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Tag: Hygiene

Excessive hygiene can cause antibiotic resistance

London: While maintaining hygiene is good for health, excess cleanliness could lead to antibiotic resistance often resulting to death and illness as well, suggests a new study. Comparing all existing microorganisms and antibiotic resistances, the researchers at Austria’s University of Graz, showed that microbial diversity decreases in areas with high levels of hygiene and the […]

Is Centre's 'Ujjwala Sanitary Napkin' scheme a ploy to counter Odisha govt's 'Khushi'?

Bhubaneswar: The Centre today inaugurated ‘Ujjwala Sanitary Napkins’ manufacturing units in Odisha which is being seen as an attempt to counter the ‘Khushi’ scheme launched by the State government. In the first phase, 100 manufacturing units will start operating with the joint effort of Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) and Common Service Centres (CSC). As per […]

Lack of hygiene among contact lens wearers may cause infection

London: Owing to poor hygiene, contact lens wearers in the UK are more at risk of developing a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, researchers have warned. The team from the University College London (UCL) found that the risk of developing the disease — Acanthamoeba keratitis — was more than three times […]

Children trained on hygiene using innovative games

New Delhi: Around 1,000 school children here on Friday were trained to use toilets and wash hands using innovative play-based methods ahead of Global Handwashing Day, celebrated on October 15 every year. The children received the training at ‘Swachh Hand Mela’ organised by WASH United in partnership with the Unicef at the National Bal Bhavan. […]