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Hygiene

Acne bacteria survive by feasting on their hosts

Acne causing bacteria feed on a type of carbohydrate in the body, called N-glycans. It could help explain why acne can be so resistant to treatment.

Unwanted hitchhikers find a home in Norway

It used to be that bedbugs were something Norwegians worried about in hotels in New York, London or San Francisco. Not any more.

One in five surgeons forgets to wash hands after going to the toilet

A group of researchers examined the hand hygiene among surgeons attending an American conference and the results were not impressive.

We feel assured of the food safety in our own kitchens

The responsibility for kitchen hygiene has been delegated to ready meals and gadgets.

Why do we brush our teeth in cold water?

We wash dishes, clothes and our bodies in warm water – yet we turn the tap to cold when it comes to our teeth. Why?

What’s the deal with morning breath?

While you sleep the bacteria in your mouth are forced onto a low-carb diet. They protest by gassing your breath with sulphur.