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More dangerous mouthwashes and hand sanitizers recalled

(HealthDay)—A hand sanitizer has been recalled because it may contain methanol, a toxic chemical known as wood alcohol, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In addition, a mouthwash is being recalled because ...

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We should talk more about toilets

The United Nations designated 19 November as World Toilet Day to raise awareness that 4.2 billion people live without access to safe sanitation, including in Indonesia.

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COVID-19 puts 'hygiene hypothesis' to test

Indian researchers from the formidable Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and two other institutes have put to test the "hygiene hypothesis" with a study suggesting that areas with high prevalence of infectious ...

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South Sudan confirms outbreak of vaccine-derived polio

Health officials in South Sudan on Thursday confirmed a new outbreak of polio, just months after declaring the wild version of the deadly virus eradicated in Africa's youngest country.

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Is your hand sanitizer safe and effective?

Washing with soap and water is the best way to rid your hands of visible dirt and mucus, which may contain viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. But, when on the go, using hand rub or liquid hand sanitizer is the second ...

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