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9 surprising places germs hide

Germs (the all-encompassing name for bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms), are everywhere – at home, at work, at the gym, even in your car.   It’s an unavoidable fact that the surfaces we come in contact with every day are covered in germs. ABC News Medical Unit1 points to the findings of Philip Tierno, Director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology at NYU and author of The Secret Life of Germs who explains that while we are constantly in contact with [...]

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6 Tips to avoid the dreaded Summer sickness

It’s summertime.  The sky is blue, the air is warm, the beach is packed, people are happier than usual, and life is peachy…except that is for the poor souls who are unfortunate enough to have picked up a summer illness. Sickness in summer seems so unfair.  Feeling crappy and congested when the rest of the world is seizing the day and enjoying the amazing holiday weather somehow feels much worse than the winter equivalent. We’ve all heard the term “flu season”, [...]

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Office germs – it’s much worse than you thought!

Australians have become increasingly health conscious and according to IBISWorld, the trend is expected to continue over the next 5 years. People are increasingly aware of the importance of physical activity, good nutrition, and the avoidance of harmful behaviours such as smoking and excessive alcohol intake.  In this environment, people are also acutely aware of ‘health stealing’ conditions such as colds, flu, and bacterial infections. Unfortunately, many are still blasé when it comes to employing effective germ avoidance techniques.  Simple healthy [...]

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Wet Wipes and the environment

Antibacterial Wipes are super convenient, they keep surfaces clean and hygienic, and they kill germs to help you stay healthy.  One question you may ask is ‘are they environmentally friendly?’ Words such as ‘Sustainability’, ‘eco-friendly’, ‘Green’, is impossible to avoid, and the Australian government is now getting involved with new laws designed to limit waste and encourage positive environmental outcomes. Australian businesses are also getting on board by trying to do their best for the environment – the ban on supermarket [...]

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