated soap from bulk-soap-refillable dispensers can increase the number of disease-causing microbes on hands and may play a role in transmission of bacteria in public ... Read more...

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Contaminated liquid soap can leave deadly bugs on your hands


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Liquid soap can become contaminated and washing hands with such contaminated soap from bulk refillable dispensers can leave you with deadly bugs on your hands -- ... Read more...

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Farm visitors ‘urged to wash hands using soap and water’


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Hand gels and wipes are no substitute for soap and water when it comes to hygiene during visit to farms, according to health experts.The Health Protection Agency (HPA) ... Read more...

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Study Shows That People Are Washing Hands More Than Ever


September 17th, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that people have started washing their hands more often than they ever did. After a study of over 6000 Americans in ... Read more...

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Incidence of diseases rises in Delhi after heavy rains


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The heavy rains in the capital this monsoon season have not just brought potholes, water logging and traffic snarls, but also a spell of viral and bacterial ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Here’s why washing hands is such a great idea


July 1st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have revealed why it is a good idea to wash your hands regularly.The study has proved that hand washing can prevent the spread ... Read more...

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Washing hands helps us wash hands of past immorality


May 7th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Washing hands not only helps cleanse traces of past immoral behaviour but "wipes the slate clean" -- that is, it reduces doubts about a decision you have made ... Read more...

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Washing hands ‘can help dispel doubts’


May 7th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): The next time you wash your hands, you might be removing doubts about recent choices.That's the conclusion of a new study.To experiment this new theory, scientists Spike W. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Zealand couple served blood-soaked burger


April 24th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, April 24 (IANS) A couple ordered burgers at a popular restaurant chain here and were shocked to find one of them soaked with human blood, a media report said Saturday. Tim Hughley ... Read more...

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In Remembrance Of The Mahatma And Of Mary Ward


February 6th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNS 30th January happens to be the death anniversary of two great personalities, who were very different from each other and yet had so much in common –Mahatma Gandhi ... Read more...

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Pune bustles with life, lives with swine flu (Letter from Pune)


November 10th, 2009 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
By Astha Pune, Nov 10 (IANS) Vaishnavi Bala, 22, is happy to be back at her favourite eating joint on M.G. Road with her usual college gang. A few months ago she had ... Read more...

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Eight swine flu myths that could put your life at risk


October 29th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): With as much information as we all are hearing about swine flu, there is also a lot of misinformation.Therefore, learning about myths surrounding swine flu can provide ... Read more...

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Karnataka prepares for possible second wave of swine flu


October 24th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 24 (IANS) With winter approaching and experts fearing a second wave of swine flu attacks, Karnataka health authorities say they are well prepared to prevent the spread of the disease ... Read more...

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74pc of Americans rinse their hands with just water in absence of soap


October 6th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 6 (ANI): Washing hands in a public restroom without soap or towels with just water and letting them air dry can prove useful, at least that's what majority of Americans ... Read more...

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Karnataka swine flu toll rises to 100


October 6th, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 6 (IANS) The swine flu toll in Karnataka has touched 100 after one more person succumbed to the HIN1 virus, a health official said here Tuesday. The latest victim of swine ... Read more...

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Basic hygiene ‘more effective against swine flu than drugs’


September 23rd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 23 (ANI): A new study has found that maintaining basic hygiene like washing hands and using face masks can control the spread of swine flu more effectively than vaccines and ... Read more...

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Karnataka swine flu toll rises to 53


September 11th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 11 (IANS) With six new swine flu deaths being reported in Karnataka, the death toll due to the H1N1 virus in the state reached 53, a health official said here ... Read more...

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Handshakes banned in Canadian city to check swine flu


August 20th, 2009 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 20 (IANS) A Canadian mayor in Quebec province has banned handshakes to check the spread of the H1N1 virus that causes swine flu. Since its outbreak in April, the ... Read more...

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Sand artist creates sculpture on swine flu awareness in Puri


August 15th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
Puri (Orissa), Aug 15(ANI): Keen to spread awareness about the dangers of swine flu internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand culture on Orissa'a Puri beach.Patnaik has created a five ... Read more...

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Mums are right: Washing hands before eating is the best way to stay healthy


August 12th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Washing hands after digging in beach sand could effectively reduce exposure to microbes that cause gastrointestinal illnesses, according to a new study."Our mothers were right! Cleaning our hands ... Read more...

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Mexico City lowers flu alert level to normal


May 22nd, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 22 (Xinhua) Authorities in Mexico city have lowered the epidemiological alert level to green after a month-long outbreak of influenza A(H1N1), which has killed 75 people in the country ... Read more...

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Sulabh to conduct sanitation classes in Bhutan


May 14th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Sulabh International, an NGO credited with improving sanitation across India, has been invited by the Bhutan government to conduct classes and a symposium on sanitation, health and ... Read more...

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Dog owners may spread germs to pets by not washing hands


January 28th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Dog owners are more likely to spread germs to their pets by not washing hands than by sleeping with them, or getting licks on the face, according ... Read more...

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Hand washing can surprisingly make you less judgmental


November 30th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): They say cleanliness is next to godliness and now University of Plymouth scientists have shown that soaping away your outer dirt can affect your moral judgment.The research ... Read more...

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Brit women thrice as dirty as men, when it comes to washing hands!


October 15th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): British women are three times more likely to have dirty hands than men, says a new study.The survey, which claims that female cleanliness is a myth, found ... Read more...

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Washing hands better than pills for keeping colds at bay


October 10th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): They say popping vitamin C tablets can help colds, but a new research has shown that the pills do not provide nearly as much protection as other ... Read more...

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Tendulkar goes to bat for UNICEF


October 3rd, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
NEW DELHI, 3 October 2008 International cricket sensation Sachin Tendulkar has joined forces with UNICEF to get Indian children to wash their hands for better health and hygiene as part of ... Read more...

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Hindustan Unilever seeks partnerships to market products


August 19th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), with interest in personal and home care products and food and beverages, Tuesday said it wants partnerships with state bodies and NGOs to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Clean hands help lower infant mortality: Report


July 8th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Washing hands properly with soap and water is known to reduce neonatal deaths in developing countries, according to a report. Researchers came to this conclusion based on data ... Read more...

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Washing hands significantly reduces diarrhoea episodes


January 23rd, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that hand washing can significantly reduce episodes of diarrhoea.The study, led by Dr Regina Ejemot from The Cochrane Library, assesses the strength of ... Read more...

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