Dust mites, fungi, and bacteria, build up on your bed if you never wash your pillowcases and sheets. Here's how often you should wash them.
There's a small symbol on the label of all of your cosmetics that tells you how long your products are safe to use after you've opened them.
Insider reporter Kelsie Sandoval, who lost her sense of smell as a COVID-19 side-effect, is constantly asking herself: "Do my armpits smell?"
For the first time, the FDA has issued a countrywide “import alert” on tainted hand sanitizers from Mexico. Methanol can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, or even death. The FDA started to issue warnings for shoddy hand sanitizers from Mexico in June 2020. Visit Insider’s […]
Your hands can have anywhere from 100,000 to a few million germs at any given time. Some of those germs live naturally on your skin to protect you, but a lot of them are picked up in the environment. If you stopped washing your hands, you become more likely to […]
Though unpleasant, a temporary onion-like smell likely isn’t cause for concern about your health, according to gynecologist Dr. Mary Jane Minkin. The smell could be a sign penetration briefly changed your vaginal pH. If it’s bothersome, a pH-balancing gel could help, but it’s also OK to let it be. Your […]
Since June 19, the FDA has been warning consumers of dangerous hand sanitizers that contain the fatal chemical methanol. Methanol is a type of alcohol that can be deadly if ingested or absorbed through the skin. The FDA found some hand sanitizer producers putting it into their products. In some […]
The FDA recently warned against hand sanitizers with toxic levels of methanol, which can be deadly. Other hand-sanitizers, like varieties made from standard liquor or those that have expired, should be avoided too. It’s always better to wash your hands with soap and water than to use even the most […]
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php High-tech handwashing stations have been popping up in grocery stores around the country as businesses fight the spread of the coronavirus. One popular high-tech handwashing station designed by Meritech is “100% touch-free” and can clean your hands in 12 seconds. Executives of the company hope the handwashing stations can […]
Face masks are being touted as a way to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. But not all experts agree that they’re an effective way to keep people healthy right now. Business Insider surveyed more than a dozen leading public health experts on the topic, and while most […]
Major hospitality brands such as Marriott and Airbnb are introducing cleanliness initiatives to ease traveller fears about the coronavirus as restrictions lift and travel resumes. New sanitation procedures range from sticker seals on doors to contactless check-in to heavy-duty disinfectant sprayers. Here are the hospitality companies that have announced cleaning […]
Your boyfriend’s subpar hygiene habits could be a sign of a larger problem related to his mental health. Therapist Kelly Scott suggested expressing concern over his hygiene patterns, asking how he’s been feeling, and seeing if you can be supportive in helping him with his hygiene routine. If it turns […]
People’s personal hygiene routines are being impacted as the world spends more time indoors, according to a recent report. Consumer goods conglomerate Unilever has found that sales in hair care, skincare, and shaving products all declined during the coronavirus pandemic. Home-cleaning product sales rose and shoppers are buying more items […]
Styes are caused by infected oil glands on your eyelids, which form a red bump that resembles acne. Poor hygiene, old makeup, and certain medical or skin conditions can increase your risk for styes. To get rid of a stye, you can gently wash your eyelids, use a warm compress, […]
Studies suggest the novel coronavirus lives on cloth and fabric surfaces for up to two days. Experts say clothing is unlikely to be a major source of infection for the general public, since you’d still have to touch your clothes and then your face. But medics are taking extra precautions […]
On April 6, the World Health Organisation released new guidance saying that healthy people don’t need to wear face masks to prevent coronavirus spread. Masks should be for the sick, their caretakers, and healthcare workers, the WHO guidance said. Scientists and public-health organisations can’t agree on the best face-mask protocol, […]
Residents in Laredo, Texas, are being told they must wear face masks when entering a building, public transit, or outdoor gas station. If they don’t comply, they could be fined up to $US1,000. The ability of face masks to prevent coronavirus spread has been up for debate due to limited […]
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