Tag: Hygiene and Cleanliness

When You’re Ready to Move Beyond Irish Spring

When a new men’s personal care company called Huron recently asked CrossFit Union Square in Manhattan to test its products, some of the men there didn’t have much basis for comparison. A few told Matt Mullenax, the 33-year-old founder of Huron, that they had never used a face wash. Eric Brown, one of the gym’s […]

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A Breeding Ground for a Fatal Scourge: Nursing Homes

Maria Davila lay mute in a nursing home bed, an anguished expression fixed to her face, as her husband stroked her withered hand. Ms. Davila, 65, suffers from a long list of ailments — respiratory failure, kidney disease, high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat — and is kept alive by a gently beeping ventilator and […]

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These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize

In hospitals around the world, the snakelike duodenoscope is regarded as an indispensable tool for diagnosing and treating diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. But these fiber-optic devices have a remarkable drawback: Although they are inserted into the upper part of the small intestine through the mouth and constantly reused, they cannot be sterilized […]

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Toddler Dies From E. Coli Linked to Contact With Animals at San Diego County Fair

A 2-year-old boy died from complications of E. coli and three other children were sickened in cases that officials said were linked to contact with animals at the San Diego County Fair in June. Four children, ages 2 to 13, visited the fair from June 8 to 15 and exhibited symptoms of Shiga toxin-producing E. […]

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Why Women, but Not Men, Are Judged for a Messy House

Image“The Smiths share the drudgery of housework, for they both have important war jobs,” the Office of War Information wrote about this photo circa 1944.CreditLibrary of Congress Even in 2019, messy men are given a pass and messy women are unforgiven. Three recently published studies confirm what many women instinctively know: Housework is still considered […]

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